Brewed by Brasserie de Cazeau
Style: Saison
Templeuve, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with elderflower.

Saison Cazeau is a light white beer, refermented in the bottle, with 5% alcohol content. As well as the Pilsen malt and two hops which give it a really nice bitter flavour, Saison is laced with elderflowers (Sambucus Nigra L.) which make it really refreshing. The elderflower only blooms for three weeks between mid-May and mid-June, which means that production of our Saison is very time-limited.

Swaroga's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, - NOV 10, 2012
33cl bottle. Clear yellow with big, snowy white head. Nose : Soap, citrus, yeast, straw. Sip : Low density with oily texture. Medium carbonation. The beer is slightly malty comparable to a regular pils with notes of straw and lemon zest. It develops zesty and bitter mouth with some delicate mettalic notes. It is really easy to drink and a good balance between malts, aromas and bitter hops. I would enjoy it much more in the summer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Yellow and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Flavor has some fruity notes. A bit neutral saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
light elderflowers aroma,pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (79) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Clear golden color, white head, floral aromas (mostly elderflowers), very fresh and sweet at first with dry slightly bitter finish with strong elderflower aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Di bell’aspetto, aroma fresco estivo. Ml molta asciutta e un po’ astringente, si fa bere con piacere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (647) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
lemony, flowery aroma; light golden clear, big white foam; medium bitterness, lightly sour; light body, quite thin feel, average+ carbonation, long dry finish Overall: light, refreshing, good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (356) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear and golden with a huge but diminishing white head. The aroma has notes of light malt, wheat, lemon, elderflowers. The flavour is smooth with the elderflowers being very present, a bit of a funny savoury note. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Churchkey, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of honey, spice, herbal notes. The taste is spice, nuts, herbal and vegetal notes, pale malt. Thin bodied, mild lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een heel lekker saison zoals het hoort te zijn. Een aanrader om eens uit te proberen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Elderberry-flowered saison with rocky, yellowish white head and murky ochre colour. Aroma does reveal the typical fragrance of elderberry flowers (not uncommonly used in Belgian beers and liqueurs), except from bread, wheat, vanilla, jute, dried apricots, orange peel... Dried fruit in the onset, green apple, subdued citrus touch and equally subdued malt sweetness, bit bready but otherwise rather neutral, finish flowery and grassy, nothing really bitter, primarily malty and bit bready. Knowing this brewery’s style and being an amateur of the old saison style, I expected more from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2014 Label date; Sampled April 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that quickly overflows the rim of my glass and has me sucking foam as I try and get to the sink; definitely overly carbonated. The beer is a straw gold color that shows a clear, bright, yellow-tinged, golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma has an herbal, lightly tart, sort of lemon zest leaning, yet earthy, dried hay like, wheat cracker tinged, lightly spicy character to it. There is a spicy, grassy, herbal character to the beer that seems quite distinct, and it adds a nice bite to the aroma. The finish has soft fruit notes of pear, and a bit of green apple, and perhaps some star-fruit like character. The yeast character provides a soft, sort of musty like not to the nose, there is touches of clove, and some general spiciness as well.

Effervescent and lively as it first hits the tongue, this initially hides a sweet, pale maltiness and lightly viscous texture that comes out as the beer rolls across the palate. The finish has a light bitterness to it, a touch of lemon zest, as well as an herbal, sort of green, lingering character to it that lightly spices things up. Light clove notes accentuate the sweetness here, and there is a green, peppery note to this beer as well. As the beer warms up the herbal character gets a bit more pronounced; it takes on a bell pepper like note that is a bit green and grassy. There is an interesting viscosity to this beer that masks the excessive carbonation that a new pour brings to this beer. There seems to be a touch of mint-toothpaste like flavor here as the beer warms up as well.

I am enjoying the herbal character that is in this beer, but my wife doesn’t really care for it; so take that as a warning as perceptions of this beer due to the elderflowers might be skewed.

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