Saison D'Erpe-Mere | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere
BA SCORE
4.12/5
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 06-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,103
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
447
pDev:
8.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 212
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

Photo of JMS1512
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pletser
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gus_13
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +14.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the paper-wrapped bottle, as in the picture. Delighted to see a crown cap and not the usual wired-up retina detacher cork. Purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego for 16 bucks.

This is pretty much the classic Saison, from big foam to grainy and funkified aroma, then the fruity flavor, to the lingering bitter yeasty aftertaste. The aroma swirls and evolves. Wine grapes, warm bread, and a distinct whiff of leather.

There's a mineral tang along with the sweet malt. Luscious wheaty and cereal taste with that edge of bitterness fighting the candy note. Overall this is boldy flavored Saison and worth trying as a benchmark for the style. It's not the smoothest for slurping down, but it's a sturdy and impeccable example.

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Photo of gspeer711
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brotherloco
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Waggman
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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