Monday, March 21, 2016

Lentebier for Palm Sunday

While doing some online shopping for Easter gifts, Colleen came across Saison D'erpe Mere Lentebier from Brouwerij de Glazen Toren in Belgium. On a whim, she ordered a couple of bottles for us to try out. We opened one of them before dinner on Sunday. Colleen's whim turned out to be a good choice.



As soon as I started pouring I thought, "Slow down!" The frothy white head on this one builds fast. It took several starts and banana and grassy grain. Sipping the beer confirmed those same traits in the flavor. The Saison breadiness was joined by slightly tangy citrus hops. A slight pepper and clove spiciness comes as well has a hint of earthiness. The carbonation tingled the tongue and cleansed the palate.

We found the beer to be very enjoyable and refreshing. The flavor profile was full but not overwhelming. The Lentebier was new to us. It was a nice treat and not disappointing in the least. Colleen summed it up well when she remarked, "I'm glad I bought two bottles."

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