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RATINGS: 401   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown/black with a little bit of a tan head. I was really let down by this. Very thin, kinds watery, a bit spicy but had a really disappointing finish. I was able to get through the bottle but didnít really enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a jet black with a tanned frothy head. Nose is quite zesty with spices, nutmeg, orange and smoke. Taste has loads of spice and bread malts. Farmhouse yeast just smashes the palate, quite spicy. Dark sugars in there too making the taste quite sweet. Maybe plumb in There as well. Carbonation quite high. Pretty decent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Now that I know the style, I like this beer better, however, I still donít like it. Beer is really spicy and not in a good way, IMO. Not sure how good the base beer was to begin with, but the spiciness got out of control for my taste buds. I will probably finish the bottle, but will not purchase another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (10205) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle @ DōE / 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 (4618) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (1146) - Massachusetts, 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 (3510) - 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 (3533) - 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!

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