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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

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 210
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | 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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RickS95

Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 04:01:45 | More by RickS95
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-25-2013 20:15:00 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Jhanken

Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-03-2013 12:36:15 | More by Jhanken
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2013 13:18:05 | More by 420Rick
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 01:30:35 | More by ryan1788a5
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 07:04:47 | More by ElCommodoro
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George1799

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-02-2013 23:55:51 | More by George1799
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DavidBart

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-31-2013 01:24:06 | More by DavidBart
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Brenden

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes out of the bottle lively but by no means fizzy, forming a very nice soft and fluffy-looking but very strong head that's pure white. It rests at two fingers and shows exemplary retention as it supports the brew for the entirety of the session. The beer itself is a cloudy bu very bright yellow-gold color with a little yeast sediment in there. Lacing sticks in some rings that develop a bit of webbing down the walls of the glass.
The malts in this beer must be pretty well-varied, as they give off both drier, more crackery notes, a bit of dough, and some not-quite toasty breads. The malts are complemented by a certain grassiness with an herbal edge and a bit of citrus pith alongside light tropical fruits sweetness before a slightly tart lemony note shows. Alongside comes an easy sort of gentle spicing, adding just a touch of white pepper and definite soft notes of clove.
There's an earthy, raw, stemmy sort of moderate hoppiness that comes out up front on the tongue, then gives way to the softer, sweeter and brighter notes. Clove rests easily underneath, while fresh lemon adds a lightly tart sort of juiciness to even the sweetness and the light bitterness. There's plenty of citrus running through all the while, working together with the gentle spicing. Herbal and dustier earthy notes only add complexity without muddling the flavor. Alcohol is warming and adds a mellow effect, well managed despite its strength.
This beer is well-carbonated, managing a smooth, creamy fluffiness without being overly filling. It's massively soft in the near-medium body, keeping from a chalkiness that seems impossible to avoid given the absolute dryness, particularly in the finish. It manages all this while maintaining a delicate crispness.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 15:36:44 | More by Brenden
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dknight75

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

10-14-2013 01:35:59 | More by dknight75
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-10-2013 00:34:41 | More by tbryan5
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

10-08-2013 05:33:03 | More by taospowder
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olfolxholme

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

09-14-2013 00:04:40 | More by olfolxholme
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-13-2013 01:46:38 | More by Texasfan549
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

09-09-2013 01:29:03 | More by vermilcj
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-07-2013 17:26:44 | More by CasanovaCummins
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-22-2013 16:48:11 | More by steamboatbrewer
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-19-2013 06:05:16 | More by SaxmanRick
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-06-2013 06:17:38 | More by grahamboudreaux
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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this awesome beer at the Town Hall Brewery bowling Ally!

It is a complex and wonderfully beer!

Green Flash has a great beer line and I am stoked they hooked up with St. Feuillien for this strong ale!

Apperance: Orangish pale and cloudy with nice lacing

Smell: Belgish yeast and biscuits

Taste: yeasty and malty and smooth with a slight sweetness and biterness

Mouthfeel: a after taste of dryness that finishes very well

Overall: a beer to enjoy for a minimum of an hour as it warms the flavors really come out, but worth starting cold

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:27:59 | More by xmorgan
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-03-2013 14:25:47 | More by TastyAdventure
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2013 03:46:07 | More by Hellpop65
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was an amazing beer.... from the Duvel-like carbonation to the kiss of Amarillo hops, I was happy the whole time... the earthiness of the yeast provided a perfect backdrop for the bitterness here and it was a truly sublime drinking experience... a very sneaky 9.5% left me reeling after the 2nd pour... hate to see this one retired, I would purchase this regularly

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 23:12:24 | More by Tilley4
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ajdemma

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2013 22:37:53 | More by ajdemma
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-06-2013 04:26:30 | More by VictoriaAnne
Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien) from Brasserie St. Feuillien
92 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.