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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2988) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8848) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (721) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1988) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottled. Slight gusher warning. Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma is cinnamon, ginger, som toffee, caramel and mild sweet fudgelike notes. Flavour is bigtime spices along with some sweet malts and tartish citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12535) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 750ml (bierkompass)
Murky amber color, steady beige head. Lots of herbs in the nose - heather is evident also clove-like aromas. Medium-bodied. Very herbal with some caramalt in the background, some tartness then lots of herbs. I am not fan of herb beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours hazy medium brown color with tan head. Very floral aroma with heather, lavender and chamomile with some grassy hops. Fruit and spice flavor that is very flowery. Medium body with average carbonation. Strange but enjoyable.

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