HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Curious beer, much maltier than I’ve come to expect in the style. Slightly mash-smelling, cereal, a bit of orange and maybe some brown pears. Interesting beer.
arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour otu of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange-yellow pour with white lacing head, aroma brought orange, vanilla, touch of butter, some peach notes into a bit of honey, some crackery notes. Taste is a mix of orange, pear, some bread, hints of biscuit into a bit of spice, touch of grass, finishing sweet. Pretty tasty.
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle
Pours clear amber with plenty of visible carbonation and a durable off-white head.
Aroma: more like a pilsner than expected, with earthy hops showing.
Flavor: certainly better than the aroma suggests. Moderate complexity. Mild bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Bready malts with faint fruity and spicy notes.
Feel: excellent creamy but lively feel with medium+ body.
firstsip (605) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Murky light brown. Good lasting head. Slighy sweet body. Decently full body. Strong notes of caramel and toffee, with a bit of drying yeast.
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Amber pour some frothy head. Aroma of tangy fruity dead Belgian yeast big malts. Tastes like a doppelbock with some Belgian yeast. bready. Sticky palate. Some skunky german-type hops coming through. probably was good in 750ml. This mass produced 6pack is garbage.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber, hazy, thin (1mm film) eggshell head with lively bubbles. Aroma is of hay, grass field, hint of old dry cheese (Parmesan?). Bit of soap. Body is medium, and syrupy, especially due to diffuse, prickly carbonation not pulling its weight. Flavor is dried/baked raw grain (wheat/oat), sharp grasses, again, bit of soap, touch of nectar sweetness. 12oz actually seems like a lot; not something I’m tempted to toss down. OK.
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rocket City Brewfest, clear yellow with a white head. A: caramel, floral, herb. T: caramel, floral, fruit. Sweet finish with a medium light body.
jcnielsen (2505) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish color with white head. Malty, cereal oats, slight fruity aromas. Very fruit forward flavor that I wasn’t expecting. Fruity, jolly rancher, oats flavors. I was really excited about this beer, because not a lot of breweries make biere de garde style. I wasn’t expecting the strong fruity flavor, which seemed off.
Nero55 (859) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Rockecity Brewfest. Golden with thin off white head. Aroma of light yeast notes, caramel, some fruit, and spice. Light/medium body, yeast, caramel, and light spice
brewscruiser (2) - Decatur, USA - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t have the opportunity to try Southampton beers that often, in my market, but I have been consistently impressed whenever I do. Straight away, this beer is beautiful to look at, presenting a brilliant gold/light copper color with great clarity and moderate head retention. The enticing nose offers aromas of spiced orange peel and sweet bread. Medium bodied, this delightfully drinkable ale offers well-balanced flavors of sweet, spicy malt and light hop bitterness, riding on a slightly sticky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. At 6.5 % ABV, this is rather dangerously drinkable!