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RATINGS: 382   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mysland (114) - GERMANY - OCT 30, 2015
Flasche, 0,35. Golden, ganz leicht trübe, kaum Schaum. Duft nach Spaghetti Bolognese - warum auch immer. Gemüsig vielleicht. Süßer Antrunk. helles Brot, etwas Litschi, süße Stachelbeere. Weiches Mundgefühl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Hazy orange appearance with one finger of beige foam, mostly dissipating. The aroma is strong lavender and floral notes with toasted grain, herbs, grass, light cinnamon and a light peppery spice. Similar flavor, the adjuncts seem pretty overpowering and it’s hard to detect any base beer. Mild to moderate bitterness with a light dry, lingering finish. The mouth experience is a medium body with a fluffy soft feel and average carbonation. It gets a little better as it warms but it’s kind of hard to drink very much of this at first. It took me a while to finish. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Love And Happiness > Love Tractor, 10/13/2007, Loveland, CO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5858) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at Kings Arms tap takeover, London. It pours a clean amber color with small off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, spicy with light yeast action, cinnamon, dried apricots. Taste has some more Belgian yest, spices, plastic, apricots, starch. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, just too sweet for a spring saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Brewed at ’t Hofbrouwerijke. Bottle at home. Gusher. Hazy amber with small off white head. Massive cinnamon up front, glühwein, bananabread, lots of caramel, raisins, some yeast. Medium sweet and light herbal biutter. Medium bodied with slick feel and under medium carbonation (even though this was quite the gusher). Spring? I don’t get any spring at all, this beer tastes very close to my girlfriends glühwein, massive christmas spices here. But I actually quite enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3852) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Draught. Almost clear golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of white pepper, lemon peel, grapefruit, grain, wheat and light earth. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of grain, lemon, white pepper and herbs. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really good Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9839) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nutmeg, Christmas spice, malt, caramel, raisins and overripe dark fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8282) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Sample shared at September THT. Gusher :-( Very thin white head. Herbal aroma. Very hazy light amber pour. Herbal aftertaste. Pretty decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Nose is strong floral, muscat grape. Flavor is same plus layers of planty/herbaceous/grassy notes and a touch of nectar/honey

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
Di bel colore ambrato; buona schiuma, di discreta persistenza. L’aroma è fortemente floreale e aromatico, caratterizzato da odori di lavanda su tutti; a seguire camomilla, zenzero e agrumi. Il gusto è dolce di malto e miele, note floreali e un mix speziato molto variegato. Amaro molto morbido, "giusta" gradazione alcolica, frizzantezza ripulente; buon equilibrio, gradevole l’impressione generale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden. Aroma is funky, slightly fruity. Taste is fruity, nice and dry. Refreshing beer.

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