Saison D'Epeautre | Brasserie de Blaugies

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies
Belgium
brasseriedeblaugies.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
23
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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a full review, but I gotta say, I get that some people enjoy a lightstruck saison, but this green bottle facilitates a skunkiness that greatly detracts from this beer. It is well crafted, but this lightstruck bottle reminds me of lightstruck Dupont. Fine, but for me would be improved without that impact.

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To read descriptions from MJ's and the "1001" list, Blaugies seems like a classic farmhouse brewery.
I've had three of their 6 brews and common characteristics are huge head and dry finish.
This Saison went particularly well with a simple meal of garlicky 'haricot verts' and Bob's world-famous vegetable soup and cheesy bread. All good before and after the meal.
What can often bother me about this style is too much carbonation; but it was useful here to cut through the garlic and olive oil. And the dry finish that can bother me? This one is done correctly.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said this about the Saison D'Epeautre: "taking its name from spelt, a grain of the wheat family... traditionally sometimes used in Saisons, and accounts for 30% of the grist in this instance. It may contribute to the very pale color and firm body of this beer which is grainy, crisp and perfume. When I first tasted it, I judged it a fine revival.. the most distinctively dry and historically accurate of today's Saisons."
MJ's 7th edition of his "Pocket Guide to Beer" also reviewed D'Epeautre and gave the Saison 3 of 4 stars and gave pretty much the same review, only shorter... consistent with the book's summary format.

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Saison D'Epeautre from Brasserie de Blaugies
4.01 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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