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Of Love & Regret (Import Series Vol. 1) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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86
very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 08-06-2010)
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doowhat

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

08-31-2014 20:31:00 | More by doowhat
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-28-2014 00:34:13 | More by jbertsch
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PirateCraft

New York

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

08-21-2014 00:41:25 | More by PirateCraft
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sjccmd

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

Pours slightly hazy light orange with a small white head. Bubbles continue to feed the head after it recedes.

Smell is rich and fruity. Chamomile seems most apparent, perhaps because it mingles with the fruity saison notes. Quite strong and sweet smelling. Earthy heather and dandelion creep in as well as the lavender though I wouldn't have picked up those likely if I didn't know they were in there. Graham cracker malt aroma. Hops are hard to place as they seem to mingle with everything else that is going on.

Quite strong and sweet. Even more so than the nose suggested. Apples and honey. A hint of caramel malt. Lavender is more apparent in the flavor. Lots of spices going on. Tannins and some medicinal character from the spices. A bit overboard I think. Warming alcohol. Some bitterness but it is balanced definitely toward the sweet side.

Solid carbonation and slightly slick body. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel, but not in a bad way. The sweetness and spices fill the mouth and linger. A tad cloying.

Way too sweet for a saison in my opinion. Lots of interesting flavors, but a bit heavy on the spices.

08-19-2014 23:52:22 | More by sjccmd
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-18-2014 16:17:11 | More by mrebeka
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-14-2014 22:34:00 | More by oriolesfan4
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-13-2014 21:44:58 | More by GOBLIN
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-13-2014 05:02:28 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-13-2014 02:48:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-11-2014 13:32:18 | More by timoteo833
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2014 06:16:22 | More by ahbithwabm
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2014 06:38:00 | More by DrBier
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FreeKansas

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

08-03-2014 03:21:01 | More by FreeKansas
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KTMinnesota

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-02-2014 13:42:41 | More by KTMinnesota
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superspak

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +1%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a small dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal, straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, lavender, chamomile, clove, black pepper, herbal straw, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly herbal/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good herbal spiced saison. All around well balanced and robust fruity/spicy yeast, herbal spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

08-02-2014 03:14:51 | More by superspak
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-31-2014 16:49:49 | More by IPAchris
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2014 04:05:01 | More by akttr
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justincourts

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2014 00:42:12 | More by justincourts
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-28-2014 13:56:49 | More by HRamz3
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

07-25-2014 22:27:38 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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BodyPolitic

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-20-2014 02:13:42 | More by BodyPolitic
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2014 06:29:17 | More by zestar
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-19-2014 01:22:45 | More by Theogre83
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2014 23:24:02 | More by Jnet0125
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 01:42:59 | More by sneaks2210
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Of Love & Regret (Import Series Vol. 1) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.