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RATINGS: 399   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Interesting experimental saison. Provides an earthy and spicy flavor from the yeast complimented with the roasted coffee and chocolate flavor from the malts as well as a hop bite. These flavors donít necessarily marriage with one another, but the clash provides a complex, yet light and dry beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. The aroma Is mostly licorice. I like this aroma although less complex than expected. The taste is licorice and a bit of funky bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours black with a light tan head. The nose is overwhelming anise, mace, and yeast notes. The flavor is medicinal with a ton of anise, spice, clove and mace. There is something else I canít quite place. Very one sided and medicinal with a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Very dry finish. This one is a miss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (688) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Jerryís Chicago. Pours deep almost violet black. Lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet fruit. Flavor is spicy, fruity, and somewhat roasted. A bit too dark in its character, but I know thatís what they were going for, I just think they overdid it a bit. Still very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (548) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Not one of my favorites from this brewery. Very dark appearance with a nose full of spices. Flavor is more of the same. I thought I tasted some brett in there. Just didnít do anything for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4602) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
11 ounce pour - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Brought to my dark, dank corner of the bar a very dark brown body with infinitesimally small bubbles arising from the sides of the glass. Smallish, khaki-colored head depositing a fair amount of lace on the way down.

Smell: Florals that crank the scent dial towards heavily herbal atop astringent burnt, blackened malts and licorice root. Smells like Ricola cough drops.

Taste: Roasted maltiness leaning towards touches of burnt black malt. Near nil sweetness. Then, that rather curious St. Feuillien spice mix that again just screams Ricola (though I guess honking Ricola through one of those long-ass alphorns is more appropriate). Charred prune skins. Itís warming, heavily spiced, with coarse burnt malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Itís all well and good to have a collaboration but one best ens--hey, hold up a sec, my cough... itís gone! Thanks, Green Flash/St. Feuillien!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (2497) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle from JStax poured into a shaker. Pours opaque black with small light brown head. Thin small bubble lacing, medium carbonation, and anise aroma. Taste is roasted malt, herbal hops, and anise. Too much anise for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draught at Saucer. Pours black with thick foam. Smells herbal, some lemongrass and coffee. Interesting, wit bubblegum, funk, and star anise. Finishes dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Black - brown head. Bitterness, burned malts, ok hoppy, red berries, spicy, roasted ,alts, ryebread, soapy, light leather, dry bitterness, licorice, solid malty, fruity notes, nice bitterness, a bit wierd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours pitch black with a thick mocha head. Smells anise. Tastes very spicy...end of the taste is a bit bitter and a little dirty.

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