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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 37
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 06-29-2005)
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Built for spring religious observances, the original summertime Saison jumps ahead of schedule and introduce itself early with the Lenten namesake.

The Lentenbier pours with a mild hazy hue where strong straw meets light honey-amber. Its almost a dirty ale with a soft bronze hue. A controlled billowing head rises to nearly topple the glass before its cotton-white froth begins to recede. Random lacing pockets adorn the glass in the beer's wake- further affirming the quality of this honored Belgian ale.

The theme of honey continues in the beer's aroma. Floral and fauna notes of rose pedals, wildflowers, and soft coriander, dried oranges, and honey suckle precede the strong sweetness of honeyed malt. Light herbal and more earthen tones follow with the spicy and grassy hops to complement the sweet scent. Fruit notes of apples, lemons, and white grapes peak through the sweetness and offer more supportive balance to the grassy spice.

Flavors fare similarly, as the sweet honey taste starts the show. Floral sweetness and marmalade-type fruitiness provide a strong malt presence that extends deep into finish. But along the way, the richness slowly fades and allows spicy notes of white pepper, wine acidity, and fennel to balance the orchard fruit impressions that arise in the middle palate.

Finishing malty-dry, the ale closes with stubborn sweetness and timid spice and dryness. Elevated fruit character sides it with stronger Belgian golden ales more so than the typical Saison. Late warming is hidden behind the lingering sweetness for an ale that's ideally suited for richer Easter feasts that circulate around lamb and rosemary.

BEERchitect, May 09, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i like these funky small timey saisons, and this one is pretty darn bretty. i suspect my poor came from near the bottom of the keg, it almost looks milky, as pale yellow straw colored as beer can beer, frosty looking with just a ton of creamy brett in suspension. still somehow light and delicate though despite being as yeasty as it is. pale wheat malt base, tons of brett in the nose. its mild and real farmy, funked out, definitely made in belgium. creamy wheat flavor up front, brilliant grassy middle, maybe from hops, maybe some yeast i want to culture and use at home, but its really neat. that milky base feel would be off putting if the brett didnt lighten it up and dry it out on the back end. i think its got nice carbonation too. i would really like to buy a bottle of this and see how it compared to what i suspect is a dreggy pour from a keg. its neat beer though, no doubt about that, one of the more interesting yeast complexions going, and a great introduction to this brewery for me. i have seen a little of their beer around lately, this is good enough to make me want to buy more. very very interesting, cool bretty finish.

StonedTrippin, Wednesday at 02:58 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BeerZombies1, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Cynic-ale, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ToddBeans, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of SteveMcGlone
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

SteveMcGlone, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -15%

ManforallSaisons, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.9%

kjkinsey, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy straw with a thick, rocky head. Smells of bready malts and pungent yeast. Tastes of honeyed bread, earthy, fungal yeast, spice, and dull bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is fluffy with a smooth carbonation. This is a good saison, but not mind-blowing. A little too sweet for me.

goochpunch, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy straw yellow with 2 fingers worth of foam and I see some nice lacing.

Yeasty, spicy, wheat, some bitterness. Spices are cloves and pepper.

Spice is up front in the taste. Peppery, cloves, mild, no, rather assertive bitter flavour then ends in a mix of that bitter and a candi sugar sweetness.

Medium body, zesty level of carbonation.

This is quite enjoyable with the tastes going on and is really very very dry in the finish.

Bitterbill, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Gregvg
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Gregvg, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of szcrafty
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%

szcrafty, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bport89, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

stevehagy, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of beerdrifter
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Slightly hazy straw-yellow pour with a huge foamy three finger head with great retention and lacing. Earthy, yeasty nose with hints of lemon, grass, pepper, subtle clove, and apple. The taste follows suit with hints of lemon, white pepper, apple skin, grass, Belgian yeast, subtle funk, and just a touch of sourness. The mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and refreshing with a great tangy, dry finish. Overall, this is a classic example of a Belgian Saison.

beerdrifter, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

A: Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color. A dense white head rises to over two finger with impressive lace all the way down. This is a looker.
S: Earthy, peppery yeast up front and center. Fruity esters like banana, and some spicy clove. Lemon rind and finishes with a grassy bitterness. Spot on for a traditional Saison.
T: Again, that earthy, spicy and fruity yeast is up front and very welcoming. Clove and black pepper on the tongue. Banana, lemon rind and white grapes that gives this just a slight tartness. As this warms some bread and biscuit malts come through. A light lingering grassy bitterness. Lovely.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly carbonated. Effervescent, crisp, beautifully clean and dry. A treat to drink, the bottle is gone in no time. This is great for the hot Texas weather, but I can enjoy this year round.

A spot on traditional Saison. That perfect Belgian yeast shines, and works so well with the grassy hops and biscuit malts. An instant favorite of mine, and I need to see if some more are on the shelves ASAP.

champ103, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

pathead, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Farnswurth, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Texasfan549, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Corson, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

EliotRosewater, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ckollias, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sunny yellow and hazy. Dense foam that leaves 3D lacing.

Not a strong scent but a hint of lemon and funk.

Champaign like - dry and grapey. A little banana sweetness especially as it warms.

Moderate carbonation. This is a substantial beer that coats the tongue.

A very good beer that falls short of being great. A little too subtle, could have used another level of flavor. There are hints of tartness, funk, and peppery spice, but I would prefer if any of those were more prominent. Nevertheless, worth a try.

msquared36, Aug 09, 2014
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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.