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

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2633) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Bottled:
Pours hazy golden with a large, fluffy head. Aroma is yeast and wheat with a touch of pears. Mouth feel is a bit watery. Dry taste of yeast and wheat. Also some grassy citrus.
Not very spectacular but it is a good thirst quencher.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2809) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with tall, frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, cilantro, herbs, light honey and wheat. Taste is crisp, light funky sweet with mellow citrus bitter finish. Light, smooth body with average to lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (381) - - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a thick head. Nice and funky aroms. Taste of hay and farmyard with a hint of fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (225) - BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
375cc bottle. Pours pale bonde with huge white head. Very discrete tartness. Citrus, yeast, pepper, herbs. As it warms up comes the malt and spelt. Really refreshing and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light pepper, a touch of banana, light herbal notes and fruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6619) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with kermis. Thin creamy white head. Pepper aroma. Cloudy orange pour. Nice and refreshing on a hot summers day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
Beatiful, hazy, yellow beer with a one finger high, offwhite head.

Nose: Banana, Champagne yeast, grain, wheat, grass, earthy notes, mineral, cookies, egg (!) and malt. It reminds me of an old myddy cellar.
Taste: Fresh taste of hops, malt, mineral, orange, wheat, grass, white pepper, banana and coriander.
Body: Light body with high carbonation. The bubbles are dancing around on my tongue. Very refreshing! Almoust like drinking Champange. Dry, slightly bitter finish.

A little to high carbonation in my opinion. I like to swirl the beer in the glass to get a bit of the carbonation out and then it is delicious!

The using of spelt in the mash makes this beer unique and adds a special texture to the beer.

I definitely recommend this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
April 29, 2015. Bottle at home, best before 2018.
Clear golden with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with peach, lemon, floral honey, some pepper and a touch of barnyard. Taste is sweet floral honey with a light to medium bitterness, leading to a light sweet, fruity, dry and spicy finish. Light to medium bodied, somewhat oily texture, fizzy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2901) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Golden hazy pour. Aroma of yeast, banana and wheat. Taste is soft and yeasty sweet, with orange, grain and banana. Very easy going.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
The beer has got a hazy golden colour with an unsteady head and medium body. Aroma of grains, straw and hops. Taste of hops, straw, dust, grains, bread and basement. Solid beer with no highlights.


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