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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (610) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Visual: Pours ultra-dark brown with a superb foamy-fluffy head, great retention, sticky lacing, lots of bubbly activity. Nose: black cardamom, burnt cedar, peppermint, caramel malts. (4/10)-aromatic strength. Attack: creamy fizzy with an acidic backbone Mid-palate: medium sourness, (MAIN) toffee (7/10)-sweetness, peppermint, burnt-bitter roasted malts Finish: off-dry malts, grapefruit bitter & burnt bitter hopped finish. Summary: Not your typical Saison. This beer is COMPLEX and quite taxing on the palate. Definitely a "different" beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours black with thick tan head. Smells of malts, yeast, and hops. Tastes of hops, malts, citrus, and bitter on the back end. High carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2246) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Cherries, spice, chocolate, a bit of funk, Brett, fruity coffee, roast, very tasty and complex.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Despite the low individual rankings i liked it and thought it had a good concept. Problem is it has a bit of an antiseptic taste to it. Not sure which of the spices it is but historically through beers, i really don’t enjoy it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1208) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber. Hueless darkest dark brown, big rocky mocha head settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruitiness. Bitter dark roast, chocolate malty taste, dark fruits, spicy, some caramel, with a PNW hop influence. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A somewhat confused crossover makes it: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Dark fruits and ginger in the nose. Medium-bodied. Ginger, cinnamon perhaps starfruit? in the flavor. Light caramel and tart note. Christmasy ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, dark cocoa, lots of dark fruits and molasses into some spice, yeast, some fruity orange and banana in there, hints of clove. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee and dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits into some fruit, dark fruit and some orange, slight earthy, spicy and yeasty notes finishing fairly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2028) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Black Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Great Lacing S: Floral, Sweet Tarts T: Floral, Sweet Tarts, Mild Dark Wheat M: Great carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy Overall, its was a little weird and wouldn’t recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Svart med høyt kremete beige skum. Lukter salt lakris, masse krydder, anis, nellik. Salt smak. Bitter kort ettersmak

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (876) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
A spicy fruity flavor with sour citrus notes and anis. Color is dark redish brown with a light brown.


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