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Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien) - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien)Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Florida9 on 07-18-2010)
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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

rbastone, Thursday at 01:56 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

dcisco44, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

_morandi_, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

hoop454, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Canada_Dan, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

William_Johnson, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ecrawley, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

rolltide, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

kds2437, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ONovoMexicano, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Classic Belgian pale aroma of light fruit, clove, Belgian yeast and bready malt, slightly spicy. Starts with semi-sweet light fruit, bready malt, clove, coriander and a hint of rye spiciness. Quickly transitions to a dryer, more peppery and hoppy finish. The rye, hops and Belgian spices combine to a dry bitter finish that is almost reminiscent of saisons. Medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. An interesting hopped up take on a strong pale. Alcohol is well covered, although this is definitely still warming. The flavors are a bit subdued, as are the herbal hop flavors, but this is an older bottle (I think this was made in 2010), so that is expected. It has held up well and the flavor transition is interesting. Wish I could have tried it with fresh Green Flash hops, but this ist still enjoyable as is. There seem to be bottles still hanging around, and it is worth trying even at this late date. Nice collaboration between a hoppy American brewer and top notch Belgian brewery.

LiquidAmber, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

SavvyStudent, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

hoppymcgee, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

PortLargo, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

smithj4, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%

The pour is Duvel-esque with a dark golden straw color. Very clear with almost no haze. On top of the golden straw color is a bright white head. Right at a finger thick, it's a brilliant white ocean of tiny, tiny little bubbles. Retention is long and the lacing is attractive.

They nailed the scent, totally Belgian with tart fruit, light grapes and green apple, with white pepper from the yeast. Really classic. There's a savory hop character as well.

I'd prefer a bit more dark fruits in the flavor, but this isn't it. Taste copies the scent with peppery yeast dominating. The rye malt shines through, keeping with the spicy theme. The earthy, savory hop presence begins in the finish.

Again, I was looking for a bit more dark fruits, but this was crisp and dry, well carbonated, somewhat earthy. Balanced with malts, yeast and hops being equally accounted for. Little sweetness, moderate bitterness, slight twang, and a bit of alcohol and pepper heat in the finish.

This was pretty easy to drink despite what I was expecting. A good beer by Green Flash, but pretty obvious there was some Belgian expertise involved.

RickS95, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Jhanken, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

420Rick, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Very light yellow in color with a lot of haze. Creamy white head tops out at three fingers and survives for as long as there is beer int the glass. Lacing is thick and foamy.

S: The signature St. Feuillien house yeast is here in all its glory. Very musty, like an old book. Lightly chalky. Light wafts of white pepper and vague spices. Biscuity malt base. Grassy hops with flashes of lemon spritz and mandarin orange. Delicately spicy hop aromas too.

T: Biscuity malt, some bready wheat. Very yeasty. Musty like an old cobwebbed cellar. White pepper and spices. Subtle tick of alcohol. Hops kick in toward the back end. They lend some herbal, green, oily spice and hints of grapefruit and lemon. They complement the beer perfectly and never outpace the rest of the beer. Yeasty and musty finish with a slight clamp-down of orangey, lemony and spicy herbal hops.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Airy, round, and creamy. Strong scrubbing carbonation. Slight hint of alcohol warmth.

O: This is excellent. The St. Feuillien fingerprint is all over this one, as their house yeast really does the heavy lifting. Green Flash's hop contribution is modest enough to let the yeast really shine through, but just loud enough to add its own restrained citrusy and herbal complements. A delight to drink. As good if not better than what Duvel has been doing in their Tripel Hop series, and offered at a better price. This is one I wish would become more than a one-off.

ryan1788a5, Nov 18, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +6%

Pours a very, very pale light yellow. It's a tiny bit hazy, but still clear. It had a big billowy head on the pour. Some of it stuck around.
The smell is very yeast-heavy. It has strong notes of toadstools and a pile of dead spiders in the corner of a basement. Also, honey, cloves, and coriander comes through on the nose, maybe a bit of orangey citrus.
The spices come through MUCH more strongly in the flavour than on the nose. It's pretty strongly orange and clove flavoured. It also tastes a little like Indian spices, maybe cardamom. This would normally not be my cup of "tea," but it's got a nice strong hot alcohol flavour, yeasty mouthfeel, and lack of especially astringent hop flavour that keeps me happy. So, I am totally on board with this. This is probably the only beer I've had with such a strong flavour of spices that I've actually enjoyed. Actually, one other exception comes to mind, but this is still better. If they still brewed this, I'd probably buy it again and I don't even know how much it costs.

ElCommodoro, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

George1799, Nov 02, 2013
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Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien) from Brasserie St. Feuillien
92 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.