Saison D'Erpe-Mere Zymatore | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

BA SCORE
89
very good
35 Ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is aged in Gin & Pinot Noir barrels.

Added by metter98 on 12-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No head, orange color. Both the gin and Pinot barrels come through nicely and compliment each other well. Pleasant acidity.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iliki
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of bpasquini
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rudzud
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abby and poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a light straw hue with a fluffy white two finger head that leaves a nice sticky dude lacing and wonderful retention. Excellent.

S - Aromas of gentle funky saison, light barnyard notes, wonderful gin barrel super floral notes that only a botanical gin can lend. Nice pinot notes that lends a fruity perspective.

T - Taste is lightly funky with gentle saison notes, the barrel notes are pleasant with sweet pinot noir grapes then wham gin barrel! Floral, fragrant botanicals, just delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very light considering the barrels.

O - Overall I was happily impressed by this beer. Love the gin barrel and what it bruins to the table.

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Photo of mikeyv35
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 04/10/2013
Type: 22oz. Bomber -Counter Pressure Filled @ Bierkraft
Vintage: 2013
Glass: Southampton Tulip

Was going to put this 22oz. expensive counter pressure filled bomber from Bierkraft up for trade, as it is not my style of choice, sure glad I did not.

Pours a golden straw in color w/ a 1 finger white head that left nice sticky lingering lacing. Aromas of fresh cut hay, citrus fruits, ginger-ale, dark fruit, and breadiness. The flavor was of breadiness and tart citrus fruits up front, leading into ginger-ale, and finishing w/ red wine dark fruit dryness. Clean and crisp w/ lingering flavor. I almost polished off the entire bomber before I was even done writing the review if that tells you a bit about the drink ability.

Overall, awesome stuff! I am not even a saison guy and I would love to drink this one again. The barrel treatments were perfect and you could taste a clear separation between the gin barrel characteristics and the Pinot Noir ones.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FosterJM
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1422nd Review on BA
Draft to Branded glass
16oz

@Bavarian Lodge, Naperville, IL

App- A bit of liquid gold in the glass with a fairly see through yellow color. A small 1/4-1/2 inch head with some amazing cling down the glass. Just a great looking beer. Only knock is the missing Saison haze.

Smell- When this arrived I was very excited about the aging. It had huge Gin notes. I can't really say what makes a gin nose, but if you've smelled gin you know. Trace tannic notes with a good wheat base and a touch of citrus.

Taste- I love a good saison. This was great. Strong barrel notes and then a great base flavor come out. Take the greatness of Fantome and add the treatment to it. Earth and damp with a small grainular citrus note.

Mouth- On each recurring sip it gets a bit more dry but the gin booze and wine tannic make each sip good. Not great. A small light/medium body with a medium carbonation. Residual gin and oak.

Drink- I loved this beer! It was layered and creative and blended so well. Great depth of flavor with a tempered hand. Would love a few bottles. One can dream.

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Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PeteRiz
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Brianimator
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of emilylee
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Dan for sharing this crazy rarity.

A: Clear gold body, fine white head. Nice lace. Good.

S: Spicy, fruity, and vinous. Very fresh, piquant, and aromatic.

T: Follows the nose - spiciness, peppery fruity, and some smooth malt sweetness on the predominantly dry, slightly fruity, almost funky finish. Tasty, but I expected more from the barrels.

M: Light-bodied and lively. Creamy and great.

O: This was a great Saison, but based on the crazy description (Gin and Pinot Noir barrels?) I really expected a more distinctive beer.

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.31 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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