Cazeau Saison - Brasserie De Cazeau

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87
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Cazeau visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tpd975 on 10-17-2008)
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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this 750 in a great trade with OhSayCanYouBeer... Thanks a bunch Matthew!! Poured into my HotD goblet and shared with a friend who took a month off from beer and shitty food. Pours with a firm 2 finger head... tons of lace and rock solid retention... the brew is hazed yellow.

The nose is floral and and sorta sharp... It makes me think it is going to be tannic... Faint hints of pale malt, smells very dry.... Light peppery phenols.

Flavor is more spicy... very dry and crisp... The elderflowers are snappy and add a bright floral quality.. dry hay/grassy on the finish.

Light body with tons of carbonation... This is very very drinkable... Would be perfect on a summer afternoon... I would certainly buy this if I had access... Thanks again Matthew!

There are no real problems with this brew... It seems aroma/flavorwise on the light side for a saison... but the floral notes help bring it up and about.

4.25/3.75/3.5/3.75/3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of lupercmda
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheStove
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of htrae2014
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of seand
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Cazeau Saison from Brasserie De Cazeau
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.