Saison D'Erpe-Mere Lentebier
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Saison D'Erpe-Mere LentebierSaison D'Erpe-Mere Lentebier
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KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Ranked #433
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3.99 | pDev: 7.52%
Apr 08, 2022
Apr 27, 2013
Single hop beer, uses Premiant (Czech) hops for all hopping stages.
Not merely a 9% ABV version of Saison d'Erpe Mere.

Glazen Toren Lentebier is brewed according to the ancient Saison tradition of the province of Hainaut. It is a blond, highfermented beer, with refermentation in the bottle. Dry, hoppy, and fruity.
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500mL undated bottle poured into a teku glass at just above fridge temp 8% ABV per label. The beer pours hefe-hazy orange amber in color with fizzy & fluffy off white head. The head recedes to an uneven ring and island that persists. No lacing. The aroma is mild with musty, slightly sweet malt. The taste is semisweet malt with apple and pear notes before the earthy, mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, excellent. Absolutely delicious beer with the right ratio of sweet malt, fruity notes and dryness.
Apr 08, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Orange cloudy body with a fat finger of eggshell white foam. Nose is springy with floral toned belgian yeast, estery apricot, and lemon peel. Taste has that lovely spring saison yeast front and center with notes of apple, apricot, light herbs, and lemon all arising. Feel is medium bodied, soft and yeasty the whole sip. The wife loved it. Obviously a great beer for spring
Aug 20, 2021
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Lightly veiled golden appearance, with a beautiful and creamy foam, ivory colored.
Smell of malt, candy sugar, flora, white fruit, peach, camomile.
Malty and sugary taste, maybe just a bit too sugary. Yeasty.
In the aftertaste, along with a honeyed notes, also some bitterness,grassy, hay.
Overall, a decent balance. Classic belgian, alcohol hidden. OK.
Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Although the kickoff to the Lenten season offers the promise of warmer weather to come, the climate can still put quite a chill on the skin. This beckons for a beer that hold floral promises but still with the strength to warm the gullet as the cold weather draws to a close.

Saison D'Erpe-Mere's Lentebier is such a Saison, pouring with a pale straw and a yeasty overcast. As a voluminous and arid froth rises from the glass, the nose soon fills with the floral whimsy of lavender, rose hips and honeysuckle. Candied in its scent, the backdrop of the perfume is sharp with grassiness, peppery spice and a twinge of white wine. A gentle sweetness glosses the tongue with the thin breadiness of wafers and a touch of honeysuckle once more.

What was floral and gently sweet early on the palate, quickly turns to fruits of pear, orange peel, lemon, apple and white grape on the middle palate. Dried in its moderate fruit portrayal, the spices of the beer quickly wins out with a piquant balance of peppercorn, vinous spice, lemongrass, dried herbs and an overall bitter straw flavor on the late palate.

Threatening with a mild detergent-like finish, the beer's dryness is a stark contrast to the more floral upstart. A medium long linger of lemon pepper from hops and vinous spice from yeast allows for a bitter white wine character to echo firmly behind.
Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by steverx8 from England

Oct 19, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale saturated orange, with a huge billowing head of meringue foam that slowly rises above the rim. Ample lacing and lasting surface coverage.

Aroma is floral and herby, sweet biscuit and estery Belgian yeast.

Biscuity malt backed by some grassy whole cone hop florals via the Aalst region. Dried fruit, malt sweetness, expressive yeast, light peppery phenols linger in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and effervescent, not quite as dry as Glazen Toren’s excellent Saison de Erpe-Mere.

Seemingly far less bitter than Saison De Erpe-Mere, but just as characterful.
Makes a great pairing with green peppercorn brie and Humboldt Fog, and likely very versatile with other foods too.

I’ve heard this is the house beer at ‘T Velootje in Ghent, hope to drink it there on my next trip to Belgium.
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.72 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Christmas Eve dinner beer! Bought this past summer at Jesters King.

Beautiful beer with a cloudy yellow color and a wonderful foamy, creamy head and great lacing. Sweet fruity smell. Flavors of honey, lemon, and sweet herbs, and maybe a bit of lime. This beer is great with food and I will buy again if I find it again!
Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
i had never seen this stronger version before, on tap at bull and bush last night, those guys always have the best guest drafts! this is apparently a special edition for spring, much stronger than the original saison, almost drinking more like a tripel. it has some of that candy sugar type sweetness to it, the booze stands out a bit, especially in the nose, and its quite floral, like daffodils or something, elderflower bitterness for balance too, and a honey note through it, kind of delicate for being bigger, fruity like white wine, pears, and green apples too, lots going on here and pretty cohesive. the yeast isnt as dynamic and striking to me here as it often is in beers from these guys, not as drying and rustic and peppery and peppy, it has a light chemical wash to it, a thinness, still an agreeable spice complexion, but just not as forward in the mix or as grounding, a little estery with the residual sugar here, it lingers awhile. good carbonation and awesome belgian flavor overall, i love the beer these guys make, but i think the original saison is one of the best in the game, so its hard to really compare this to that. cool to have it on tap here in denver, i hope we keep seeing this stuff come through! a pretty classic old world belgian strong pale here.
Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Trying this beer at Kickbacks in JAX with boss and brought in law. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had hints of apricot and Belgian spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with Belgian clove and tropical fruit. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid saison.
Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by desint from Belgium

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by eire from Alaska

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by samEBC from Belgium

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by LostHighway from Minnesota

May 19, 2015
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by CGPeltier from Connecticut

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Jul 15, 2014
Saison D'Erpe-Mere Lentebier from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 39 ratings