St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
624 Ratings
St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium
st-feuillien.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer has a white, smooth and very compact head. Its pale amber colour is very characteristic revealing a distinctive maltiness. It has a rich aroma with a unique combination of aromatic hops, spices and the typical bouquet of fermentation – very fruity. Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives it a unique aroma due to the presence of yeast. St-Feuillien Triple has a very strong and exceptionally lingering taste thanks to its density and its long storage period. Whether served as a refreshing aperitif in summer or savoured during the winter months, the Triple is a connoisseur’s beer par excellence.

Added by Todd on 12-07-2002

BEER STATS
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#5,786
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
624
pDev:
11.36%
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Photo of GrizzlyBrew
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed @ 49° out of Red Wine Glass

A - Pale Golden, brilliantly clear, head comprised of very fine bubbles that feades to thin film fairly quickly, but persists

S - Noticeable malt (dominates), also not much hop aroma

T - Pleasasnt malt flavor, some hop spice through swallow and fairly dry finish

M - light and effervescent, although carb gives impression of weight

D - Perhaos a touch too malty for my personal tastes, but had very little fatigue

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Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very light golden body that is seethru with a quick dying one-finger head. A mix of oaky dryness, wet grassy hops, hints of citrusy yeast as well as grapeskin and some peppery spices. Smooth, medium body and slightly chewey thanks to a little breadiness. Has a caramel-like sugary sweetness that undercuts a sharp citric/fruit beer (grape, pear, apple) and some peppery spices - sharp due to good carbonation; a well-balanced beer that alternates between souresque fruit and sweet malt. ABV adds perfect complement as ever so slightly warms as you sip but does not overpower you - a great tripel to sip on.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a lightly hazy gold with a finger of white head, solid retention, no real lace.

S: Cake/pastry bread, yellow apples and pear - yeast, and bananas.

T: Classic apple/pear ester flavours with a hint of coriander/pepper type spice. Good malt flavours, light hopping.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, no alcohol appearance which is always good in this style.

D: A nice well made tripel. Not going to wow anyone but something to definitely try for the tripel fan.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled top fermented 33cl bottle poured into a sniffer.

Pale straw body with a small amount of hazing. Yields a very generous quantity of soft gassy head that falls away to leave chunky lace.

There is a definite yeast funk to the aroma with fruit notes like apple and banana peel also clearly standing out.

Taste is a more malty yeast taste and very much the standard Tripel palate. The fruity notes of pear and apple come of a lot smoother than others in this class. Spice notes are there however they are very subtle which may go some way to explaining the smoothness of the taste.

Rather lively carbonated and the body is rather much on the lighter side of the register. Very drinkable indeed and the flavor spectrum is slightly different to its peers, however, with the Tripel field being a very heavily saturated one the St Feullien kinda just gets lost in the crowd.

If you are a mad Tripel fan and you out for something different or you just want to tick another box on your score card - pick this up; otherwise, if your out for the taste sensation of the summer - you won't find it here.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a one finger white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of fruit, citrus, and malt. The flavor was of bananas, malt, and a slight hint of alcohol. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew with a nice fruity flavor. Might be one of the most drinkable Tripels I have had... Simply if you have not had this you need to as it is just plain good.

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Photo of dstc
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge foamy off-white head. Head falls fairly slow. Decent lace.

Has that Triple smell I guess. Bit of malt and a bit of alcohol, not much else.

Nice taste. Belgian yeast and a nice spice. Malt is nice. Typical Triple taste, but good.

Medium bodied and nice on the tongue.

Very nice triple. Will enjoy again.

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Photo of shadow1961
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

St Feuillien Triple pours a disk of creamy foam over a cloudy orange brew. Carbonation is very spritzy, the nose Belgian yeast funk, sweet honey, and peaches. The flavor mirrors the nose- sweet and chewy up front, with notes of fruit and grain, and a a little herbal hop off the back for balance. Mouthfeel is smooth and round, yet crisp- at no time does that 8.4% ABV make any impression save the usual feeling of well-being. A good, solid Belgian. I'm a real sucker for a corked and caged bottle and this one was pretty good!

