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

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2264) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (373) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1110) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (874) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1879) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1483) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle @ home from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with no carbonation and medium hate foam. Smell: belgian saison yeast. Floral and grassy domination. Very saisonish beer. Taste: medium palate. Saisonish taste and malt balance. Good grassy and floral balance. Good beer. Aftertaste: saison finish and malty taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5569) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Very mild Saison aroma, fruity notes of apricot and peach, almost neglectable yeasty overtones, more dusty than really spicy. Taste follows those "mild" and easy drinakble lines. Nice, but nothing more...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5982) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle..
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09, bought from Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, floral, bread, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, hops, grass, spices, malt.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of condom, new car, rubber and yeasty. Weird. Flavor is quite basic pilsener malts, slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2684) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle at Poechenellekelder, Brussel. Aroma of fruits, spicy yeast, floral notes, light grainy malt, some citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. Fine balance and complex yeasty Saison character. Very enjoyable.


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