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Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Saison
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saison D’Epeautre is a saison beer made in a unique traditional style, using spelt and barley malt in the mash. Very dry and light in body, with a hint of wheaty tartness and a hardy texture that expresses the character of spelt, a primitive strain of wheat.

It is one truly feisty brew, with an outrageous pop and a natural long-lasting head. And ah, the aroma! It’s a wonderfully heady, musty, cellar character that is unmistakably Belgian and a lot like champagne. The taste delivers on the promise of the nose. Very enjoyable, and perfect for summer, but wonderful at any time of year.

D’Epeautre is hand-brewed in small batches by the impassioned, gifted Blaugies brewers, a husband, wife, and son team. They’re very adventurous in recreating traditional beer styles – and are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The family enjoys good food and beer, and consumes a lot of its own product for cooking and drinking. We like the rougher, grainier malt texture of all their beers. They give you the feeling that the brewers put this beer in a bottle just a few days ago, especially for you.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy very pale yello with a creamy and frothy off-white head, eternal retention and strong lacing. wheaty, grainy - very rustic, dusty yeastiness - bretts, lemon, lemongrass, citrus - some oranges too, bitter herbs, mint, astringent tea, bit of metal, hint of tartness. lively and almost fomay carbonation, light body - not watery but fairly light. very dry and grassy-herbal-citrusy finish. very good brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Not with Tom, funny coincidence. Pale yellow pour, clear at first but with a healthy dose of floaties about halfway through the bottle, puffy white head, tons of carbonation. Aroma of light grains, bready, with some very light lemony notes, just a hint of pepper as well. Taste is quite grainy but not sweet, balanced hop bitterness, spicy yeasty finish, quite dry. Palate is very light, well carbed. Super quaffable saison, as easy drinking as can be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2613) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy yellow with a huge frothy, but quickly collapsing white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is mild with yeast notes, pils malt, light tartness, wheat, light fruity notes and very little skunky notes. Some dust too. Taste is also yeasty with wheat, cereals, light fruits and light sweetness. Medium body. Intense carbonation. Dry finish. Not the tastiest Saison, but still quite complex despite not being overpowering. Good balance. Really quenching. Good drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (322) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
S: Grains, bread, metallic lime, yeast, and wet hay. P: Yellow/copper with a ton of foam on top. T: Rather malty, with limes, some sweetness coming through, pears come through very nicely, a hint of a metallic taste and a light spice to end it all. M: Light with medium carbonation. O: Seemed like a belgium blonde rather then a saison, very easy to drink beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (678) - USA - DEC 22, 2013
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought from Malting Pot,Brussels. Lovely cloudy buckwheat beer. Full of flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
From tasting notes. Pours hazy orange with a medium head. Sweet yeasty aroma with a mix of spices. Flavor is sweet but quite spicy with a hint of citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (147) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
Très belle Saison au malt d’orge adoucie à l’épeautre. Elle n’a presque pas de nez sinon une fine senteur de céréales indéterminée et une effervescence légèrement piquante. En bouche, elle est très légère avec un profil de blanche qui présente beaucoup d’effervescence, un beau col léger assez important et tenace. La langue est rêche, le palais sec, la bouche adoucie par des saveurs de céréales discrète ( malt pale?) finissant sur des notes légèrement âpre de l’épeautre. Dégustation tout en finesse et en équilibre. En finale, l’amérisation laisse des traces minérales durables sur les papilles.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 4, 2013
Very farmy, horse, hint of sourness, enough classic hops, interesting yeast. A true classic saison in the yeasty, good sense. No spices needed here. Sure the yeast brings some pepper and clove but that’s without any additives. Very good brew, enough malt backup. Not the most extreme beer out there bit saison lovers will like this. I do. (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Nearly clear golden color, monstrous pillowy head, good lace/retention. Aroma initially pinched the nose but gives notes of yeast, dust, straw, somewhat fruity. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, quite drinkable. Pretty nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrWally (50) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
bottle at home. pours with a light head, yellow. weak aroma and a flat palette, I had better saisons.


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