Saison D'Epeautre | Brasserie de Blaugies

Saison D'EpeautreSaison D'Epeautre
BA SCORE
4/5
267 Ratings
Saison D'EpeautreSaison D'Epeautre
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,355
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
267
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Reviews by vladtheimpaler:
Photo of vladtheimpaler
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. Pale yellow, thick white head. Aroma like hay and malt, with some funk. Flavor is malty and crisp. On the dry side, with a pleasant yeasty character. This is like a wheat beer with a little Belgian funk added. Would go great on a ho summers day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml C&C bottle.

poured into a pair of HF wine stems.

Appearance: pale yellow body with massive white head. The head has significant amount of staying power. Lots of lacing left on the glass and head drop to a thick cap.

Smell: Grains and bready malts. Purfume and floral hops. Champagne yeast. Strong mineral character.

Taste: Very rustic. Deep mineral character and champagne yeast. Floral hops imparting light bitterness. Cereal, grainy, and slightly bready malt profile. Slightly spicey maybe some white pepper. Light fruity esters and purfume quality that makes me think of a stale american adjunct lager. It does not sound appealing, but it works fairly well when integrated with the other saison flavors.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate almost high carbonation level. Creamy carbonation, yet the finish is crisp refreshing and semi-dry. Still an extremely drinkable.

Overall: I enjoy La Moneuse slightly more than this Saison D'Epeautre, but they are both pretty tasty saisons. Brasserie De Blaugies really makes some fantastic rustic saisons. A great beer to drink on a hot day like today while grilling out. Recommended to anyone who really enjoys a rustic saison.

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Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy straw gold with a 2” pure white very fluffy and creamy head that produces excellent detailed lace. A light fruit, floral nose with light grains and a touch of grain spice. On the palate it is dry, light, and effervescent, with a little slickness. The flavors are light fruit on the palate over light grains with a moderate malt sweetness. The hops are very restrained. It has a light medium body with above average carbonation. Refreshing and very drinkable.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of rastaman
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
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')

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Smashix2000
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
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

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Aberration
2.64/5  rDev -34%
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!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
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 SMark
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  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.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.16/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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