St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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605 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
290
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
94
For Trade:
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Photo of Beginner2
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | 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."

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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 +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shellynix
2.74/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 +5.3%
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 -7.8%
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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Photo of Dazka
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jow
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillz
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonmikel
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33 cl. bottle to a tulip glass. Bought at Carrefour in Brussels.
-Superb golden orange color. Big foam head that looks very nice, too. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
-Citric smell. It reminds me to Champagne. Freshness can be fealed.
-Citrics are also presents in the taste. It's nice, you don't feel the alcohol.
-Superb feel. For me it's a mixture between bitter orange and caramel which sounds strange but tastes beautifully.
Overall a superb beer! I recommend it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml squat bottle, very much the same as its dubbel kin that arrived last week, and somehow sporting the same ABV.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and certainly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some exploding wavecrest lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, candy sugar, white grape juice, subtle earthy yeast, and mild leafy and slightly perfumed floral hops. The taste is bready, doughy, and grainy pale malt, edgy, and somewhat spicy Belgian yeast, a now more dried-out white wine fruitiness, some minor clove and black pepper spice, and more plain leafy, weedy, and softly perfumed hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite active, both in its overwrought display metrics, and in its tight frothiness, the body a solid middleweight for the style, and sort of smooth, both the spice and booziness making it difficult to say otherwise. It finishes off-dry, the green grape-led fruitiness abetting the lingering malt graininess, all under the yoke of a hovering metallic alcohol astringency.

Overall, pretty standard, the fruitiness, sugars, and heat all represented in due course, so nothing new to see here, folks - if you like it, you like it, so have at 'er. The rest of us (the minority, it would seem) will continue to wonder what the big deal is.

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Photo of KGilmour
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy straw colored pour with massive billow of white foam which retains so well it's hard to get a sip of the brew underneath. Aroma is of yeast, pears, and overripe apples. Flavor is similar with yeast forward, but there's a great balance of slight sweet, slight sour, and nice malt throughout. Seems possibly more active carbonation than others of the style.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.98 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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