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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft @ Thirsty Monk. Pours dark brown with large tan head that is nice and frothy. The smell is light pine, toffee, some funk and roast. Taste is juniper or spice, some brettiness, roast, coffee and bark. Hoppy porter mixed with a Saison.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-27-13- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –Served a black colored brew with a small tan head. The head faded quite fast, leaving a nice amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt mixed with spices of coriander and clove. Some pepper aromas as well as some funky aroma are mixed in as well giving it a odd roasted and funked saison kind of smell. Taste – The flavor begins with a strong dose of roasted malt mixed with a small amount of a citrus taste. Spices of pepper and clove are rather heavy up front. While the spices dwindle toward the end they remain ever present in the taste. A herbal and grassy flavor comes to the tongue at the middle to the end. These flavors take the taste to its end where a roasted and lightly bittered grass/herb flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the medium side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was average as well. Both were a good compromise for the roasted body of the beer and the more funky and spicy flavors. Overall – A fairly interesting beer in my opinion. While the flavors don’t meld perfectly at all times they make for an interesting combination and style. While it isn’t one I would go to on any real occasion, it is a good one to try.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1074) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma of malt, spice, nutmeg, clove, chocolate, toffee, roast. Flavour is roasty, medicinal and herbal. No idea why they called this Black Saison, it’s more like a mix between a (watery) Chocolate Stout and a herbal Winter Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
crazy spicy and mysterious. But points for great color, beautiful foam, different beer and to get me into the Christmas spirit in February. Cloves anise cinnamon flavor Thick brown whipped cream.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (244) - - JUL 12, 2014
The aroma is herbal to the point of being medicinal with the Belgium yeast coming through. Lots spiciness & tongue tingling followed by the dark malts that gives a stouty finish. Rated by BrewTom

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Black pour with a huge tan head that take forever to recede and leaves a loose web of lacing. Aroma is spicy - clove and cardamom maybe? also yeast and floral. Tastes are caramel, light anise, roasty, ash, fruity, dark bread. Strange mix. Little menthol - mint vibe. Dry in the finish. Hmm...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerXp (11) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2014
Sensacional black saison da americana Green Flash com a belga St Feuillien! Betanomiceas do aroma ao retrogosto, com amargor torrado sem exagero e toque de especiarias.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown with a massive, frothy tan head that laces the glass heavily and settles unevenly. Aroma of florals, perfume, dark chocolate, roast, dust, earth, plum, dried berries, and spice. Flavor of roasted and toasted malts, earth, chocolate, subtle fruits, florals, and mild peppery spice. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Funkier in the nose than the flavor. Pretty nice beer; interesting dark saison.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Sampled at a pub in Linköping. Lovely smell, spicy and yeasty. Very odd taste feels like it is all over the place.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
Notes from 9/2013 Picked his one up at Sun Devil Liqours in Mesa, poured from a 12 oz bottle. I love Green Flash! This one was bottled 8/12/2012 so it’s been sitting for just a little over a year. A - 4 - Black beer with a ton of tan head that never goes away, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Ar - 7 - Some roasty malts, coffee, with a nice spicy and strong black pepper smell to it. T - 8 - Black pepper, smoke, roasted malts, some coffee. Probably some other spices in there that I’m missing. It’s actually a little spicy if you let it sit in your mouth. Hop bitterness definitely present. Interesting beer! M - 4 - Medium mouth feel, spicy. Leaves a roasted black pepper aftertaste. Alc is covered. O - 15 - Weird beer, but good, not sure if aging this more would make it better. I’d pick it up again just for how unique it is.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuedmaster (208) - Vista, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
This is like an overly spiced, overly hopped homebrew. Whatever weird medicinal spice they use completely dominates the aroma and flavor. It reminds me of sweet calamus, dark roasted grain, licorice, ginger, earthy, kind of smells a bit like vomit. Just doesn’t sit well with me, too hoppy with an astringent finish, clashing with the aggressive spicy flavors. Doesn’t taste like a saison, more like a black bitter with spices. Two thumbs down.


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