Friendship Brew is a Black Saison and the second example from a unique collaboration between Green Flash Brewing Company of San Diego, California, and Brasserie St. Feuillien, of Belgium. It’s brewed with Belgian yeast and spices, but the real story here are those spices. The nose reminds me of potpourri, and the middle is loaded with earthy herbal flavors and a bit of toasted rye. The middle is quite dry, but there’s a hint of chocolate sweetness right at the end of the finish. This is a really interesting, really unusual beer with a lot of character.
I give it a 4.1 out of 5.