Cazeau Saison | Brasserie De Cazeau

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Cazeau
Belgium
brasseriedecazeau.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tpd975 on 10-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CookstLiquor
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a ridiculously big foamy head. Nose has lemon, saison yeast notes of peppery spice and citrus. The floral elderflower notes show up on the palate, as do the spicy saision yeast notes. A little sweetness balances the tart and spicy notes. The carbonation is a little big and out of whack.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Capitalizing on the blooms of spring, Cazeau uses "the flower of elder trees" to decorate the already perfumy, spicy, and earthy character that's normal for Saison.

The fresh farmhouse ale pours with a light straw color that's lightened by an aesthetically, pleasing yeast cloud. Easily mistaken for Witbier, its fluffy white head caps the beer with a quiet calm that's nearly irresistible.

Without knowing exactly what elder flowers are like, the beer reveals floral notes of rose hips, sandalwood, thyme, citrus and rosemarry. Lightly musty in its scent, the essence of dried lemon, hay, sulfury green apple, and pepper add to the earthy counterpart to the beer's bouquet.

Apples and lemons provide a seldom-seen fruit taste to kick off the Saison and is backed by the sweetness of light honey and wafers. Under-rippened berries and dried citrus peels keep the fruit-floral taste developing across the palate with a late arrival of soap. Stern hop bitterness finishes the beer with an aftertaste of lemongrass and a medley of herbs and white pepper.

A lightly slick texture detracts from the dry, peppery, light zesty carbonation. Finishing quick, the beer carries a mild grape skin astringency with a pleasant wine-like acidity. Light warmth hides behind peppery prickle and closes fairly clean and crisp.

There's something more floral and fruity about this Saison than is normal for the style. I can only attribute it to the elder flowers being used. But the brewery takes all the fun out of it by letting us in on their secret ingredient, when the guessing would be so much funner without it.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky topaz with a very bubbly white head that leaves tons of lacing.

Smells of peppery farmhouse yeast, lemon-like zest, green and red apples, flowers, slight tartness and fair amount of funk. The pepper has a slightly metallic note to it that just barely prevents this from having an excellent nose as opposed to merely a very good one.

Taste opens fairly sweet and flowery, fades into mild tanginess and then into lots of yeast, finishes somewhat dry and peppery. I get some mild apple and banana but not as much fruit as in the nose. Only a faint touch of funk.

Mouthfeel is very nice and somewhat unusual, good carbonation but not too fizzy, there's a soft milky character to this.

A very respectable saison, almost a great one.

7.8/10

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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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.

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Cazeau Saison from Brasserie De Cazeau
3.9 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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