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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle split with Tony. Pours a deep hazy amber body with nice sediment settling at the bottom of the glass and a nice thick white lacing. Aroma is notes of clove, spice, coriander, wheat, earthy funk and yeast. Mouthfeel is thin and spicy with notes of wheat, citrus zest, and soapy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours a hazy amber. Very herbal aroma, with lavender and coriander. Flavor has some grassy hops, is extremely botanical, again with the lavender and coriander. Well balanced and put together, but these beers that are dominated by herbs just aren’t my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Massive floral nose, lots of botanicals, the lavender and chamomile really stand out. Relatively well attenuated, lightly bitter, lots of floral notes, very soft, delicate sugars, cotton candy. Really nice beer. I think it’s better than Cuvee des Fleurs to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of banana, florals, oregano, citrus, and some spruce. Flavor of florals, caramel, herbs, orange pulp, Belgian yeast, mango, and grass with a soft mouthfeel and moderately bitter grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
(33cl bottle) cloudy rusty orange, long lasting head, excellent lacing. Nose of cinnamon, candied oranges, delicious Belgian yeast. Taste of Belgian yeast, mild spices, candied orange, cinnamon, orange juice, awesome! Soft mouthfeel and carbonation, delicious fruit and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
33cl bottle I picked up at Franklins. Pours a hazy, orange, brown with a thin, creamy, off white head. Nose is heavy on the herbs, lightly spicy, yeasty, candy sugar, a little band aid, wet grass. Flavor is sweet, herbal, medicinal, grassy, a little malt. The flavor is just herbs. Herbs plus herbs. Finish is medium bodied with a lingering medicinal note. People may very well enjoy this, but it’s not for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Draft – Max’s. Hazy amber, thin white creamy head. Fresh flowery citrus nose fades into an earthy herbal and menthol-like tone. Complexities abound as citric botanicals and touches of raisin and spice are well balanced on a soft sweet grassy finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, herbal-flower finish. Artfully composed. Keep up the great work Brian…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Cask. Hazy light chestnut color, small off white head. Subtle aroma of rucola and bitter cocoa. Taste is smooth, cocoa, coffee, slightly acidic. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 10/10/10, draft. Lightly hazed amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, heather, dandelion, strawberry, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, chamomile, strawberry/dandelion, light straw. Soft medium body. 7/4/8/4/15

BCTC 2010, 33cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lavender, chamomile, light sourness. Taste is medium sweet, bread/caramel, some grass, dark fruit, light chamomile. Light-medium body, light creaminess. 7/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
[BCTC 2010] Hazy caramel color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cardamom, ginger, lavender, brown sugar, and some dark fruits. Taste of caramel malts, grass, toffee, dark fruit, and various spices in the finish.

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