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

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

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Florida9 on 07-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of woosterbill
2.71/5  rDev -34.2%
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.


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Photo of DavidMaguire
2.72/5  rDev -34%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of HopHead84
2.97/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2


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.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of corby112
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
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.  

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Photo of johndoe8
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of ncaudle
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
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?

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Photo of Mphis
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of seedyone
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. As a big St. Feuillien fan I found this a bit disappointing. I recall another collaberation from these 2 that I found to be very disappointing. IMO Greenflash is pretty heavy handed w/hops, but that is not the case here. It's simply I don't particularly like th flavors here.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of zac16125
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

St. Feuillien Biere de l’amitie
750mL bottle into a chalice
Bottled on: 6/6/14

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with just under 1 fingers width of bright white head, that dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves only a few very small patches of lacing. 3.75

S: Spice, but its a unique spice, not one that I typically get in the style. Something I can’t quite place, maybe tyme or rosemary? Citrus, Beligan yeast esters, lemon, its got an almost tart lactic character. Really bizarre nose that I’m not a huge fan of. 3.25

T: The taste doesn’t really convey what I got in the aroma, which I would say is a good thing. Wheat, yeast, peppery spice, sweet esters on the finish, some lemon citrus, a fair amount of bitterness. Lots going on, but it works well together. 3.75

M/D: Heavier carbonation, which is appropriate, a bit dry on the finish, medium body, ABV is very well masked, and drinkability is pretty good. 4

O: An interesting brew. I was not a fan of the aroma, liked the flavor more, but still not blown away. Glad I tried it, but not something I would likely go to again in the future. 3.5

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Photo of doughanson78
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.67/5  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.

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