Saison D'Epeautre
Brasserie de Blaugies

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Brasserie de Blaugies
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #411
Ranked #9,936
4.02 | pDev: 9.45%
May 07, 2022
May 04, 2002
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Notes: Saison brewed with spelt.
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3.78 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on May 07, 2022
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a slightly unfiltered golden yellow liquid with a huge, noisy and stable head.

Aromas on this lead with spicy, peppery yeast, fresh cooked oats, lighter glazed rock sugar and dried leaves.

Got a refreshing, well carbonated mouthfeel, which offers a lighter, intriguing stony quality among a lighter, yet soft body.

Tastes of rich wheat, earth accentuated toffee, spruce and a lighter, equally spicy dry hop undertone. Develops a smooth whipped cream smoothness among banana peel, crushed grains and a whiff of cumarine. Finishes with slightly more sugar, lighter turning spices and an aqueous softness, together with a note of matured noble hops.

This is quite an interesting, well working and complex Saison, which stays in a certain reminiscence of a Weizen, in terms of its prominent and isotonic yeast profile.

Dec 25, 2021
4.41 by rawbraves from Colorado on Apr 04, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml corked & caged green bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6%. Pale golden colour, large to moderate white head. Distinct sweetish aroma of spicy saison yeast, wheat (or more specifically spelt) malt and grassy hops. Also hints of old jam. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is medium sweet (not "very dry" at all) with the same elements as the aroma. Not bad, but a bit too much on the sweet side.

Mar 27, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass, there is no dated on the bottle or cork that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with billowing white head and excellent retention that slowly settled until a thin, unbroken layer of bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, sweet pears, banana and farmhouse funk.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose precisely, sweet pears, banana and bread then a pleasant farmhouse funk note, everything in balance.

PALATE: medium body and crisp carbonation and a dry finish.

OVERALL: this is a very good traditional Saison, I like that all the flavors are balanced and it's true to the style, I would buy this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

Oct 17, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, golden coloration with a medium, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of slightly bready, grainy malt and estery fruit and spice notes of green apple, pear gooseberry and clove. Taste is a great balance of slighty bready, quite grainy malt, floral hops and expressive fruity and spicy yeast esters of tart green apple, pear, gooseberry, clove and white pepper, as well as some grassy hay. Finishes semi-dry, with a light sweetness and tartness, as well as some green apple, gooseberry and clove lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent, velvety mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

A very nice Saison with a great balance of grainy malt, floral hops and estery fruit and spice notes, with a rather dry character, mild tartness and lightly sweet and bitter accents, as well as a great, velvety mouthfeel. Your typical, old-school Belgian Saison, but with quite expressive esters and a truly lovely balance, making this a joy to drink.

Aug 29, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Mostly clear golden body, white head. Tons of hay, must, and crusty bread up front in the nose with horse blanket funk, dry earth, black pepper, and robust grains in the nose, very potent to the point of almost overwhelming... almost. Taste adds some lighter fruit esters of lemon and apple, light beligan spices near the finish, and a kiss of hops. Feel is rustic, full, medium bodied, bready and super musty. Finishes dry and airy.

Jul 28, 2020
4.04 by Bruno74200 from France on Jun 29, 2020
4.39 by spointon from Illinois on May 04, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a bright golden color - remarkably clear for the style. Huge pillowy white head crescendos and then collapses leaving just a thin layer of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma is somewhat sweet - its got some sweet malts, honey, with hints of sourdough, hay, with a bit of a tinny note.

Taste follows the nose with a stronger malty sweetness up front - almost doughy. There are also some hints banana, apple, clove and pepper, with some fruity esters and musty yeast coming through.

Feel is bright with a vibrant strong carbonation. Easy drinking. Sweet finish.

