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Southampton Cuvee Des FleursSouthampton Cuvee Des Fleurs

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thepenguin
2.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed 8/7/12

L: Light golden color with very nice head retention.

S: Flowers are prominent in this beer’s smell and intermingle with strong saison-like spiciness and barnyard funk. A little more malt than most saisons.

T: Certainly more malty than other saisons I’ve had. Really not loving the taste. It’s somewhat boozy and rather sweet for the style, with not much spiciness shining through. It really seems closer to a BSPA than a saison. Finishes fairly sweet; really too syrupy. Orange-like flavors and substantial lingering bitterness.

F: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. The heaviness of the mouthfeel doesn’t seem appropriate for a saison.

O: Had way too high a finished gravity to be a saison in my opinion. Too sweet, too boozy, too heavy. Disappointing; I was expecting more from this beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satchboogie
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/25/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, rose water, lavender, mint, flowers, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, honey, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, flowers, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, rose water, lavender, mint, flowers, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, honey, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, rose water, lavender, mint, flowers, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, honey, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, flowers, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible flower spiced saison style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, flowers, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. The flower spice flavors were incredibly well balanced and complimenting to the saison style character. Really impressed me. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lots of floral aromatics. Main complaint is that it was nearly totally flat, which took away from what this could be. Super unique experience. Definitely worth trying if given the chance.

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3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
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%

Photo of rand
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%

Photo of dank203
2.82/5  rDev -30%
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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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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