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RATINGS: 377   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1521) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Unique and special brew. It really tastes like a mixture of different styles. It is hoppy, roasty, grassy, fruity and a little spicy. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a large foamy beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, leather, and some earthy notes. Flavour is very muffled, with leather, very dirty earth, licorice, and more dirt. Not sure what the hell this was aiming to be, but itís very dirty and earthy in a bad way. Not pleasant. This is a big miss.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (955) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap. Dark brown color with a great head. Aroma was a spicy, Jagermiester type of smell. Taste was.....really weird. Not bad, just different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting Pt. I on the train to the Black Country Bus Tour. Many thanks to Fergus! Pours clear, dark brown with a big, rich mocha froth. Nose is mildly funky with wintery spices, sweat and light menthol. Light sweet flavor with more minty menthol, some dry brett, dry and dark bread. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Dry finish with dry burnt wood, burnt toast, funky sweat, more menthol. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1489) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium to full head. Interesting, the aromas and flavors differ from the same offering from St Feuillien in Europe Aromas of licorice, ginger, and citrus. Flavors are spices - predominately ginger and licorice plus a citrus sour and malt base. Is this a different brew than the European? - it certainly is not as good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
aleksander9 (280) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Smells ALOT of ginger, citrus, some pepper. Medium body and mild carbonation. Ginger and roasted malts aftertaste. Overall: Very unbalanced. No saison taste at all. unbalanced.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pieeetr (24) - Hšgersten, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Probably an unfair rating but I'm very unfamiliar with this kind of brew and must say that it confuses me. It smells like a mixture of stout, Jaegermeister, lambic, and mintuu black. The taste isn't far behind. For me it spreads I'm too many directions to get a high grade. Awful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is ginger, spearmint, yeast, roasted malt. Flavour is ginger, spearmint, yeast, roasted malt, coffee. Weird beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ The Train Tasting, Part I. The pourís deep brown with a small head. The nose is mild fart, some apple. Sweet saison yeast, barnyard. The taste is pepper and berry mash. More saison yeast. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
Bottled @ Drie Dorstige Herten, large sample. Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, medium spicy. Mainly licorice in the aroma actually, but the balance with the spices is pretty good, even when Iím not a big licorice fan. Bit sweet in taste, quite dry, soft bitterness. All the separate elements didnít make me expect a lot, but it turned out a wonderful brew with great balance. Lovely!


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