RateBeer
Southampton Big Brown Ale
     click to upload
overall
73
80
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Southampton “Big Brown Ale” is our version of American-style Brown ale. As you might image, American-style Brown ale is bigger and bolder than classic English Brown ale. It contains “more of everything”- more hops (American varieties, of course), more malt and more body. This results in a higher alcohol content of 6.0% by volume (as compared to English Brown ale which is typically in the 4.5% range). FLAVOR DESCRIPTION: Big and bold with an assertive piney hop character with hints of chocolate and caramel. og: 6 abv: 14.0


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pianotu (65) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
A bit rough around the edges...yes, it's bold and more aggressive than an English brown ale, but gone are the smoothness and balance c ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
The aroma is nutty, sweet malts, bread. The appearnace is brown (duh!), with a tinge of red, white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, nuts. The finih is citrusy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very good brown Ale overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Tap. Aroma of nuts, earthy hops, quite toasty. Flavor of sweet malt, earthy hops, doughy malt finish. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a light copper brown with a thin head. Aroma is light nuttiness, doughy god burnt toast note and slight chocolate and some herbal hops. Malt is a bit bigger int he flavor- more toast, more earthy bready doughines nutty, and charred chocolate malt- solid brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
@Earth-on tap-pours an offwhite head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, earthy hops. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate/peat, earthy hops with some bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
On tap at Earth Bread + Brewery. Pours a light brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet brown malt and roasted malt. Flavor of sweet molasses and sweet malt, some slight roast. Just ok for me. 6/4/6/4/14 (3.4/5)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Clear copper body with an off-white head. Smell and taste are hoppy. Big and brown it is not. A decent beer, but not a brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Tap @ SPH. Pours a clear, deep brown with a frothy and lingering off-white head. Aroma is malt, wood notes, and very assertive hops. Taste is the same, with wood notes, dark fruit, and malt up front, dissolving into a wonderful complementary hop bitterness. It’s a very well-done and off-beat brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Imperial pint @ the Ginger Man. Pours with a large, frothy head that sits on a dark, clear, brown body. Aroma is bark, bitter hops, and a slick maltiness. It all melds well, comes of as a hoppy English forest. Taste. is bitter, bark, prune, and hops. I got to talking with other RBians, so my notes end here. But I thought of this is a fine, slightly more hoppy, slightly stronger brown ale. Nothing to write home about but a damn fine beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Draft. Plain brown with a reddish hint around the edges. Aromas are almond and nutty, with a bright caramel malt and some orange citrus hops lurking in the background. Balanced palate. Lots of chocolate and caramel malts. Short dry finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50