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For the first edition of the Stillwater Import Series I traveled to the village of Beerzel, located in the Antwerp province of Belgium. Here I teamed up with brewmaster Jef Goetelen to craft an authentic Belgian version of my liquid interpretation of the Spring season. A recipe originally contrived a few years prior as a collaboration brew with my good friend Paul Kretzer. The base is German barley & wheat, with a touch of Belgian aromatic; accented with grassy hops and an array of spring botanicals (heather, chamomile, lavender, & dandelion). Like a fresh meadow in spring. (now currently brewed at Two Roads in CT)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber orange, nose is herbal, funky, taste is dry, light funk, herbal finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12 ounce 2014 bottle into pilsner glass. Pours slightly hazy pale gold color with a small dense white head. Good retention and a nice lacing coats the glass upon tipping. Aroma: tart, yeasty and fruity with a complex mix of herbal spicing. Some biscuity, pale malt notes. Light banana, chamomile, and light funk Taste: Notably flavorful. Flowers and citrus standout. Light spices, green apple, white grapes, light banana, chamomile, white pepper, faint hay, light yeasty bread and a slight funkiness. High complexity. A nice light mix of flavors linger on a while after the finish. Feel: Medium carbonation and body; crisp, Alcohol is only partly hidden with some warming present. Overall: a good and quite interesting herbal spiced saison. Complex yet well balanced. I didn’t love this but am happy to have had a bottle and can easily see some fans of farmhouse ales loving it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6291) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
bottle oro schiuma media discreta persistenza spezia floreale rinfrescante lieve nota maltata poco amara

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12oz bottle. Crystal tangerine orange with no head. Aroma alcoholic fruit and a touch of some grassy hops in the background. Clean flavors are a little spicy and a touch fruity. Flat carbonation. Interesting, but forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1637) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma is herbal with spice, bit of malt and citrus in the background. Taste of mild malt sweetness with a good touch of herbs and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth with a good herbal and spice infusion. Very good beer for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 10/12/14. Lightly hazed golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is floral, citric peel, spice, woody, light smoke, honeysuckle. Taste comprises bitter citric peel, tangerine, apricot jam, spice, sweet’n’sour, floral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok floral me up SHV, solid for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazed, yellow-gold with a small white head. Spicy caramel, floral tea, orange aroma. Taste is tangy caramel malt, lavender, cinnamon, honey, tea. A little too sweet and thick...but really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
330 ml. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Brewed @ ’t Hofbrouwerijke is seems going by the label. Murky brown peach orange with small but solid off-white head. Sweet botanical smell, lavender, flowers, dandelions, sweet honey, very unique, flowers nose, perfume. Taste is sweet honey, dandelions, flowers, faint lavender, herbal tea in a good way, spice, huge perfume. Honey / malt / camomile tea body. Unique & highly delicious. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1663) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo ma spory osad z malutkimi kawałkami. Kolor piwa to bursztynowa pomarańcza. Piana jest mała i szybko znika. Kolor piany jest szary. NOS : zapach jest niespotykany : kwiaty, rumianek, delikatna mięta. lawenda, karmel... trochę przypomina coca-cole. Po wstrząśnięciu wydobywam aromaty drożdży, ciemnego chleba i troszeczkę rozpuszczalnika. USTA : piwo jest mocno gazowane o tłustej teksturze i wodnistej konsystencji. W ustach nasycenie jest drażniące jak mocno gazowana fanta czy cola. Średnio słodkie (karmel), wytrawne o delikatnej gorzkości przypominającej ziemie i zioła. W smaku mało wymiarowe, nudne. Gdyby nie mocne aromaty kwiatowe to piwo byłoby szybko zapomniane. Posmak jest delikatny i średnio trwały o nutach delikatnie cierpkich i gorzkich przypominających zioła i ziemie. ODCZUCIA : lawenda i rumianek nie są najlepszymi składnikami do piwa ale za to bardzo ciekawym jest takie piwo choćby raz spróbować. To znaczy w tym wydaniu ponieważ te aromaty są wyraźne i podkreślone. Niestety smakowo jest bardzo nudne, wręcz drażniące za mocnym nasyceniem i prawie kompletnym brakiem piany. OCENA : smak : 4/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : 0

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