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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 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 (8281) - 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 (1275) - 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 (3490) - 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 (4548) - 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 (6148) - 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. Thereís 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. Itís 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 Iím pleased to have 1 bottle left, Iíd feel like drinking it now almost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29988) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6512) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 Bottle (Sly Fox version). Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of chamomile (etc.), ginger, lemon zest, pepper. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A fun beer thatís assertive with the floral content but still manages to show restraint well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Hazy orange golden beer with a frothy white head. Hayish and cheesy aroma, dry and rather harsh. Flower hops also. Sour hayish and extremely harsh flavor. Notes of peach. Probably good for a saison, but definately not my kind of beer!

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