One of the beers at the NotF that I am interested to try is Cuvee des Fleurs which as the description says is “a Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis, R. canina and H. lupulus.” Translated it is a Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including English Lavender, Roman chamomile, Marigold, Dog Rose and hops. It sounds like a very eclectic mix so I figured I would do a little research to figure out what something like this will taste like. I am sure I will be surprised no matter what.
I dug into my brewing references to find info on these herbs. Yes, I have references about brewing with herbs (for those that care, Sacred Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Buhner). Its actually a really good book but I will get into it some other day. It has some interesting comments on using those flowers and I figured I would share some of the notes.
So basically, drinking this beer will be like drinking an english garden in late spring. It also seems that it will cure what ales you (pun intended). I will let you know what its like in my NotF drunken recap