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

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RATINGS: 594   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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4.1
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2008
bottle: cork rocket out of this one thought it put a hole in the celling. pours with a giant pure white foamy head that sits atop a golden hay coloured body with a geyser of liny bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. aroma is a little on the sour side with great grain aroma, brigth fruits and a slight yeast.. flavour is good and wheaty with other grain flavours too, the yeast is very prominent with a slight bite of bitter and a some farmhouse funk. a great ssison.

3.4
BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
38cl, brew with spelt, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, cloudy, good head, good brew

3.6
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Hazy yellow with a huge head.Deliciously spicy nose with citrus and yeast. Acidic notes as well. Flavour starts sweet with a very complex yeastiness that makes a dry finish. Good carbonation. An extraordinary saison

2.6
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2008
2004 bottle. Hazy golden with a lot of sediment. Thin head. Cellar nose, strangely watery body. Hints of cream and rubber. Coconut finish. Unexpectably bland.

4.3
bumpskier (33) - Sonoma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Out of the bottle the aroma of spicy yeast is amazing. I almost appreciate the aroma of this fine saison more than the flavor. Pours a slightly hazy straw golden with beautifully spritzy carbonation. Make sure to have 2 or 3 tulips ready when you pour because the carbonations forms a huge head that is retained very well. Drinks with a very dry, yet fruity flavor with semi-lingering finish. I just love Saison & this one is on the top of my list. I appreciate the bone dry & spicy aspects to this beer and wish that more American brewers produced a beer with theses characteristics as opposed to the more fruity, sweet side. Blaugies never lets me down.

3.9
DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
My label looks nothing like the picture here, but all of the info matches properly. This is similar in profile to Dupont, but slightly sweeter and a little less bitter. Still a terrific saison.

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2008
’05 bottle shared by bstill. Thanks Brian! Nose is a little funky with some barnyard notes. Flavor is slightly spicey and dry with some mild citrus and more yeast. Good stuff.

3.6
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow to straw color with a fluffy white head. The aroma was barn yard with yeasts and some sour fruits. The taste is acidic, very spicy with fruit.

4.1
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 27, 2008
750 ml bottle. A very cloudy golden beer with a huge and persistent white head. The aroma is fantastic, more hoppy and yeasty than malty. There are notes of grass, herbs, hay, citric fruits and some spices. The flavour has a light sweetness and a balanced acidity. Again very grassy with some fruity and spicy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry, medium lenght finish with moderate bitterness. Fantastic aroma, balanced tartness, lovely flavours, maybe a longer finish (that however is very clean) would have helped. But this is a very good stuff.

3.7
kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
75cl bottle courtesy of markwise purchased at Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL). Pours a dark golden color with a very thick, creamy white head that settles slowly. Smells of spice, wheat, yeast, malt. Flavor has notes of citrus and hops with a slightly dry character. Lacks depth, but a drinkable saison.


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