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

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RATINGS: 274   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
BB 04-12. The pour is a hazy, straw color with a full, white, fizzy, rocky head which settles to a fluffy layer and leaves loose, sporadic lace. The nose interesting with a nice mesh of Belgian yeast and American hops; honeyed bread, lemon peel matching wheat tartness, floral, peppery alcohol matching spicy rye, a touch of white grapefruit, some resins, and some rosemary. The flavor is similar but citrus is more prominent, still lots of honeyed bread, spicy rye, orange and lemon peel, tart wheat, citrus notes somewhere between orange and white grapefruit, just hints of floral and the rosemary. The palate is fitting with a lively to fizzy carbonation, moderately full body, a creamy body, warming sensation, and the carbonation adding a seeming dryness. The finish is long with the carbonation drying it out, citrus notes throughout, honeyed rye bread dissipating, rosemary left on the tongue and a less than moderate bitterness. An interesting brew to take such a light colored Belgian and add lots of hops without adding a bunch of bitterness. The spicy rye notes masked the ABV well, the tartness from the wheat meshed well with the citrus. Amarillo hops seem to compliment Belgian yeast strains well for what ever reason. From two breweries for which I have mixed feeling for, they collaborated to make a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1136) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours a lightly hazed golden with a white head. Great yeasty aroma with abundant bubble gum and cloves. Again the yeast stands out very nicely in the flavor, with bubble gum leading cloves, and definitely mixing with some citrusy hops. A very tasty beer with a great yeast profile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1112) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2011
I like rye, so I was pleased to taste it peeking out from thid very complex collboration. Hops are strong, The Belgian spices are present. The mix of malts is fun and then another wave of hops takes you home to a clean crisp, spicy finish.

4.5
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
popped the cork. poured a hazy straw with big white head. aroma yeast, spices,malt, lemon,hops, some sourness, light fruits, alcohol, floral. aroma, spices like coriander, honey,malt, lemon, pepper.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pint on tap. Really really good. Bright sunshine color, cloudy, laces well, little head, bubbly. Aroma is citrus, peaches, nectarines. Taste is more sweet and citrus, with floral notes and herbs. Medium-light body. What a good blend of American and Belgian tradition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (958) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Hazy light gold with light white head. Fruity, orange, corriander and a bit musty in the nose. Citrus spicy (a hint of bublegum?) flavor, dry with subdued malt presence. Nothing overpowering but plenty of flavor. No way I’d think this had 9.5% alcohol. Palate is fairly full as well, I guess based on the malt needed to get that alcohol. A very nice surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (950) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle from BevMo somewhere in San Diego. Backlogged rating. Pop bottletop. Pours a hazy light gold color. Excellent head and appearance. Aroma is pear, clove and coriander. Wheaty malt flavor with dry bitterness, along with peppery ginger spice. Light on the palate. Very pleasant and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (949) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Draught at Delirium. Pale, ever so slightly cloudy gold, white head, fades, great lacing. Usual Belgian nose, clove, banana, some fruity hops. Flavour is medium bitter backed by tripel characteristics. Fizzy, medium light body, fruity finish.


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