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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

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of woosterbill
2.63/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a St. Feuillien chalice. Cheers to proper glassware!

A: Very lightly hazed light gold body underneath a finger of persistent, delicate white foam. Absolutely outstanding retention and good lacing. Great looking BSPA.

S: Citrus hops, pale malts, and pronounced artificial plastic-y astringency. Weird.

T: Big medicinal, phenolic, band-aid notes up front, with fruity yeast only showing up at the very tail end. Bitter overall, but more from the medicinal astringency than the hops. Not great. Kind of bad, actually.

M: Medium body with plenty of sharp carbonation.

D: Difficult to finish - not because of the alcohol, but rather the flavor.

Notes: I really, really wanted to like this beer. I love Green Flash (especially their IPAs), and was excited finally to see something they had a hand in in CT. Unfortunately, this doesn't hold a candle to West Coast IPA (much less their DIPA). Possibly the most medicinal beer I've ever had, which is not a good thing. Thanks to P16 for the opportunity to try it.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of William_Johnson
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

William_Johnson, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
2.95/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

3/6/2011

On tap at Churchill's in a snifter.

A: Vibrant straw golden with a soft fizzy white head.

S: Belgian yeast, wheat, and strong coriander. A dash of rye and a little orange. Subtle floral notes. Perfumey and aromatic.

T: Coriander is strong, with orange and a little pepper and grass. I get some bubblegum . Finish is spicy. 

M: Medium light body with lower high carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

Overall: Insipid. Wouldn't want to drink much of this. Actually, I wouldn't want to drink any quantity of it again.

HopHead84, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev -27.5%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -27.5%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

beernads, May 31, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear golden orange color with golden yellowish orange hues and a two finger frothy, soapy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Chunks of soap lacing left behind.  

Sweet estery, light fruit aroma with hints of zesty peppery spice, alcohol, bubblegum and earthy, soily hops.  Belgian esters are  very prominent with bubblegum, light fruit and zesty peppery spice.

Medium bodied with a dry earhy hop preence up front which isn't too bitter. This is complimented by zesty peppery spice, notably coriander, pepper and bitter hops.  There's also a strong Belgian estery light fruit presence with hints of bubblegum, apple and strawberry.  alcohol phenols and heat toward thw finish.  The 9.5% is decently nsskrd with heat toward the finish and slight wamrth in the chest.  Faint malts underneath but this beer is all spice and hop up front followed by sweet fruit and bubblegum with booziness in finish.  

corby112, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of johndoe8
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

johndoe8, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of ncaudle
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap into a Gulden Draak tulip.

poured a gold / light orange with about an inch head. very cloudy...

the smell was very citrusy yet filled with spice and a saison like funk. probably my favorite part of this brew. while taste and smell go hand in hand, I preferred to smell it than the taste.

very carbonated. similar to the few Green Flash brews I have had. for my tastes, too carbonated...

is it just me or does this brew seem almost as if it is a blend of Green Flash IPA and the Feuillien Saison?

ncaudle, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of kds2437
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

kds2437, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of rolltide
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

t0rin0, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of taospowder
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

taospowder, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

jeffthepony, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

dknight75, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 7/24/10 notes. Got to try at the Captain Lawrence cdc release.

a - Pours a murky golden color with one inch of white head.

s - Smells of floral and citrus hops, as well as a little bit of spices.

t - Tastes of spices, yeast, and citrus hops and fruits.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent Belgian style ale. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

mdfb79, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of doughanson78
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Golden straw color. Pretty hazy like a Hefe. Huge head, three fingers. Very fluffy. Great retention and lacing.

S: Very spicy. Corriander? Cloves. Lemon. Alcohol.

T: Cloves. Spices. Lemon.

M: Medium bodied. Sticky feel.

O: Decent brew. Probably not for me. Little to sweet/sour.

doughanson78, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The sample I bought popped like champagne, but at least I didn't get a beer "Old Faithful." Nevertheless, open with care - and be damned careful where you point the bottle because that cork is likely to come shooting out like a bullet! Strong, fruity aroma has banana and apple components, a yeasty underpinning, and hints of malt, wheat and honey. Pours a clear, bright solar yellow with a fluffy and very thick, if not too persistent, white head. Fruity flavor has a strong grassy component, a little like lettuce or spinach that is past its prime, as well as hints of yeast, woody hop bitterness, and honey sweetness. That vegetable component seems to lessen as I drink it, but it does bug me. Sorry, a point off there. Smooth texture has a lively fizz and good body. I love collaboration brews - they may not always be the best, but they're fun to try.

Cyberkedi, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle
Lot 2699
Served in a tulip glass
From notes 4-10-11

A - It pours a clear yellow. It is topped with a mountain of white head.

S - The aroma is grass and light banana notes.

T - I get weak banana and clove. I also get some alcohol on the finish.

O - It was a nice beer but nothing remarkable.

buschbeer, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle $13. Nice orange color, decent head and a hoppy aroma. Citrus wafts up as well as a distinct spiciness. The flavor was more hops, citrus, and spices and well done I might say. I could not help but think this was distinctly influenced by Green Flash as it reminded me a bot of their tripel and le freak.

ArrogantB, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Immortale25
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says 22/04/12.

A- Pours a light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains a bit then fizzles down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a patch of surface foam. Not much lacing.

S- Soft citrus aroma that's surrounded by an undeniable aroma of oxidation. Yeast is present but only in a sharp context, not the rich note I was looking for and had experienced when drinking this same beer on tap.

T- Slight wet cardboard taste but the citrus and yeast glean through making it enjoyable. The age has certainly toned down the alcohol since it's detectable but very subdued, so that's a plus. A bit glassy tasting, but not too bad. Notes of lemon, coriander and even apple.

M- Very spritzy from the lively medium-high carbonation. Light body and a tangy feel.

O- Wow, this was so much better on tap. It's almost like two different beers. I think what's mainly missing is the hop character. After sitting for so long, the hops merely lost their luster and are nearly undetectable. Probably what those off flavors and smells were: deteriorated hops. My advice is, if you see this on draft somewhere, order one immediately. But, if you see a bottle priced over ten bucks (mine was $14), don't waste your money. Still, it's decent for what it's become.

Immortale25, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stamped 22/04/12.

750mL bottle, cork with strap, served cool into a globe. Beware of this cork - it comes out with great force!

Pretty cool to see a colaboration between a brewery that has been around less than 10 years with one that was established in 1125!

Appearance is a hazy golden yellow color with thick soapy-looking white head. It settles gradually but leaves very little lace.

Aroma is fresh mint and sweet lemons. There is a little bit of Belgian yeast character but very little of the west coast hops that I was expecting.

Flavor is almost shocking because it is so strong and bitter but yet it has the same characteristics as the aroma. For me that means mostly lemon citrus and fresh mint. Of course there is more than that going on but that's the main focus. In the background are more subtle flavors associated with Belgian trippels and strong pales namely black pepper, barnyard funk, and clove.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body but practically over-carbonated. I know a lot of the beers in this category are big in bubbles but this really detracts from the enjoyment. I'll probably let it sit so it flattens out.

Overall a tasty collaborative brew but unfortunately not worth the high price.

GilGarp, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of aepb1
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy yellow-orange body with a massive, airy, white head

S- Typical belgian, yeasty, bananas and citrus, inviting clove

T- Citrus up front, clove and banana with a bready malt middle with an alcohol/carbonation bite to finish this

M- Medium/light body with more than average carbonation that bites in the finish

O- A nice beer but not much above average

aepb1, Nov 21, 2011
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Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien) from Brasserie St. Feuillien
92 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.