St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
620 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
Ranking:
#5,290
Reviews:
293
Ratings:
620
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
Gots:
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Ratings: 620 |  Reviews: 293
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy pale gold with a rocky head that lasts a while but doesn't muster up much lace. Bread, fruity, phenolic Belgian yeast esters and herbal hops in the aroma. The taste is doughy with honey and pear hints. Alcohol is immodest for the ABV, adding prickly spicyness. Some herbal, floral hops and light bitterness in the back. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a vigorous carbonation.

A decent Tripel, though a bit boozy and could be more lively in the hop department.

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Photo of Mnteti
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

330 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Purchased from the local LCBO for around $4 CDN.

Appearance - A gentle pour yielded a slightly hazy rich golden colored beer topped with two plus fingers of head. Some visible carbonation, but the head retention is impressive lasting a number of minutes and leaving some sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell - Light floral esters with little bits of fruits thrown in. There's perhaps a hint of lemon, but also some pear and possible other orchard fruits. It doesn't smell sweet though as there's a slightly dank and sour aroma that accompanies many of Belgium's finest.

Taste - Juicy fruit flavors a peach and pear combo are my initial reaction with some bitter earthy flavors coming in afterwards. Some harsh booziness, but that doesn't get in the way of the other flavors too much, some light grain and powdery yeast. Some pepper and or clove starts to play a factor after repeated sips.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated as expected for the style and a dry but not super dry finish. Body is light but the booze is definitely recognizable. Feels like a 8.5% ABV beer in the back of the throat.

Overall - While St. Feuillien's Triple isn't at the top of the totem pole, it is a solid beer that features many of the greatest features of a tripel, dry finish, some booziness and fine aromas of orchard fruit with just a hint of citrus. It doesn't have that one standout feature that elevates it to the level of a La FIn Du Monde or Westmalle Tripel, it nonetheless is fairly approachable and quite delicious, making this a worthy treat while it's in stock.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $3.85 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that is gone in a minute or two. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not a lot here. Metallic if anything.

T- Nice brew. I like the bready nature of this yeasty good beer. Low hops. Not a compliant but it is what it is. Nice shot would move up numbers some.

M- Nice and crisp going down then dries out

O- I like this brew. Glad I got a few more for later. Nice blend and mellow. Not pushy

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with........ Homemade tomato sauce with chicken hearts on brown rice. Just a nice flavorful main. Cheap, hearty... no pun intended... and nutritious

Enjoy

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Photo of portwood
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: clove, baking spices, candied sugar, doughy.
Taste: bubbly, slightly grainy, sweet citrus.
Finish: dry, yeasty, clove, banana, pear, herbal hop (light) bitterness, hint of pineapple.
(BB 10/19/2017)

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Photo of Dzu
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Hazy yellow with a fat white head

S - Herbal and estery notes

T - Herbal hops, menthol, pear, pepper, yeast, sweet and a bit tart

F - Dry mouthfeel, fine carbonation

O - A good tripel, refreshing, a bit much on the spice and herbal side maybe. Not as fruity as some of the best ones

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RochefortChris
4.99/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I rate this better than the average Tripel, a style I like and sample often (perhaps more often than I should, given its strength.)
While St. Feullien's Tripel looks and smells about average; but really is not indicative of what is to come. This Triple's Taste and Feel are greatly boosted by how its softness and sweetness combine. A fine yeast clearly is at work here, but there is something else as yet unknown to me.

Reviewed in the "1001 Beers", it probably deserves to be on the list... but certainly has competition.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" goes on almost for two pages about St. Feuillien, its family ownership, its history and ales... an unusually long review for a brewery with only 4 beers. The only review of the Tripel is the caption under the pretty proprietess who helps run the brewery: "Dominique, a peachy blonde" (he's referring to the ale, but adding some intrigue), "a more recent addition is a perfumey, honeyish Tripel."

11/17/17 Possibly older than normal as it came out of a very dusty St Feuillien gift 3-pack with its chalice, this particular bottle coated my tongue with alcohol.... which really shouldn't happen even if old. A .5 deduction in Feel.

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Photo of Yoann
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shellynix
2.74/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A beautifully delicious triple. The colour, the head, the nose and most importantly the taste, is up there with the very best. If you try just one beer in this style, you can't go wrong with this.

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Photo of mmesce2
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, yet delicious and smokey.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing Millenium 2. It has some odd herbal-spicy taste, like in their blonde. At first I wasnt sure if I liked it, but in the end I think that yes

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 620 ratings