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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 14/20
TheBeerGod (5465) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Murky, muddy amber pour with a large foamy gold head. Strong flowery and herbal aroma with funky yeast, grains and sweet malt. Taste is rather flowery as well with more herbal notes, sweet malt, dusty yeast, grains, light candied fruit and cake. Body is light-medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more flowery flavors, herbal notes, grains, powdery malt, dusty yeast and soft fruit notes. Different but tasty. This definitely screams spring!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Floral aromas and spice. Flavors of spice, potpourri and lemongrass. Light bodied. Overall very complex for a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle. Orange - reddish, cloudy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruitiness, herbal/floral perfume spiciness (cinnamon and chamomile with lavender). Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, herbal/floral perfume spiciness, with some fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, herbal/floral perfume spiciness. Too much perfume spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle given to me by willblake. Thanks Jon! Best RBSG roommate ever. Cloudy orange with big, frothy white head. Big botanical nose, lots of rosemary, and various floral notes. Flavor is very saison-like, some floral notes-dandelion stands out in particular, tea, lemon, bready. Nicely carbonated (not as much as the pour suggests). Pretty good and definitely interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2727) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
This is a very unique beer. It was like drinking potpourri. Very light colored with foamy white head. The flavor was herbs and spices with heavy chamomile. The lavender really came through in the aroma. The alcohol was completely hidden but overall the beer was a bit intense for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Nose is tons of Rosemary. Flavor starts Rosemary then goes to flower bouquet. All kinds of perty flowers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2011
(bottle) Hazy yellow-orange body with a big off-white head, diminishing. Complex aroma has a lot of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), plant/vegetable, yeast, and some floral notes. Spices are strong in the flavor, too, almost overpowering (pepper, cinnamon, etc.). It’s sweet with caramel, and has chamomile, lavender, soap notes and a little bit of hops in the finish. Carbonated body. Definitely a lot going on, but I couldn’t fully get behind it. I definitely preferred the Vol. 2 and Vol. 3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a small fizzy white head. Very strong, but clean and pleasant spiced aroma, nice hopping, balanced and really reminds me of that stone collaboration. First taste is a bit rough, sweet banana, but after sitting for a while it’s quite nice and similar to that stone collab. Very nice body as usually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6629) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
5/22/11. Small bottle courtesy mlunger12. Murky yellow pour with a small fizzy white head. Hugely pungent floral aroma like sticking your face into a beery boquet. Light golden Belgian flavor with yeast spice, sweet floral aromatics, a touch of sour, and more. Crazy shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
11.2oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours copperish-amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of Belgian spicy yeast, light fruits, caramel malts, flowers, and light hops. A really complex combination, but I am not really a fan of the extra spices added. Average texture. A pretty interesting beer, but not my favorite.

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