FIVE by St Feuillien
Five is a classic Belgian blond ale. The nose is fresh and hoppy with delicate fruity hints. Sweet and slightly malty with a full body and lasting bitter finish.
The live tasting of this beer was on 24th June 2021 #BeerBods
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Since 1873, the Friart family has brewed beers in Le Roeulx, Belgium, under the Brasserie St Feuillien name. The brewery is named after a 7th century Irish monk who was beheaded and martyred in a nearby charcoal forest. A chapel was built on the site, followed by an abbey in which the monks brewed beer until the French Revolution.
The Friart family resurrected the brewing tradition along with the St. Feuillien name, brewing award-winning abbey-style beers including what is considered to be one of the best Tripels in the world.
Paying close attention to product quality and continuously investing in its equipment and facilities, this family-run brewery demonstrates passion and brewing knowledge in ample measure. The last ten years have been a period of major investment for the brewery, including the installation of a new brewing room and keg filling line.
With the expansion came recognition and in 2010 St Feuillien Blond won gold at the World Beer Awards in the Abbey and Trappist category before picking up further awards in 2013 & 2014. The numerous expansions at the brewery has also allowed St Feuillien to innovate. This year saw the launch of St-Feuillien Triple Distilled Malt, a spirit made of triple-distilled beer and aged for 6 months in bourbon casks. An exclusive product perfect for cocktails and a move that has generated the brewery a completely new generation of admirers.
For tonight’s beer, we have FIVE, one of the newest additions to the St Feuillien lineup. Pouring a pale blonde colour, FIVE has a strong sparkling character with fine bubbles and a white, tight head. The nose is fresh and hoppy with delicate fruity hints from the fermentation esters. The taste starts off sweet and slightly malty before, a slight bitterness creeps in. Well balanced, rounded and full-bodied. What’s not to like?