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

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RATINGS: 575   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2876) - Hagen / Bonn, 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 (1221) - 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 (2636) - 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 (2681) - 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 (1413) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8807) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is mineral, grainy, light yeast, some citrus. The flavour is light acid citrus with a light dry pepper spice, grainy citrus fruit palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, bread, faint spice. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy golden, nose is esters, floral, orange, taste is zesty citrus, sweet, floral.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (2934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Medium lasting white head. Cloudy golden color. Dry apple aroma with a tuch of brettnomyces. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers. I’ve heard good things about this, but it has to stand up next to Saison Dupont. It’s got a massive white foam head but colour is a beautiful rich opaque golden amber. Nose is citrusy lemon, pithy orange, grassy, floral, creamy, caramel, spicy, maybe dried coriander. Ok this is good. Taste is citrusy, orange and caramel, lemon, lots of yeast funk, fruity, and creamy, some minerals, orange rind, with dried coriander, spicy. This is really good. Not quite up there with Saison DuPont,but not far off.


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