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St. Feuillien Speciale brewed by Brasserie St. Feuillien in Belgium


St. Feuillien Speciale brewed by Brasserie St. Feuillien in Le Roeulx, Belgium      

St. Feuillien Speciale is the pinnacle of the brewing art at St. Feuillien. It’s brewed in the middle of the year, aged for a minimum of 6 weeks in cold tanks and then bottle conditioned in the warm room for 2 more weeks. The result is a beer that has clean, delicious flavor and a beautiful, elegant condition. Carbonation is fine, the foam collar is creamy. Speciale is dark brown, very full bodied and very flavorful. Aromas and flavors of fig, date and currants mingle with allspice, cinnamon and cocoa on the palate and in the nose. Best served at 50º-55ºF for maximum flavor.
 

St. Feuillien Speciale brewed by Brasserie St. Feuillien

       
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: As served the beer is a bright clear Mahogany color with lots of reddish pale highlights from the room lighting. The 1” foamy tan head soon recedes leaving nothing on the sides of the glass. By midway through the first glass there is only the smallest ring of bubbles and a small thin irregularly shaped island of foam on the liquid. Sipping leaves only a few speckles of lacing that soon slide down the side of the glass to the liquid.

Aroma: The aroma is clean, fresh, and filled with green orchard fruits which given its color is a bit of surprise as I was expecting something more in the way of dark orchard fruits. There are also hints of cherries here which show more as the beer warms.

Taste: The flavor is a subtle mix that is partly predicted by the nose in that the green orchard fruits are complimented by some refreshing light semi-sweet cherry and a hint of chocolate and a touch of caramel. Neither the hops nor the alcohol are showing here except in their effects (e.g., the warmth from the alcohol shows fairly soon.)

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with some faint, lightly prickly carbonation. The medium length finish is fruity and soft, fading gently away into a touch of dryness.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is a very nice beer where one sip follows another with the kind of ease that makes a beer with ABV this high one to take especial care with. My overall impression is that this is indeed a special beer and I’m glad I decided to give it a try. There are two words to be used in summarizing my impressions of this beer, they are “subtle” and “complex.”
  

    
The History of St. Feuillien
Since 1873, the Friart family has brewed sophisticated, delicious beers at their brewery in Le Rouelx, in the heart of French-speaking Wallonia.St. Feuillien boasts one of the most beautiful, artisanal and original breweries in all of Belgium. It’s old-fashioned design uses gravity, not pumps, to transfer beer before and after fermentation. Malt, hops, and water all go to the top of the building and beer comes out the basement. Secondary fermentation at a very low temperature for up to 6 weeks gives all St. Feuillien beers a fine, sophisticated and delicious flavor. Beer this good takes time.

Brasserie St. Feuillien
Rue D' Houdeng 20
Le Roeulx, 7070
Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)64 66 21 51
Website: www.st-feuillien.com

 

 





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