Saison D'Erpe-Mere | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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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

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Ratings:
446
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212
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Corkpuller
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pale, mildly hazy yellow with delicate white head and a small amount of lacing.

S: Lemongrass, light provence herbs, mild bready quality, incredibly complex

T: Very similar to aroma but even more complex. Masterful

M: Really? Crisp pilsner mouthfeel with the feathery quality of wheat. No hint of alcohol. Incredibly delicate. The carbonation is fairly substantial but with a fine bead. If I didn't know it was 6.9%, I'd guess 4.5%

O: If I can find it, I will buy it by the case. I drank this in a sitting that included Cantillon classic on handpump, tilquin on tap and JP Noel on tap. It was a good session, but this beer was special. A real Standout.

Easily the best Saison I've had all year and as good as anything I can remember.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden straw color...lasting head of different size bubbles. Mild funk and light sweet malt aroma. Rich flavor with a touch of funk, bread, mild malt...notes of white pepper, orange. Really easy drinking and delicious. Not as assertive as many saisons, but I find this easy and tasty, something I could easily down a bottle.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
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 ALESwhatCURESya
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I hate to make you jealous, but I bought 3 750mls of this for $4.99 each. This is from a truly tiny, craft, and authentic Belgian Brewery.

A-Glorious, glowing, straw yellow with tons of carbonation right from the start. A densely packed, airy white head formed immediately. The super-fine bubbles created an absolutely beautiful presentation. The body had a small amount of yeast suspension, but overall, it was remarkably clear. The active carbonation danced all over the glass.

S-Wonderful, fresh, aroma. There were traces of cut straw, peppery spice, fruity zest, and doughy malt. There is a slight cellar aroma that is lovely. Of course there is a wonderful earthiness that pleases the senses.

T/M-This is as close to a perfectly authentic Saison as you can get. A slightly bitter and citrusy lead finishes wonderfully dry and spicy. A grainy texture leaves very little residual sweetness. The spices seem to be subtle enough to assume it is was a welcomed side affect of a warm fermentation. The crispness leaves you hanging for more. I am stunned by the perfection of this.

D-I do not even know where to start with this. I am not kidding that I could easily commit to accepting this as my life-long beer. If you are someone who can appreciate the delicacies of a true Saison, you will LOVE this. I plan to head back to the store I got this and clean out their stock so that I can share it with friends.

Truly Superb!

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml unwrapped bottle marked as 7.5% alc/vol.
Poured into a 22 ounce glass leaving the heavy sediment behind.
A - hazy straw color with two fingers of fizzy lacy head atop a continuous stream of fine bubbles.
S - grassy lemon zest and fruit esters with an earthy yeasty background.
T - zippy crisp saison bite that holds a great many flavors in a nice blend: grass, citrus, bread, light fruits, earthy peppery yeast, slight sour/tart yet sweet. Very nice.
M - medium bodied with fantastic carbonation and an easy feel that leaves just a lingering slightly dry tart behind.
D - hard to find the 7.5% alcohol but I'm sure it'll find me because this one is going down easy.
Easily among the finest of what I want from a Saison.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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Photo of Mfilchock
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Classic Saison from the homeland of farmhouse-style. Flavors of clove, banana and bubblegum. Great for sipping anytime of year.

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Photo of peterdeneyer
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Unfiltered, wheat yellow, a bit trouble. Original bottle with paper foil (750 ml).

Smell: Sunny flowers, a bit of citrus,

Taste: Very complex, hop & wheat, very dry aftertaste that stays for a while

Mouthfeel: Very delicate, nice balance. Starts fruity, ends with a great bitterness

Overall: Only flemish saison, complex but magnificent in taste. Easy to drink, alcohol is very well hidden, recommended to drink in summer, good beer when you're thirsty. It's my first crate, but definitely not my last of this beer. The brewer shows in this beer why he's one of the greatest connaisseurs in Belgian beerland.

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Photo of jfro
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color- light straw, cloudy
Nose- tart apricot, bananna
Taste- fruit up front, belgo-yeast on the back
Mouth- drank out of a duvel tulip so the high carbonation was accentuated

this is as close to a fresh version of fantome as I will ever be able to find in the 716. This bottle was produced on the "15 Mei 2010". Not too shabby. Perfect for my taste in saison.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the first farmhouse ale I ever reviewed.
When I first opened the bottle it foamed for quite some time - typical bottle conditioned.

