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RATINGS: 379   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Light brown colour. Aroma and flavour are dominated by bay leaf and other wild herbs. Maybe some ginger and orange too. Sugary sweet. Awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2434) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
A brown beer, a head is big and beige. Aroma is strongly flowery and aromatic, lavender and chamomile, some lemon. Taste has similar flower profile than in the aroma, lavender and chamomile, some spices. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Strong flowers, not bad but still this is a curiosity beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (916) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
Bottiglia 33cl @ nella tana del bianconoglio. Ambrata con schiuma evanescete. Molto calda e rotonda, speziata. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Shared at Porch Nite with Brisben and Raith. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a rich foamy white head. Aroma is yeasty and some floral. Flavor follows with more floral and some grassy and hay notes. Slightly sweet, more than I expected. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
May 9, 2015. Bottle at home.
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, Aroma is floral and perfume like with lavender, chamomile, honey, ginger, grass and citrus. Taste is sweet malty and honey like, floral and spicy aftertaste, very soft bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - APR 24, 2015
Draft. Pours a lightly cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are lavender and grass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sparrowreed (1) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
This was suburb! Love the spice! Excellent stat and finish. Nice aroma and the label really is dramatic. It made me really want to try the beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1136) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Nice bottle, great story, decent but overrated beer. For all that gos into this I found it sort of one-dimensional, malty and spicy, perhaps too much chamomile? I donít know, but for the ABV I was hoping for something with a bit more going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5861) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
750ml (unlabelled) bottle [hasnít this version been brewed at Hof Ten Dormaal? - I might be mistaken]. Clear, copper colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Wowhowa! Fantastic fresh, fruity and herbal aroma, notes of different types of tea, hibiscus, rooibos, rose hip, mallow, chamomile, lavender, a touch of thyme and dandelion, some citrus. Taste delivers the same plethora of flavours with different emphasis, is less fruity overall, dry and minimally soapy, additional cinnamon and dandelion note in the finish. Very nice composition, close to really spectacular.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Absolutely fantastic Saison. Pours cloudy gold with a small head. Aroma is fruity with a hint of horse blanket. Flavor is sweet, but well balanced with a lot of fruit (apple) up front and just a hint of hop.

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