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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 254   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (631) - BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
Bière très originale. Etiquette du genre écolo, vert pomme, avec des fleurs de sureau qui font partie de la composition. D’ailleurs écolo et sureau, ça rime …. Couleur jaune paille mat, un peu aussi sur le vieux citron. Bière trouble comme une blanche. Bulles moyennes partout. Mousse blanche pure à très gros flocons, collante aux parois du verre. Arômes de houblon fin (il y en a deux), et fleurs de sureau. Bonne 1ère bouche douce avec des fleurs et des fruits blancs. Arrière-bouche qui s’arrête sec, puis revient sur quelques épices. 2ème bouche avec la même enveloppe, mais amertume plus fine et spécifique. 3ème bouche sur les fleurs de sureau, bien précises et agréables. Rétronez qui pince un peu et développe ces saveurs. Longueur où on s’installe dans un côté désaltérant, sympa, doux. Levure typée amère avec un rien d’acidité. Alcool sympa à 5 % abv pour ce type de bière. Finale qui se savoure, sans défaut, et sans prétention sauf le désaltérant de la bière et la douceur de ces fleurs très saisonnières ….

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3695) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 26, 2012
Light hazy yellow. Fresh, floral, yeast, white bread. Light bitter, very well developed. Dry finish. Awesome. At this abv its stunning. (At Trappistenlokaal ?t Klooster)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
Draft @ Brassigaume 2012. Brewed with elderflowers – rightly recommended to me due to my fondness of saison’s and more importantly Mamouche. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Smell is flowery, elderflowers, white pepper, reasonable yeast and light sopa. Taste is flowers, elderflowers, yeast heavy, soft white berries, mellow herb and white pper finish. Bit yeast heavy body – lovely stuff thx for the recommendation Sebletitje.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6259) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, pepper, crabapple, gum, basil/sage. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Awww, yeah! This is my kind of saison. Super quaffable, low in alcohol, wonderfully tart without being full-on sour, and pretty much impossible to tell it’s spiced (I’ve never smelled elderflowers, but there’s nothing obvious in the nose that screams out that it has any adjuncts at all...it’s floral-herbal, but could easily be mistaken as coming from hops). Very clean tasting, perfectly balanced, and impossible to stop drinking, right to the last drop of the bottle. Fantastic rendition.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a large white head. Huge floral/herb aroma. Med body. Flavor is pretty earthy with a little yeast and a lot of floral/herb. Finishes hoppy/earthy bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle from Bottleworks

Pale pour, fluffy head. Light saison spiciness to the aroma, couple with something like honeysuckle (which I suppose is the elderflower). Flavor is gently sweet, honeyed, not the least cloying with this late, late Saaz-like whisp of hop bitterness. Spot on mouthfeel, light and exceptionally drinkable without being watery in the least, intermediate carbonation never pushes too hard. I really like this beer--to think that one could have this instead of your classic American lawnmower beers! Brilliant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours a nice hazy blonde color with a big head and plenty of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is earthy and floral but with no where near the elderflower pungency that was present in Mamouche. Wonderful never the less, lightly fruity with some light damp limestone.

The flavor is spot on for what I look for in a Saison, dry, nicely bitter, with a leafy earthy hoppiness. The floral character comes thorough much stronger in the flavor than the aroma with it’s light hints of black jack chewing gum, again no where near the level obtained in Mamouche but I doubt very much that they were going for that pungency here as the Elderflower is far more harmonized with the earthy, minerally, & bitter flavors presented. Some nice lightly husky malt is fairly subdued but presented nicely.

I could absolutely drink this every single day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1329) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2008
Really impressed by this one. On tap at Delirium Taphouse in Brussels. Bright golden color with pillowey white head. Aroma has big bright-fruity esters, tropical fruit, citrus, mango, passion fruit. Flavor has a light sweetness with refreshing and dry, moderate but serious bittermess. Delicious, refreshing. Can’t wait to get more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
Aroma:lemon-citrus,floral hops... Appearance:Hazy blonde,good head... Flavor:good citrus-lemon hops flavor,hi-carbonatation,good floral flavor....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Pours a very slightly hazed golden yellow, pillowy white head lasts throughout, great lace, just perfect. Aroma is lightly floral and faintly sour. Flavor is lemon, grain, and faint funk over slight flowers. The funk at first is a bit off-putting, which is unusual for me, but as it warms, it starts to work with the rest of the beer. Very faint lingering bitterness. Ultimately I decided I rather liked this. Always good to try a solid example of one of my favorite styles. RERATE with a bottle I have held for about 6 months. Bumped up the score to make it an even 4. Same funk as the first bottle when first poured, but it seems to have mellowed. As it warmed, everything moved into an exceptionally balanced beer with a distinct floral note. Really quite nice. RERATE from a draft sample. Comments are similar, but there was no funk present. Almost like a wit in some ways. Numbers stayed the same.


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