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RATINGS: 297   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)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (697) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12oz bottle pours an orangey brown color without much head. A range of spices that over power the beer that don't sit well with me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Appearance is golden brown to tan in color, with a thick light tan head and above average lacing. Smell is sweet, earthy, and yeasty. Taste is fantastic: herbaceous, woody, with a roasted barley up front; leathery and tangy sweet; all while a honey/brown sugar/banana sweetness shines through. It seems to be too sweet at times, but the sweetness yields to an earthy/yeasty spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1530) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is dandelion, heather, floral and spicy. Flavour is sweet, sour, spicy, floral and fruity. Good and a little strange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Orange, geringe schaumkrone, säuerlich blumig/würzig im aroma, geschmack nach lavendelvund kamille, etwas säure, leichte rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1321) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a muddy amber with a beige head and aroma of malt and fruits. Taste is of fruits, spices, malts, and floral notes with a spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle at Café Demervallei. Dark brown-orange, lace, cloudy. Very spicy nose, pumpkins, fruits, some citrus and brown sugar. Spicy, sweet flavor, cake and citrus. Strange and over-spiced.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4650) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Slightly hazy deep copper and amber coloured body with a nice one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright flowers, lavender (huge), curacao, hay, wheat and a hint of white pepper with a lot of yeast and a touch of hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive floral flavours with the lavender really hitting hard and heavy, some light wheat, a hit of yeast, a little grassiness and a bit of sugars at the end. Aftertaste shows a well rounded flavour with the flowers dominating, but the wheat balanced with the hops and a touch of sweetness for good measure. Overall, a nice and complex herb-based saison/belgie with a good sweetness. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 19-July-2013 sampled at home in Washington on 15-September-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2766) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
draft pours light amber, small white foam smells sweet, spiced. taste is sweet, grainy, with a too high carbo .

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Could have sworn I had rated this before. Amber colour, aroma green pesto, bit boozy. Very nice though. Taste is light citrus and pesto. Weird and nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Reviewed 9-1-10 I had this one on tap at Churchkey in DC by the recommendation of the bartender, who is also into craft beer. I have faith in my fellow beer geeks! Ap: 1.5 inch head, golden brown, with moderate carbonation. Ar: Smells like Chai tea, lemon, and cinnamon - eerily similar to DFH’s "Sah’tea." T: I hope my review is not tainted, but I learned in the middle of my tasting that this beer is a Stillwater product, but was actually brewed in Belgium, and with Belgian yeast. Come to think of it, I do actually notice that: the dark fruit and Belgian yummy "funk." Sweet without being too. Nutmeg? P: Coats the mouth quite a bit, so I might have to ding it for that. O: Like I stated, very much like DFH "Sah’Tea", but with a bit darker plum-like aftertaste. This added to the complexity. No alcohol detected.


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