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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of floral, citrus, and spice. Taste is lemon, floral, yeast, grass, and spice. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
BTLD 04/16/14. Nose very floral with a spicy undercurrent, light and sweet wheat with a lavender and rose hip base, sweetness as if sorghum or another grain-type adjunct was used, extremely girly and aromatic without reeking of perfume silage. Lemon peel, lemongrass, too. Cloudy sunny yellow-golden with a white head. Taste very fresh and zesty, adds citrus to those well-defined botanicals, touches of myrtle and vanilla, tangelo, etc. Sweet with basically no bitterness, even the herbal mouthfeel is swallowed up by the wheat-and-sweet. Mild carbonation but still very refreshing, medium body with a citric aftertaste. Very well done.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (3353) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2014
Love and regret is much more about regret, than any type of love. Wayyy over spiced like an amateur brewery trying to be big and hardcore. Sure the underlying beer ain’t bad, but when you are this over the top. No one cares.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3085) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Clear golden with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite spicy with lavender, chamomile, floral presence, cereals, grass and lemon. Taste is also quite spicy with the same features as aroma and light acidity. Medium body. Prickly carbonation. Dry finish. Moderate lingering spicy finish. Not my favorite from Stillwater because the spices take too much / all the place. It’s definitely tasty and the spices are showcased, but the drinkability is average at best. Balance isn’t too bad considering the ingredients.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Not bad orange like pour. Floral and citrus aroma. Lots of chamomile and floral taste with lemon and orange. Light body moderate carbonation. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold with pretty much no head/lace - nose is heavy with the adjuncts used, especially the chamomile and lavender - there is also some dusty yeast and moderate phenolics, lint musk - flavor is very sweet and heavy on the chamomile, with some dandelion as well - tastes like sweet herbal tea, really - strong honey flavors throughout - some grassy hops arrive late, along with moderate saison yeast rustic character, some dusty, earthiness - kind of disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9518) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle... Clear, deep, mahogany pour with a small, creamy, white head. I can’t smell much of anything here at all. Full-bodied with laid back carbonation. The flavor is sweet, port-like and boring. Any floral, herbal or spicy components are long gone. Not bad. Not good. Cleanly brewed, so there’s something.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (709) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy clear with a one finger, white head that fades to a film. Aroma has big notes of candy sugar, bubblegum, farmhouse funk, a hint of tea, and sweet flowers. Taste is a bit tart but still with candy sugar and bubblegum. Mild sweet floral mixed with classic saison. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture with a bubbly carbonation/mouthfeel. Overall a pretty tasty brew. Solid, sweet Belgian flavours paired with sweet flowers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a hazy medium gold with head fading to a ring, moderate sediment, not much lacing. Aroma is strong and complex with fruits like apple, pear, lemon underneath tons of spicy yeast and herbal earthiness. Taste is big herbal with some of the pear and apple, a little soapy with the aromatics. Flavor stays big, but I’d rather smell this one than drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a small dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly herbal/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good herbal spiced saison. All around well balanced and robust fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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