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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere

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BA SCORE
92
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345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 36
Gots: 14 | 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 neonbrown82
2.3/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Meh. Tastes like a warm malt liquor even when served at proper temperature. Or in other words, tastes like sweaty gym socks. Very disappointing considering how much I enjoyed the winter scotch ale from the same brewery.

Pours to a pale straw yellow color. Very clear with a nice sparkling carbonation and an excellent creamy foam that sticks around forever and laces the glass very well.

The smell is alright, but it has a very corny aroma for some reason. The first thing that came to mind was Dogfish Head Liquor de Malt when I smelled this beer, and the taste confirmed it. Sweet, musty, grainy, with that sweaty gym socks/malt liquor corn aroma. It only gets worse when it comes into direct contact with the palate.

Not recommended for anybody.

neonbrown82, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of Rifugium
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a small cap of white head that settled from a gush of foam that poured from the tap. This further receded to a thin ringlet, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of corn and toasted grains, mellow funk, grass. On the palate, very plain and bland, though extremely crackery, with hints of mellow grassy funk and bitter citrus peel. The taste was definitely lacking, but on the plus side, this beer drank very easily, light body, and the higher ABV was nearly undetectable. Not something I'd go back for.

Rifugium, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -27.2%

cbnz, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Danne_101
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Danne_101, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2005 (tasted in 2008)

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a sturdy beaten egg white head that persists perfectly and leaves patterns of abstract designs in the chalice

Smell: Whoa Nellie, there is something gone wrong here. On some whiffs, I pull in the characteristic Saison aromatics of green apples, pears, barnyard funk and yeast and on others, it smells like gasoline (or should I say petrol, given its heritage)

Taste: Holding my nostrils and swirling it on my tongue produces a combination of the aromatic elements, with the addition of a lemony element; fortunately, the balance is in favor of the Saison; the flavor does not develop much after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy; just like I would expect

Drinkability: I guess this beer just cannot last this long in the cellar so I will have to try it on another occasion

brentk56, Jan 11, 2008
Photo of adamette
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken while I enjoyed this beer on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL with (among others) my two brothers-in-law Steven and Mat August 21st, 2010. Mat lives within minutes of this place and we enjoy visiting there when I am in town. Poured into a Bavarian Lodge logo'd tulip glass.

A Awesome, creamy light head over a hazy but translucent light yellow body. 4.5

S Spicy, saison like light sweetness. Kind of basic but pleasant, inviting. 3.0

T Rather basic Saison light, spicy sweetness. 3.0

M Soft, typical saison feel. Nothing surprising here. 3.0

D Fair to good as this is a fine beer but it did not inspire me very much that night. 3.5

adamette, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of goodbyeohio
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle wrapped and capped

pours into a chalice with a big soapy head.. after a few minutes, the glass had a flat-top of foam peeking out above the rim. golden, slightly hazy appearance with some light orange highlights. very carbonated. once the foam dissolved (15 mins), i was able to grab a sniff or two..

smells, well, belgian. possessing something very acidic which leads to bitterness in the nose. vinegary. light overall though and evoking berry notes.

very young flavor. alcohol and taste are completely separate here, like unshaken salad dressing. the whole thing sweats the belgian sweetness of lemon and orange rinds, sugar and clover. nothing much here at this point that screams 'saison,' bigger on malt and light on spice. very buttery with an overabundance of botanical-carrying carbonation. bitter but not sour. closer to an orval clone than a saison.

this beer certianly has potential, right now it is nothing special. is it age? the recipe? the lack of style? i do however have faith that the flavors will combine, the sourness will grow, and the beer will improve with age. will revisit.

goodbyeohio, Sep 06, 2005
Photo of bstrdo
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

bstrdo, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of KristofH
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Jredner
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is sweaty cotton and barnyard hay with sweeter fruit undertones. Murky gold color with a bubbly white head. Lots of citrus (lemon and tangerine) in the fore. Mild mustiness and a lot of both herbal and floral notes. Thinnish palate, but the flavor is good and it’s very drinkable.

Jredner, Jan 19, 2006
Photo of corby112
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow color with some ripe banana hues and lighter golden yellow hues when held to a light source with a large three finger frothy pillowy white head. Excellent retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with spots od soapy lacing.

Spicy peppery aroma with hints of lemon peel, crisp light fruit, citrus lemon and orange peel and possibly some subtle cherry.

