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:
446
Reviews:
212
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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43
Gots:
34
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1
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Photo of Bp123
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(large bottle all for me - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: bright and hazy yellow liquid, swift and tall stand of tight, white spongy foam, creamy surface... rocky decay of head... crystalline ring of foam round the top... love that head...

S: powerfully perfumy, almost circus peanut-like esters... flowery soap, perfumed polyester... fuzzy definition of aromas, but somewhat intoxicating intensity

T: spicy (lemony) fruitiness leaps onto the palate... funky yeast, light-moderate acidity, and an almost tart bite... pleasantly spicy phenols lingering in the aftertaste... it's really really dry... subtle tone of under-ripe pear... delicate tartness builds on the front of the tongue... bit of funk and pilsner malt husk in the finish... sort of taffy tone late into it

F: ample carbonation with an airy quality to its overall texture... just about pranced across the taste buds... one of the more bone dry beers you'll come across... bit of a buzz (from the acidity?)

O: this is kind of what you want to shoot for when making a saison - dry, spicy, and full of vivid fruitiness in the background... its dryness perhaps detracts from its depth a fair amount, however, this would go fantastic with a citrusy salad with a light vinaigrette and perhaps some funky blue cheese and candied walnuts... I could drink this all day, and at $11.99...

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Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
2.68/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very sweet saison. Lof of yeast. Not for me.

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw under a 2” dense, rocky white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Lemon and fruit aromas with a slight floral note.
T: Starts lightly sweet and dries out by the finish. Peach, lemon and orange on the palate with light wheat and a finishing bitter hop accent.
F: A very rich texture compost of fine, soft carbonation fills the mouth with soft foam. Medium to medium light body and above average carbonation.
O: Very refreshing, easy to drink and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Masters
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with a hazy golden orange and a brilliant white head that lasts and sticks all over the glass.

Spicy peppery and clove yeast, a little sweet, banana, bread, herbal, lemon, and grassy. Smells fresh and old at the same time.

Lots of pepper and clove spice on the palate along with some banana, bread, herbal, little bitter, grass, and slight lemony tartness.

Medium bodied and carbonated. Rolls over the tongue really well.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If I were blindfolded I'd declare this a Saison.
I wish it produced more of a nose-- in a way it's a bit of a surprise for what's to follow.
Poured with a frothy head that was short lived but laced the glass and settled down to a stable enduring blanket covering of the beer's surface.
The flavor is a lively combination that danced on my palate composed of effervescence, hops distinction intertwined with malt and hints of yeast. All together the shifting flavors made for a citrus like tang and a well controlled demeanor to the finish.
This is a wonderful beer to enjoy anytime but especially on a nice summer's day. It's too fine to guzzle as a thirst quencher-- but wonderful to serve to those weary of stronger craft brews or those new to the world of fine beer.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mineo
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CDCNAM
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lucas1801
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halfshell
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sendbeer
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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