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St. Feuillien ELEVEN (QUAD)

St. Feuillien
ELEVEN (QUAD)

Production date 09.03.21, Best Before 09/03/24. Goodness me, this is a beautiful beer. A tremendous head, with great retention and lace on a beer with such a huge ABV, all sitting atop a dark brown body. There's a real presence about the pour, not only in terms of the head and color, but also in terms of the "glugging" viscosity. Huge fruit, raisin and alcohol notes are there. Now, in and of itself there's nothing especially unusual about that for a beer of this type, and in many respects one...

St. Feuillien SEVEN

St. Feuillien
SEVEN

Described as an 'Unfiltered Amber Beer', in terms of the taste and the experience this is close to a fruity saison. The pour is far more golden in color than 'amber' might suggest. A nice head, retention average. The beer is lively and well-carbonated. Tastes offer a lovely malt balance with plenty of sweetness and some very light toffee and caramel notes. It finishes quite sweet as well. The beer is surprisingly fruity, and the sweetness and light bitter balance make the whole package very...

St. Feuillien NINE

St. Feuillien
NINE

11.2 oz bottle, 8/10/21. Bigger brother of FIVE and SEVEN, and smaller brother of ELEVEN. I suppose we can argue at what point something described as a Belgian Strong Blonde becomes a Belgian Strong Pale, or if it does at all, or if it matters at all, but at the end of the day it all boils down to much the same thing in the glass. Fairly standard alcohol solvent on the nose. As one would expect. Described as a Strong Blonde the beer pours as one would expect. Golden body, bone-white head with...

St. Feuillien FIVE

St. Feuillien
FIVE

Here we go with a new beer, and one that has obviously been specifically marketed as a lower ABV, "refreshing" thirst-quencher. They are NOT shying away from the marketing on this one! Pretty, bright, light lemon yellow color and a good head on pouring. Decent retention, some lace and a nice thin film. Nose offers a little grassy bread. Upfront tastes ARE indeed "refreshing" - LOL. Very gentle hops are balanced well with simple grains. There's a decent whack of Belgian yeast which is great in...

St. Fuellien Grand Cru

St. Fuellien
Grand Cru

Additional notes 07/15/22 33 cl bottle. It's a beautiful beer to behold. A massive white head that forms fantastically and perfectly, leaving behind rich lace that sits splendidly atop a classically golden body. Nose offers clean bread notes and a little yeasty sweetness. The beer starts with banana esters and a light hop touch, but soon enough the ending becomes much more bitter. There's pineapple, and the hop element builds a little with time. The dry hopping definitely has a distinct...

St. Feuillien Saison

St. Feuillien Saison

OK, so I see that this has just made it to Atlanta (and possibly the US as a whole), and that it is $7.99 for the 750 mL corked and caged bottle. Pretty good value I thought, but I decided to pass the first couple of times that I saw it. Anyway, fast forward a couple of days, and Taco Mac on the East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA has it on tap. I order one, and ultimately find out it is $9.50 for the small pour! TERRIBLE value. Anyway, back to the beer. The pour is slightly clouded, and is...

St. Feuillien Saison

St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël

750 mL corked and caged. Cork has 5/05 printed on it. Mid-brown body with a light film left on the surface of the beer after the light head has faded. Not much lacing when poured into the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Roc goblet. Big fruit alcoholic notes in the nose with a hint of spice. Tastes reflects that with plenty of sweet alcoholic notes, sweet fruit, spice and caramel toffee. The finish is what sets this apart from many others of a similar ilk. Very dry with almost a champagne like...