Beer #178 Southampton Cuvée des Fleurs

Southampton Cuvée des Fleurs

Name: Cuvée des Fleurs

Style:  Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewery:  Southampton Publick House website

Country: USA

Region:   Southampton, New York

ABV: 8.2%% abv

How served:  750ml caged and corked bottle poured into Ommegang glass.     

My Overall Opinion:  Very Good

I paired this beer with:   Salmon filets with fennel and leeks wrapped with foil and then placed on the grill to be steamed in its own juices.   Yummy!!!!

Tasted on:  Thursday July 21, 2011  

Notes:  This beer pours a hazy yellowish gold with a fluffy almost 3 finger white head which lingered until I was about halfway done with my glass leaving a sticky lacing on my glass.    

The nose was like whiffing a flowery perfume with some sweet citrus and bubblegum.   

The taste starts off slightly sweet and like you’re drinking a bouquet of flowers. A very nice bouquet of flowers that is.  I also picked up some citrus and honey.  Near the finish this beer ending on a dry note.

This beer had a medium to light body with a low to medium carbonation level.       

The drinkability was good, but just a little bit too sweet for my idea of a perfect saison.  The 8.2% abv was undetectable.  

On the Label97678 by 6/12 14.  Ale Brewed With Flowers and Rose Water.

Cuvée des Fleurs is a unique brew of our own imagination.  We flavor this distinguished ale with a variety of flowers, including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis and a generous amount of H. lupus.

From their website:    Cuvèe des Fleurs roughly translates to “batch of the flowers”. This most distinctive ale is flavored with a variety of edible flowers. Aromatic and medicinal flowers such as Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula, Rose Hips and Hops (they’re flowers too!) are added to this special brew to impart a distinct aroma and flavor.

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