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Saison D'Epeautre - Brasserie de Blaugies

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89
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev 0%

10-19-2012 02:28:13 | More by SupremePie
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Billolick

New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

12-03-2007 23:15:05 | More by Billolick
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2013 02:55:23 | More by aquazr1
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

02-01-2014 02:50:14 | More by Janeinma
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2014 17:51:35 | More by bpfrush
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

07-03-2013 15:22:38 | More by doremite
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

02-18-2004 04:28:20 | More by WVbeergeek
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2014 02:52:39 | More by stereosforgeeks
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

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.

02-14-2010 01:11:15 | More by glid02
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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')

10-02-2003 00:50:28 | More by rastaman
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Smashix2000

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +7%

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

03-16-2006 04:39:14 | More by Smashix2000
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 03:29:20 | More by acurtis
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Aberration

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -35%

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!

06-30-2011 17:31:11 | More by Aberration
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SMark

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -16.8%

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.

09-28-2007 17:22:59 | More by SMark
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

01-12-2009 06:53:00 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

06-06-2006 22:20:45 | More by Sammy
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augustgarage

California

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

01-10-2010 23:36:37 | More by augustgarage
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

03-26-2010 21:24:31 | More by CanuckRover
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cjgator3

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

01-04-2007 04:51:07 | More by cjgator3
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

04-12-2009 00:22:43 | More by tempest
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-29-2011 22:03:46 | More by Corkpuller
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -6%

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.

06-22-2013 21:49:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 14:21:55 | More by Seaba
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bditty187

Nebraska

4/5  rDev 0%

Hazy, sunshine hay-gold in hue; massive white head, at the apex there was easily a fist of foam. Half my glass was liquid and the other half was head; the bubbles hung around a good while before they slowly started to fade. There wasn’t much lacing which is a surprise considering how much head there was. A small cap lasted the entire consumption however. Overall, this is a pleasant looking beer.

The nose was fresh and lively. For reasons only know to me I was expecting something grainier and darker in aroma. Maybe I thought the spelt would play too much with the traditional aromas of a Saison; not so much. Spicy hops, earthy, peppery, citrus zest, bready-yeast, coriander, maybe a kiss of wheat, some pleasant notes of must at the finish. I like how bright the nose is! It is rustic and innovative; the aromas say “Saison” to me and I can’t ask anything more.

The palate is not as lively or complex as the nose; bummer. Maybe the liveliness was muted by the maltiness. While not as malty as a Biere de Garde I find it fairly malty for the style. I noticed the spelt in the palate; biscuits, bready, earth, and there is plenty of sweetness (with a tart finish). Lemony, zesty, peppery, musty grapes, some barnyard funk, a kiss of wood, and a smattering of spices and grapes. I like the flavor profile well enough; fairly complex and likable. This is a very solid Saison.

Medium in body, modest carbonation, fairly smooth and still lively enough; the mouthfeel fits this beer very well. Nice.

I found this beer to be plenty drinkable and equally likable; Blaugies is a brewery I respect but I was a little “put off” buying this beer. I’m just so leery of buying beers that say things like “brewed with spelt” on the front label. Spelt isn’t special! My insanity aside I enjoyed this beer very much and will buy more of it. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Council Bluffs, IA. Worth a try.

10-10-2006 13:07:16 | More by bditty187
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dgallina

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

750ml dark green magnum dated 2005 on the cork.

Pours clear fizzy yellow with big soapy white head. Quite a bit of sediment in the bottle, so had to decant very gently. Smells relatively hoppy for a one to two year-old saison. Fresh green grass and mint on tart lemon and lime peel base. Flavor is very fruity. Well-rounded sweet and sour lime is dominant, with a chewy minty grass background. Very light and lively body. This beer is quite refreshing. A bit sweet and shallow, but would be *very* welcome on a hot summer day.

12-23-2006 03:19:27 | More by dgallina
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Saison D'Epeautre from Brasserie de Blaugies
89 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.