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St Feuillien / Green Flash Bière De L’Amitié

Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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St. Feuillen’s centuries old brewing traditions combine with Green Flash Brewing Company’s cutting edge brewing techniques to form our first collaborative brew: Bière De L’Amitié (Friendship Brew). A blond Belgian collaboration ale, brewed with St. Feuillen’s traditional yeast and spices. For a modern twist, we add rye malt, wheat malt, and American Amarillo hops. At the crossroads of collaboration, we dry-hopped the brew for more zest. It’s old-world Belgian Abbey-style meets new-world American craft brewing - and a friendship is formed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On draft at Isaacs. I was really impressed with this brew. Nice notes of dough, rye, Belgian spice, hay and hop. Finish is very zesty and bready. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aromas are zesty lemon, lemon grass, and biscuit. Pours pale with light lacing and good carb. Taste is dulled lemon zest, floral/lemon grass, and a hint of rye. Light and easy in the mouth with a warm malt feel but no detectable gravity. This is dangerously easy to gulp. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2324) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle shared by myself at End of History tasting. Nose is yeast and lemon zest. tastes bright and peppery, of barnyard, lemongrass, and Belgian yeasts. nice carbonation. pleasant brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at end of history tasting. Pours yellow white head. Nose/taste of spice, lemon, lemongrass, Belgian yeast and peppercorn. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Spice, yeast and light hop aromas. Belgian yeast, touch of hops, some spice flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Moderate aromas of grain and hay for the malt, grass and lemon for the hops, musty basement for the yeast, with hints of spicy apple and pepper. Head is large fizzy/frothy, white with excellent crusty lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, slick with a fizzy carbonation and finishes moderately alcoholic. When this Belgian Strong Ale starts off cold it’s light and refreshing, as it warms the complexity and gravity catches up. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Tap] Translucent golden pour with a large cap of white head. Aromas of wet grass, some barnyard and some sweet fruity esters. Taste is of Belgian yeast, residual sugars, grass, spices and hints of alcohol. Lemon zest and floral hop finish. Interesting for sure. Tasting notes from early 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1628) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with white head. Citrus, wheat, spice, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3401) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On draught.
Pours a bright hazy yellow with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is floral & peppery... it has bright citrusy notes & some earthiness akin to wet limestone. It’s a somewhat mild bouquet but a very nice one indeed.

The flavor is floral and citrusy, there is a touch of honey-like sweetness up front but form there is spicy and generally dry particularly in the finish. The beer has some light banana and some herbal bitterness.

Way way different than Friendship Beer a’la Green Flash!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5279) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle - Fruity, with some grassy hops and a yeasty finish. Clear gold with a thin bubbly head. Lots of fruit esters, light grains and some spice. A big beer with a soft rounded velvety taste.

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