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RATINGS: 374   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2684) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Amber golden pour off white head foamy ... aromas are great floral and of lavender, chamomile nicely herbal and bit fruit yeast as well .... lots of lacing .... taste is of fruity saison yeast, floral hops and smooth little creamy mouthfeel very herbal and fresh with lavender, chamomile sticking out to me the most ... a spicy bite that flows into a bitter dry hop finish .... very nice twist to a saison

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color hazy orange with medium head. Aroma caramel, spicy, yeast, floral. Taste sweet, spicy, bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ekstedt (6235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear deep golden, large fluffy white head. Sticky, perfumy, artificial, and rather unpleasant spicy aroma, slightly alcoholic. Salty bitterness. A true drain pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
11.2oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a murky, yeast filled, orange-amber-gold colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Very flowery and estery with lots of the described spring botanicals. A good amount of banana, lemon, grassy hops, and yeast spice along with a wheat malt backing and some bread. Flavor has some grass, yeast spice, and plenty of flowers up front along with a bready, light wheat maltiness. Banana esters, a touch of citrus, and more herbal spices. Spicing kicks up towards the end as this finishes dry and spicy with a light, wheat-grass bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste with lots of spicy flowers following a medium body and medium-high, somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Spicy and flowery with a light grassy bitterness and just enough of a wheat malt sweetness to balance. I like the aroma better, but the flavor was enjoyable as well. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, herbs. Flavour is fruit, herbs, malt, hop, citrus, spices. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
Golden, little bit cloudy color. Smell and taste have too much herbs or spices in them, just not my thing. Palate is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by douglas88, thanks
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Perfume, lemon and pepper
Taste: Herbal, grainy and sweet lemon
Nice and unique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4491) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Pours cloudy orange gold with one finger of foamy off white head. Nose is very peppery and yeasty, some hibiscus and grapefruit. Herbal notes. Zesty and peppery flavor with a light floral character. Pink grapefruit flesh and a hint of weak herbal tea. Medium body and a light peppercorn bite on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours a nice dark gold with a good amount of haze and a solid three fingers worth of head. The nose is interesting and gets me thinking about what was added and when. I get lavender more than anything and something else that had a bit spicy character. The taste is very saisonesq with a nice a creamy finish. More than anything I get pineapple notes that really make this an exceptional beer. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to John, thanks man. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is initially huge roses and perfume, some orange and yeast. The flavor is close of a saision; yeasty, some huge oranges, sweet shots of flowers, delicate, fairly dry, enjoyable.

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