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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Hazy golden color, full white head. Very citrusy, a bit lemony, zesty flavor, and it brings the funk just enough. Lively mouthfeel, quite refreshing. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Huge head. Lemon/yeast nose. Orange rind. Almost unibroue spicing. Very citrusy. Not overpoweringly sweet.. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
An overall basic saison that is your basic saison, with nothing else much going for it, but is still decent. Light orange/yellow huw with a white head. Aromas and flavors of spice and a little corriander, but nothing much else going on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3336) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Hazy banana yellow color out of the bottle with a huge white head, like egg whites beaten until stiff. Spicy nose with some citrus tones. Bitter orange juice flavor with some spice and soap. It grows on you.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haukur (1199) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2005
I am a fan of saisons and I expecting something really really good here but this 750ml let me down in a big way. Acidy aroma, very thick head. Interesting malty taste but this is just to dry and crisp at the same time ....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2005
750ml. Yellow in color with a thick white head. Malty like hay aroma with lots of funk. Malty flavor. Crisp tasting. Dry palate with a really pleasant yeasty character. Enjoyable beer. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2005
750 ml. Pale yellow, thick white head. Aroma like hay and malt, with some funk. Flavor is malty and crisp. On the dry side, with a pleasant yeasty character. On the refreshing side, and rather drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Hazy orange body with tons of dark yeast sediment, medium light cream head. Tangy, earthy, grassy aroma with hints of lemon. Rather delicate. Herbal body with flower petals, pepper, and grass with a touch of lemon. Spicy, rather bitter finish, with plenty of bready yeast esters. A touch Beatrix-esque. Not too exciting overall, though; I’ve had quite a few beers almost exactly like this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Hazy golden color with a full head that settles somewhat quickly leaving reefs of lace about the glass. The aroma of a fruit market on a warm fall day. Fresh fruit mixes with some overripe fruit and flowers. A small bakery resides just a short distance form this market. Yeasty french baguette scents drift in. The bread is the first morsel sampled with a coating of light floral honey. Light and delicate on the palate. Rich and satisfying. Finish is more meaty and lasting on the palate. Mild pepper and hint of alcohol. A pale malt linger that snaps me back and reminds me I’m drinking a brew, and not just out for a stroll through a belgian garage.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 This corked and caged bottle poured a very large sized head of white colored finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a very thick and immobile lacing and a hazy yellow colored body with no visible carbonation and chunks of yeast floating in it. The thick lacing was amazing. The aroma was nice with a very mild saison malt hop scent that contained grassy and dusty notes. The mouth feel was bubbly from start to finish with a mild fruity aftertaste that contained grassy and soapy notes.


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