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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle at Red Monk. It’s impossible to not buy a beer called Frienship Brew. Can’t be done. Nicely dry, a bit roasty. Some licorice. Odd, but it works pretty well for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5010-20121208] Cask. Spicy mint malt aroma. Black body with a quick creamy off-white head. Spicy jalapeno roasted malt flavour. Medium-full body with quite a spicy base. Not really a fan, too spicy. (6/3/5/3/11) 2.8
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "That’s how it comes."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 This is one of the stranger beers I’ve had in awhile. Incredibly spicy, almost like a Christmas beer. Tastes heavily of cloves, pepper, and nutmeg. Nicely bitter, with a dark appearance and a ton of head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesusO (48) - - DEC 29, 2012
Una cerveza interesante, agradable aunque difícil de acabar. Color ligero, color muy oscuro y espuma persistente beige. Aroma especiado y ligeramente ácido. En boca el ácido se nota menos pero las especias están muy presentes, especialmente el cardamomo, y la hacen bastante empalagosa. Bien hecha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Black (duh), brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark cocoa, subtle licorice. Taste is similar, in a combo with coffee that really doesn’t work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12oz Bottle A - Pours black with a long lasting off white head. Good lacing S - Spiced Bubblegum? T - Dry Stout with Belgian spices black pepper, bubblegum etc. M - Dry to a flaw, medium bodied O- Intresting, but wierd. Glad I tried it, but once is enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnoud (293) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2012.12.24 - 12oz bottle (bottled 07/31/12) in pint glass. Pours dark with a one inch foamy tan head which settles to half a finger. Aroma is odd, hinting evergreen or pine without actually being pine. Taste is similar, odd unidentifiable spice. Certainly unique tasting, but not necessarily tasty enough to warrant future reruns. Certainly seems in the black saison ballpark, vaguely reminiscent of the mild creaminess of Four Witches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12129) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bomber from City Beer. Pours very dark brown with a 4 finger creamy/frothy tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a suggestion of ecucalyptus. Med body with frothy carb. There’s certainly an evergreen aspect. I’m still thinking eucalyptus. There’s fruit, and spice and maybe some resin hop. Very different set of flavors here. Finishes dry and very "wild".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-08. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. 3++ The flavour is a bit bizarre, with a very odd herbal character, and modest bitterness that grows as you go 6+ Sort of spicy herbal green aroma. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Weird. On cask at Goodbar, Buffalo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theoncle (57) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2012
D’ampolla. Aroma clarament “seasonal” que en sabor es més subtil. Cos mitjà. Lleugerament especiada. Espuma beix i persistent.

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