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Photo of argock
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz brown bottle into a St. Feuillien goblet. No clear freshness date. Purchased as part of St. Feuillien gift pack. Cellared for about 10 months.

A: Beautiful golden with foamy 1-finger head that lingers thanks to enucleation and leaves some crazy lace formations on the glass.

S: Pears and pepper are most readily apparent with a lot of bready malt, clove, and fruity yeast esters. Herbal hops are evident as well.

T: A delicious brew with strong fruity flavors of pear, apple, and green raisin sprinkled with clove and pepper and finished with a prominent alcohol warmth and fruitiness. Hops are a bit player. Maltiness is the rule here.

M: The feel is excellent with fine carbonation lending a creaminess that is top-tier and a clean scrubbing finish with the right balance of crispness and aftertaste.

D: An fine tripel with classic light fruit flavors mixed artfully with pepper and spice and a top-notch mouthfeel compose a very good brew.

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Photo of jwhawkins81
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - Belgian spice that I usually associate with Tripels so that's good.

Appearance - Clear yellow with a huge white head.

Taste - Pretty normal here too. A light spice with a solid sweet backbone but not too much complexity.

Notes - No - 10853 on the cork. Nothing really worth going out of your way for. Just a run of the mill tripel.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Relatively unknown brewery, 33 cl gushing bottle.

Hazy golden colour with decent head, good lacing in the glass.

Smell is malt and yeast, also floral... not bad, but a bit faint.

Malty and hoppy in the taste, bitter, not much sweet. It has some floral and citrus notes, much more interesting than the smell.

Mouthfeel is medium with dry aftertaste. Very decent overall, as it is drinkable.

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Photo of BeerSingh
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad that this brew is available in India. One of the lesser known Tripels otherwise, but a good one at that. Poured from the stubby bottle at 6ºC into a 12 oz wine glass.

Poured a beautiful golden amber colour topped with a frothy, eggshell head which loomed at nearly 2 inches. The beer appeared more clear than cloudy, unusual for the style. Few bubbles danced about the otherwise calm facade of the glass filled with the Tripel. As I waited for a couple of minutes to appreciate the look, I realized that the head had retained itself all along. The nose was very fruity - grapes, musk melon and peaches giving way to some bready and yeasty notes later. The aroma was very sweet and was making the beer beg for being had.

I did eventually - took off from where I left sensing the rasping bouquet !! Sweet melon, lemons and grapes all the way sidelined with a peppery note that created a beautiful unison of flavours. The bittersweet fruitiness eventually dissolved into a trail of warm and soothing alcohol that cascaded down very gently. The flavours or the aftertaste were not very loud at anytime, but ever so balanced and appropriately quantified. The funk, more evident in the nose, took a back seat as more earthy flavours took over while the beer warmed up.

The St Feuillien Tripel is indeed a flavouful beer, at the same time gentle and well balanced. A smooth sipping experience for a relaxing evening.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barleys last night, I had never tried it before so decided to go at it full speed. Served chilled and consumed on 02/27/2010.

The pour was decent at best, hazy golden color with a light head of white that sat on top for only a few moments before settling down to reveal a bare head. Aroma is light, pears, figs, light spices and grainy notes, again nothing shocking or really coming out at me. Warming brings a hint of grapeskin. Taste was soft, mellow, full of grain and light yeast, a hint of pears and apples in the back, but just did not have a punch or a full enough profile for me to really fall for it. Each sip seemed lighter then the one before and while the ABV was very well hidden, it just was not doing for me.

Overall above average for sure, barely, but totally forgettable in the scheme of things.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Source/Serving: 11.2 oz/ bottle, no expiration date

Smell: Delicious juicy fruitiness that has peach overtones with bright toffee and caramel notes. Not very spicy and yeastiness only emerges as it warms though it also gets quite musty. No cidery flavor.

