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

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.5
trapped (3599) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 16, 2017
Draught @ Fools Gold. Clear golden with large foamy white head, faint earthy aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter lightly earthy taste, very smooth body, medium finish. So smooth and easy to drink.

4
VDuquerroux (1864) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle, 75cL. 6%. Purchase ("saveur-biere", FR). Home. Shared with my dad. Before tournament Largeasse (cast iron discs on lead board). A golden clear bubbly beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Herbs (+), light flower, citrus notes, light "wild character". Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing, spicy note. Light to medium body, light silky texture, average good carbonation, dry herbal bitter finish. Overall, great !!

4.3
CanIHave4Beers (4225) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2017
On Draught
Pours a nice lightly hazy blonde color with a big head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very baguette like with a nice bit of herbal hoppiness. There is a nice wet limestone thing happening and the slightest hint of funk.

The flavor is very dry & lightly fruity with a touch of lemony tartness. It's got a nice bitterness and a bit of spice component. Bright at first but it's got a nice minerallity throughout.

just a wonderful Saison.

4.1
Cunningham (8387) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2017
A really lovely and refreshing beer! Fit for everything.
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Nice head that leaves a fine lacing. Pleasant aroma. Medium body and a fine carbonation level. Good balanced mellow acidity. Semi dry ending. Citric, yeast and some spices in the flavor. Nice!
[On tap at Haandgemeng -17]

3.7
Maracuja05 (1735) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
13-10-17 // bottle. Freitag beim 4. Trierer Bierfestival // Klassisches Belgisches Saison, schön spritzig, farmhousehefig, getreidige Würze.

3.3
ozzatoadisback (208) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2017
Dark golden, slightly hazy. Big white creamy head, good retention and quite a lot of lacing. Aroma is quite lively. Mainly fruity (fleshy i would say) with orange and peach most noticeable. Also has herbal/grassy notes, chamomille hints and a white bread/crackery base. Taste has a white bread base, slight honey, strong fruity notes (again orange and peach), something reminding of wildflowers and slight grassy notes. Overall this is quite sweet in both taste and aftertaste, much more than usual per style. Most notably, it lacks that dry bitter finish that many saisons have. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation, typical per style but maybe a bit too thin of a body for such high carbonation. Overall this is an enjoyable, quite intense and very fruity saison, but i can't help thinking this is a bit too sweet and thin bodied for both style and my liking.

4.1
NZJoe (41) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2017
750ml bottle from de Bierkoning. Big pop upon opening. Big white head which fades instantly to no head at all. Hazy yellow colour. Smells nice like a saison, with the yeast and hops to the fore. Tastes really lovely, very summery, with a nice hop bite and some spice. The only detractor here is the texture - its just so fizzy and the body is quite thin which combines to give the feeling of drinking a soft drink. Still a nice beer, heads and shoulders above most wannabe saisons, but quite not on the level of Fantome or even Dupont.

4
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2017
Clear golden pour, huge, foamy, white head. Tart, grassy wheat, light spice, some light basil, hints of cereal, and citrus. Crisp, clean mouth feel, very active carb. Lightly spicy finish, low to medium bitterness, very crisp, and very refreshing. Really nice example of an old school Belgian saison.

3.5
Franckg (1856) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
Bouteille à consommer de préférence avant fin 2018. Robe jaunâtre trouble avec une tonne de particules en suspension et surmontée d'un gigantesque col de mousse blanc et rocailleux qui ne cesse de croître. Arômes de céréales âcres et craquantes, zeste de citron, levures belges à tendance poivrées, léger sucre résiduel. En bouche, citron frais, levures qui sont ici plus sucrées, un peu d'orange/coriandre, finale axée sur le grain. Texture légère, carbonatation élevée, corps mince à moyen.

3.1
Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2017
75cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of a typical Belgian Blond ale, light fruity, banana, esters, light spicy yeast, light malty. Flavour is light to medium sweet, light malty, fruity esters, light spicy, light floral, hint of lemon, firm underlying bitterness. Relatively dry, light bodied, way over-carbonated. Disappointing.


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