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

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RATINGS: 527   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2007
as soon as I unraveled the wire cage and removed from the bottle, the cork shot off like a mofo and pinged the cieling tiles! this beast wanted out but I covered the bottle with my hand after the shock of the cork. the body was gloudy and golden yellow, with a thickish foamy mostly white head. aroma is yeasty, wheaty malt, and spicy, but smelled metallic from a distance. straw and grassy too. flavor is dryish pale malt, yeasty and wheaty. faintly tart and fruity like apricot. sourdough bready finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. 2005 Vintage. Hazy amber beer with an off-white head. Dusty, earthy, yeasty aroma. Spicy, yeasty, slight what flavor. Dry finish. Medium body. Lingering yeast, hay, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7373) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Poured a cloudy pale orange with a rocky, white head. Aromas of yeast, pears and herbs. Flavours of citrus, spice and the farmyard with a dry, earthy finish. An interesting Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Brux07. Pours a hazy yellow with a large, frothy, light head and some nice lacings. Moderate to heavy sweetness with a light bitterness. More sourness as it ages in the glass. Light malt aromas with some hay. Light perfumed and grassy hops notes. Quite earthy. Also light appley and coriander hints. Medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation that kinda explodes in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
Yhe color is gold with a short lasting beige head. The aroma and taste is of hops and coriander. Even if spicies are in the taste there are very light. A bit to watery for me.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2007
Lovely pale gold wearing a big hat of mousse. Big farmy aroma of barnyard, horseblanket, straw, wheat. Light and lively mouthfeel, very dry, with bready, lemony flavor. Dry and hoppy finish. If spelt makes a beer this fine, maybe more brewers should play with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3542) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2007
Hazy pale blond body with average carbonation and a huge white frothy head. Good hoppy aroma with coriander hints. Very sharp hoppy taste that carries herbal notes. Ends with a long, dry bitter finish. Without being complex, this is a very enjoyable Saison.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle... DD Rating 3/21/07 ... Hazy straw-colored ale with a huge, fizzy, white head. Good retention. Delicate aromas of light grain, ancient yeast and earthy, aged hops. Uncomplicated, perfectly balanced flavors of stale pale malt, white bread yeast and a plethora of long forgotten herbs... meaning I really don’t know what they are. Light-bodied and watery with spritzy carbonation. Short, crisp, extremely clean finish. Well-made, but really not at all my thing. Refreshing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. 2005. The aroma is a bit like an herbal infused baby powder with lemongrass, musty notes, barnyard, citrus and ginger making a play as well. Very nice range of smells and concentration. The body is light yellow with mild golden tones and the head a is a beautiful fluffy white affair that is lasting and about three fingers thick. Crisp carbonation on the first sip. The first things tasted are a sweet grainy note and some mild vanilla. Very dry. Not as much flavor range as aroma range. Some grassy hop notes linger far into the finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat light and spritzy and gets thin in the finish, but is still nice ont he whole. could have been more impressed by the flavor, but all in all this is damn enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Thanks to Boutip for this bonus bottle. This stuff was loaded with volatile carbon dioxide. As soon as I removed the metal cork holder, the gunpowder gas ignited and sent the cork smoking into the ceiling. Poured an effervescent pale golden with a large frothy off-white head that left complex web-like lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and complex, with notes of grass, gingerbread, citrus, honey, and a bit of attic mustiness. Flavor is lightly acidic with notes of lemon, ginger, a bid of alcoholic dryness and some light grass hops. Acidity comes through strongest initially, but fades to a refreshing dryness in the finish. Body is nice and light but perhaps disappears too quickly on the palate. Overall a solid and interesting saison.


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