Taste: Quite sweet with pear and some slightly sour apple flavor. Has a pleasant graininess that distinguishes it from many of the other triple's I've tried. A pinch of bitterness is there, but it seems to be driven by the fairly high level of carbonation. There is also an interesting flavor that reminiscent of ripe fruit syrup but not quite....has a diacetyl edge or something - like ripe fruit butterscotch with overtones of mustiness. As it warms alcohol becomes noticeable but it works in the flavor profile. Finish has notes of peaches and pears, a little caramel and is quite sweet. Doesn't linger.

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Photo of brewbasterd
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a bubbly white head that sticks around for a long time.Minimal lacing. Constant flow of corbonation bubbles rising through the beer. The nose is that of light toasted grains, belgian candied sugar and fruity yeast, pear and citrus are present.Sweet malts and candied sugar with a slight bitterness on the palate. A sour yeasty aftertaste and a semi dry mouthfeel. Crisp and light bodied. Good tripel that isn't overly sweet. Can enjoy this one anytime.

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Photo of MikeGill
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a beautiful St. Feuillien chalice.

Hazy yellow with no sediment. Massive off white head which stuck around. Stone fruit aromas with corriander and a mild bubble gum smell.

Ripe peach and lemonade flavors with traces of white pepper and yeast. Good effervescence. Sweetness and alcohol are somewhat muted. Finishes clean and dry.

I would love to pair this beer with a gooey, pungent cheese like Affidelice.

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Photo of Rayek
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Feuillien Chalice.

A: Hazy apricot, with a huge eggshell head that retains very well. Leaves a substantial lace.

S: Quite sweet. Pale fruits dominate. Green grape, pear and orange are there in equal measure. There's a light alcohol warmth and a slightly spicy pepper tingle at work too.

T: Again, this beer leans to the sweet side of the flavor spectrum. The fruit aromas from the nose transition in nicely. Bitterness is quite mild, and packs a pepper bite. Alcohol adds a touch of warmth. Finishes with a lemon tartness and lingering fruit flavors.

M: The dry body feels light for the ABV. A very soft, yet active carbonation rounds things out.

D: A very easy to drink Tripel. The light body makes it easy to drink this beer a bit too fast. The sweeter flavors are a nice contrast to the spicier members of this style. A very worthy pickup.

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Photo of meeekyh
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750ml bottle into a fin du monde glass. Head is nice and fluffy, off-white and big. Lacing is moderate and dissipation happens in an average time.

The smell is astringent and citrus-peel with a hints of cumin and anise.

The taste is slightly sweet and tangy with notes of the citrus and spice. The mouthfeel is smooth but not heavy and slightly dry with not quite enough carbonation for my taste.

It is a very drinkable trip as it is not too sweet, though it lacks the complexity of a really good tripel.

I would say that the $7 I paid for this was well spent, though if it was the same price as Cinq Cents I would but the Chimay.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet. From a stubby 33cl bottle.

A - Pours a bright and vivid golden straw color with a .5 in head that recedes pretty quickly to a thin film. and leaves some lacing on the glass. There is also some copper hints to the hue.

S - Nice pale malt sweetness with a very attractive pear like smell as well. There is also a mild alcoholic nose and a mild hint of hops on the back end. Spices are present as well.

T - Very smooth malt sweetness followed by some nice alcoholic esters. Very attractive and warming. There is a nice grainy hint to the sweetness. There is some nice carbonation but not as prevalent as other Tripels I've had.

M - Very smooth and crisp. Nice medium body with nice complexity.

D - Warming with a high ABV but not overwhelming.

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Photo of ImusBeer
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass this hazy wheat yellow belgian created lots of white head so much that I had to stop pouring to allow it to subside. It even began to overflow just after I opened the bottle.

The smell is standard for Belgian wheats, grain and some lemon.

I felt like the main flavours were the alcohol with some light oak. Also grain and a malt taste chimed in as well.

The high carbonation dominated the mouth and tongue with the alcohol comming in a close second.

