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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9061) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 355ml bottl.e Hipster sounding name.Amber/gold pour, large white head. Herbal nose which is chamomilefruits and ginger. Flavor is more estery, some lavender, lemongrass. Put me to sleep. Decent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Hazy golden with a thin white foamy cap. Light nose overall but with a faint tone of lavender and pale ale malts. Pretty calm flavor for all the ingredients going on but there’s a nice undertone of herbal lavender and coriander going on with a pale ale maltiness and a general biscuity herbalness. Okay. Quite tasty and drinkable but more simple than the ingredients imply

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Keg at the IMBC... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft lemon zezty orange fruits... Salty and zezty fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5155) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Very nice drinkable Belgian beer. Definitely can taste the lavender. Great balance. Pours gold with good head and lacing. Tap at love and regret.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Keg at Indyman Beer Festival; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, yeast and fruit aroma, taste has bitter lemon along with spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (509) - HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2014
Karamellszínű főzetünk klasszikusan elegáns grafikával megáldott címkéjű üvegből érkezik a pohárba, majd ugyanilyen stílusú megjelenésével ejti ámulatba gyanútlan fogyasztóját, még azelőtt, hogy varázslatos illatait felfedné. Vadvirágok, vadon termő gyümölcsök, kökény, borsmenta, kamilla, levendula aromája fogad minket, mely utóbbiak jelenléte éppen azért olyan valóságos, mert személyükben a főzet valódi ízesítőit üdvözölhetjük. Ehhez csatlakozik aztán egy élesztős lepel, hogy némileg árnyalja az amúgy sem fakó összképet; kész remekmű az illatszerkezet, nincs mit szépíteni. Egészen visszafogott szénsavtartalma épp csak egy leheletnyit élénkíti meg az illatok által megfestett ízkompozíciót, amiben bámulatos módon elevenedik meg a kamilla, levendula virágos íze egy almás, diós, fahéjas, karácsonyi fűszeres keretben. A belga sajátosságokról nem is beszélve, melyek a mélységét adják a főzetnek. Bravúros újragondolása ez egy klasszikus stílusnak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6866) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Super nice saison...spring in a bottle. Spicy and fruity sweet with a spicy dry finish. Not overly carbonated with loads of yummy chamomile and lavendar among other things in the flavor. Maybe my favorite Stillwater to date and a top 5 saison easily."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Gold color with a small head. Strongly herbal aroma, primarily lavender, some heather. Wheaty flavor. Lots of botanicals, lavender, herbs. Bone dry finish. Some lingering honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Amber colour, very quickly disappearing foamy head. Aroma and taste are big on herbal tones with lavender being the best notable, chamomile too, along with sweet roasted malts and light hoppyness. First sip especially is very interesting. Medium carbonation, light body, oily soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1656) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Tap - small foamy head, clear light gold color, definite herbal & floral aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, mild hop balance, not bad overall, different in a good way ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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