Saison D'Erpe-Mere | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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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
Ratings:
445
Reviews:
210
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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43
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34
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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Silke_Neryn
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pletser
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wrapped 750ml poured into a Funkwerks tulip. Best before stamp is blank.

Appearance: Pours two fingers of soft, creamy looking white head. Nice layer of lacing coats the side of the glass. Body is a hazy golden straw. A great looking Belgian ale.

Aroma: A very light grassy hoppyness, candi sugar, peppery phenols, light citrusy esters, wheat and pilsner malts. Sweeter from the added sugar. More of a sweet malt forward nose.

Taste: Candi sugar sweetness with light peppery phenols and a malty sweet finish. Fruity esters combined with the sweet and malty profile bring to pears and honey. Maybe a bit of oxidation on the malt note.

Mf: A very soft, thin/medium feel with a high, prickly carbonation. Very dry and light. “Airy” would be a good way to describe. Drinks way lighter than it should for the abv.

Overall: A well crafted beer from the lively appearance to the dry and quenching finish. More of a malty, sweet style saison. However, I wouldn’t mind a more expressive yeast profile or a more pronounced hoppyness to elevate the flavor profile a bit. I can’t help but wonder if maybe this an older bottle.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gus_13
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super light and refreshing. Medium carbonation and very easy to drink. Mineral-y and a hint of lemon in the nose and flavor. Just a bit of hay mixed in with the citrus.

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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 johnlatona
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy yellow color with large, creamy, white head. Aroma has yeast esters but very fresh ones, not the cloying kind. Taste starts with yeasty notes, banana, clove, bubblegum, hay and some lemon. Mouthfeel is soft but has good carbonation as well. A very good example of a well made, traditional saison.

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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
4.13 out of 5 based on 445 ratings.
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