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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Editorís Note: The 6.5% abv European version is listed under St Feuillien

Our second collaboration with Brasserie St-Feuillien, Friendship Brew, is a Black Saison that blends European and American hops, Belgian yeast and a cache of secret spices. The aroma and flavors are enticing, with delicate fruitiness, subtle spice and rounded roast malt characteristics. Bottle conditioning provides lively carbonation and rich beer foam for a luscious body and a lean, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2521) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is spicy - coriander and clove. I could go either way on this one. I donít really like spiced beers. Tastes like a winter ale but has definite yeastiness. But tastes too much like cleaning solution. Not sure what to do about this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
crazy spicy and mysterious. But points for great color, beautiful foam, different beer and to get me into the Christmas spirit in February. Cloves anise cinnamon flavor Thick brown whipped cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (411) - - JUL 12, 2014
The aroma is herbal to the point of being medicinal with the Belgium yeast coming through. Lots spiciness & tongue tingling followed by the dark malts that gives a stouty finish. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Black pour with a huge tan head that take forever to recede and leaves a loose web of lacing. Aroma is spicy - clove and cardamom maybe? also yeast and floral. Tastes are caramel, light anise, roasty, ash, fruity, dark bread. Strange mix. Little menthol - mint vibe. Dry in the finish. Hmm...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerXp (12) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2014
Sensacional black saison da americana Green Flash com a belga St Feuillien! Betanomiceas do aroma ao retrogosto, com amargor torrado sem exagero e toque de especiarias.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown with a massive, frothy tan head that laces the glass heavily and settles unevenly. Aroma of florals, perfume, dark chocolate, roast, dust, earth, plum, dried berries, and spice. Flavor of roasted and toasted malts, earth, chocolate, subtle fruits, florals, and mild peppery spice. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Funkier in the nose than the flavor. Pretty nice beer; interesting dark saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3937) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Sampled at a pub in LinkŲping. Lovely smell, spicy and yeasty. Very odd taste feels like it is all over the place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
Notes from 9/2013 Picked his one up at Sun Devil Liqours in Mesa, poured from a 12 oz bottle. I love Green Flash! This one was bottled 8/12/2012 so itís been sitting for just a little over a year. A - 4 - Black beer with a ton of tan head that never goes away, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Ar - 7 - Some roasty malts, coffee, with a nice spicy and strong black pepper smell to it. T - 8 - Black pepper, smoke, roasted malts, some coffee. Probably some other spices in there that Iím missing. Itís actually a little spicy if you let it sit in your mouth. Hop bitterness definitely present. Interesting beer! M - 4 - Medium mouth feel, spicy. Leaves a roasted black pepper aftertaste. Alc is covered. O - 15 - Weird beer, but good, not sure if aging this more would make it better. Iíd pick it up again just for how unique it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
This is like an overly spiced, overly hopped homebrew. Whatever weird medicinal spice they use completely dominates the aroma and flavor. It reminds me of sweet calamus, dark roasted grain, licorice, ginger, earthy, kind of smells a bit like vomit. Just doesnít sit well with me, too hoppy with an astringent finish, clashing with the aggressive spicy flavors. Doesnít taste like a saison, more like a black bitter with spices. Two thumbs down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwmiller16 (111) - Delaware, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours dark brown with an off tan almost grey foam. Nose is sour, with subtle sweetness, instantly turned on the floodgates in my mouth! Sourness on the front of the tongue, but quickly changes to smokiness with a dry finish. Complex but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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