Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Saison From St-Feuillen

A Belgian saison, Saison From St-Feuillen hails from Roenlx, where it is brewed by by Brasserie St-Feuillen. It's listed as a Belgian farmhouse ale and clocks in at a punchy 6.5% alcohol. Sold in 330mL bottles, the stuff has sufficient life that it started foaming over as soon as I pried off the cap. The orange-brown is decidedly cloudy and looks a lot like a nice apple cider, except for a thick fog of ecru head.

Saison From St-Feuillen has a yeasty aroma that packs a tart, fruity essence. Its flavour is quite mild, yeasty, and buttressed by notes of apple. As expected, the mouthfeel is crisp and dry. The aftertaste is practically non-existent, but what little there is is dry, tart, and ever-so-faintly bitter.

I don't know where they're hiding the 6.5%, since it certainly doesn't taste that strong, but it's on the label, so it must be in there somewhere. What I'm saying is that the potency is expertly masked. The beer isn't quite as effervescent as I expected, but there is a hearty wallop of Belgian influence.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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