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Southampton 15th (XV) Anniversary Ale



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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Our 15th anniversary brew is an amalgamation of brewing practices and ingredients from the old world. Ingredients and techniques from Britain, Germany, the United States, Belgium and France. If we had to define it we might call it a "blonde Old Ale made with Scottish Golden Promise, French, German, and North American malt, candy sugar and three varieties of German hops."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Murky copper color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and no lacing is left. 4.25 S: Biscuity with a rich cookie dough sweetness. A bit grainy underneath. Peach, apricot, and persimmon fruitiness. Caramel and toffee to round it out. Very mellow with sophistication. 4.25 T: Tastes like it smells. Big biscuit flavor with a chewy sweet breadiness. Rich toffee with a subtle caramel. Fruits as mentioned above. 4.5 M: For a brew with some age, the carbonation has remained perfect. Rich velvety body with good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly chewy. 4.5 D: Excellent brew. I’m pretty sure I had this fresh and I don’t remember being as impressed as I am now. Drink it now if you got it. ★ 783 characters DavoleBomb, Apr 06, 2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2015
This beer is pretty average. This is a good beer to sit in line at Secretary of State.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is oatmeal, taste is oatmeal, interesting beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Cloudy, burnt yellow-amber with a sizzling, off-white head. Rotten apple aroma with some bubblegummy Belgian-esque yeast, a hint of spiciness maybe? Very vague... Hard to pull anything substantial from the nose. Taste is full of mildewy cotton, bready yeast, very sharp & abrupt. Almost effervescent. Apple skins, buttery toast, & a very fusel, nail polish remover finish. This beer is pretty gross. A "blonde old ale"? Go fuck yourself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
750ml corked bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Grains, citrus rinds, some weird spiciness, candi sugar, and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, bread notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, candy, sweet malt, yeasty notes, light hay - grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, berries, orange, fruit. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a clear, golden body and a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is a bit weak, with some white sugar, peppery, piney hops and a touch of alcohol. Rather malty, both aroma and flavor. Bitter flavor, both initially and in the swallow, some white sugar and a generic fruity touch as well. Full-bodied and lighlty warming, with a pleasant level of carbonation. Long finish. Starting off a bit boring this one, but turns out to be pretty decent anyway. A bit too alcoholic though. 131123

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5062) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours clear, thick amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, hops, and malt. Sweet, malty and caramellish flavour. Rough, sweet, estery and malty finish. complex and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, yeast and fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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