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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs is a special Saison-style brew lightly flavored with a blend of edible flowers including English Lavender (L. angustifolia), Roman chamomile (A. nobilis), Marigold (C. officinalis), Dog Rose (R. canina) and of course, H. lupulus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2004
What a unique brew, it really took me quite a while to try to pick out all the flavors in this brew, even with the help of a fellow ratebeerian. Pours a cloudy light orange with a tall big bubbles white head. Tons of floral scent in the aroma, hops, flowers, tea spice, slight lambic sourness, perfumy and sweet. Taste starts just like the smell, very aromatic, hints of honey, chamomile, fruit, dry spice, and lightly citrus. Very herbal tasting. Very smooth and a unique enjoyable brew, what an experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [corked and caged 750 ml. bottle] This was the most stubborn cork I ever ran across. Took me 10 minutes, a knife and a corkscrew to get it out of there. Surprisingly with all the mutilating of it that I did, no cork guts made it into the beer. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a thick and fizzy white head. Aroma is very citrusy and earthy with hints of flowers and pepper. Very flowery and sweet taste with a strong citrus backbone and a slight hoppy finish and a nice crisp aftertaste. Very nice saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Poured a copper color with a medium white head. Barnyard aroma followed by sweetness and citrus. Citrus follows through on the flavors. Sweet, spicey and tart. Medium bodied. Nice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Serenity seeping through a pillow of doughy flower petals...Citrusy buds sprout here and there amongst the heavenly photophagi and coerce some hay blades into forming a surreptitious bitterness...Paradisiacal thoughts are summoned as silent comfort installs itself, and eyes and ears are no longer necessary...

With time, sweeter honeyed malt notes appear and the flowers become peppery, somewhat losing part of their doughy fluffiness...Still very unique and massively tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Pours a cloudy yellowish- orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is very Belgianish barnyard funky, light candi sugar, citrus and spices. Well made. Slighty tart finish - this would make a nice winter seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Pours a cloudy copper golden with a thick, frothy, well-lacing, white head. Aroma is full of rich bready Belgian malt, yeasty barnyard and a touch of citrus and pepper spice. Starts with a mild caramel sweetness, showing some tartness and yeasty flavor toward a semi-dry finish. A nicely balanced, and authenic-tasting, interesting brew. Thanks goldtwins!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Orange blonde color with a thin white head and yeast in suspension. Heavenly aroma and flavor of yeast, flowers and citrus. Sweet finish. Very smooth texture, medium body. A complex and well balanced beer, again Southampton amazes me !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Sweet, dough-like yeast, citrus-lemon in the flowery aroma. Opaque golden-yellow with dense white fluffy head that lasts nicely. Floral and citrusy, sweet yet lightly tart, fantastic complex flavour. Soft, creamy textured body with contrasting prickling strong carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and a gang of Bierophoux. Resampled with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomgb and Rastacouere and bumped up the overall score. This is one very tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Very cloudy golden hue. Thin white head consists of tiny well laced bubbles. Yeats particles ride the bottom of the glass. Huge clean yeast aroma smells pure fermentation accompanied by those very floral and herbal notes. There’s a slight creamy lactic component in there, but it makes for a nice marriage with thegrassy and slightly citrusy bite. Notes of rosewater, hops. Entering the mouth, I immediately take notice of the huge mouthfeel on this. This is fluffy, powdery, quaffable, and has this charming soft carbonation that is typical of great beers. Palate displays a superb spicy bitterness executed in incredible balance and harmony (this and the mouthfeel are the 2 attractions imo), gentle woodiness. It’s ultimately not very flavorful, never pungent anyway or flavors are just hard to pinpoint, but the flavor balance is part of the meeting. Let me tell you that I’m pleased to have 1 bottle left, I’d feel like drinking it now almost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
A hazy orange beer with a huge white head. The aroma is sweet and contains lots of notes of flowers and spices as well as hints of caramel. The flavor is sweet with lots of flower notes. Thanks a lot to Mike (Eyedrinkale) for trading me this one.

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