St. Feuillien is produced by a long line of passionate brewers, dating back to its 1873 founding by Stéphanie Friart, the Great-great-aunt of its current owners. The family holds tradition important, but also seeks to be innovative with new beers like their dry-hopped Grand Cru or Gluten-free Organic Grisette. The brewery draws its name and traditional brewing inspiration from the Saint-Feuillien Abbey that was founded in the town in 1125.
St. Feuillien’s Grand Cru is a perfect example of a true Belgian Blond, or Extra Blond as they call it. A big beer, drinkers will notice this dry-hopped ale has brilliant hop aromas and a lack of peppery spice common in many Belgian beers. This rich beer is bottle-refermented, giving it a thick, foamy head. It’s light on the palate, and finished dry and bitter. This isn’t a light American blonde ale, which usually are 4-5% ABV lightweights. Belgians like their Blonds much bolder, with higher alcohol contents. At 9.5%. You could call this an Imperial Blond.