Green Flash brewery ‘friendship’ black Saison


1424393_200071653510321_2092141873_n“Our second collaboration with Brasserie St-Feuillien, Friendship Brew, is a Black Saison that blends European and American hops, Belgian yeast and a cache of secret spices. The aroma and flavors are enticing, with delicate fruitiness, subtle spice and rounded roast malt characteristics. Bottle conditioning provides lively carbonation and rich beer foam for a luscious body and a lean, dry finish.”

This leading brewery from the states produces many a fine drop. This beer was nice. Dark black pour with a thick 2 finger tanned head. Looks and smells a┬álot like the Stillwater Artisanal beers we’ve indulged in recently. It’s a farmhouse ale (Saison in other words) so it has a real smattering of spices, wheat and yeast. This beer in particular yields cloves, star anise, licorice, pepper, oak, coffee and chocolate. Also some herbal undertones in here too. Quite the complex nose. In the mouth it was slightly creamy with medium body. Mild-medium carbonation with some sourness on the palate. Plum, firm spices, dried fruits, roasted malt and oak dominate the most. Nice, dry herbal finish and at under 7% ABV it’s very doable but one was enough. The spice becomes a bit too much by the end but, again, credit must go to the boys at green flash, this was an enjoyable beer.