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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
On tap at the Knick. Initial aroma is Campho-phenique and cat urine. Big phenols, esters here. Spicy herbal and woody notes. Funky. Dark black opaque with foamy thin light tan head. Medium-heavy body with fairly heavy carbonation. Starts with roasted and chocolate malt notes, bitter chocolate, and Brett-funky bitterness. Light hop notes with medium-heavy bitter finish. Carbonic tang with rubber phenol and Band-Aid. Interesting tastes here.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2043) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour with an off-white head. Slight smoke. Vegemite. Rotted vegetables. Feels very Scottish. Had this once before but don’t recall it being so dark. Challenging but good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
7/IV/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Erwin’s place - bottled: VII/31/12 (2013-312)

clear dark brown beer, irregular small beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, grains, spices, swimming pool, liquorish, aniseed. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, spices, aniseed, mocha, bitter hops. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, coffee, bitter hops, dry, bit dirty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (212) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, grain, citrus, clove, pepper. Taste is yeast, citrus, grass, grain, malt, and spice. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9364) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a slight hazed yellow- mostly clear with a relatively dense, bright white head that has decent retention and scant lacing. Aroma is potpourri, bitter orange peel, perfume oils, some spice, lemonade. Taste is very dry, some saison character, light candi sugar, soapy, perfumey. 9.5%abv is not noticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Tap. Wow. Peculiar lemon zest, floral greenhouse plant mix, honey dew nose. Flavor is lemon gum drops, a bit of medicine, and toasted lemon soap. Interesting, unique beer. Weird. Aroma better than flavor. A little too much like a lemon candy for my liking, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
The aroma is minty, yeasty, spicy, malty, and generally herbal. The appearance is hazy gold with a huge head that fades. The taste is like the aroma exactly. The palate is very smooth from carbonation. Overall a really nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pineapple, pepper, and ginger. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pineapple, pepper, coriander, and ginger. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
Sampled on tap at Bottleworks, pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grains, straw, pear, a little citrus and spice. Flavour of sour apples, pear, licorice, yeast and bready malt. Very solid.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
richiesd (31) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Notes from Mar 2011: Well, I’m a little torn. It looked good, smelled good, tasted ok, but in the end, I just got sick of it after about 12oz. The head was enoooormous. It just tasted like a very average belgian pale, with some spice notes (biere de garde? but i think that was their intention), but very average as far as belgian pales go.


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