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Photo of meatmallet
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot color with a huge foamy white head. Lots of sediment can be seen swirling around the middle of the glass be fore it settles to the bottom.

Smell: Earthy and a bit musty and not overly sweet. Yeast, banana, and a light citrus mostly. I also get a bit of grass. Nothing extraordinary.

Taste: Has a light malty sweetness and some yeast with the musty earthen flavors at first. Then it gets a bit sour with a light taste of hops and pepper.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium bodied with very high carbonation. Very smooth beer.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

filtered blonde, large head recedes fairly quickly. Smell is wonderful, as subtle as it is -slight clove and banana as in a hefeweiss, but more complex esters that impart peachy or apricot flavors characteristic of the style. Taste is much more bold, bursting with the fruitiness of the yiest, sweet yet balanced, peppery spiciness accentuated by the supple carbonation that coats my mouth. Definite honey flavors. This beer reminds me of a many-times upgraded version of leffe blonde - similar apricoty, honey-like sweetness, but toned down in the feuillien, and more refined and well-integrated into the layers of complexity. Medium bodied, alcohol is very faint if noticable at all, and no harsh flavors for sure. I believe this sample was fresh, and while I haven't had it aged, it's hard to see how this beer can improve. This is one of my favorite styles, and I think I just found a new go-to.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

St. Feuillien Triple

A- Pours a yellow-orange fluid with massive white head that very slowly falls around the rim leaving heavy foamy lacing on side of glass.
Obvious Carbonation thoughout beer.

S- Smell is of white wine, sweet sugar alcohol esters, and white bread.

T-M- Quite smooth flavor with a yeasty start. Flavors consist of heavily bland yeast and wheat and alcohol esters. Thick bready feel on the tongue with mild sting for the alcohol bite.

D- Not the best but worth tring. This beer has the mainstream taste and feel of a triple but lacks the flavors to make it a real winner.

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Photo of HURTemHIZZY
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opened this 750 ml bottle with very high expectations, and poured it into a glass.

Poured a fairly light, straw yellow with a head that formed very nicely but didnt hang around for nearly as long as I had hoped it would and left literally no lacing. I gave it a 3 because it is average by my standards, but was very disappointed as I was expecting this to be a very high quality ale.

The smell gave me hints of some interesting fruits, but nothing to really balance it out. It almost smelled like wine, with definite hints of pears and some grapes. Fairly bland as far as belgian beers go.

The taste pretty much followed suit with the smell, although I could notice some nice maltiness which added a bit to the overall flavor and made the taste definitely a step up from the smell. It was very hard for me to notice any hops at all.

Honestly, if you put this into a bud light bottle im sure I would have said it was incredible. I had just heard a number of great things about this beer, and found it to be fairly standrad as far as Belgian beers go.

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Photo of brentk56
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice (though modest by some standards) head that doesn't do all that much in the lacing department

Smell: Sweet and yeasty, with pear, pepper, bubblegum and grassy hops

Taste: Sweet and fruity, up front, with pear and bubblegum flavors and a growing pepper and hop aspect developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the pear fruit flavor returns, delivering some sweet elements to offset the peppery bitterness; the finish in lengthy and balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: As tripels go, this one does a nice job restraining the sweetness and alcohol impact that I often find objectionable in the style; very nice

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Photo of HalfFull
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours very clear from a 330ml bottle. A bit fizzy initially, lots of champagne like bubbles. Head settles quickly to a thin film. Clarity is surprising.

Simple malts on the nose couple with Belgian yeast notes. Very little character offered here. Nothing negative in the smell, just not a lot to offer.

Taste is sweet and simple. Flatness of the nose carries into the flavor. This bottle may have been past its prime but I didn't make note of a date on the bottle. Reminds me a bit if Duvel though not as rich, tastes very much like a lager due in part to the low carbonation, in part due to ??. Decent feel though a bit thin overall and with a light fizzy finish just vaguely reminiscent of a Triple. Good drinkability but little character, too mild.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 624 ratings