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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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92
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345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 35
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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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%

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
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

stevehagy, Today at 11:17 AM
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, Monday at 04:19 PM
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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, Friday at 12:28 AM
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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 07, 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 10, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%

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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wrightst, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Served on-tap at Hunger N Thirst.

A - Pours slightly murky orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin sheets of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of bready yeast, black pepper, banana, dash of fruit and some earthy hops. A traditional Belgian saison for sure.

T - Starts off with some mild black pepper spice quickly being joined by the bready malt and fruity yeast and finally the banana and light earthy hop bitterness. Finish is a little sweet with plenty of chewiness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, effervescent feel with only a faint hint of booze as it warms up.

O - A nice example of a traditional Belgian saison. It has just enough to keep me coming back for more.

orangesol, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Sludgeman, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dcisco44, Jun 17, 2014
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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.