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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Editor’s 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14423) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, pepper, yeast, citrus, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
Spicy spiced aroma- leaps out of the glass. Pours beaut- dark as pitch with big tan foam. Taste is dark- chargrilled vegies, with mint- lots of herbs inc some aniseed and cough syrup on the finish. I quite like it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice mahogany withj a nose of soapy nut. Flavor is spicy soap. Average mouthfeel. I could elaborate but why?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
yeah its a black ale. the brown head.leaves a blanketous lace on the shaker. the aroma... spice/herb/ vegetable. the flavor... the same... generically. Brew a generic beer... that’s what you’re gonna get... a generic rating. drink this if you want to generically taste a spice/herb/vegetable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4389) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 G F or S F, WTF? First at the bocktown then at the vintage ( 2/2013) First rating: On tap at the bocktwon monaca, nice place. Big large black pour, large and in charge. Fading choco moose head. Nice lacing, quite titlating. Mildly sweet aroma; a little flowery on the olfactory. Very little sizzle impressions. Yes, nice intruiging lace. Very little of that typical stout stuff in here dude. Roasty attributes are lacking. Seems to posses some some odd spices in there. Comes across more bitter than it should for a gentle man stout. Yes, a tad medicinal on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a black colored body with a bit of a ruby hue and a two finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and fruity with lots of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, and piney hops. Touches of licorice, roast, and chocolate with a good amount of pepper and a light clove. Flavor is similar. Lots of spicy Belgian yeast, piney hops with some grapefruit citruses, licorice, touches of chocolate, and a good amount of fruity esters. A lightly bready, somewhat sweet malt backing with a good amount of roasts towards the end as this finishes dry, spicy, estery, and lightly bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with some lemongrass coming through. Medium body and a lively, foamy carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool beer with lots going on. Spicy Belgian yeast and hops with plenty of fruity esters, a good amount of roasts, some licorice, and a light chocolate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
socialbeer (108) - SPAIN - JAN 8, 2013
Botella. Color marron muy oscuro casi negro con carbonatacion media. Aroma a torrefacto, especias, y acido (brett). Sabor compleja acida, toffe y especias entre las que distingo cardamomo, creo, y clavo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap. Comes almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, spices, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, spices, dark fruit, licorice, and hops. Unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with quite a bit of weird colored fluffy head. Aroma is spices and some malt with a flavor to match. Not a beer I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Lotsa spice: cinnamon, ginger, maybe lemon pepper, dirty butcher’s board, with a good touch of funk. Pitch black with a thick rocky tan head. Both sour and bitter in the initial; spices jump out, along with some mild chocolate; final goes into a moldy harsh dark sewer. Medium body. Interesting stuff that doesn’t quite work. Somehow the spices both add to and detract from the saison character. At first, they worked well with the chocolate notes; later, I just wanted them to go away.

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