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

 
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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%
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Biere de L’Amitie
Brewery: Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Date: October 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy light gold, tall frothy white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, pale malt sweetness, plenty of phenolic spicyness, floral hops
Body: light and bubbly body
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sweet pale malt, phenolic spicyness adds balance and depth to the sweetness, floral hops, just a touch of finishing bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Friendship Brew
Date: November 19, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, licorice spicyness, phenolic spicyness
Flavor: rich spicy flavor, lots of phenols blended with a variety of spices, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, spicy rye
Overall: funky and different, a nice change of pace

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Tasted from a 750 mL bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a hazy, yellow-orange appearance. Yeasty, strong Belgian, and alcoholic aroma. Creamy, Belgian strong flavor with a semi-strong Belgian flavor. Yeasty and somewhat thick flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours clear canary with a champagne-level of carbonation and a huge white clingy head. Nose is pale malty, white winey fruit, yeasty spice, hops. Tastes malty, champagny, very carbonated, with hopcitrus, pinot grigio white winey notes, spicy yeasty notes, and a complex palate. Gets a tad cloying late, but that’s a minor beef.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10043) - Plymouth, 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk on the nose, a touch of hops, yeast. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, musk. Vibrant carbonation, fruity into the finish with more lingering yeast and a touch of warming alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9906) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9845) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9822) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a cloudy golden color with a big bubbly white head. The aroma has yeast, spritzy citrus, grass and some herbal hops. The flavor had a big amarillo hop bite up front, yeast, wheat grass, citrus, light spicy notes with a dry finish. This does carry some heat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9822) - 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.


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