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St-Feuillien & Green Flash / Bière De L’Amitié

Formerly brewed at Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Not so much aroma. Tons of head. This is a great super-spicy trippel. The mouth is tingling from stop to finish. A bit of alcohol comes out at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale yellow with good, creamy, white head / Nose of lemon and spice / Light to medium body, creamy, with good balance and dry, lightly bitter, finish / Complex flavors of lemon, banana, melon, straw, grass, and dry hops / Outstanding blonde ale, with alcohol well-masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Pours a deep opaque blonde. Thus is one of the best belgian blondes I’ve ever had. Lots of spices on the nose and a wonderful lingering finish. The dry hopping gives it a great finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750ml bottle. As a long time fan and drinker of St. Feuillien ales, I was surprised by this one, but surprised in a very good way. This is a beautiful collaboration because it is so easy to taste the contributions of each brewer, (the malty yeasty Belgian blonde mated to the hoppy traditions of Green Flash). A marriage made in Heaven. The pour is cloudy/ hazy yellow, with a gigantic white head. Bottle opened with a huge pop, revealing a highly carbonated, effervescent ale. The distinctive amarillo hop aroma is pronounced, with grapefruit, and floral spices and malt. Taste is well balanced spice, hops, and citrus yielding a "dry hopped trippel" flavor. The finish is sharp citrusy, hoppy and delicious. This is a bold ale (9.5abv), and a really crispy refreshing Summer delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at Butcher & the Boar. Saffron in the nose? Regardless, fresh and fruity. Really outstanding. Some lace, faint white ring of head. Some funk. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
750 ml caged/banded and corked bottle, cork says Lot 2699, bottle says 22/04/12. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a cloudy light gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention was excellent, with a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, green apples, Belgian yeast and peppery spice. Taste is bready malt, grassy hops, lemon peel and peppery spice along with some clove and apricots. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has high but soft carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it’s nice and smooth. Also, the 9.5% ABV is well hidden as it’s not really noticable in the aroma or taste. I thought it was a good brew, I liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours a golden tangerine topped with clouds of billowing white. Huge aroma of spicy orange, hoppy grapefruit and a yeasty rye. A medium, light body of spritzy carbonation coasts over the palate, releasing a balanced array of flavors; tangerine, white pepper, anise, and coriander stand out while hints of rye and a little caraway come through in the finish. Crisp, dry and potently delicious, this is the best cross continent collaboration I’ve had and a killer Belgian brew! Cheers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours golden with a healthy head. The spices, namely orange peel and possibly some white pepper mix well with the rye and wheat malts. A great collaboration from two powerhouse breweries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
750 ml bottle into signature chalice, best by 1/20/2013. Pours a very hazy golden straw color with a very nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge lemon, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, herbal, floral, apple, pepper, coriander, earth, bread, honey, grass, and big spicy yeast esters. Excellent and complex aromas with great balance. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pepper, herbal, floral, coriander, earth, apricot, apple, pear, bread, grass, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, apple, apricot, pepper, pear, herbal, coriander, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of fruity flavors with spiciness; and nice complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel; with very smooth sipping with the carbonation level. Alcohol is extremely well hidden at 9.5%; with only a very slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale! Fantastic balance of sweetness with spiciness; and extremely smooth and enjoyable to sip on. A great effort by both breweries.

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