Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs - Southampton Publick House
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Reviews by Loki:
4.97/5 rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
To quote my wife, "Holy fuckballs!" Sampled and shared via 750 mL bottle brought back from my last trip to Poughkeepsie and Half Time
Appearance: Pours a hazy, bright golden straw color with a froathy, white head. The head was huge and even with careful pouring, quickly and near completely spilled over the top of the Duvel Tulip we were using to sample this masterpiece. The rambunctious head is the only detractor to this beer.
Smell: Wow! An amazingly complex marriage of flower, spice, and yeast aromas. Hints of marigold, euclyptus, white pepper (maybe grains of paradise), clover, heather, belgian yeast, straw, and farm house funk. The smell begged to be sampled and screamed to be paired with food.
Taste: Spicy, funky, slightly sweet. Heaven! As amazingly complex as any Saison, with slightly more pepper spice. The flowers give a level of complexity to the flavor that is hard to describe but wonderful to enjoy. A perfect pairing with a meal. After the inital sampling we enjoyed it with our dinner of Panseared chicken in a jalapeno, lime cream sauce with sauted squash along side bulgar wheat & wild rice. A good dinner, made wonderful by this amazing beer. The spice and lime seemed to marry with the yeast and flower flavors, it also really brought out the white pepper as that enhanced the flavor of the food.
Mouthfeel: Light, bubbly, eppervecent with a slight creaminess that finishes very clean, with hints of spice lingering on your tongue and begging for more.
Drinkability: If I had this locally I would drink it 3-4 times a week and this would be my food pairing beer. My wife and I split a 750 mL and the only reason it lasted as long as it did, was because we knew there was no more and we wanted to savor every drop. Simply amazing.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2006 15:54:39 | More by Loki
More User Reviews:
2.23/5 rDev -44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
"...ale with a variety of flowers, including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinallis and a generous amount of H. lupulus." After some googling that equals lavendar, yarrow, dandelion and hops.
Gold with a lumpy blanket of white foam on top. Clear to cloudy depending on first or last pour.
Smells like green bananas and must. Tastes very spicy with a burnt agave nectar sweetness which is really, really nasty.
This was a drainpour.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 22:19:11 | More by donkeyrunner
Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
90 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.