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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle:   Straw in color, hazy, large rocky white head, nice lacing.   Powdery floral nose, very bright, pale hopiness, and copious alcohol.   Bright unripened fruit and bright floral notes on the tongue.   Its almost too bright as its a little brash.   Very spritzy and bubbley on the tongue.   Seems more Belgian than American, but the hops are there.   Seems lots of unripened fruit on the exit.   A little boozy, but not overly alcoholic.   It is warming, thats for sure!   Lingering floral notes, powdery, with a hop background.   Not bad, a little brash tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours a brilliant pale gold with a towering, surging, frothy platinum blonde head. Nice spicy nose--showing some dark roasting spices and some orange peel. Maybe cardamom. Fizzy crisp light body. Bright lemon and orange along with bitey spices on the mid-palate, all on top of a toasty malt base. Crisp finish. Very refreshing and pleasant, especially given the alcohol...which does not show at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle, cloudy golden pour with floral, sweet honey aromas, flavors of grainy clover honey, wheat and yeasty, nice even finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (5941) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Draught @ The Trappist, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
Pours a slightly cloudy, bright yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of really strong spices, nutmeg and rosebud, not much else. Flavour of strong spices, rosebud, yeast, lemon zest, grass and weak maltiness. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a warming spicy finish. Way too spicy as it runs over pretty much everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
In short: An aromatic, fruity, citric, dry and floral strong Belgian blonde ale that manages to be refreshing and highly drinkable at 10%. Very good
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 5 months after the beer release (5 months after first rating)
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a medium white head with low retention
In long: Nose is pineapple upside down cake, coriander, spicy and floral hops. Taste of banana bread, pineapples, dried light color fruits, salt, lemon, white pepper, scented flowers, dusty yeast, dry grassy and citric hops. Carbonation is a bit aggressive. Finish is sharp with some acidity and some dryness. Very mild bitterness sensation. Salty mouth-drying astringency. The lemony/citric character of the beer makes it appear refreshing and you totally forget you are drinking a near 10% beer. Low seeetness sensation and highly refreshing for a 10% beer. I was expecting some kind of Belgian-USA hybrid with a bold IPA hopping or something like that. But that’s not the case here, this beer felt 100% Belgian, even if a bit more adventurous than what we’re used to from the usually conservative St Feuillien. I want this to be a regular beer. Yet another 750ml of strong beer that I drank in record time. So I sang a song. Because whenever I start to think that my drinking is getting out of control I like to sing a song. It makes me realize that my drinking is not the worst of my problems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Tap. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a nice white head. Yeast and spice on the nose. Medium palate. Nice flavor profile of yeast, pepper, nectarine, and hops. Great job on this brew!

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