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

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RATINGS: 466   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoE (12) - - APR 22, 2012
Goudblond en ruim in het schuim. Hooiachtige geur, wat citrus en gist. Prettig muffig. De spelt is heel nadrukkelijk in de smaak aanwezig en geeft deze saison een wat tarwebier-achtig mondgevoel. Ook in de smaak wat citrus. Weinig bitter, weinig hoppig. De afdronk is iets ijzerachtig en wat vlak. Aparte saison. Goeie dorstlesser.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredd_an (131) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Benvitt stort, stort huve! Pissgul färg, citronljus. Doft av bonde, hö, humle, citron & vete, apelsinskal. Kolsyrad, spritsig smak som kittlar i gommen. Mycket gula frukter i smaken, kryddblandning med citrusgräs. Min prenis blev mör av Smakens rundhet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Heavy malt of aroma of straw, dried grass for the hops, light barnyard for the yeast, with unripe apple, coriander and pepper in the background. Head is large fizzy/foamy, white with slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is hidden pretty well by the overly fizzy carbonation, and finishes very dry. Very crisp and tasty Saison. Make me burp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (646) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle (75cl) from Vinmonopolet (Aker Brygge), Oslo. Lovely-looking bright pale golden hazy colour with a huge white fizzy head that reduces fairly fast to an uneven bubbly layer and spot-patterned lacing. Nose is champagne-like with a prickly sensation. Aroma of white bread, citrus juice, lemon zest, yeast, pepper. Medium/light body, lively carbonation. Dry, citrus-fruity taste with a nice balance between sweetness and acidity/tartness. Aftertaste is very dry and slightly metallic with lemon zest and bread - still pleasant though.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 6, 2015
Cloudy yellow colored with weak non lasting white head. Aroma starts like cooked eggs but this clears pretty fast to a barnyard, acidy yeast and sweet corn aroma. Taste is medium to light sweet wit with some spices, hay, some tart flavor and grassy bitter finish. Dry, heavier side of light bodied with a hefty carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2439) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
Shared with wim at his home. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Herby spiced aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy bit bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
torleifm (15) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Strågul, fint skum, ganske klar. Svakt metallisk aroma, med belgisk gjærpreg, litt banan, tutti frutti og noe fenolsk. Smaken er frisk, litt syrlig og sitruspreget. Balansert bitterhet. Høyt kullsyrenivå bidrar til friskhet. Meget god saison.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1337) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2015
opalescent yellow colour, huge, not too dense and short living white head; aroma of wheat, grassy notes, some sour fruitiness, earthy yeasts, floral and animal notes; taste of souris breadiness, fruits, yeasts and spicy notes; great Saison

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Tap@akkurat. Yellow golden hazy. Belgy yeasty, some belgy blond vibes to it. Estery, that is. Hay malty, pale malty. Nice bodied, somewhat bitter, dry finish. Citrus, some ginger. Ok. Bit too spicy for my liking, but nice flavoursome.

-- bb

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3766) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Tap@ Akkurat. Cloudy amber,  thick white head. Yeasty,  citrusy,  cellar aroma. Flavor has  citrus,  Belgian hops,  floral notes. So fruity,  hoppy,  perfect saison. Well not really, on the sweeter side as it turns out later, as it warms a little. Still great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. (thanks Eddan) A bit hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma of grass, soap and hints of saffron. Similar taste, also malt and light yeast. Sweet and with a fairly dry finish. The body was light.


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