A: Ligth golden with a red tone. A bit hazy.

S: Yeast (Brettanomyces???), an acidlike, hoppy fruity smell (citrus?) - Complex!!!

T: Little rough in them beginning with a hint of yeast, then I can taste acid, fruit (citrus), malt. The hops kicks in after a little while. This is a dry beer. I can also taste the alkohol.

M: Light and the carbonation is well balanced.

D: Farmhouse ale is pretty hard to mess up. Overall a great beer that I can't wait to get my hands on again.

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Photo of Sephiroth
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with two inches of head after I swirl the bottle quite profusely. Some lace is left on the glass. The body is like a sunset, a yellow sunset. Aroma of lemon, spices, and plenty of funk.

The flavor is very complex. An initial burst of lemon is quickly overtaken by hops, spice, and yeast. The finish is bitter for the style, and there is a musty, funky aftertaste that distinguishes this as a world class beer. Mouthfeel is creamy, and highly carbonated. The complexity of the flavor prevents me from drinking this too quickly.

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Photo of Filosoof
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was this the winner of the night? I thought so.

L: trouble, whitebeer look, because of the wheat (?); good top;
S: you can keep on smelling this beer; it differs every time, flowery, orange, dried yellow fruit;
T: this is also an exploration; flowery, nice bitterishness;
M: just very nice, great alcohol and aftertaste;
O: almost perfect beer!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
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 JudgeRoughneck
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

APP- some gushing out of the lightly chilled bottle. Glowing turbid gold color with big pillows of fluffy white head, other than a slightly ropey sediment at the bottom this is just what my saison dreams look like

aroma- understated and simple, pick up mostly pepper and grass with light citrus and yeast

Taste- damn kids. really excellent flavor here, I get notes of pear, berry, peppermint, fennel, lemon, melon, a strong grassy/ herbal noble hop presence, perfume quality, extremely fresh tasting and refreshing with just a hint of lychee fruit and alcohol introducing a long, spicy, dry finish that gets very interesting if you pay attention to it...rose water?...this is awesome

Drinkability- I want a case

MF- light bodied, dry, effervescent, not very astringent really, has more of a creaminess to it. awesome

Overall- Saison is a really etherial style, hard to pin down, but when I think of saison, I think of this. So glad I found this beer. Really excellent. May have dethroned Foret in my book.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

ok... how do i begin. upon popping the foam comes out of the bottle a bit lava like. this means you're about to drink it at the perfect tempeture. pour very delicately, aggressive foam as it hits the glass. perfect straw color, light murk, medium to large head. its billowing with tons of lace. smell is grass, dough, lemon, and a funk of earth. taste is something else. i'm hungry now. theres the straw. there is very light dough flavor. very minty hop and lemony hop that have the quality of a gin and tonic mineral accents on the tongue. the malt is bark, earth. a sort of clay chalky dough yeastiness with the funk of old wood cellar. and this with the hops sits there for a bit on the palate. this is a fantastic beer. definate something to write home about. the meatiness is particular but really something out of this world.

ps... don't have it on tap it is sort of a waste in comparison. don't have the delicate stale essence that makes it so good.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Unbelievable consistend and thick head staying forever and a clowdy golden beercolor. Nose is unbelievable; very spicy but hard to tell wich herbs must have gotten in this brew but would say at least gagel, koreander, paradijszaad. Nice but very clean stable with litle sourness and a wheatmalt carracter plus some banana esters make it complex and for a saison very clean but good nose. Taste is also very fresh and complex but makes you enjoy every tiny sip. Wowww what a brew this is giving a full but dry overal taste with some orange and decent sourness. Maltyness also there remembering also a lot of wheat and that with dry and lightly bitter aftertaste that also gives some honeynote. Perfect carbonisation makes mouthfeel to one of the best I've ever expirienced. Drinkability is also good but maybe too good cause easy drinkable. IMHO this one concurs to Dupont very well and maybe Saizon Dupont even found a master.

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