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
Reviews:
212
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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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.

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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.

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3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
4.13 out of 5 based on 446 ratings.
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