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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, perfume, spice, pepper, herbal and yeast. Flavour is malt, perfume, bitter, spice, pepper and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. Orange color, cloudy. Orange peels, lemon, flowers, honey and coreander in the aroma. Sweetish flavor with coreander, mint, orange peels, lemon and lavender. Well balanced, in spite of the spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma is spicy/ginger-like, light ester fruity and grainy. Undertones of banana, lemon, lemon grass, lime, perfume, mint bubble-gum and dust. Nice, complex and Belgo-ish on the nose. The flavour is light sweet to dry, light bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of grain, citrus, spices and dust. The mouthfeel is soft and light round with light to medium carbonation. Spicy and citric finish. Near medium bodied. Nice, I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle from Binny’s on Marcey. Pours a glowing yellowy orange with a huge head of foam that fades. Nose is okay, quite floral and a large burst of phenolics. some faint citrus as well. Yeast really dominates with some plastic notes. On taste, the plasticy phenolics are a bit much. I like the other fruity and estery notes, but the phenols really overwhelm this. Some pils malt and some hops, again floral. Not my bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Pours an unclear and amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, spices, coriander, yeast, pepper and perfume. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and bitterness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5416) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Bottle shared thx to Marsiblursi cons 2011-07-09 Sätila AP: hazy wee honey, stoutly wee bubbly beige head AR: ginger beer, sour dish washing rug F: goose berries, ginger, lime, sour ,dry finish old rating 3,2 Draught at All In Beer Fest 2015, cons 2015-11-06 Göteborg AR: Belgian yeasty, fruity, nettles AP: clear coppery F: floral, caramel, Belgian, yeasty, nettles new rating 3,6 - go with new!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours hazy amber with a huge shortlived off white head. Aroma is ginger, yeast, buckwheat and cloves. Flavor is malty, dry, bitter, alcohol and spicy. Medium body. Finishes dry, spicy, a bit sourish and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to Marsiblursi. Hazy yellow beer with a big lasting white head. Spicy ginger aroma, wheat, clove, citrus and some grass. Spicy flavor, citrus, grass, hay, perfume, lime, some clove. Different but refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
08-JUL-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". Golden with white head. Nose is very herbal with coriander and a touch of pepper. Almost soapy taste with the same herbs and a very dry mouthfeel. Lemon and a mouthcoating dryness and bitterness. Really strange brew. Do not like it all that much allthough I really want to try...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Man, this beer was so close to scoring even higher. I let it warm a bit out the fridgee. Poured with a mammoth, billowy, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, cream colored head that slowly settled down and a little lace. Color is a cloudy amber apricot with lots of very active bubble trails and trub bits floating around. Aroma is like their deScription - herbal, grassy, plus yeast, musty, and a little malt. Flavor’s like the nose with the herbs coming out more, a hefty bite from the yeast, and a serious tang from heavy carbonation. Body is ok and carbonation, well, I already said. Finish is herbal with an odd sweetness that wasn’t there before and is fairly short. Pretty good saison, but not a session.

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