Apr 05, 2020
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 10, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

Acquired at Beereau Berlin, a favorite brew pub when abroad.
750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Lots of sediment if poured all the way.
a) Complete haze. Huge head. Lace, foam, retention. Brown yeast sediment to the base.
s) Lemon, hay, grass, cider, orchard, doughy malts.
t) Follows, a bit grainier, musty, dry. Odd cellar must leaves a question in the finish.
f) Cidery, a bit thin, ample carbonation.
o) Yet! The sum is greater than the parts as so authentic, musty, unique.

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

Feb 28, 2020
4.21 by caahare from West Virginia on Feb 05, 2020
4.25 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Jan 18, 2020
4.58 by CAcker from California on Dec 24, 2019
3 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Dec 09, 2019
4.28 by unclekeith from Alaska on Aug 01, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(375 ml bottle; cage code BL03:17... poured into tulip similar to one pictured on their site)

L: pale amber liquid, slight haze; lots of foam on initial pour (2/3 glass worth); foam is loose, rocky, sticking all over (at first); lovely retention on refill... yeast slug completely removed from bottom with easy swirl

S: surprisingly 'beery' smell (skunk from green bottle?) up front... it did give way to a bright peppery, citrusy spice atop a crackery, golden bread crusty grain... aromas delicate overall, later giving mostly fruit and bubblegum essence

T: very dry initially; dried apple fruitiness with mellow cereal grainy underbelly; phenolic-spicy, lightly bubblegum aftertaste... not certain what the spelt is adding, aside from perhaps a light doughy lingering note as it goes... finish rather dry too

F: rather bone dry, extra light-bodied; foamy touch up front, vanishing dry finish... ample gassy carbonation gives an acidic zap to the back of the palate, swell to the middle... light, refreshing, not terribly boozy

O: why bother with the green bottles y'all? c'mon... enjoyable, simple, spicy/dry saison... a curiosity due to the featured grain, but nothing unique... glad to have finally tracked down a relatively fresh bottle, but one is enough, though I'll (re)try their other brands (1406)

Jul 18, 2019
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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by erk0607 from Colorado

Look: Mostly clear, sparkly straw gold color, white, sudsy head that is super energetic and fluffy
Smell: Green apples, must, grape, yeast funk associated with rustic saisons, tart, peppery
Taste: Very balanced body dominated by the grain bill that offsets any of the aromatic fruit or tart notes. Brettanomyces flavors and funk.
Feel: Crisp mouthfeel, but not from the carbonation which is pretty smooth actually. Goes down easy and dry finish.
Overall: Very nice saison. Would not hesitate to get again.

Jun 29, 2019
3.92 by emerge077 from Illinois on May 30, 2019
4.5 by steverx8 from England on Feb 08, 2019
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

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.

Re- tasted 5/17/19

AROMA -light lemon, washed out wheat, light spicy hop, hint of vanilla, very light and simple,

FLAVOR- low pilsner malt sweetness, very light lemon tarness, low berry ester, floral (magnolia/jasmine/ honeysuckle) character, nice quick and dry vanilla/mint/ coconut finish. Slight bitterness lingers

MF - medium-light body medium carbonation,

OVERALL - was definitely more lively when fresh but still damn fine.

Oct 17, 2018
4.12 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Oct 02, 2018
4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 26, 2018
4.21 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Jul 10, 2018
4.5 by Stengelfoot from California on May 11, 2018
4.17 by stephenlee from England on May 07, 2018
3.75 by fosters9 from New York on Apr 16, 2018
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3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

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.

Apr 14, 2018
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Mar 27, 2018
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4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by moose1980 from Germany

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.

Jan 07, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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.

Dec 01, 2017
4.56 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Nov 15, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!

Nov 10, 2017
4.28 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Aug 18, 2017
4.25 by edthehead from New York on Aug 11, 2017
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4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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.

Jun 01, 2017
4.11 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on May 18, 2017
4 by GRG1313 from California on May 03, 2017
Saison D'Epeautre from Brasserie de Blaugies
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 301 ratings