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Saison D'Epeautre - Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
89
very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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Reviews by Aberration:
Photo of Aberration
2.6/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer was a bit old, from 2004 specifically. This paired with the fact that it wasn't meant to be aged that long will impact the review...but this is for educational purposes I guess.

A: Extremely carbonated, pale yellow. The cork almost exploded off as soon as I tried to pop it.

S: Lacking in smell, slight hints of lemon in the background of malt.

T: The taste was very lacking. This was most likely due to the fact of its age...but alas...it saddened me. Slight lemon, slight fruitiness and very carbonated. Like a bud light with a hint of lemon.

M: Due to the extreme carbonation, this beer had some good mouthfeel at least! Refreshing.

O: I think this beer would have been great...had I obtained it 5 years ago. Definitely worth a try if its fresh!

Aberration, Jun 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green Belgian style bomber, caged and corked, this one opened with a mighty release of energy, heads up when opening! Pours a dull shade of light tangarine hued amber, cloudy, under an initially white flluffy head. Good retention leading to a thick 1/8 inch film of lovely soft tiny bubble foam. Fine lacing, stringy and spotty, then a wiff of lemony, soapy aroma. This is a delicious, spicy, easy drinking saison. Generous amounts of pepper, more lemony, tangarine and assorted citrus notes. Yummy stuff. soft on the tongue and velvety smooth in and around the mouth. I really enjoyed this one. Belgian saison lovers do yourself a favor and pick some of this stuff up if you find in your neighborhood.

Billolick, Dec 03, 2007
Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +0.5%

aquazr1, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Janeinma, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bpfrush, May 30, 2014
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +0.5%

doremite, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A very nice clouded sunshine golden colore head is very carbonated fine champagne like bubbles on this one leaves ample amounts of lacing with decent head retention. Aroma: Citrusy, peppery, spices cidery like small Belgium craft brew made in a farmhouse, good stuff here. Taste: Refreshing as all hell, that Saison style does it just right tart apples, wild spices, mild bready yeast tones and lemon grassy note ties it all together. Mouthfeel: Extremely spritzy but nice clings to the palate medium to light bodied ale. Drinkability: Next best thing to a lemonade on a hot summer day. I must thank crookedhalo for the opportunity to sample this jewel.

WVbeergeek, Feb 18, 2004
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +0.5%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of sweet and light malts along with mildy tart pear and green apple aromas. As the beer warms the fruit aromas gain some earthiness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of pear and green apple flavors. The fruit flavors are on the sweet side up front before gaining some unobtrusive tartness midway through the sip. Mild leafy hop flavors join in right before a slightly bitter and mildly tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could easily have another.

Overall this was a solid saison that opens up a bit as it warms. Worth a shot.

glid02, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of rastaman
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was really nice. Lost a point for appearance, because of all the floaties swimming around in it. Palate is very dry, lemony, spicy (pepper), spritzy, fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty nice, and dry, which a lot of the time i prefer. Serious yeast floating around in it though, bloody hell. (Bottle GBBF 03')

rastaman, Oct 02, 2003
Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Schlafly33, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Smashix2000
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my first saison, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. When i went to take the cork out of the bottle it literally exploded out! Poured a nice pale golden color with a thick head with nice retention. The beer was also very bubbly.

Smelled of yeast, with a slightly hoppy back smell.

The initial taste was sharp, almost spicy, then laying back into a more mellow malt flavor. It left me looking forward to every sip.

Mouthfeel was good. I liked the high carbonation and medium-light body.

This was quite a drinkable beer. I'll definately have to look into other beers of this style

Smashix2000, Mar 16, 2006
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +0.5%

acurtis, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of SMark
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer was poured from a 750ml bottle with an incredible amount of head. Small tiny bubbles were running rampant throughout this cloudy yellowish brew.

Yeast was apparent while pouring. Some maltiness was lingering in the background but not very noticeable.

Some spiciness and yeasty flavors came out. It reminded me of an off tasting sparkling wine.

Very light in the mouth and exhibited frizzante tendencies of a Moscato d’Asti without the cool sweetness.

This was a little disappointing at the wine and beer tasting placing 6th out of 7 beers. I probably need to revisit at some other time.

SMark, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very yellowy light orange with a nice fizzy white head that has decent retention but nothing crazy leaving ok lace.

