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Saison D'Erpe-Mere - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 37
Gots: 17 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

n2185, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dansmcd, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

memphischas, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Sonofalime, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of eric5bellies
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
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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eric5bellies, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Badger6
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Badger6, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kmat10, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DRBiser, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

nmann08, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

HOMEPL8, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wonothesane42, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

volta, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MtnDewd, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Mphis, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MidtowneMarket, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

fehrminator, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

gory4d, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

smartassboiler, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

cburns48, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

FLima, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DeutschesBier, Dec 10, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

stakem, Dec 09, 2013
Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.