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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1083) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 12, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Black pour, large cream-white head with good lace. Far more like a spiced dark ale rather than a Saison with star anise aromas and traces of coffee on top of malty base. Quite light bodied and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Schwar, hellbeige schaumkrone, leicht säuerlich im aroma, gewisse malzigkeit und säure im geschmack, schlaffe rezenz, fader abgang ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
Une robe noire et une mousse superbement interprétée. Une petite dentelle accrochée. Au nez, des parfums singuliers et cohésifs de gingembre, d’anis, d’essence de menthe verte, de lavande, de réglisse et de terre chocolatée. Un goût hors du commun, plein de chlorophylle et d’épices, avec une présence tardive des malts rôtis et un trait presque sauvage. En bouche, un corps léger traversée par des bulles très fines. En finale, une amertume de torréfaction, une fraîcheur des aromates et un soupçon citronné. Originale, c’est peu dire. Exceptionnelle, je ne pense pas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
(22oz bomber) Purchased at Viti Liquor and Lager in Vancouver. Pours jet black with a highly lofty beige head. Nose of hard English candy. Almost medicinal - interesting citrus and wit base gets blasted by cotton candy, caramel and toffee. Not terribly palatable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2137) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a small brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some earthy notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt with light roastiness and some light funky notes. Body is medium with light prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3356) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
On bottle at Olympen. Black color , good foam. Aromas of eucalyptus, some Roasted aromas, hops, some fruitiness, licorice . Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Aroman är ju definitivt en godisbit, är det viol/lakris biten i Karamell Kungen mån tro?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1497) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
Det här var en välsmakande och intressant sak, smaken var lätt syrlig med toner av rostad malt, lakrits och ’viol’ den gamla tablettasken. Kroppen var okej och balansen likaså, sammanfattningsvis var det här en god och spännande sak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle at home. Black pour. Good beige head. Hops, chocolate and fresh notes in the aroma. Good coffee taste, yeast and hops. Nice combo. Could use some more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a huge off-white head with decent retention and great lace. Really, really foamy - took forever to pour a full glass. Aroma reminds me of Speculaas cookies - spicy, sweet, and also a sort of strange cheap cola aroma too. Curiously watery, ash, burnt coffee taste. Not rich, but potent. Astringent hop finish, spices difficult to distinguish but perhaps allspice, nutmeg? Thin, watery body with aggressive carbonation. Not really well-executed, plenty of unbalanced flavour.

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