Saison D'Erpe-Mere | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere
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Saison D'Erpe-MereSaison D'Erpe-Mere

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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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Photo of guillemiro
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at the Hunter Brewing Co. Shared with beer buds Adrian and Sam and whoever else took a sample. I believe it was $16 for a 750ml bottle, which let's face it is a bargain.

Pours a very pale lemony yellow colour, almost the colour of a witbier. It's less cloudy though, and more vivacious with very effusive carbonation. Head is pale and firm, like beaten egg-whites. Lace forms rings as the beer goes down. It looks damn good.

Nose is sharp, but rounded. There's a depth to the aroma, and a little funk, but then it's all about the cutting characteristics: biting lemon, salt and a minerally crystalline structure. It's different to what I expected, and different to the majority of saisons I've had. That in itself is a novelty, and it's good in its own right.

Taste is light but crisp. Spiciness comes through, with herbal, vaguely sharp characters, perhaps a bit of rosemary, layered with soapy, slippery lemon skin and more of those mineral characters. Hint of chlorine backs it out, not in a bad way. Again, it's really very nice.

Feel is light and smooth, and yet bubbly with the carbonation, giving it a pleasant crispness.

Yeah nice saison. Not as full or as funky as some, but it's crisp and prickly throughout—perhaps one of the drier and more refreshing saisons I've had. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Slipmthgoose
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of iKrystin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but this was purchased fresh recently. Pours slightly hazy pale golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, pepper, pineapple, floral, grass, straw, wheat, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters. Taste of big lemon, apple, pear, pineapple, grass, pepper, coriander, straw, wheat, clove, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Slight citrus tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pepper, clove, grass, straw, wheat, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance; with a great fruity/spicy ester balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and very crisp mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding saison! Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

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Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is stinky and musty and thinly orange
Color is of darker hay and straw mildly hazy
Taste is also of orange and pepper. heavy yeast derived spicy flavor. tad bit of lingering piney earthy hop bitterness that sticks around the sides of your mouth.
the saison finishes nice and dry, beckoning for another sip. Solid
I wish the taste was as funky as the aroma but still a very good saison

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Photo of Omer4176
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Corkpuller
4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a small cap of white head that settled from a gush of foam that poured from the tap. This further receded to a thin ringlet, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of corn and toasted grains, mellow funk, grass. On the palate, very plain and bland, though extremely crackery, with hints of mellow grassy funk and bitter citrus peel. The taste was definitely lacking, but on the plus side, this beer drank very easily, light body, and the higher ABV was nearly undetectable. Not something I'd go back for.

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

Thanks to Andrew for sharing this one.

A - Cloudy medium yellow colour with half a finger of off white head.

S - Bready malts, Belgian yeast, sweet honey and spice.

T - Bready malts, Belgian yeast, peppery spice and a light clove presence.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A nice, dry finish.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Saison D'Erpe-Mere from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 88.1% out of 100 with 447 ratings
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