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

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 4, 2013
Very farmy, horse, hint of sourness, enough classic hops, interesting yeast. A true classic saison in the yeasty, good sense. No spices needed here. Sure the yeast brings some pepper and clove but that’s without any additives. Very good brew, enough malt backup. Not the most extreme beer out there bit saison lovers will like this. I do. (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Nearly clear golden color, monstrous pillowy head, good lace/retention. Aroma initially pinched the nose but gives notes of yeast, dust, straw, somewhat fruity. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, quite drinkable. Pretty nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrWally (50) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
bottle at home. pours with a light head, yellow. weak aroma and a flat palette, I had better saisons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: slight citrus, fruity, grains, hoppy. TASTE: hoppy, fresh, grains, nice. Decent beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BoostIPA (1219) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a ton of floaties. Aroma is pretty dead. Taste is bland and lifeless. Listless. Pretty meh. Dry finish. High carb.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1489) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
pours an unclear gold with a lofty white head. Smell is earthy, funky, spicy, grain, grass, light malt. Taste is spicy, lightly malty, a little perfume, tart fruit, and a bit watery compared to the nose. Body is light and the the carbonation is like hydrogen peroxide - way too much. I was excited to try this and unfortunately the taste wasn’t up to the nose.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Hopfiger Antrunk, herum gewürzig, deutlich zu viel Karbonisierung. Geschmacklich in Ordnung, leicht Kräuternoten, wenig bitter. Wässriges Ende. 11/9/9/8/8/8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (220) - - AUG 28, 2013
Pale golden color, brilliant and transparent. Great head, white, foamy and exuberant, though not lasting. Leaves a notable lace, irregular, like little islands in the inner walls of the glass. Earthy and natural aroma, yeasty but malty, like bread, grass and yeast. The aroma, however, is light and shortlasting. The mouthfeel is like a typical saison, but slightly sweeter. Rustic, with citric notes (lemon zest), well balanced with raw grain traces. Well carbonated, low bodied, the overall is quite nice and eminently refreshing. Nice saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (658) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 26, 2013
bottle @ home. saison fuori dagli schemi. la spelta rende il profumo meno acido, più erbaceo, sono invece classici il floreale, in primis gelsomino, e gli agumi. bionda/ambrata con abbondante schiuma bianca spumosa. gusto fresco, ricorda i te aromatizzati, ma speziato e dal finale brusco, acidulo e luppolato. birra con personalità.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2940) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Green bottle, 750 ml, best before end of 2016, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 20 2013; eye: straw, lightly hazy, lots of effervescence, voluminous white head made up of rather large bubbles and that turns into a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: wild yeasts, light floral, light perfumy, slight medicinal, slight fruity; mouth: wild yeasts, light floral, light perfumy, light medicinal, grain, light sourish, slight fruity, finale in wild yeasts with light acidity presence, light-medium body, rather carbonated, slightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 750 ml, 6 %, meilleure avant la fin de 2016, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 20 août; œil : paille, légèrement voilée, très effervescente, mousse blanche abondante formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui se transforme en une mince couche, légère dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, léger floral, léger parfumé, très léger médicinal, très léger fruité; bouche : levures sauvages, léger floral, léger parfumé, léger médicinal, grain, léger aigrelet, très léger fruité, finale en léger levures sauvages avec légère présence d’acidité, corps léger-moyen, plutôt carbonatée, très légèrement amère, un peu mince; en résumé : correct


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