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


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4737) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Pours golden/orange with a large white head. The aroma has earthy Belgian yeast, fruity/banana esters, pepper, chamomile, apricots, light band aids and soft spices. Medium crisp body with lots of graininess and sharp flowing carbonation. The flavor starts out fruity, lightly sweet and lots of spices that give dryness for balance. It is very yeasty as well. The finish is fairly dry with some hops showing through with citrus and spice and lots of soft gentle spice. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Hazy golden pour with a huge white froth. The arona is huge tart lemon and other incarnations of citrus fruit rind-mist. Tons of spice and yeasty dough follow. The flavor holds nectar fruits that quickly turn to spicy grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied palate with a pillowy body and a clean finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Shared with oteyj. Pours a hazy peach with a monstrous, mountainous white head. Aroma is delightfully tart, with huge notes of lemon and orange zest, almost like an Orval but not quite Bretty, with an acidic quality that reminds me of a super aggressive berliner weisse. Flavor starts with a nice peach nectar, then moves to a grassy, spicy hop profile. High effervescence, medium body. Really a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
9/26/10. 750mL bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a huge thick but fizzy white head that cuts in half and lasts. Huge spicy aroma with phenols, yeast, rye, orange peel, skunk, pee, and more. Very sweet flavor of malt and orange peel with a yeasty kick. The flavor is a little light and hard to perceive because of the huge bubbly carbonation - almost too much there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden with a medium to large head. The head lingers nicely and ends up as a nice crown. I see some lacing on the glass as I quaff. I get some candy sugar sweetness and spice on the nose but I don’t see the hop aroma that I expected from this. The taste is sweet with some sweet citrusy hop notes, maybe the Amarillo hops. I do get a bit of astringency on the finish. It could be the alcohol or the hops but for 9.5% it’s well hidden otherwise. The mouth feel is heavier and I like it on this beer. Overall I liked this better than many American/Belgian collaborations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2429) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma of light lemon, grassy notes, basil, tea and parsley. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of lemon peel, pepper, wintergreen, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Nicely aromatic and pleasantly balanced (dry, not syrupy sweet). Nice tangy yeast. It doesn’t excite me, but for a big spiced Belgian golden, it’s quite enjoyable. Less alcohol would have been preferable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at Mekong for the St Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Tapping on 08/05/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Spice and floral hop aroma. Sweet spice and floral hop notes, very well balanced. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Hazy 10 karat pour with a towering meringue head that left healthy spotting inside the glass. Aroma of lemongrass, yeast, citrus, and peppery spice. Flavor is similar and shows none of the 9.5% ABV inherent to the brew. Head stays throughout the sip. Impressive really. Surprisingly enjoyed this one...wouldn’t usually be a fan but this is well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours bright yellow. Aromas of pepper lime wheat and mango. Med bodied with white pepper and pineapple on palate with long finish. Excellent

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