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Saison D'Epeautre | Brasserie de Blaugies

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Saison D'EpeautreSaison D'Epeautre

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APP - Dull, very slightly hazy, but luminous gold. Big, billowing, rocky, bright white head, slowly climbs its way above the lip of the glass and leaves thick suds down the side of the glass as I battle it back.

Aroma - Incredibly complex and delicate lemon, hay, white pepper, baby's breath, charteuese, very faint note of bubblegum, slightly stronger banana, fresh cracked malt, white bread, lilac, mint, menthol, sandalwood, pear . Some barely discenable spicy hops aroma. All extremely harmonious. Wow.

Flavor - So tight. Slightly grainy,slightly minty, moderatley wheaty / bready, very spicy and phenolic with low herbal hop character and just a hint of clean bitterness in finish. Sandalwood and clove notes. Eucalyptus character. Lemongrass is distinct. Exceptionally quick and clean on the palate despite all the yeast character. Really tricky to pick all this out at first as the flavors are so well married.

MF- As much a factor in this beer as the flavor. Bracing but refreshing bone dry minerality. Long cooling finish. Body is lighter than water. Slight bite from carbonation which is extremely high, but not mouthfilling. Very fine bubbles.

Overall - This is saison. Period. I'm floored. I've had this before but didn't remember it being so awesome.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Creamy two finger head pale gold body, hazy (slightly)
S: Clean and fruity some white wine notes, slightly malty in a more toasty sense.
T: Very dry and peppery, with the grainy spelt note having strong prominence, clean malt, less toasty than the nose
No real white wine notes in the mouth, very minimal bitterness. Subtle fruit, hints of lemon, not overly fragrant, hints of graininess, some white grape, some slight suggestions of noble hops.
M: Very dry.
O: I had this beer on draught at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA and with beers like this I tend to prefer them in their bottled state. It is the state I think they are meant to inhabit. I did thoroughly enjoy this beer, though not as much as I was hoping I would, so (because it was not in the bottle) I am going to reserve any serious judgment for now. Try it if you can find it.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like an unfiltered Pils; light golden-yellow, slight haze, and a huge, fluffy white head. Aromas of bread and light fruit. Maybe best likened to a morning oatmeal with sliced pears. Taste is grainy, grassy, and quite peppery. Good amount of carb, finishing dry. Everything expected and wanted in a rustic Saison. Outstanding.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a big, fizzy, four finger white head that nevertheless dissipates very slowly due to active carbonation, leaving thick lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, wheat, saison yeast and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mixed grainy malt, apple and pear, hints of light stone fruit, then drying out into a moderately bitter wheat finish with light lemon tartness. Medium bodied with great peppery carbonation. This is what I hope for in a saison; an interesting mixture of grain and light fruit flavors that slowly give way to the funkiness and slight tartness of the farmhouse yeast. This has a very nice lingering aftertaste that has suggestions of both the yeast and the mild fruit and grain flavors. The active carbonation gives this both visual and tactile support. I really liked La Moneuse and this is another winner for me. Great farmhouse brewery.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap where age and light exposure are less of factors, this is amazing beer, near perfect old world saison, the kind of beer that i absolutely adore, seek out, and treasure. of the blaugies stuff, this might be my favorite, although admittedly it is one of the only ones i have had on draft. a really rustic saison featuring spelt in the mash, its turbid and pale from the tap, a cloudy deep golden almost brassy shade, with a tall and lasting puffy white head. the aroma here is incredible, light tannic tartness, belgian yeasty fruitiness, white grape, red apple, and pear, along with soft spice, grassy hops, and a baked bready grain complexion, it really is old worldy and uber appealing to me! the flavor is just as good as the nose, an almost rye character to the spelt in here, dry and lightly spicy in an earthy way, with the softer wheat right behind it, pillowy in feel, expansive in its effervescence but with some real body from the grain too. the yeast has a rustic charm, a light funk that isnt from brett, a wet woody autumnal thing going on, white pepper and mild anise or something, grape leaf astringency, whole grainy with the malt, and then drying in a sort of vinous, floral back end. amazing beer, near perfect saison, i love the grain composition and the yeast here, this is as good as any in the game!

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Photo of BirdsandHops
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml.bottle with cage and cork. Imported by the Shelton Bros....!! Of course.
A husband and wife collab from their small garage. Poured out into two different vessels. A classic Duvel chalice and a Brewery Ommegang tulip.

A clear, straw-golden color. Gyser-like bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass (bottle conditioned effect from the last minute living yeast pitched) forming a very active, smooth but bubbly center in which white foam covering spreads out to give coverage throught the duration. Bottle conditioned Belgians tend to deliver constant foamy bubbles due to the big carbonation. An effect that is unique to bottle conditioned ale's. An effect I love. This crystal-white tower of smooth foam is seriously impressive. A look that most American versions of the saison/farmhouse style just simply cannot duplicate or achieve.

The aroma has a very unique spelt, apple and wheat tangy aroma. A big, earthy, sweet and sour funk of yeast impresses the nose. Sour tang, buttery and dry wheat malty scent with peppery, herbal and leafy hop combo. Unique nose.

I just love the unknown and unique factors that are so fun to find when you purchase authentic Belgian, small batch, versions of traditional Belgian and French styles. The yeast and spelt adjunct is just soo damn unique. The yeast brings practically unknown, un-tapped and various wild flavors. Sour, earthy, buttery-funk, dry wheat, subtle banana with various herbs and spices....The list of subtle and unique flavor's go on and on. Obviously major complexity with very simple infredients, makes these authentic saison's a true miracle of brewing alchemy.

A crisp, fresh, spring water cleanliness in the mouthfeel, smooths out and becomes lush and creamy in the middle but never becoming that classic dry, earthy finish. The sersious carbonation keeps it light and airy. Almost evaporates on the palate.

A light, easy drinking approach but still loaded with complexity. Masterful alchemy and endlessly fun.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BreweryRun
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Saison D'Epeautre from Brasserie de Blaugies
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 280 ratings