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


on tap

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours yellow with medium white head. Fruity notes, bit perfumy. Yeasty, spicy, finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (439) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
@bartlebier’s Saison tasting/Bierhandlung/3/16. A tricky beer rewarding those who don’t turn away after the first gruff and ungracious encounter. Aromas start on a farmyard near a sewage plant but when warming quickly advance into simple, fresh beauty: lovely lemon, hints of lacto, thoroughly refreshing. Enticing freshness in taste, more lacto, lemon, almost Berliner Weisse-like tartness, and it all gets better with every sip. A true Cinderella of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4 oz pour at The Sovereign. Poured a yellow color with an off-white head. Aroma was light floral notes, hay, herbal notes. Light floral character, herbal, light funk. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign shared by radagast83, thanks Chris! Mostly clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, herbs, floral, hay. Tastes of herbs, funk, hay. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2016
Pale yellow, bit hazy colour. High, white head. Spicy, salty, bit acidic aroma. Salty and sour beginning. Citruses in the middle. Hints of malts. Refreshing, fruity finish. Salty aftertaste. Light bodied, medium carbonated, really well balanced, amazing saison. Perfect with beautiful, warm weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2771) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Light hazy. Gold color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Dry finish. Aroma is herby, hoppy, barnyard. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (555) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
Dorata pallida, opalescente, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma di coriandolo, leggero chiodo di garofano, pepe, brettanomyces, citrica, succo d'arancia, fieno. Al palato lievemente acidula, citrica, frumento, finale vagamente erbaceo. Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata, texture watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1979) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours hazy golden with a frothy white head. Aromas of hay, brett, citrus, banana, sparkly citrussy, lemony. Taste is alike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
75cl bottle from SB. Drank it at home. Dark yellow and goes from slight hazy to murky. Off white porous head builds fast and large. Citric, yeasty and herbal aroma with notes of lemon, oranges, banana, hay, wheat and coriander. Quite refreshing and acidic flavour with lemons, orangepeel, green banana, hay and wet wood. Fairly dry finish without being too hoppy. Medium bodied with lively small scrubbing bubbles, soft light texture. Nice drinkable saison with an extra push of lemon. Quite dry. Herbal and hayish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (2008) - 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.

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