Cazeau Saison - Brasserie De Cazeau
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4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with floral notes, Belgian yeast, some coriander and other light spices, and some lemon zest.
T - Starts off with a mix of pilsner malts with some tart lemon zest, some coriander, and some floral notes. Through the middle, Belgian yeast flavor come through with some farmhouse flavors, and some more floral notes. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, tart lemon zest, floral flavors, Belgian yeast, and some spices.
M - Medium-minus bodied with heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and floral finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice floral saison with a good balance of flavors and a nice tart finish.
09-19-2012 03:05:08 | More by ngeunit1
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured from a bomber-ish bottle into a tulip. Nice, exemplary hazy golden yellow color. Pour leaves a persistent ring of thick foam. Aroma is diverse from the initial pour which yields notes of light sweet honey to the later settling which has bitter floral both which are likely the product of the elderflowers.
Interesting mix of flavors upon sipping, a hybrid of light honey and flower petal with the elderflower flavor very evident. Finishes sweet and light with lingering elderflower flavors. Drinks very rich and robust which is in contrast to the "gentle" flavors. Eventually gives way to an excellent cooperation of a sweet start and bitter finish. The flavors eventually coalesce into a delightful bitter citrus candy flavor.
An incredibly interesting beer that is worth your time if you are looking for something different in terms of flavor profile. I don't know how "true" to the style this one is but given this style seems open to interpretation I think it's very interesting.
04-24-2012 08:08:45 | More by TheStove
2.75/5 rDev -28.9%
Bottle from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. Served in a Moeder Lambic tulip because, forgive me, I don't have Cazeau stemware.
Pours a clear golden-yellow with a huge, foamy white head with great retention and tons of sticky lacing on the way down. Some visible carbonation bubbles in the glass.
The nose has some mild pepper notes plus plenty of the elderflower that's announced on the English portion of the label. It's nowhere near Mamouche levels, but is still quite noticeable. Probably a bit too over the top; I prefer saisons with subtle spicing so it's not completely obvious what was used.
The flavor is over-the-top with elderflower. This is a fairly-small beer and it's completely dominated by the elderflower character. There's pepper skin and a bit of spice. Really not a fan. Spice carries over to the finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.
This is really a one trick pony, and I'm not a fan of that single attribute, so this is one I don't really enjoy. If you like Mamouche and want something more accessible, give this one a try.
04-19-2012 17:55:27 | More by Thorpe429
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
A - Poured out a cloudy, straw yellow with a two-finger, bubbly white head of foam. It left sudsy sheets of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled floral with a funky/phenolic kick.
T - It tasted fairly spicy with a nice funkiness. Some sweet caramel with floral flavors.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a pretty tasty saison. I'm glad I got to try this beer.
03-21-2012 02:18:50 | More by zeff80
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Body is clear straw gold. Poured into a tulip, a three-quarter inch white head was produced, with moderate retention and a lot of sticky lacing.
Smells of light malt, and has a fresh, grassy and slightly volatile floral perfume from the elderflowers.
Taste is crisp and clean. Slightly acidic, with some lemon, green floral notes, and balanced by light malt sweetness. Has a nice yeasty bread flavor with just a tad of funkiness.
Light body with fizzy carbonation, produces a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Clean and dry finish with just a slight bitterness.
It is nice to find a tasty beer with a low ABV. At 5% (per bottle label), this is sessionable and highly drinkable. It is a saison more in the style of a Fantome.
01-21-2012 20:38:50 | More by Beerenauslese
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
750ml poured into a Tulip Glass. Elderflower Saison? My fiancee couldn't shag a bottle fast enough!
A - Pours a hazy, glowing gold with a fluffy white head that settles to a slight ring and haze.
S - Elderflowers certainly dominate the nose, this reminds me perfectly of St. Germain liquor in beer form. Crisp pilsner malt, a touch of hops, and some slightly earthy Saison yeast make up the rest of the aroma.
T - No surprise, but the taste is dominated by elderflowers as well. More crisp malt and Saison yeast character, but make no mistake, this is a perfume beer all the way. Flowery beers always have a slightly acrid chemical taste to them, and this one if no exception. Not bad, just not my thing.
M - Light and crisp, with a medium-thin body and good, "spritzy" carbonation.
O - Not my favorite Saison ever, but the little lady loved it so that's good!
