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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
outstanding

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 34
Gots: 13 | 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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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-20-2014 23:37:54 | More by n2185
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-20-2014 13:31:10 | More by dansmcd
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2014 20:12:55 | More by memphischas
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-12-2014 21:41:17 | More by Sonofalime
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.46/5  rDev +8%
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

04-12-2014 14:42:16 | More by eric5bellies
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delgotit99

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-06-2014 20:13:19 | More by delgotit99
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Badger6

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:13:40 | More by Badger6
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-01-2014 01:56:13 | More by Kmat10
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-20-2014 10:01:40 | More by DRBiser
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-15-2014 21:30:50 | More by nmann08
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-13-2014 00:34:00 | More by HOMEPL8
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-10-2014 04:10:01 | More by wonothesane42
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volta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-09-2014 08:04:34 | More by volta
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MtnDewd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-02-2014 00:00:10 | More by MtnDewd
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-31-2014 04:22:11 | More by Mphis
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MidtowneMarket

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-21-2014 03:10:08 | More by MidtowneMarket
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-19-2014 00:47:16 | More by fehrminator
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gory4d

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2014 22:03:30 | More by gory4d
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

It smells of biscuity, crackery pale malt, edgy dry yeast, pine needles, pleasantly generic citrus rind, some lemon/lime zest, and further grassy, hay-like hops - sort of a Czech-inspired saison, as it were. The taste is generally more of the same - prominently biscuity pale malt, a touch of wheaty astringency, subdued Belgian yeast, more than a bit of fleshy apple and pear fruitiness, subtle clove and white pepper spice, hints of dried floral honey, and grassy, earthy, and weedy noble hops.

The carbonation is laid back, and mostly just playfully frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and whose smoothness is not beholden to any sort of booze or hop chicanery. It finishes on the sweet side, the pome fruitiness, mixed barley and wheat maltiness, and lingering peppy yeast providing the given canvas.

As I'm not exactly a fan of yer typical saison, this Continentally hopped up version really hits all the right buttons with me. Almost dry, yet still agreeably fruity, and just barely yeasty (thanks mostly to that steady hoppiness, perhaps?), Glazen Toren's version just seems to do the trick here.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 04:58:41 | More by biboergosum
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-04-2014 05:07:11 | More by smartassboiler
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cburns48

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-29-2013 00:57:45 | More by cburns48
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KristofH

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

12-24-2013 13:41:19 | More by KristofH
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FLima

Brazil

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with a thick head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma of pine, peaches, Belgian yeast, orange flowers and white grapes.
Flavor of creamy peaches, oranges, piney hops, bubblegum, lemon, pineapple, bready malt, cloves, apricot, mint, tobacco and a hint of lactic acid.
Medium body with good carbonation.
A mix of a Saison and a Belgian IPA. Very complex, a bit too sweet though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 01:00:43 | More by FLima
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2013 19:12:53 | More by DeutschesBier
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml ive been holding on to for a couple years. Finally popped open and poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed golden yellow color with 3 fingers of white head that fades down to a finger. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger of yellow cream back to the surface.

The aroma opens up like lime zest. Very bright, fruity and juicy in an unexpected way. It has some accenting fruity malt blending to more caramel or toffee sweetness somewhat like candy. Some slight hints of yeasty sulfur emerge as it warms up and is swirled.

The taste is sweet almost like blegian candy more than malt that blends into a bit of footy straw grain. It is a little earthen and yeasty with light fruity zest towards the finish. More sips reveal a bunch of herbal quality that is fresh and almost minty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A little too sweet sweet with a candy sort of appeal but lots of depth and it is enjoyable. If this was a little more dried out, I would bump up the score but as-is it is still very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 19:57:42 | More by stakem
Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.