Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 37
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 06-29-2005)
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Corkpuller
4.98/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pale, mildly hazy yellow with delicate white head and a small amount of lacing.

S: Lemongrass, light provence herbs, mild bready quality, incredibly complex

T: Very similar to aroma but even more complex. Masterful

M: Really? Crisp pilsner mouthfeel with the feathery quality of wheat. No hint of alcohol. Incredibly delicate. The carbonation is fairly substantial but with a fine bead. If I didn't know it was 6.9%, I'd guess 4.5%

O: If I can find it, I will buy it by the case. I drank this in a sitting that included Cantillon classic on handpump, tilquin on tap and JP Noel on tap. It was a good session, but this beer was special. A real Standout.

Easily the best Saison I've had all year and as good as anything I can remember.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andrew for sharing this one.

A - Cloudy medium yellow colour with half a finger of off white head.

S - Bready malts, Belgian yeast, sweet honey and spice.

T - Bready malts, Belgian yeast, peppery spice and a light clove presence.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A nice, dry finish.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi hazed golden straw hue with a bubbly three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is freshly cut grass,honeyed malts,chardonay oak,white grapes and must,the mouthfeel is smooth,creamy and medium bodied and has tastes of lemons,limes,sherbet,herbal sticky hops,barnyard funk and finished with a citrus bitterness and overall its definately one of the best Farmhouse Ales i have tried would drink/buy again cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. This one pours a hazy pale straw color with a thick cap of creamy white head with good retention.

Floral hops on the aroma with some hints of lemon and citrus in the background. Notes of straw and hay with some pale malts. The pallet gives of some spicy notes with some sweet fruit and a little bit of a hop bite in the finish.

The body is medium with soft carbonation. It's a bit sticky on the finish. Overall this one is enjoyable. Lots of good flavors and nice and drinkable.

Photo of andrewinski1
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. The color is very light straw, with a bit of haze. There is a large, white foamy head.

The initial aroma has some nice European hops mixed with light bready pilsner malt. There is some nice zesty citrus like fruit in the aroma as well. All the aromatic components mix very well together.

The taste features orange zest and slightly sweet malt. This is light and refreshing.

This is delicious. This is everything I look for in a non-funky saison; that is it's light, crisp and refreshing. It also features quality hop and yeast integration. Yum.

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor. About the 5th time I've had this.

Plenty hazy pale straw with a busily rising rocky white head, which, after peaking, falls relatively fast with the odd spot of lace.

Contrast of clean and refined peppery grassy and bright herbal aromas against sour notes of cumquat, unripe green apples and grapefruit, with some banana esters and doughy yeast behind. Mild honey and candy floss sweetness. Awesome.

Similar flavour profile. Sweet and tart dominate at different times. Lightish body with moderate jazzy carbonation feeds a clean, dry finish.

Complex and intriguing while highly drinkable. Something of a benchmark Saison for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased at Amanti Vino in Montclair, NJ. I believe this was a 2012 vintage but I’m not 100% positive about that. Pours a hazy and shimmering light gold color with an absurd cap of creamy white foam that hangs around for a long time, finally settling to a thin band on top of the beer. Lacing is extensive and clings to the sides of the glass in creamy sheets. Great appearance.

Very complex aroma; lots of black pepper and other spices (clove is most prominent); some hay and mustiness; bready malt and honey; lemons and other citrus fruits; green apples and other spicy, yeasty esters. Extremely interesting to smell and slowly opens up to reveal further nuances.

The flavor is also quite nice if not as heavily layered as the nose. Assertive yeast, spice, and pepper open things up, followed by the bready malt notes and a light honeyed sweetness that dries up completely in the finish. Subtler fruity aspects emerge as well; citrusy, lemony hops, green apple, hints of melon and pear. If I had a criticism of the beer it would be that the pepper and spice overwhelm the other flavors to a small degree, dominating the flavor profile a smidge, but that’s nitpicking. This is a mighty nice saison.

Body is medium to slightly light; carbonation is crisp and strong; the feel is clean and refreshing. A pleasure to drink; goes down easy and has a lot to offer fans of this style.

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy straw yellow in color. A careful pour resulted in a massive two finger high white head that has excellent properties and consistently left a head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of peppery spices in the nose along with hints of lemon citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the pepper is a bit stronger, and the flavors are more complex with notes of yeast and hints of lemon citrus.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has no traces of alcohol in the taste considering that it is a very strong saison.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow in color. The beer has a three to four finger tall bright white head that slowly reduces to thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a small slightly thicker patch and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant (maybe even massive) amounts of carbonation are observed.

S: There are light to moderate aromas of yeast, black pepper, and lemon/citrus. Just the slightest hint of funk but it is really just in the background.

T: Strong flavors of yeast, lemon/citrus, and lots of black pepper. Very light hint of funk that makes me sure this is a saison at the first taste.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Alcohol is extremely well hidden. This beer is very easy to drink and borders on being sessionable. Wonderful flavors and complexity, probably one of the better saisons I have had ever.

Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.