12-13-2011 00:18:45 | More by jsanford
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured a clearish pale gold body with huge head and lace ring. I'm picking up a spicey. peppery aroma mixed with minor fruitiness like apple/pear and some sugary goodness. Light, some sour funkiness and tartness come out and there is a prickly feel thanks to carbonation. I'm getting touches of citric but more like grape and tropical fruit for some reason. A little off for this style but I like the combos of fruit and the underlying sweetness although the sweetness is overpowered, at times, by a funky finish.
11-29-2011 21:57:40 | More by clayrock81
4.22/5 rDev +9%
A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large amount of bubbly white head. A good amount retains, and leaves thick clumps of lacing.
S: Thick floral yeastiness, with some mild funk.
T: Lightly sweet, with a thick mid palate; subtle, but complex. Yeast notes, as suggested on the nose, with the same mild funk. Finish is dry, with light floral notes on the top.
M: Medium body, medium but very present carbonation.
Overall this is quite enjoyable. I'd probably have it semi-regularly if it were a reasonably priced year round beer, but it's also nice to try a unique seasonal with a modest alcohol content.
11-14-2011 02:03:10 | More by seand
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
it's a cloudy, hazy brew with a thin, white head that leaves a small amount of residue around the glass. the head looks sea-foamy.
smells like clay, some really earthy yeast, honeysuckle and other florals.
there's a metallic flavor that hits immediately, but that soon gives way to a some light wheat, grass, floral-y syrup(elderflower), refined sugar, and a little coriander spice.
it's carbonated, frothy, and dry as hell. much to be expected from a saison.
this is ok. it looks beautiful and has some interesting subleties, but there aren't many more elements to it that are overwhelmingly impressive, so i don't think i'd have it again.
11-03-2011 02:48:23 | More by patm1986
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
A-Pours translucent straw yellow with about an inch of pillowy eggshell white head. Leaves rings of intricate lacing and a small cap of creamy foam.
S-White pepper, parsnips, coriander, hay. Delicate barnyard funkiness, a barely perceptible floral sweetness.
T/M-Medium bodied, with bracing carbonation and a chewy mouth feel. Slick, yeasty earthiness livened up by a bright citrus and cracked pepper note that creeps in mid-palate. The elderflower is very subtle, providing minute levels of floral sweetness on the back end. If you're not looking for it, you probably won't taste it. The finish comes back to life with a short, sharp burst of citrus to undercut the earthy, slick yeast.
O-An interesting, well composed saison.
10-21-2011 01:02:33 | More by DaveHS
3.7/5 rDev -4.4%
A: A pale straw pour, quite cloudy. Huge billowing white head. Incredible lacing and retention. Borderline 5 on appearance.
S: Some lemons and pears along with banana and cloves. Very yeasty. Pretty mild smell intensity overall compared to some saisons.
T: Very lemony. A bit of yeastiness and that's about it. Tiny bit of grass maybe in the aftertaste?
M: Very light, crisp and refreshing.
O: Super drinkable. At 4.8% I wasn't expecting a monster of a beer. It's simple, clean and easy drinking. Great saison, just not as complex as some others.
10-17-2011 05:25:18 | More by Dope
3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are mild aromas of citrusy and floral and hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of a saison but the finish is lacking in dryness and mustiness.
M: It feels moderate-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink but nothing stands out to makes me want to try it again.
10-09-2011 06:00:27 | More by metter98
4.22/5 rDev +9%
Just got some bottles of this from a friend that gifted me as part of a mail order beer club. Thanks friend!
Poured from the bottle into a schooner; no obvious best before date.
A - really pale yellow (almost translucent) and cloudy. Super fluffy 3 finger head with tons of lacing coating the entire glass.
S - lots of lemon citrus notes and hints of yeast; strong and pungent
T - super clean taste without any Bretty notes, very refreshing with enormous citrus and lemon notes. Almost like a spiked lemonade. Finished with nice enduring citrus bitterness, but no pepper spiciness.
M - ultra light and clean with crisp carbonation. No booziness.
D - amazingly refreshing and drinkable
Delightful warm weather beer; very light and refreshing, but also just right in terms of intensity. Strongly recommended!
10-08-2011 16:27:13 | More by DoktorZee
Cazeau Saison from Brasserie De Cazeau
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.