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

bottled
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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 I thought htis was an excellent saison. I nice lightly spiced saison that was both subtle and interesting. It hid the alcohol exceptionally well and was overall quite tasty. Had again and raised from 4.4 to 4.7

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Golden orange. Heavily carbonated. Slightly sour, funky, spicy nose. Starfruit, light tropical fruit and wonderfully balanced pepper spice lingering on the back takes over the finish. Slightly sticky on the palate, loooong finish. This is an exceptional saison.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Golden straw color...lasting head of different size bubbles. Mild funk and light sweet malt aroma. Rich flavor with a touch of funk, bread, mild malt...notes of white pepper, orange. Really easy drinking and delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nayho (17) - - SEP 11, 2013
My favorite saison found at The Hop in Beacon NY. Perfect appearance, rich gold beer slight haze creamy long lasting head but not so overcarbed that it’s hard to pour. Dry yet rich and malty, perfectly balanced with decent amount of bitterness, touch of malt sweetness, tiny bit of phenol (maybe alcohol) heat, and just the slightest bit of tartness. Aroma nice with malt (not pils exactly...aromatic malt?) yeast, Belgian phenols, maybe a bit of hops. Must get this again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bastarda (76) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Courtesy of bartlebier, thanks a lot! Shared with bartlebier, his girlfriend, Bierle and Konfuzzi. Recall this as a very complex, delicious, great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Brightly effervescent and clear, the bubbles keep coming. Textured and nearly white head. Crisp aroma, fruit and spice flavors from the yeast. Full and round malt character that fills the mouth, there must be some spelt or wheat in there. Strong warming sensation all the way down the throat, totally pleasant. I wouldn’t want to knock this back after a long day outside but for a cold rainy evening it’s great. Yay beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Thick white head forms quickly and fades with great lacing into pillowy islands; light golden. Aromas are peppery, lemon, musty. Great bitterness, very dry. Citrus and light basement funk; wheat. Medium to high carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3222) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Dobre i fajne piwo. tresciwe z poczatku cytrusowe i gozkawo chmielowe, po dolaniu drozdzy zmienia sie na drozdzowe piwo. Piana spora i trwala. Ciekawa i elegancka owijka. Tylko polecic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours a brilliantly clear, bright gold color and it is topped by a four-finger thick pale, off-white head. The only thing that differentiates this from an all-malt Pilsner is that this beer is very well carbonated, with a massive head that forms a rocky surface & ample Belgian lacing as it falls slowly back into the beer. The aroma is light, yet alluring with soft notes of freshly bloomed flowers, and a soft fruitiness that has notes of light acidity both of which remind me of pears and tart apples. There is a slightly sharp herbal note here as well, that serves as a nice foil to the other notes. The more I stop to explore the nose on this beer, the more I am really digging it; it is a nice mix of yeast driven notes that form together to make a great aromatic Saison.

The beer starts to explode on my tongue, it has lost some carbonation since I first cracked it, but it is still fairly frothy. It is not so carbonated that the flavors cannot come through . The beer has a nice subtle tartness to it that reminds me of green apple, and continues on through the finish of this beer. The beer is light and refreshing, but has a nice soft sweetness that is driven by a forward grain note that must be a mix of the both the barley and the wheat. Actually I would say that the wheat is a bit more evident in the up-front grain character, and the barley malt contributes a light toasted maltiness to this beer. So, what about the spicy yeast character, well that is definitely here as well. Spicy notes of ginger, clove, white pepper, and definite notes of lemon zest. And yes there is a nice level of hopping here too; there is a solid herbal note here through to the late middle of this beer, and a solid contributing bitterness is found here that grips the palate just so, and lingers on through to the finish.

This beer is an impressive, clean example of a Saison, it does not have the funky / infected notes that are found sometimes, but the character that is here is executed beautifully, brightly, and light. What a great Saison, in fact I have been in Saison heaven tonight. The mix of character in this beer is excellent. Spicy, fruity, hoppy and malty each of these notes is prominent and bright, yet strikes an overall balance that keeps this beer light and quaffable (but at 7.5% can sneak up on you).

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2008
75cl bottle, fuzzy strawyellow, abundant nice head. citruslike bitter in the nose, dry and soft in the mouth, long aftertaste that slowly disappears bitterly. Good saison!


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