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Saison D'Erpe-Mere | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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4.12/5
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447 Ratings
Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Belgium
glazentoren.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 06-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,145
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
447
pDev:
8.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml purchased at Bootleggers in Paris. Pours a bit hazy and pale, with a large fluffy head that leaves good lace. Nose is soft compared to some saisons, but has nice citrus, floral, and earthy components. Subtle and refined. Taste has pear, citrus, cracker, and floral notes. Like the nose, subtle and refined. Great champagne-like mouthfeel. A great beer to pour instead of wine or champagne at dinner.

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Photo of WynnO
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Read other reviewer's details as my palette is not so advanced.

Had this on tap in a tulip.

This beer is quite compelling. Sans the look and nose which are on par, put a few drops of this on your palette. I sensed many variations of sensation not present on the VAST MAJORITY of beers today.

Another reviewer mentioned this "going back" to to what saisons were and should be. I concur.

Now halfway through the serving. Can I say "Dammit man"? This isn't one that you simply must tell Mom about, but it is close.

Nose
Earthy.

Look
Foggy dim amber.

Taste
Hodge podge special mix. :-). See other's reviews. It's like a family recipe.

Mouthfeel
Balanced in the saison way. Every sesnsation is tested.

Overall
A diamond in the rough. Saisons of late don't impress me as that first Fantome did. Having that "next" new iteration leaves me wondering what happened to the Style. This beer should bring you back into the fold.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kumquats, lemongrass, and white pepper. Lemon meringue. Spicy and peppery. Crackery malts, chamomile.

Lightly hazy pale gold yellow with a large frothy white head. Long lasting head retention, and great lacing.

Big rich lemons, oranges, and kumquats followed quickly with peppery phenols. Vanilla, almond, graham cracker. Lightly tart, dry, with bracing bitterness.

Juicy, medium bodied with high carbonation. Long, lingering but dry finish.

Thirst quenching, delicious. Juicy fruits with peppery phenols balanced nicely. Well-hopped and complex.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DioS
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is such a great traditional Saison. From its straw yellow and quite hazy body to its peppery lemony dry finish it screams Saison all over. Refreshing in spite of its high abv pillowy very stable head. It does not seem funky to me but fermented with a true Saison yeast to perfection. I will try to get this more often.

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Photo of Eman17
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Chimay chalice. Body is a hazy straw yellow, with a finger white head. Aromas are purely traditional saison, with apple, pear, black pepper, lemon, barnyard funk, and a bit of bubblegum. Flavors are the same. The beer is dry, with a lingering finish. The feel is medium bodied with high carbonation, and foamy.

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Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Classic visuals on the pour - pale grain, voluminous head, good retention. Classic aromas on the nose - dry hay, cork, semi-spicey yeast, lemon & orange peel. By this point you can probably guess what I'd say about the taste! It's a very traditional, straight-down-the-middle beer and there's nothing wrong with that. The yeast is balanced & not too husky or spicey. Citrus notes provide a delicate boost to the mid-palette. There's maybe a small hint of esthers on the tail end, and I like my Belgian saisons a tad dryer, but beyond that it could lineup next to Dupont or any of the other authentic Belgian saisons.

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Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imbibehour
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Off the cap lift, the slightest tiny bubble bath foam creeps out so slowly. Hitting the glass with a controlled slow pour, rocky and thick white foaming head gets created with classic pinhead bubbles. Easy simple three fingers, thick cascading mountains of head, chunks of lace and super clingy. Easy repoplulated by pinhead roaring carbonation on the sides, and a great middle column as well. Lemon body, and opaque. Beer is described as not filtered even though it looks like a typical unfiltered brew. Just a classic looking saison and nearly perfect.

Wondeful bouquet. Very hop forward with sharp spicy hop flavors, and lots of dry yeast and farmhouse warmth. Slight sensing white pepper warmth. Mild possible hint of Belgian candi sweetness which is a good contrast to keep the bitterness and sharpness from getting out of control. Great thick bready and husky malt action with a classic bakery dough smell. Real solid winner on the aroma.

This palate is just about perfect. Clean and mineral washing mouthfeel with just the right touch of prickly carbonation. Chewy slightly body with a nice Belgian light sweetness that hits with hop and the perfect amount of funk. The contrast goes from green herbal hops to funky aromatics of sage and mint bouncing through a prickly body. Just the perfect amount of sugars are in here, to balance things out. Aftertaste has that classic dry and mild peppery quality, thick earth and soil even take a spot washing all over the palate as yeast and hops wonderfully bounce in flavors all over.

This basically reminds me of Houblon La Chouffe if it were a saison. This is easily right now going into one of my most memorable beers, so long I've had this on my radar and has this ever delivered more than I ever expected.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyable more by itself than with appetizers... unusual for a saison which I consider one of the best food-friendly styles.

Listed in the "1001" beers, D'Erpe probably deserves to be there as the first Flemish saison, a cross-fertilization from France's best beer style to Belgium's Flemish-speaking culture.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" states that in admiring Saison Dupont, Saison D'Erpe is "appropriately crisp and dry" and has a cleansing fruitiness with various summery lemon-ester notes.. with some hopsack dryness, in the long. lingering finish."

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Photo of Azpittil57
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 447 ratings
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