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RATINGS: 299   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)


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Very enjoyable, easy drinker. Refreshing lemonade-like characteristics without being fruity. Some flowery aroma and floral flavor, nice hops flavor almost IPA like. Maybe a little too carbonated, but would drink again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2477) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (210) - - JUL 29, 2014
Had a single bottle in Augusta with Erik. Very hard to describe had a lot of floral and spicy aroma and flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Gold pour, no head. Great aroma - fruits, herbs, floral esters, honey and yeast. Flavor is similar. Quite saisony- lots of spices and herbs... rose, lemon, pepper, notes of belgian yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a hazy gold color with a white head. The aroma was spicy, bready, floral and earth. The taste was sweet with some spicy bitters, funk and earthiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (701) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Gold yellow cloudy pour some head. Aroma of lavender, bretta, tart, yeast, burly herbs. Tastes big saison yeast, solid herbs some pepper. slight acidity. slight dry could use more dry. I prefer T’hofbrouwerijk’s Sour Flower version of this. It’s basically the same thing, but also an awesome sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (135) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Turbid orange gold body w/ white head. Herbal tea, floral & funky aromas. Earthy, lavender & herbal flavors. Light, refreshing and summery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (869) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bière orangée, trouble au nez d’un parfum débordant (herbes, agrumes, lavande...). En bouche, la levure saison est enveloppée d’un sucre résiduel fort agréable et des nombreux aromates qu’on a bien voulu ajouter à la bière. L’équilibre des saveurs est fort agréable sans tomber dans les demi teintes et dans l’intensité à tout prix. Une maudite belle bière...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (426) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a white foam head. Has an aroma of sweet belgian yeast and lavender, along with a little bit of funk. Flavor is sweet, with lots of spices, particularly lavender. Has a full body, syrupy feel. Excellent all around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a hazy dark golden with a quickly dissipating white head that leaves little lacing. Can smell the chamomile and lavender along with a floral and somewhat herbal character. Also some cookie sweetness. Taste is very similar with a shortbread sweetness and the chamomile and lavender combining with the other elements to give a prominent spicy and floral character. I get a hint of ginger and even some Belgian yeast bubblegum. Finishes with some lingering sweetness and spices. Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp with a light/medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Interesting flavor but a bit sweet and too much going on for my palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow to gold pour with a nice foamy white head. Crisp yeast and wheat with chamomile dominating. Complex spice profile. Easy drinking and flavorful. Really digging this.


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