Nose is of light fruit, belgian yeast, some citrus zest, and a bit of grain.

Taste follows. Apples, pear, slight peach, major belgian yeast. Some slight citrus zest is here, good graininess and a tiny bit of wild character.

Mouthfeel is extremely carbonated, nice and dry on the finish.

Drinkability is quite good here, as it should be for a table beer of this abv .

Overall a very enjoyable saison. Defenitely one I will be purchasing and imbibing again. I like the flavor alot, but I wish they would tone down the carbonation ever so slightly. I like the dryness of the finish. All around good and authentic saison. quality beer.

AKBelgianBeast, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

aroma is melange of spice. It's cloudy yellow with a little head. Bold carbonation, tart acidic citus fruit,yeasty, malted down. Spelt gives it interesting fresh rye bread flavours. Hops are present. Drying finish with sprucy pine. Better as it warmed, nice saison.

Sammy, Jun 06, 2006
Photo of augustgarage
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

78F today in Los Angeles, so why not crack open a Saison? Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Hazy golden poppy liquid is heavily populated by gobs of yeast and held down by an immense loft of ivory merengue. Thick sticky lacing and clear polish paint the sides of the glass. Excellent retention.

Aromas are evocative of pastoral European countryside - fresh water drawn from deep stone wells; just-threshed wheat; wildflowers and blooming trees - rounded out by toast and white wine grapes.

The palate is delicate - mostly following the odors, but also suggesting apples, fresh baguette, and a bit of citrus. Tart, grassy, and slightly bitter - the finish really does bring to mind champagne with its dry mineral-heavy nature. Simple, regional, rustic, yet elegant.

Light bodied but well carbonated and almost creamy.

A very refreshing ale, with a subtle complexity throughout. One of the best examples of the style I've thus far encountered.

augustgarage, Jan 10, 2010
Photo of CanuckRover
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork pops and out comes a cascade of bubbles into the sink. Pours a golden wheat colour, big, beautiful white head takes up a good half of the glass. Looks like a Saison to me!

Dusty yeast and sugar on the nose. Typical apple and green apple aroma as well.

A light, and, as a previous reviewer noted, delicate saison. There's a real wheatiness that gives it a good deal more substance, giving it a nice chewy malt profile. Strong pear flavours. Yeast and subtle sugar throughout.

Perfect carbonation. Wonderful refreshing drinker. A good one. Saisons are my favourite, and this didn't disapoint.

CanuckRover, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750ml bottle with they year 2005 printed on the label. The cork absolutely explodes off the bottle. Man this beer has a lot of carbonation as the cork probably could have traveled 200 feet if I would have opened it outside. A small amount of beer fizzes over the top of the bottle upon opening the bottle.

Poured into a tulip glass, this is a pale yellow beer with a massive white head and lots of bubbles. The nose is pleasantly spicy with citrus and the farmhouse funk that I have come to love out of a good Belgian saison. The taste features a faint malt presence with some spice and a slight sourness that finishes crisp and dry. Overall, this is a really solid saison that was enjoyable and recommended.

cjgator3, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 375 cl at the Hopduvel in Ghent. The cashier asked me where I found this beer. I guess its not a popular option, but it should be. My first reaction was that it was like Saison Dupont, but thin I realized it also have creamy vanilla flavors and notes like Duvel. Damn, this beer is good. It was a bit of a foamer when I took the cork out, but once settled it has an appropriate carbonation level and is easy drinking. This is a perfect example of a lower alcohol saison. Drink this if you can find it.

tempest, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Corkpuller
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Corkpuller, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

hooliganlife, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. A little nudge on the cork and it pops and gushes.

Appearance - Moderate haze. Huge head. Specks of yeast sediment float on the surface. Lots of chunks settle to the bottom. Retains nice surface foam.

Smell - Lemony citrus. Hay and grass. Grainy. Some doughy malts and a bit of sweetness.

Taste - Falls a little flat compared to the nose. Grainier. Complexity of the lemon and hay is muddled. Sweeter, too. Grainy finish. Slightly musty and a little dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Spritzy carbonation.

Overall - Nice aroma that doesn't quite translate into the taste. Pretty good all around though.

Alieniloquium, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kegatron, Nov 07, 2014
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Saison D'Epeautre from Brasserie de Blaugies
89 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.