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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a straw color with a large puffy white head. Notes of grass, cereal grains, candi sugar, and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
750ml bottle pours a straw yellow with a large white head. Yeast and spice aroma. Lite apple and lemon zest taste. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anova167 (306) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Yeasty aroma with some floral hops. Taste is bready with great Belgian character. Hint of extra hops added. Finishes with a bit of alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with nice citrusy floral hops , California meets Belgium, nice and silky. In mouth, a great Belgian IPA with fruity esters, floral hops, citrus pulp, coriander, nice, complex and refreshing. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43 (as Belgian coast ipa).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild White Head, Some Lacing S: Belgian Sugar, Belgian Yeast, Lemon Zest T: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Chardoman, Mild Corriander, Mild Lemon Zest M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Spicy, Mildly Yeasty Overall, a pretty nice blend between belgian ale and saison, easy drinking if you like both styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7550) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy golden with a high, fine head. Nice citrus hop nose, oranges and peaches. Light spice, clean biscuity malt. Full, sweet malt flavor, quite spicy, big citrus hops. Nicely bitter finish. A bit on the sweet side, but very crisp and clean finish with great hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 10/21/13

Aroma: The nose is fairly yeasty, lots of spice and funk, some light citrus zest
Appearance: Pours a bright, clear golden color with a thick, frothy white head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is heavy spicy/yeasty, as the nose would indicate, the funk it more subtle, but it is still present, there’s some citrus flavors, and it finishes with a not large, but noticeable hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a fizzy carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a really nice one. The mix of spice, funk, citrus zest, and hops works very nicely to make an interesting and tasty offering. I enjoyed this one more than I did the Friendship Brew Black Saison. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Aroma: Bread, light fruit
Appearance: Light hay with a slight white head
Taste: Citrusy, light fruit
Palate: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation
Overall: Good complex, yet subtle flavors. Very enjoyable and comes across as a really good, slightly light belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1940) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
a bright, tangy, almost wheat like belgian golden ale. somewhat spicy with a better hop backbone than most. pretty neat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (186) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle, says 06/06/14. Thin, big bubbly white head, dissipates quickly. Vibrant, cloudy dark orange body, yellow hue. Minty, spicy malt, bubblegum, strawberry candy fruitiness. Hint of paint volatiles. A lot going on. Minty up front, spicy from malts more than yeast, not-so-smooth rye taste. Big warming booze feel at the back without booze taste. Numbs the mouth with lingering notes of pink bubblegum, slightly dry/powdery. Lively carbonation. Hops mute at this point. Solid Tripel with tons of complexity. Flavors are so soft which is confusing with the numbing alcohol affect.

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