Sunday, March 20, 2011
St. Feuillien Saison
I picked up a bottle of St. Feuillien Saison from Al’s of Hampden, having heard good things about the beer. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a lively and lofty white bubbly head. The aroma consists of banana, Belgian yeast, grass, orange peel, and nice earthy hops. The taste is smooth and yeasty but with a wonderful hop accent. The hops come right to the front of the tongue, which is not typical of a saison. Other flavors that accents this beer are pepper, banana, Belgian yeast, lemon, and orange peel. The finish is very earthy and the after taste leaves some grass flavors in the mouth. The alcohol content is 6.5% ABV. This is definitely one of the more hopped saisons that I have had, and I really enjoyed that aspect. I also was impressed with the amount of citrus flavors and how it finished with a wonderful earthy flavor.