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

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RATINGS: 462   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2005
750ml 2.004 on cork. Pours a huge off-white head over lite, cloudy, straw colored ale. No lacing. Sweet nose with dank overtones of yeast, staw, and frsh cut grass. There is very fine sediment. The taste is great! Very dry and somewhat acidic, with hints of lemon and chamomile tea. The mouthfeel is a little over the top in carbonation. The yeast is starting to form a small yellow pile in the bottom of the tulip. All and all this was a very enjaoyable, refreshing, and relativly cheap beer experience.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2413) - 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 (1308) - 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 (2914) - 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 (3635) - 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 (5229) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (2439) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
@ Eddan 15-1-10: lätt liten tvålig doft. Kanske med aningen safran. Smaken är mycket blek tyvärr, med en besk eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3424) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Clear golden color( after standing upright for a week)- good foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; funky, also stable aroma along with good floral & fruity aromas. Medium body & complexity. Some sourness, good bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
375ml bottle. Initial pour is clear golden with a large and long lasting white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of yeast and must, some bananas and peaches, light sourness. Flavour is yeasty, some dust, lemon citrus, a bit dry and bitter. Yeasty mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes long, yeasty, lots of citrus and quite dry. I started off not really liking this but it got better as it warmed. A nice saison.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Kvadrat: champagnesmell og højt skum! Lett uklar strågul, fruktig aroma av belgisk gjær med litt blomster og krydder - dette lover godt. Deilig balansert smak med lett og fin kropp. Akkurat passe besk, en elegant saison slik jeg liker de. Antakelig medvirker bruken av spelt til dette, "d’epautre" betyr faktisk "med spelt". Et interssant øl.


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