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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
650ml bottle from BrewDog Birmingham 7th February shared with Roberto.Almost black pour with medium sized light brown head.Aroma of spices including nutmeg,coriander and cinnamon.Taste very much as aroma suggests with coffee and vanilla appearing too.Spicy and interesting,tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
The one thing that stood out from the start about this lack beer was its healthy, billowy medium brown head. There were dark caverns inside the head... It was awesome. It settled to a light brown head with tons of patchy lacing that had dark brown edges. Wild. The aroma is very interestingly spiced. Something about it reminds me of Febreeze or a dentistís office. I know no other way to describe it. In the mouth itís, well, odd! It tastes very much of perfume and almost as if perfume/cologne or even Windex had accidentally gotten sprayed on my tongue. Still, interestingly, it doesnít taste too bad. After a while, the perfume-like flavor starts to taste very herbal and plant-like. Itís so strong and potent with this spice that it makes me make faces long after its been swallowed. If you pay enough attention you may be able to pull out woody, fruity notes. Quite a crazy beer... And to be honest, I think I liked St Feuillienís bottling better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Black point with a large, bubbly foamy light tab head. Nose has loads of spice, nutmeg, tart and funk. Noticeable cinnamon. Taste is a muddle of spice with heavy tart, smoke and funk. Easy going stuff. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at champs. Black with thin cream head. Aroma is sour peppermint. Flavor is sour apple, pepper, and a little funk. Not good at all; probably infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle. Pours opaque black with a lovely, staying, large, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, coriander, light anise, bog myrtle, cocoa, rosehip. Medium to high carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, spicy chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coriander, cardemum, nuts. Soft black pepper finish. Very spicy, but I kinda like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a black color, very little light through it if any. Interesting aroma. I can smell the farmyard saison, but the dark malt moves it in another direction. Some like a farmyard chocolate smell. Hmm...the taste is unique: some saison aspects with bread and a coffee type aftertaste. Not sure what to think about this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
(Bottle 23/01-2013) Large light brown head, dark almost black color, soft co2, spicy taste, spicy roasted aroma, roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours jet black with a nice foamy white head that lingers and leaves a nice residue. Smells of raisin and black licorice. Gf said smelled fruity. I though the former aromas were more prominent though. Taste is just as the smell. Quite yeasty. Unique flavor. Honestly had no expectation for this brew. Didnít even know it was going to be black. Iíd recommend it, just wouldnít buy it myself again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3456) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours black with tan head. Earthy and spicy aroma. Funky and earthy flavor like a saison and spiced like a Christmas beer. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. The flavor combinations donít really work for me. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown to black with just a chink of light going through it. Nice head. The nose has the farmyard flavour expected from saison and just a hint of chocolate from the dark malt. The taste is biscuity and farmyardy and some lemony hops on the end. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and quite a clean finish. Overall, interesting but I think it could be executed a bit better than this.

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