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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3957) - - DEC 24, 2006
tart, lemony, yeasty, peppery, sweaty aroma. almost white in color with a large fizzy white head. very cloudy. lots of lacing. nice flavors of lemon, pepper, marshmallows, and funky hops. very light bodied and very carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
(The cork on this one nearly killed TimE - he head no luck with opening bottles that night ;) Flaxen with a large foamy head. Lively carbonation. Dry and lemony. Yeast and bready with notes of hay. Bitter hops and tons of citrus. Yeasty and almost warm biscuits with honey. Full bodied with a yeast filled finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Lighter gold in color, slightly hazy with a soft white head. High carbonation brings out straw/wheat, yeast, and a touch of hops. The flavor never gets sweet, just dry wheat up front with a bit of a fruity hop finish and lively spiced aftertaste. Very refreshing and crisp.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
(37.5 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm) Shady straw yellow color, sour and hoppy scent. Sweet and yeasty taste. No bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Poured honey colored with a HUGE white head that took forever to go down. Lots of floaties in the glass. Aroma is horrid shit, like skunky rubber and heineken combined. Flavor is very light. Bitter dry and herbal. Very dry, just garbage. God aweful beer bud light is better. Drain Pour!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2005 bottle opened in Nov. 06. Lots of carbonation present. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden color with an eruptive white head which lingers throughout. Sheets of lacing are left behind. Aroma is just a bit musty, smells like old church. Light in body, well carbonated and refreshing. Definite funky saison yeast present, lightly drying, well attenuated. Decent bit of hops towards the finish with a touch of sweetness at the beginning. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Significant bright white merinque head slowly recedes. Lemon and soap aromas. Crisp, clean lemon and hops. Very well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
750ml Corked and caged. Pours a cloudy light golden colour with a never say die rocky white head. Saazlike hop aroma, apples, lemon, and some barnyard. Big spicy yeast flavours, lemon well hopped with a creamy mouthfeel yet the carbonation is quite lively. When I finnaly made it down to the yeast pour some barnyard notes come out. A nice saison and a good way to watch a hockey game.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msonnenberg (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Grand white head with good retention. Yeast and citrus dominate the aroma. Pale yellow in color with a slight haze when held to light. Taste doesn’t differ from the aroma but does have a bit of a tartness near the end. Dry, very dry. A bit uninspired, which is the trend I’ve found with saisons in general.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle at the Fourguet (the brewery tap), light amber, slightly hazy with visible sediment, and a rocky pure white head. A floral yeasty aroma with warm spicing. Dry and hoppy on the palate, fruity flavorus giving way to an even dryer and sour finish (with some peppery notes).


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