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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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92
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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 37
Gots: 18 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 06-29-2005)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a cloudy light straw amber with a huge white head; a careful pour produced a half glass of foam. After settling, left massive, pillowy lacing. Mild aroma of saison yeast, apple, pear and light stone fruit, mild citrus, spicy. Flavor is also subdued, but reveals interesting flavors gradually. Starts with light stone fruit and apple, light Belgian yeast, coriander, then dries out a bit revealing more coriander, floral light fruit and light citrus. The finish is light fruit, moderate spice bitterness and a bit of caramel that is surprising in the semi-dry finishing flavors. Light to medium bodied with nice peppery carbonation. A subtle, but complex hybrid of light Belgian ale and saison; both yeast styles seem to show their presence during the taste. Fruit is mellow, but complex with apple and citrus family fruit all in the mix. Very nicely done and a pleasure to drink. I buy saisons with trepidation because some are too wild yeast forward and tart for my taste, but this is the kind of brew that convinces me to keep trying. Excellent. I have really enjoyed everything from this brewery and look forward to their other ales.

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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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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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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.