Once again the falvor is very spicy and peppery with a bit of lemon zest along with hints of orange and lemon peel. Creamy medium body with hints of other light fruits, mostly cherry. The spiciness is very prominent and lingers throughout into a spicy citrus finish. This was a decent saison but I wish that it was a little more balanced with less of the earthy spice flavor that dominates the flavor.

corby112, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of dgallina
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle without date.

Pours hazy golden yellow with very large rocky white head, sticky thin lace. Smells predominantly fruity; lemon over hops with a medicinal alcohol background. The aromatic fruitiness doesn't really carry over into the flavor. Hay, hops, a touch of lime, and lightly toasted grains finish quickly with an unsatisfying medicinal alcohol sourness, dry yeastiness, and metallic twang. Full of tingly effervescence in the mouth.

Easy drinking and moderately refreshing. The flavor is something of a let-down compared with the nose.

dgallina, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of timtheenchanta
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light golden color with huge fluffy white head with lots of thin sticky lacing.

Very yeasty smell with some light alcohol shining through. The yeast is a little overpowering in the nose. There's a faint smell of light fruits in the back.

Yeast with a slightly sour finish that isn't unbearable but isn't delightful. It's a little bland... Sort of like straw or hay.

This one isn't spectacular but is far from the drain... Middle of the road saison...

timtheenchanta, Apr 24, 2006
Photo of jdhilt
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Explodes out of bottle with a white head that takes a while to fade leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Floral nose. Fierce carbonation - like champagne and medium bodied. Flavor starts with some sweetness becomes tart, smooth anyway, dry finish. $8.99 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

jdhilt, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of drpimento
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Like this one a little more than the tripel. Poured with a large off white foamy frothy textured head and lots of lace. Bits of sediment are in head and liquid which is colored a cloudy amber. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Flavor is drier and more bitter than the tripel but lots of similarity and malt yeast and a little hop and fruit. Very good body and carbonation. Finish is good and helps to make it a session beer.

drpimento, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -15%

ccurrid, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of EliotRosewater
3.5/5  rDev -15%

EliotRosewater, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of beerpirates
3.5/5  rDev -15%

beerpirates, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Raziel313, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of pathead
3.5/5  rDev -15%

pathead, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of yelterdow
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #12010, cellared for a little over a year. 750ml bottle served at just over fridge temperature in the trusty Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Pale gold, with an *extremely* loud crackling head. There's wild activity inside the glass, and the massive four-finger snow white crown remains fully intact.

Smell- I began to choke while inhaling this for the first time. Once I regained my breath, notes of hay and malts came forth along with grassy hops. Big alcohol aroma for the style.

Taste- Sharp and cutting, the beer's palate gets right to the point and emphasizes a grassy, straw-like flavor that beckons summertime sipping. The finish is bone dry with some very bold hops.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Excellent texture, on the brighter side of eloquent. The sediment addition quiets the mouthfeel and imparts a heavier texture. I enjoyed this beer.

yelterdow, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of volta
3.5/5  rDev -15%

volta, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml paper-wrapped brown bottle with cap. paper wrapping indicates date of 12 aug 2008

HUGE GUSHER!!! immediately upon even the slightest crack open with the bottle opener, it literally spewed out VIOLENTLY in all directions, like a fountain! i probably lost about 1/4 of the bottle from this! seriously, this was a mentos+diet-coke situation!

golden straw with orange tones. cloudy and full of sediment particles (probably from the gushing). huge, gush-induced head, becomes bumpy, rocky and loosely foamy, but stays around, eventually becoming a bumpy yet wispy layer. moderate amount of puffy lacing.

aroma: lots of peppery phenols, not completely overpowering, but you definitely smell them before anything else. fruity pears, bready yeast and malt, notes of hay from the hops. alcohol, esters and phenols in the backend.

flavors very similar, with that peppery phenolic and alcohol bit, slightly off-balance for the finish. moderate bitterness from grassy hops that is accentuated by the phenols and astringency. touch of acidity near the finish.

medium body, almost creamy, especially the carbonation, but gets sliced and diced by that sharp phenolic bite again, getting astringent with touch of acidity.

good god, learn to control your bottle conditioning!

tai4ji2x, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of BartMcStout
3.5/5  rDev -15%

BartMcStout, May 01, 2013
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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.