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

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Of Love & Regret (Import Series Vol. 1)Of Love & Regret (Import Series Vol. 1)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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.

Added by yourefragile on 08-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
357
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
56
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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrooDood
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Carefully stored. Murky brownish gold color. Looks like honey mixed with river water. Cap went off like a shot; it would've overflowed had the glass not been there ready. Doesn't have the big bouquet of flower flavor it had fresh, nor the earthy, wilted flower flavor it had when it was two. It's now got a lot of lemon. Zest and peel mostly, but some citrusy fruitiness too. A little grapefruit as well. A little honey flavor and maybe some melon - cantaloupe but without the sweetness. What I would assume dried cantaloupe would taste like. Grape flavors present as well, but green, not red. A bit rich but a thin, buttery, dry mouthfeel. It coats your tongue and stays there, imparting a bit of the earthiness that was so prominent last year and a last bit of honey and grape.

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Photo of georgeaaron
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Trick
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mick303
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From bottle into a tulip glass, beer is a bright gold with nice carbonation, head faded a bit quickly but that might have been due to the glass.

S - firm yeast notes, floral, dandelion, chamomile, candied apple/malt notes, candi sugar, with hay in the support.

T - a really bright start, fresh florals, pear, apricot, tulips, very spring like, chamomile tea, rose hips, with some sweet malt and a firm yeast spice, bringing some nice firm stone fruit notes. And hay and grassy hop qualities. All together very tasty, with a bright refreshing spring character, alcohol in balance and proportion make this a nice beer.

M - moderate, malty with moderate carbonation, smooth and bright on the palate, maybe a touch metalic, but it drinks very nicely.

Very nice spring beer, one of the better and more exciting offering I've tried, could use some finetuning but I think the botanicals worked well here, candi sweetness could be reduced.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BColton1
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of valianes
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wellsnb
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly low spice tastes of cloves. Not bad at all. Nice thick mouthfeel for this low of alcohol beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce (October?) 2014 bottle into pilsner glass.

Pours slightly hazy pale gold color with a small dense white head. Good retention and a nice lacing coats the glass upon tipping.

Aroma: tart, yeasty and fruity with a complex mix of herbal spicing. Some biscuity, pale malt notes. Light banana, chamomile, and light funk.

Taste: Notably flavorful. Flowers and citrus standout. Light spices, green apple, white grapes, light banana, chamomile, white pepper, faint hay, light yeasty bread and a slight funkiness. High complexity. A nice light mix of flavors linger on a while after the finish.

Feel: Medium carbonation and body; crisp, Alcohol is only partly hidden with some warming present.

Overall: a good and quite interesting herbal spiced saison. Complex yet well balanced. I didn't love this but am happy to have had a bottle and can easily see some fans of farmhouse ales loving it.

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Photo of Nicholaspark
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of humuloner22
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer in the style: I am sure there is better.

Appearance: Light hazy honey colored not much head at all.

Aroma: A little funk, some citrus aromas. I did not detect the lavender, some flora notes however. Decent saison.

Taste: Not as bad as you would expect some clove clean citrus tastes. Saison's are becoming my favorite style but this is not one of the better ones, however its better than most.

Overall: Its a solid beer not the best of the style but right down the middle.

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Photo of KAF
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Of Love & Regret (Import Series Vol. 1) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 357 ratings.
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