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RATINGS: 388   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Sweet sweet malt smell...lots of good diverse aromas...taste is the same with mostly a grape flavor that hangs on for a while...almost no hops...pretty smooth and sweet...decent complexity..taste not as sweet or flavorful with additional sips...palate acclimation hurts it a bit...becomes more like light bubblegum and less complex...but a darn good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1691) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2016
.33l bottle @Explosive. Pours cloudy yellow with low head. Aroma is lavender, herbs, malts, citrus, spices, grape fruits, apple. Dried fruits. Flavor is mostly same with alcohol notes. Yeast and floral. Well balanced nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle sample at Rex. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is floral, herby, spice, lemon, grapefruit and some belgian yeast notes. Taste is floral, hops, yeast and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2016
like 7 up sodapop in the beginning and the end. the middle portion of this brew is warm and full with a bit of warm alcohol. the herbs are noticeable yet refined enough this is a nice beer. it morphs which is interesting it could get a 4 without any qualm from me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3884) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Treated as a saison because that’s what I thought it is, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color with a light carbonation rising at a nice pace. Finger’s worth of white foamy head quickly dissipated. Light lacing slides right on into the beer. The smell takes on sweet bready to floral (lavender) with a sweet earthy/grassiness rubbing shoulders with some sweet crisp herbal leafiness. The flavor takes the previously mentioned flavors and wraps together a fantastic herbal/floral/bready combined sweetness. Definitely brings on that lazy sweet "evening" quality of an aftertaste and subtly sliding on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation rides fairly low in this one, still, a subtle stickiness, but not cloying. Overall, good saison, I could come back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2016
This is a bright beer. Nice color. Sweet body, pretty crisp. The alcohol is completely masked. A little spice, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Hazed dark golden color with a taller beige head. Dried herds and flowers in the aroma, along with a good dose of yeast and dough. Hints of allspice and cloves, with a lavender backdrop. Slowly the malt comes forward. Light sweet marshmallow flavors if rather quickly interrupted by a the herbal undertones. Lots of lavender on the tongue. I somehow fell I have just given a message and am now licking my hands. A bit too overbearing in the flavors. 2/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (958) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 13, 2016
12oz bottle tasted on the 13/05/2016. Hazy golden colour with a medium tan white and bubbly head. Aroma of florals, coriander, citrus and hops. Taste is very floral with presence of hops and some citrus. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - APR 28, 2016
A deep orange hazy unable to see through it. Very active lasting head. A herbal tartness lays over aromatic Woody hops in the smell. So smooth the soft herbs coat your tongue all taking their turn to make a quick appearance but then blend back into the whole. Soft and velvet on the palate.

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