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)
245 Ratings
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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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden ale with a tall white colored head, it certainly has the looks.

Smell is light and bright, mild honeysuckle malt aroma with apples and roses and a coriander. Slight aspirin aroma really wish Amarillo hops would just die out. Slightly soapy aroma.

Starts out light and heavily carbonated. Mildly bitter with a fairly flowery taste. Flavor is light and the coriander is subdued. Lightly flavored beer that tastes a lot like Hennepin.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a mild and tasty Belgian Ale.

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Photo of BoRaeCho
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with excellent lacing on a murky golden with slight brownish hue.

S: soapy, corriander, sweet lemon and orange peel citrus.

T: more herbs and corriander. Citrus provides little overall and is mostly lemon tartness.the hops are mostly on the herbal side.

M: light body and high carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: The booze are well hidden. This one is very flavorful but not very complex. Definitely worth trying this one.

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Photo of Kromes
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white head that stands on the beer and doesn't quit. There's also an alka-seltzler amount of carbonation in the glass.

Biscuity malt and grassy, herbal hop aroma. There's also some distant coriander and sweet anise type spice.

The flavor is much more citrus and coriander flavor. The spice starts out and then fades a bit with the appearance of citrus hop, fruity esters (peach, apple, pineapple) and sweet candi sugar. The alcohol burn shows up in the finish which also has a lingering coriander spice.

High carbonation give it a peppery feel. Somewhat light body for such a high gravity beer.

A really nice Belgian Pale. All around quality. The collaboration of west coast and Belgium works out well.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kayrex
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of beergoot
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat cloudy, pale yellow body with a thick, chunky white head. Zesty lemon, lime, green apple, and other citrus and spice notes announce the smell, loud and clear. Sweet, tangy, tart flavors dominate the flavor; almost some cinnamon undertones; distinct bitterness and alcohol presence wraps things up, taste-wise. Light, crisp and dry mouthfeel with a lively carbonation on the tongue.

To say this beer has complexity is an understatement. There's a world of nifty flavors abounding. In one way, it seems like I'm drinking an interesting apple-cinnamon strudel beverage with a nice alcohol kick to it, but it is much more than that. In any case, this is a wonderful departure from my usual beers, nice depth and complexity to the flavors, all with nicely balanced overall.

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Photo of NateD
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, best by 1/20/2013. Pours a very hazy golden straw color with a very nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge lemon, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, herbal, floral, apple, pepper, coriander, earth, bread, honey, grass, and big spicy yeast esters. Excellent and complex aromas with great balance. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pepper, herbal, floral, coriander, earth, apricot, apple, pear, bread, grass, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, apple, apricot, pepper, pear, herbal, coriander, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of fruity flavors with spiciness; and nice complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel; with very smooth sipping with the carbonation level. Alcohol is extremely well hidden at 9.5%; with only a very slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale! Fantastic balance of sweetness with spiciness; and extremely smooth and enjoyable to sip on. A great effort by both breweries.

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Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of RockinRaquel
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of CHADMC3
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange to hazy golden body with generous yeast floating about with the lively bubbles of carbonation all beneath the thin white head which is very persistent as it sticks around for the duration of the beer and leaves a thick, sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Aromas of apple and similar sour fruits drift from the glass, as well as yeast and earthy hops as it warms.

The flavor offers a balance of fruity esters, rye malt, and again the earthy hops from the nose. Orange peel and apple are present as well as just a hint of spice when it warms.

Medium to lighter in body with generous carbonation.

One of the better collaborations I have had in a while. This beer is refreshing with the higher abv hidden in the abundant flavors and aromas.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful collaborative of what both breweries do best.

a very nice surprise when popped as it has a more robust nose than expected. absolutely shines best with food. pour is very belgian with a nice consistent head and lace that lasts. nose of orange peel, clove, coriander and tangerine meat but more assertive than expected. dry hop infused. very bright and refreshing. a bit cloudy orange body with some debris in the glass. nice malt characteristics. very spicy feel. hop dry bitter but not dominating end. some marzipan, pineapple chutney, and white grape notes. down the the mineral quality of the grape skin. light citrus funk that would be nice with fish. would be great with a nice cut of meat even... flank steak... brisket and green onion but honestly anything grilled.

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Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jgasparine
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured from a corked and caged bottle with a two-finger moussy white head over a semi-transparent yellow body. Aggressively carbonated, the head was well-retained and produced some fantastic lacing down the sides of the glass.

Aroma- Rich doughy aromas meld with some heavy Belgian yeast and spicy phenolics (cracked pepper), with hints of lemongrass to round things out. This nose leads me to believe that a rich brew will follow on the palate.

Taste- A surprisingly mild pale malt character first greets the palate, followed by a brief, fleeting wave of the anticipated Belgian yeastiness. The spices emerge in the finish and linger on the tongue with a very mild hop bitterness and a kiss of booze. The journey on the palate is light and delicate- almost underwhelming given the prelude by the nose- but tasty nonetheless.

Mouthfeel- A beautiful medium body exhibits is presented with the viscosity of a light oil, and accentuated with a pervasive semi-soft carbonation. EtOH heat is mild. No astringency. The mouthfeel is very complimentary to the rest of the package.

Overall- A wonderful collaboration. Light and refreshing, this one is deceptively drinkable despite the big 9.5% ABV.

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Photo of kif
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours golden yellow with a thick white head

S - very citrusy. Typical Belgian smell

T - Lots of citrus, a nice Belgian flavors but a surprisingly nice amount of hops.

M- medium to light body. Decently smooth.

O- a decent Belgian that the added hops make it a solid beer. Definitely better than the average Belgian.

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Photo of Eriogonum
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of dcloeren
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange with a towering three fingers of rocky head.

Opens up with a ton of spice, lemon zest, and some yeasty aromas.

Taste follows the nose... great spiciness to this beer! The spice definitely dominates the palate but it has a great lemon zest and a very nice yeasty quality. Pretty sharp tasting.

Medium to light in body with a very high amount of carbonation. Nice spicy finish.

Overall, this was a very delicious beer. Not worth the price tag in my opinion because a Duvel is a much better version in my opinion but this is definitely a solid Belgian Pale Ale and you should try it if you have the chance.

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Photo of wrycon
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy mustard-yellow. Lighter on the edges giving a soft glow. Smells deeply of squeezed lemon and Belgian yeast. Maybe some wheat and something sweeter like papaya. Sweet to start with a slight tang. That switches briefly to bitterness which then opens full into a thick, bready, yeasty wave. Some spice in the back end, maybe some clove and coriander. Despite its robust finish, it's not overly heavy. Good stuff.

Like it? Yep.

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Bière De L'Amitié (Green Flash & Brasserie St. Feuillien) from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 245 ratings
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