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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 My Bottom Line:
This fluffiest of Belgian Strong Ales is the setting for an intricate flavor display where doughy, bready yeast, herbal hop resins, citrusy spices and cushiony pils malts coalesce. Elegant, very drinkable for its size, complex and inspiring.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy tower of foam protects the hazy gold.
-Light alcohol warmth greets the palate upon the first sips, but is quickly forgotten once the mellow hop bitterness starts to build on the tongue.
-Subtle bubblegummy phenols add complexity
-The aroma is spicier than the flavor profile, which is more in tune with a classic, albeit fruitier, Tripel; the citrusy character of these spices is redolent of ginger and citrusy thyme varieties.
-All flavors are so well integrated into one another that they almost indistinguishable. An amazing display of cohesion and restraint from the brewer.
-I would never have guessed that Amarillo was used. These American hops were used parsimoniously, which I appreciate. Other more noble varieties seem to be at play as well.
-A second bottle proved to be very good, but not as divine as the first. Mouthfeel was overly prickly. The yeast pour did add some cohesion to the flavor profile, but it wasn’t world-class like the first bottle I had.

Bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Draught at Falling Rock on October 12, 2012
As "Green Flash Friendship Brew".
Black color, brown head. Sweet, mineral, brett scent. Brett, bitter taste. Dry finish, spritzy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hints of licorice.
Most others around me found huge amounts of licorice, as where I felt mainly brett, I might have been interpreting the characters differently.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7570) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Sample at the Aficionado’s "Hidden Gems" beer tasting on 05/24/2013: Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium thick foamy white head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, grainy malt and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of sweet spices, bready malt, yeast and hops. The finish is nutmeg and yeast with a citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy bright golden with a huge pillowy white head. Has a unique piny hop and rye nose with some orange zest, lavender and thyme. Starts with pretty good fullness and lightly sweet biscuity malt with a touch of black pepper and malted rye before a slightly drier well-spiced finish. Definitely has some rye bread character and a saison profile. An enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Thanks to Blake for bringing this bottle over like 5 times! Opened with about the loudest pop I’ve ever heard, but it didn’t gush. Poured hazy medium golden with a fluffy white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest, cloves, and ginger over soft pale and bready malts.. warmer honey and peppery alcohol on the back-end.. enjoyed it. The flavor found more honey and lesser bready malts at the core, cloves, lots of catty Amarillo, and white pepper laced throughout.. warm on the finish. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. just too much carbo.. overall a tasty brew, but heavy-handed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
750 ml corked bottle. Brewed in Belgium. The cork exits with a boom. It is one of the best looking beers that I have seen. I poured it into my Duvel glass and it pretty much looks like Duvel. It is a clear gold with tons of carbonation bubbles racing form the etched D logo int eh bottom of the glass. The head is huge, foamy and white. It slowly recedes to some really nice lacing. The smell is unique. It is almost skunky at first.Then it becomes a spicy hoppy monster. It is definitely in the realm of Duvel Tripel hop, though spicier and not as hoppy imo. The flavor is pretty good. IT is sweeter and less hoppy than the smell. It has a big sweetness that carries some spicy yeast and some citrus with it. IT has some nice, subtle malt flavors under the yeast. The hops come in with a mild finishing bitterness and some added spiciness. It is a solid Belgian Strong Pale Ale for sure. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-19-2011 05:39:18

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Straw colored beer with a huge whitish head. Summer fruit and spice aroma with light sweet malt. Malt and spice flavor with summer fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Spice and malt lingers with sumemr fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
thanks Tony @ OTH for the share. pours cloudy golden, white head. aroma,f ruity, clove, spices, light bread, definitely has the St Feuillien signature along with a more hopped up American style. flavors, champagne yeast? mild/thick malt presence, fizzy carbonation with ample citrus. Belgian yeast with light hops adding for a nice bitter palate. Spices, cloves?, dry hopping is on the light side, rye adds some spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap. Poured a slightly hazy gold with an off-white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of grain and yeast with a bit of spice, citrus hops and light fruit. Flavor was similar with more of a light fruit note coming through and the hops bringing a bit of bitterness to round out the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: gold grainy notes, malts hint of wheat. All clean and proper.
Appearance: crisp golden brew , medium white top. 3+
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied , crisp with golden malt as base. Alcohol visible on sides. Softer finish. Quiet good.


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