Saison Cazeau – Brasserie de Cazeau (Templeuve, Belgium)

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  • My Rating: B

Saison Cazeau – Brasserie de Cazeau, 5% ABV – 75cl., (Templeuve, Belgium)

from ratebeer.com:

“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.”

  • Style: (Elderflower) Flavoured Saison
  • Taste: Crisp wheat malty citrus elderflower hopped bitter lager-like
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $12 (after 10% off) – 75cl., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours a lovely clear bright golden yellow with a largish super foamy lasting head, thick sticky lacing, a nice thick layer of retention, abundant clusters of fast activity. A beautiful sight.

Nose: Sour citrus wheat malts, barnyard. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp malty, almost salty

Mid-palate: creamy smooth, some fizziness, (lvl-4)-sweetness, light-medium sourness, (MAIN) wheat malts, elderflower, lemon citrus, lager sweetness

Finish: excellent bitter hopped transition, grainy sweet wheat finish.

Summary: Drinks like a very nice creamy textured sweet lager with a bit more hop character. Not at all the like your typical sour saison. Very drinkable.