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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pictured bottle from Louisville Beer Store; shared with my Boo. Aroma: Moderate basement aroma; moderate tart lemon; lighter peppered straw. Appearance: Hazy, cloudy yellow beer with lively carbonation holding up a mountainous white head that sticks around as a concave cap. Flavor: Funky basement up front with slightly tart lemon thereafter; towards the finish, increasingly tart lemon and peppered straw meet and somehow come to a dry, perfumed finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very lively carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Classic farmhouse saison with bags of character. Recommended for traditional saison lovers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1746) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle @ home from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with no carbonation and medium hate foam. Smell: belgian saison yeast. Floral and grassy domination. Very saisonish beer. Taste: medium palate. Saisonish taste and malt balance. Good grassy and floral balance. Good beer. Aftertaste: saison finish and malty taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5937) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Very mild Saison aroma, fruity notes of apricot and peach, almost neglectable yeasty overtones, more dusty than really spicy. Taste follows those "mild" and easy drinakble lines. Nice, but nothing more...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle..
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09, bought from Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, floral, bread, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, hops, grass, spices, malt.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of condom, new car, rubber and yeasty. Weird. Flavor is quite basic pilsener malts, slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2987) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle at Poechenellekelder, Brussel. Aroma of fruits, spicy yeast, floral notes, light grainy malt, some citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. Fine balance and complex yeasty Saison character. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Pours golden yellow with a huge white head which largely remains. Aroma is pepper, herbs and slight lemon. Taste is pepper, herbs, slight lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2646) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Yeast, wheat, light funk, hint of banana, light alcohol notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14681) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, leicht bananig, süß. Geschmack süß malzig, hefig, leicht bananig, schlanker Körper.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (490) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2015
75cl Bottle, Pours a light golden yellow with a huge foamy head that lasts Aroma is spicy with mild hops Taste is dryish with spicy notes and a long dry spicy finish Slightly unusual beer but very nice


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