Tonight's selection is Saison D`Erpe-Mere, made by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren in Belgium. This 750 ml bottle is brown and capped - no cork. Of course, there's yeast in the bottom of the bottle, as has been the case for all these Belgian beers. I am drinking this from my Duvel glass. This Saison is 7.5% ABV.
This one pours with a huge head that gets bigger even after you stop pouring. Specifically, my note says "mega foam". It ended up taking like 4 glasses worth to get through the whole 25.4 ounces.
It is a nice medium light golden color, and is a little cloudy. It is pretty, but almost all beer is pretty.
It smells like a saison. It has that slightly malty, slightly sweet, sharp and dry smell to it.
It tastes like saison light. It does have that distinctive flavor that I think people refer to as "peppery", but not too much. It is a little bit sweet, and I can also taste malted grains. It almost tastes like unfermented beer a little bit. Probably just has a higher than average finishing gravity.
Overall this one is good. I like it. I would definitely get it again. Thing is, it probably cost like $10 for this bottle, so maybe I'll just make it. Then I get it for about 1/5 that price.
That's it for now. Maybe I'll post a photo of the bottle later.
Welcome to any readers who may come across my brand new blog!
I live with beer on a daily basis. As I write this, I have 5 batches of 5 gallons each in various stages of fermentation, plus two fridges full of homebrews. Needless to say, I have an experienced palate for beer.
Like many beer lovers, I have been recently drawn across the ocean to Belgian styles of beer. As I've been buying and tasting them, I've been making notes. It has become somewhat of a ritual for me to open a beer each evening and take a bunch of notes about it as I drink it.
I want to share this with whoever might be interested. I also want to share the rest of my beer-oriented life, such as home brewing, and whatever else beery I might be up to. So here it is. My brand new blog.