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

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1600) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 22, 2017
Large frothy fizzy white head. Excellent lacing. Fully diminishing. Sparkling hazy average-density golden body. Aroma: light malty, caramel, light hoppy, citrus lemon, moderate spicy/peppery notes, moderate yeasty, dough, grape, apple, alcohol. Initial flavor: light sweet moderate acidic. Final flavor: light sweet moderate acidic light bitter; average duration. Palate: light medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation, light astringent and spicy finish. caráter lupulado frutado (pome fruit); acidez lembra uva verde. Leve picancia condimentada no final. Agradável e refrescante. Mais ácida que a média do estilo. Bem atenuada, com textura seca no final e o dulçor sendo sobrepujado pelo azedume e acidez. O caráter frutado puxa mais para o lado do limão, dado o nível de azedume acima da média encontrado nesta Saison. O amargor residual lembra casca de frutas (earthy). Na ultima taça o liquido se torna mais escuro devido ao grande numero de sedimentos encontrado no fundo da garrafa. A acidez/azedume aumenta ainda mais nesta etapa também. Interessante nota de cravo (suave) no paladar. O dulçor traz leves notas maltadas. There is enough prickly acidity on the tongue to balance the very dry finish. In versions with sourness, like this one, a moderate tart character adds a refreshing bite, 90 s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2812) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JAN 9, 2017
Draft at Luppolo Station Roma, Italy. 17.12.2016. Ciaone Alberto. Pour it hazy golden color with medium white head. Aroma citrus, malt, some lemon peel. Taste of lemon, dry pretty much, some strange light spices, dry grassy finish, Belgian kick is there, lightly sour, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, lively, astringent. Ok decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (375) - - JAN 7, 2017
Straw, citrus, pepper, grass and flower, gold with a huge and quite persistant white head, light body, medium carbonation, again citrus and pepper, honey and bread, pleasant dry final...a very refreshing and pleasant saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (995) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is of citrus, pepper, coriander, grassy, bread. Taste is of bread, caramel, grassy, citrus, pepper. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2014) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2016
Tap at Luppolo Station, Rome-Italy. Clear little hazy golden pour, white foam. Nose: rustic saison, much of malts leftovers. Nice. Rustic. Mouth: clean, rich fruit pulp with little spicy. Different Saison. Very rustic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2524) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
0.75 l bottle from ’REWE Budnik & Homberg’, best before end 2018, probably two years old. Clear, golden yellow with a large, a bit fluffy, slowly diminishing, white head. Faint, yeasty-spicy, grassy, slightly fruity-floral and a bit musty aroma of lemon peel, white grapes, clove, straw and vegetables. Slightly sourish, fruity-grassy, floral and a bit yeasty-spicy taste of lemon peel, white grapes, gooseberry, straw and hints of clove, followed by a medium long, slightly tart, dry grassy and a bit yeasty-spicy finish. Thin to medium body, a bit astringent and rather effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Quite refreshing, just a bit unpleasant in the aroma but that becomes less after a while.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2016
On draft. There’s so much fruit flavor in this I had to do a double take when I took my first sip, because I thought I was drinking the wrong beer. There’s a strong pear aroma/flavor that makes it drink almost like a saison that had aged on fruits. Clean, straightforward, refreshing -- I’d drink a lot of this, given the chance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2490) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle @ Brought by Dedollewaitor. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, esters, fruity, light breadcrust. Taste is rather sweet, with loads of good esters, pleasnt yeast, light orange, citrus, very light tart. Dry and complex

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2512) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 22, 2016
0,75l bottle at a party. BB 12/2018. bit of a gusher. yellow quite hazy colour, more foam than beer. smells yeasty, spices, caramel, ripe fruits, nutty, light marzipan. good smell. medium to full body, rather bubbly carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes of yeast, spices, ripe fruits, light barnyardy, peppery. finishes dry with notes of spices, yeast and ripe fruits. quite good one, not overly complex but good drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1237) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, wheat, fruit, Saison yeast and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque yellow/golden beer with medium yeast and with a medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, wheat and fruit; ends slightly dry with Saison yeast and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Way too balanced and thus safe for a Saison, being not intense enough and having no complexity whatsoever. Funny to see that the last sip you take has none of these problems, so... It could have been what it should have been.


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