Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs - Southampton Publick House

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90
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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 67
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis, R. canina and H. lupulus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004)
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3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL corked bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass

2010 Batch

This completes a little experiment I've conducted over the last 4 years. I acquired this brew late in 2010 in a trade from Manoftyr (haven't heard from you in awhile, still around?). I didn't cellar it, I've actually kept it cold in my fridge this whole time. We'll see how this goes.

A: Straw-yellow with an orange hue, the foamy head quickly dissipates, but a thin layer of head never fully recedes.

S: Nice citrusy bouquet. Notes of grassy funk and honey bounce off an oaky backdrop. Booze is well masked.

T: Lemongrass and funk at the front of the palate. Notes of of buttery oak carry through mid-sip, with hints of honeyed biscuits. Aging has rounded the flavor profile, it's completely singular on the palate. The floral tones from the rose water and flowers have a light but distinct layer on the palate, complimenting the funky notes. Finishes long and sweet and kind of caramelly.

M: Rich and oily slick on the palate.

I'm almost shocked at how well this has held up. The flavors have sweetened and condensed, but distinct notes can be parsed. A really tasty saison.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

this ones really strong on the aroma. the aromas are really like a garden of many different flowers, some sage. its really really floral, a bit herbal. the taste is a bit less intense thank fully, but its still hard to swallow. not sure about this one, for me anyway

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.23/5  rDev -44.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.