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Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Saison
Erpe-Mere, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sampled at the Ohio Labor Day gathering, provided by Pailhead. Cloudy yellow-orange body, thin off-white head. Floral, earthy, spicy aroma. Earthy, peppery, floral body with mild sweetness. After that, my notes really become hard to read. Oh, but somebody wrote "Strict Constructionalist" on my notesheet so I remember discussing politics by this point in the evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Couleur jaune pâle parsemé d’une belle mousse blanche. Arômes de houblons frais, camomille, herbes, lime et citron sont au repos à la ferme. En bouche, gains, foin et herbes, beaucoup de coriandre. Finale sèche et citronnée. Carbonatation active et bien dosée aux fines bulles pétillantes. En fût ZBF, voyage Europe 2005

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Slightly hazy, golden yellow body with an enormous, fluffy, rocky alabastor head. Mild, slight sweet, slightly spicy aroma. Hay, earthy hops (Saaz? Hallertau? I need to get some help on this hop identification thing...), orange zest, coriander, lemongrass, biscuits and a touch of honey sweetness. The body is light, but with a soft, smooth carbonation. The flavor is good, starting with some fruity sweetness and mild spiciness, followed by some flavorful, bitter, earthy hop character. The finish is mostly dry with no hint of alcoholic warmth. Not as phenomenal as the Saison Dupont I drank last night, but still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle at GBBF, August 2005. Very odd. A saison that thinks its a hefeweizen? Cloudy straw colour. Estery aroma with lots of banana and sweet fruit. Distinctly wheaty. Much more like a saison on the palate, although the wheaty feel persists. Smells like its going to be quite sweet, but turns out to be reasonably dry and citric, with some yeasty, earthy character and plenty of hop presence. Unusual, but it worked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2005
09.07.05 750ml bottle. Hazed yellow gold with crystal clear highlights around the edges. Tall white head fades to a quarter inch of dense, firm, lasting foam. Aroma reeks of herb garden, rotten lemons, parsley, and nice mild perfumes that emerge with temp, also a bit of alcohol. Body is soft and full with a cascade of fine effervescence at first but waning to a thinner and mostly flat body as it approaches room temp. Flavor is citrusy and herbal with lots of fresh flavors; pizza dough. Super hoppy stuff with plenty of lingering bitterness after a long finish. Seems to be missing the funk, but it proves that a saison doesn’t have to be stinky to be good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle - 750mL. Hazed gold with a tall white head. Nose is very fruity and herbal. Lots of candy notes, spice and Belgian yeast as well. Almost a hint of coconut and mango with light candied orange. Taste is hoppy and slightly bitter but very fruity and yeasty. Lots of grass, flowery hops, spices, light earthiness, unripened fruits and light candy sugar. Body is dry and light with big carbonation. Finishes with some grass, bitter hops, flowers, fruit, and candied notes. The bitterness seems to win out, for the most part, over the underlying sweetness. Very good either way, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Grassy, hay-like hops, with tropical fruit esters in the nose. Cloudy yellow tan with low white head that lasts nicely. Citrus, grassy, hay-like flavour with fair bitterness that lasts on the tongue and battles with the sweetness. Medium-light, dry body with strong carbonation. Sampled at GBBF 2005.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Smelled and tasted like a Heff, cirtus banana peppery note and tongue, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is yeasty with some apricot and light spice. Pours a hazy dull yellowish-orange with a very nice white head with very good retention. Excellent lacing. Orange and yeast flavors up fornt. Finishes with lots of orange peel, spice, and a rather strong bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle provided by Pailhead for the Labor Day gathering:

Hazy golden hue with a long lasting frothy head and very good lacing. The arom has notes of tangerine, grapefruit, wild flowers and heather, with some funky and sweaty yeast esters. The taste is yeasty and cheesy up front with lemongrass and vegetable notes. Twangy finish with minor bitterness. The mouth feel is aggressive and carbonated heavy with a dry aftertaste. I would try this again, a good beer.


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