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

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RATINGS: 554   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatguyRacer (159) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2007
750ml bottle dated 2005. Pours a translucent gold with a very thick and creamy off white head. Lots of bubble and a few floaties swimming around too. Fizzy and tart on the palate. Taste is very crisp and refreshing with a distinct lemon and hops aftertaste. A very good Saison. The more I drink Saisons, the more I like them. Top notch brew here.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SylvainCFC (56) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
Blonde dorée claire, mousse blanche aérée abondante instable et rocailleuse. Carbonatation forte et très fine. Nez parlant de grains, de houblon et de léger citron. Attaque sur l’acidité avec la petillance qui joue sur la langue et le palais (impression d’un champagne). Notes fruitées discrètes du citron et abricot. Légère amertume en fin de bouche. Epeautre clair dans son apport d’une fine acidité. Final très court. La bouche semble rincée et en attente de la gorgée suivante. Bière de saison imparable, simple mais très identifiable.

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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle shared with Shonali at hopaholic. Hazy straw yellow colour, nice white head. Nose is sour and grainy. Taste is low sourness, almost no bitterness. Very high carbonation, maybe too much. Very nice nose, sadly doesn’t deliver that much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (210) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle 0,75 at Slacker. Pours a bit hazy and yellow, with huge white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, apricot, apple. Taste is sweet, spelt, banana, yeast. Lively carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2277) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy glowing, gold with a big champagne like head with fine bubbles. Very active carbonation through the haze. Spelt really comes out in the nose with some faint pear and cherry notes as it warms. Some light banana cream esters too, but not weizen levels. Soft mouthfeel with very active carbonation. Goes down like water really. So smooth and silky and refreshing. Bitterness on the finish but not overly so. Fairly well-balanced without being too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2912) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
0,75L bottle (from Koht). Pours golden with huge whiteish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, fruity, apricots, apples. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, apricots, citrus, some wheaty notes and slight tartness. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with touch of metallic notes. Drinkability is excellent. Overall: nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2836) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ brewery, Blaugies. Hazy yellow colour, white foam. Citrussy, wheat, lemon. Dry and spicy. Bitter finish. Good saison.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2016
Jun. ’16. A 0.75 l bottle. It poured lightly hazy yellow body with a big head. Vanilla, sugar, lemon, wheat, some yeast, decent. Flavor was only lightly sour, almost bland. Light wheat notes combined with muddy yeast, a bit stale in that way, but not bad. Only very, very watery and thin with almost no finish. Vinous and yeasty. Boring, almost nothing here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3660) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at the Delirium saison event. Aroma is great, wheaty, spelt I guess, grainy. Taste is greater, fruity cherry sweetness, grainy crispness, dry and refreshing. Great stuff. Some vanilla ice cream elements. Tiny touch of spice. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (271) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Golden hazy with giant white head, aroma is saison yeast, fruity, citric, slightly funky, a lot of banana; taste is fruity, banana, low to medium bitter, bitter hoppy finish; Creamy mouthfell, reminds me of hefeweizen, banana morphs into spicy bitterness

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6161) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2016
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Huge size, thick white head, stays. Leather, sweet, fruity, peach in aroma. Perfume, sweet, bready, bit yeasty, faint leather, earthy in taste. High carbonation. Leather and peaches in aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.


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