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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle @ DE / Hop-Head.dk tasting. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast,and very spicy, ginger, anis. Flavor is malts, yeast, licorice, light smoke, again very spicy, especially ginger. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. Overly spiced and messy beer. 230113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin wispy light brown head. Notes of clove, brown sugar, toffee, rum, cinnamon. Medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. Like anchor osa with more belgian styled yeastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a tan bubbly/creamy head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of molasses, star anise, peppery belgian yeast character, hints of chocolate and some citrusy notes. Flavor of light molasses notes, dark chocolate, star anise and some other various spices. Spicy belgian yeast character and nice and dry like a saison should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Had on tap at Ale House. Pours a blackish toned hue with a fluffy beige head, started two to three fingers then gradually sank to half a pinky. Smells and tastes of ash/cigarette smoke, mold, leaves, hops and yeast. Ends with plastic and strange spices. ...okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle, 12C. Black with a very large light tan head that collapses to a rocky inch. Extravagant lacing. Aroma of spices (cardamon, thyme, nutmeg, white pepper), oranges, burnt toffee. The spices are not subtle at all. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet singed dark sugars, citrus, firm bitterness, galumphing spices. Finish is dry and very pleasantly bitter with the spices settling in nicely right at the end. Really liked the mouthfeel on this with the dry and bitter finish, but wished the spices stuck out a little less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma of spice, Belgian yeast and fruit. Fruit sweetness with spice and a Belgian yeast closing. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of herbs, herbs and herbs - fennel, cardamom, rosemary, sage, thyme and roasted malt. Medium body. Too herbal for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bread, caramel, and a bit of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardemomme, yeast, roasted malt, and bread, leading to roasted finish. The style doesnt impress me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma is black pepper and roasted malt. Taste is fennel, rosemary, and Belgian yeast. Very interesting. I really enjoyed it but Im not sure why.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a very thick light tan head. Nose is hugely floral and somewhat sour with some great spice notes. Taste is not nearly as outspoken as the nose implies, but has nice bits of spice with a hint of sour in there.

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