BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - FEB 15, 2017
cloudy gold - light amber color; a light, delicate, yet complex beer; light, spicy Belgian yeast flavor with light floral notes GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
January 10th, 2017 - Barron’s, a fancy new grocery store in North Park, has just moved into a spot once occupied by some other forgettable grocery chain. But Barron’s is not forgettable. Among the goodies they delight customers with, including fresh food bars all over the store, is a rich and plentiful beer selection. On the corner of one aisle were featured two affordable Southampton beers, and so I begin with the lighter of the two: the Cuvee des Fleurs. Cloudy and orange with a marmalade density, it supports a meaty head of white fluff. A swirl and a tilt and I catch a scent that seems lightly floral at first. And then it seems intensely floral, like a walk through a botanical garden, kissed by tangerine and apple sauce. The body puffs up with good foam and carbonation, and pushes to the corners of the tongue a good flavorful mixture of flower and tangerine, with a snooty soapy touch on the aftertaste. Mostly dry, and brewed with a deliberate emphasis on flowers, this is a good beer that shows off the balance necessary for a botanical brew. Bill Becker (1035) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 16, 2016
750ml bottle best before April 25th 2018.
Smells and tastes of earthy malt, almost honey like, lemony dry hop bitterness, white pepper, champagne like carbonation. A delicious and very drinkable Saison! bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2016
2012 bottle thanks to Deekyn! Pours hazy orange, medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is honey, floral, herbal. Flavor is somewhat sweet, herbal and floral, honey notes, touch of sherry. Medium body, high carbonation. Not really digging this, but perhaps that is the age superspak (5590) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
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.
Bule (2161) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
750ml bottle pours a pale straw color with a bit of head. Flavors of lemon peel and ginger make this a delightful saison.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
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. andrewje41 (3879) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle pour, much thanks to Chris for sharing. Pours a cloudy orange color with a patchy head. Funky aroma with flowers, spice and dry fruit. Initially spicy flavor with a big lavender taste to it. Long bran finish. Drinkable for sure, but if I were to describe this beer with one word : strange. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Homer. Hazy orange pour with frothy white head, irregular lacing, okay retention. Aroma: herbal, floral, cardboard. Taste: caramel and stale flowers. Herbal, orange citrus, marmalade. Moderately sweet at the front, but followed by a sharp, botanical honeyed finish. Palate: medium body, average carbonation. Overall: being diplomatic about this, this is ... interesting. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
complicated in taste yet demonstrative. flowery and rich with lime and honey sweetness balanced with some earthy malt and licorice spice. a bit of grass adds freshness. it is busy perhaps refreshing and satisfying if confusing.