Is this a saison? Based on the taste, yeah, I’ll give them that. This beer, I call Gerookt, has quite a bit of bitters in there. And its very dry, really to its detriment. It’s a collaboration beer of sorts. The Brouwerij made a beer and then blended in a bunch of Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen into the beer, and this Gerookt is the result. Does blending break the rules of saisons? Judge not. Or, Actually, I am the judge. Judging is kind of a SmokeBeerMinistry thing. And I usually deduct points when I find silt in the bottle, like in this one, but, lately I’ve been pouring most of my beer, then giving the bottle a swirl, and pouring everything left, silt and all, down into the glass. And the results help with the judging. Hopefully that’ll support my bench press (side project I have going). Final score = 5 smokestacks. Honest effort.
|Brewer||Brouwerij De Glazen Toren|
|Beer Name||Saison D’Erpe-Mere Gerookt Special Smoked Edition|
|Brewer’s Description||Smoked Belgian Saison|
|Food Pairings||Chicken Wings|
|Alcohol content by volume||6.9%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||Its probably a lot|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||3|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||3|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||4|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||Y|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||3|
|Foaminess 1-7 (thin ring – rabid dogs mouth)||2|
|Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)||5|
I wonder if De Glazen Toren has the same web support as SBM?