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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy with hints of stone fruit, citrus, and yeast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of bread, lemon, orange, and peach. Overall body is moderate, finish is dry and lightly bitter. Very pleasant and easy drinking. Never would guess the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Gold/yellow pour, nice white head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet, unripe peaches, mandarin oranges. Flavor is hoppy with nice malts, stone fruit, honey, apples. Really nice. Good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3640) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, tangerines and lots of spice. Flavor is equally nice with lots of spice, some citrus and a very nice hop toward the end. Lots of soft carbonation and the 9.5% is now where to be found. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The spicy, bready aroma offers lots of lemon zest accompanied by clove and coriander. Light to medium-bodied with biting carbonation. The flavor and finish, although crisp and bready, is also moderately sweet, spicy and herbal. Lemon zest here as well. Generously bittered with grassy hops. Overall, very enjoyable. Much better than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle and Tap. Tap seemed too citrusy and spicy, whereas bottle was subtle and overall better- bottle rating. Huge pop of the cork, pours lively into the glass with a hazed golden body with a massive tigh pure shiny white head- looks like a hazed duvel. Good lace as well. Aroma is light grass, biscuity cracker, doughy, wheat, light perfume, citrus, light orange, lemongrass, spicy phenolics and seafoam. Flavor is grassy, big full pils malts, doughy wheat, toast, cookie dough, floral notes, spices, rose petal, orange, light tropical hints, and peppery hints in the end- airy from the high carbonation and mostly dry. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, vanilla, and fruity. flavor was lemon, floral notes, and alcohol. light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Poured from the bottle into a belgian-style goblet. The ale had a nice appearance and aroma. The taste is what you would expect from a american-belgian collaboration, very yeasty with a nice hoppy nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Draft at The Maproom. Orange-tan with a big off-white head. Sweet, sugary aroma, some herbal yeasty nuances. A rich Belgian Golden Ale with a steady hop bitterness. Sweet, but not really sticky or heavy. Creamy, balanced finish. Well done, but rather subdued and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dirty pineapple blonde with a floral citrus aroma and a thin beige head. There is a very clean carbonated light malt flavor with lots of spice and yeast. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1943) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Perfectly opaque lemon-drop color with huge soapy sudsy white head. Aroma has peary esters with some effervescent lemon. Taste is edgy... spicy, relatively acidic, almost lemony like a berliner mixed with a golden strong. The spice and the vigorous carbonation prick the tongue and make it hard to read at first. $12/750

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