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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere

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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%


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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Reviews by Sephiroth:
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Sephiroth

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with two inches of head after I swirl the bottle quite profusely. Some lace is left on the glass. The body is like a sunset, a yellow sunset. Aroma of lemon, spices, and plenty of funk.

The flavor is very complex. An initial burst of lemon is quickly overtaken by hops, spice, and yeast. The finish is bitter for the style, and there is a musty, funky aftertaste that distinguishes this as a world class beer. Mouthfeel is creamy, and highly carbonated. The complexity of the flavor prevents me from drinking this too quickly.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2005 01:49:36 | More by Sephiroth
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4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my ciney sniffer

A - Pours a wonderful cloudy honeycomb colour with a two fingered heard that lasts and laces. Excellent !

S - Big aromas of funk, yeast and citrus, typical Belgian.

T - The taste is so damn smooth and balanced. Plenty of yeasty citrus notes, with a slightly dry finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Exactly what you want in a saison.

O - Wonderful experience and an example of why no other country can match this style. It even rivals the Fantome Ghost and Dupont versions.

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Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml, paper twist wrap emblazoned with 5-pt stars. Poured into a tulip.

A: Cloudy pale golden straw colored body. Puffy, white head, foamy consistency, receded into a chunky layer on the surface of the beer, sparse lacing.

S: Smells very earthy. Biscuity malts, citrusy nose with a grassy, wet-hay aroma. Hints of stone fruit, but not strong.

T: Prominent biscuity malt. Slighty wheat, Belgian yeasts are present, apple and pear fruitiness with cloves and white pepper spice, all very mild and subdued in the background around the malts. There is a floral note that lingers throughout, with some grassy flavors as well. Finishes slightly bitter, the grains seem to become pronounced at the end, with a lingering yeastiness.

M: Medium body, with a gentle carbonation, very smooth feel, dry, with a lingering tingle from the carbonation. Some alcohol is noted on the palate, but not in a way that overpowers the other characteristics.

O: This is not a saison like you'll typically get from an American craft brewer of Belgian styles, this is all Belgian. If you want to try a unique saison, this is a great example. Have an open mind, and understand that to a Belgian saison is very different than how we Americans imagine them. This is a good beer, and worth another visit down the road.

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750ml, star-strewn twisted paper packaging, as opposed to the standard label. Apparently you're not to remove the wrap when serving, but when it's just me, who the hell cares?

This beer pours a quite cloudy pale tarnished golden straw hue, with a whole fistful of puffy, thinly foamy, and duly frothy eggshell white head, which leaves some chunky cobwebbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
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