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RATINGS: 304   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1164) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Nice. As a saison, the key word here is floral. That is the primary note -- above and beyond the usual saison notes, which are very very solid here -- that I’m getting. Not very carbonated. Saison Belgian yeast on the lower side. But this is a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (363) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Nice saison. Nice floral aroma and you can really taste those flavors come through in the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from a four pack purchased at 7-11, Kittery ME. Crystal golden color with low carbonation producing very little white head. Aroma is musty yeast and a HUGE spice influence. <br
Medium in body, soft carbonation giving a delicate mouthfeel. Flavor is chamomile, hibiscus, and lots of floral hops and dried flowers. Very low bitterness that shows a weak sweetness from caramel malt. The finish is more dried, dead flowers. I liked this better when it was colder, as it warmed the herbs got overpowering. I don’t get any Belgian yeast of funky notes at all. It’s kind of like drinking an herb garden with hints of perfume.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7195) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Trübes dunkelbernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Es riecht sehr nach Gewürzen, reife Früchte, malzig, Geschmack ebenfalls sehr würzig, Gewürze, röstmalzig, fruchtig, reife Früchte.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3020) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle form ABS. Dark amber pour with fizzy white head. Aroma is super spicy, chamomile certainly, tea notes, lavender, super floral, coriander, light wheaty grainy aromas. Taste is equally spicy, light clove, black pepper like tickle on the tongue, malty, light caramel sweetness, long grassy spicy finish, like eating indian food it just stays and stays and stays. Palate is med bodied with prickly carb. Certainly overdone, yet there are some interesting aromas in there that are actually really well rendered. Wouldn’t drink it on any regular basis but well worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (104) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2014
Gushing bottle at Capital in Leuven. The head quickly disappeared. Very spicy aroma, lots of cinnamon. A bit perfumy at first, but improves. The taste is more balanced than the nose suggests. Baked apples with cinnamon. A bit of a bitter note in the finish. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. **** GUSHER ALERT **** Poured a hazy golden color with a large sized off white head. Citrus, floral, caramel, herbal and some dark fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (744) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. A gusher, big time, probably lost 2/3 of the bottle. Pours a medium brown color, decent amount of tan head. Aroma super floral, lots of chamomile, maybe some heather, too. A bit of yeast, too, but mostly flowers. Body is rich and slippery, as befits the botanical additions, finish is a bit spicy at the back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (761) - - JAN 25, 2014
Birra molto particolare, dal carattere fortemente speziato e una luppolatura erbacea molto intrigante. Non impazzisco per questo genere di prodotti, ma devo ammettere che il risultato è davvero notevole!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2033) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, bananas, spices and grass. Taste is malts, flowers, grass and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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