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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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33775) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
From tap at ACBF2011. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is ginger.like and lavender. Spiced and herbal flavoured. Dry and bitter, light toasted malty. Spiced and herbal dry finish.6-3-6-3-12=3.0

From tap at ZBF2011. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid herbal and spiced. Mild citric and ginger-like. Bitter and dry, slight peppery and mild wheaty. Light estery finish.6-3-6-3-11=2.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Mark on 10/22/2010. Clear copper body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet floral and big spice aroma. Big spice flavor with light floral notes. Medium light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle poured from the bottle into a tulip. As a preface and going from Dyan’s comment--I quite thoroughly enjoyed Saison du BUFF. Pours a light rusty copper with a four finger white head. No real lacing as it goes down. Nose brings forth strong, fresh herbs; seems to be rosemary and sage. Slightly sweet and maybe a bit of pine. Taste brings the components together along with a bit of earth. Quite nice overall. Feel is overly light and undercarbonated. Drinks fairly well, though some of the spicing gets to be a bit much. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-15-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Hazy golden pour. Aroma was grapefruit and cloves with some black pepper. Taste is mild spice and citrus. Way over carbonated but very good otherwise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pours turbid dark straw with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is very floral, hoppy, with a lot of yeasty esters. Tastes floral, funky yeasty, with spicy esters and a deep complexity. This one is top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle received for Christmas. Poured a hazy amber orange with a large white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of floral notes joined by citrus and a bit of backing grain and yeast. Flavor had earthy floral notes with citrus and a bit of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a nice off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with lots of spice (tastes like ginger), fruit and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is quite spicey, earthy, and mayhap gingery. Lightly sweet with definite aspects of ginger - perhaps even menthol. Lightly earthy in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Spiced herbal body with ginger, tyme, and chamomile. Spicy grass y hop tones, cinnamon and ginger like notes. Real spicy floral grass saison with a mild warming. OUTSTANDING!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle, pours a muddy amber with foam white head. Nose has strong cardamom, cinnamon, and spicy yeast notes. Flavors has a big spice profile with cardamom and cloves, dried apricots, and a strong peppery yeast finish.

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