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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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333 Ratings
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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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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-07-2013 00:20:00 | More by Oakenator
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2013 02:25:40 | More by ummswimmin
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-26-2013 08:35:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured cold to a tall footed stange saison d'erpe-mere glass a crisp, bubbly, translucent straw gold with a 2 and a 1/2 finger big bubbled, frothy, long lasting white head with nice retention

aroma of slightly funky farmhouse yeast and lemon rind.

light bodied, big carbonation, super dry finish.

very nice, refreshing, tart lemon to the palate followed by a bit of funk, thought not overpowering in nature.

very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:45:47 | More by robwestcott
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magictacosinus

California

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Trappist Provisions into a 9oz tulip glass.

Pours a golden yellow, clear color, complete with a good amount of thickened white foam. Tons of lacing on this thing, and each swirl left behind a cobwebby texture of residue. Head retention is fairly decent, but it's usually the highlight of the style and this dissipates pretty quickly. The color glimmers, nevertheless, and it is eye candy for sure on tap.

Smells quite delightful - a graceful combination of grassiness with citrus and barnyard funk. There's immediate notes of damp straw combined with grass, dandelions, and sage, which soon envelop into notes of orange blossom, lemon peel, apricots, and light notes of pineapple. The grassy, herbal presence of the hops is lively here, and combined with the funky notes of pears and soil from the Brett (as well as light white pepper), it churns out a very high quality saison. It's like the last batch of Fantôme without the off-flavors! Nevertheless, still very breezy and flavorful. Exactly how I want my casual saison to be.

With patience, however, this proves to be far more complex and different than expected. Rather than start out hoppy or grassy, you're immediately hit with bready notes and funky Brett characteristics, all which provide a fruit and citrus laden flavor that changes over time. At first it's citrusy and slightly funky, with a wet, earthy flavor filled with notes of violets, clove, sage, and lemon peel, which then ends with nice sour pineapple and apricot flavors. The stone fruits become progressively enhanced, with notes of white peaches opening up at the finish. The grassy, herbal aftertaste cleanses the palate and provide a light acidity that prepares you for the next sip. Very refined stuff overall, with excellent carbonation that provides it an extra boost in bringing forth the flavors.

This was a lovely saison to sip on - and the low ABV and subtle flavors that open up over time made this spot on for any daily consumption. I want to cellar several bottles of this and see how the funky yeast accentuates the fruity flavors over time. I really love how grassy it is, but I feel the beauty is in the yeast. Depending on my new experiences, this could quickly become one of my favorite new everyday saisons.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2013 20:58:34 | More by magictacosinus
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-10-2013 19:39:36 | More by twenty5
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-05-2013 23:54:38 | More by Thomas_Picton
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-03-2013 20:31:30 | More by MarvinSnyder
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-02-2013 17:46:34 | More by aztraz
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Wait....how have I not reviewed this before? I know I've had before a few times...

Anyhow...this beer to me is the penultimate saison. It is tart with being too tart. It is a bit effervescent in its dryness, but I like it. It a delicate flowery and slight lactic aroma. Soft fruity flavors of pear or lychee with a dash of pepper. Crisp, cracker-like maltiness. A dry, tart and pepper finish. Wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 00:11:28 | More by marcobrau
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-20-2013 20:51:48 | More by kylehay2004
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-20-2013 07:41:40 | More by JamFuel
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Raziel313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-16-2013 04:25:05 | More by Raziel313
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bstrdo

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

10-14-2013 22:19:40 | More by bstrdo
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Danne_101

Sweden

3/5  rDev -27.4%

10-14-2013 22:01:00 | More by Danne_101
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-05-2013 23:21:14 | More by scottDC
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-04-2013 18:05:08 | More by drew74
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-21-2013 22:51:05 | More by Dweedlebug
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-21-2013 21:38:14 | More by pixieskid
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-16-2013 18:28:21 | More by Beardcore
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-11-2013 09:20:08 | More by schopenhauerale
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a healthy amount of head that appears to have a little bit of retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a hazy and pale golden straw which shows hints of lemon when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Very subdued but most of the usual suspects are there. Spicy Belgian yeast is the most dominant aspect followed by apple, banana, and cloves. Swirling shows off the spice and banana a little bit more but the aroma is still quite understated. Some orange and lemon as well.

Taste- This is loaded with Belgian spice and yeast. At the moment, it's a little too much. Bold notes of clove and black pepper with some astringency and a woody finish. Fruit esters (apple, orange, banana, and lemon) hang around the edges as they tend to get pushed out of the bulk of the flavor profile as the yeast dominates. Peel of both orange and lemon, some coriander. Almost an earwax bitterness that starts off in the middle and lingers into the finish. Some pine and resin on the finish as well. Would be a good beer for those who like hoppy and yeasty saisons. I prefer saisons that show more fruit esters and Brett but this is good for what it is. It has become more enjoyable for me as the yeast has started to mellow and the more delicate flavors are beginning to appear.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry finish helps cleanse the mouth.

Drinkability- The yeast is a bit of an obstacle but not much of one. The price is a considerable one, however. Thirteen bucks for a 750 mL bottle of Belgian beer is a pretty good price except this beer isn't good enough for me to justify it.

Overall- Solid beer that represents one part of the saison spectrum. Definitely worth a try if you like dry hopped sasions and Belgian IPAs. If you're more of a Dupont or Fantome drinker, you might want to pass.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 00:38:00 | More by artoolemomo
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-26-2013 18:20:28 | More by Liquoric3
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-24-2013 20:58:54 | More by vermilcj
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ayatsato

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-20-2013 13:47:12 | More by ayatsato
Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.