Cambridge Saison du CBC

Formerly brewed at Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
5.75% · Saison · 18 Ratings · Spring Seasonal ·
Saisons (pronounced say-zones&) are refreshingly crisp beers traditionally brewed in the French-speaking, Southern part of Belgium known as Wallonia. Known as farmhouse ales thanks to their house-brewed production, they were originally brewed in late winter for summertime consumption, though they are now year-round standards at the family table. <p class="content">Saison du CBC is an unfiltered, bright yellow-orange color from the malt grist of Belgian pilsner, aromatic, and wheat malts. Although highly hopped by Belgian standards, the German Hallertauer and Tettnanger hops in this beer make a milder contribution than standard American-grown hops. Tart fruity, spicy notes in the flavor and aroma come from the use of our proprietary Belgian yeast and a subtle combination of spices, also traditional in Belgian brewing. Those astute of palate may notice flavors of orange blossom, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and star anise, as well as an herbal hop note or two, blending beautifully with the lightly toasty, sweet malt character. <p class="content">Served in a traditional tulip glass to emphasize the glowing effervescence and special nature of this delightful beer.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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