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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Southampton Saison Deluxe is a special version of this Belgian Farmhouse classic. This unusually complex and refreshing ale is brewed to stand the test of time. Its fresh, vibrant flavors will change gracefully with time.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Best before October 8, 2015.
Appearance: The body is hazy with an amber hue, the head is tall and light tan with great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is a wonderfully balanced mix of bubblegum, sweet orange and hints of lemon. The aroma is nice, but mild.
Taste: This is very sweet for the style, lots of malt flavor with hints of bubblegum, vanilla, and banana adding more sweetness. Orange is laced throughout with peppery spice on the finish. This drinks more like a Tripel than a saison.
Palate: Oily with stabbing carbonation that amplifies the spice.
Overall: This drinks like a tripel, not a saison. It’s far too sweet with a lot of tripel characteristics. What a shame.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, nice citrus/floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast/funk, citrus (notably lemon), fruit, and some pepper; Dry finish; Standard carbonation; Very good and enjoyable saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3157) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pour is a hazy honey color with a average white head. Aroma is musty but fruity with some orange peel. Flavor is more fresh off the tree citrus with some sugar with spice and maybe a touch of white pepper. Finish is dry with a nice vanilla left on the tongue. This is one of the better saison’s I’ve had in awhile. Nice yeastiness with a lot of fresh citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (932) - , Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Corked bottle from. In trade from BrewtopiaofPJ . Nice aroma of yeast slight citrus floral and spices. Huge white head of light orangey pour taste has quite a bit going on and it works well together. Yeast soft carbonation, spice, hops, lemon. Niiiice. Thanks Mark

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Poured from draft to snifter. Light amber in color, cloudy with specks of sediment. White foam, one finger, thin lacing that clings high. Light citrus on the nose, and super citrus on the tongue. Full bodied and a joy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2410) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a big 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with insane retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and earthy yeast spices. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with some light malt. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, clove, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with a light-moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible saison style. Fantastic balance and compelxity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. One of the best Saisons I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of spices, fruits, toffee and ripe fruits. Flavor of toffee, spices, ripe fruits and some yeasty notes. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle, dated 10/8/15. Pours hazy and cloudy, gold and orange, with a small frothy white head. Aromas of dusty citrus and hay, slightly tart fruit juice and lemon, cherry, and white grape/Chardonnay. Flavor is grape juice and white wine, tart juice and citrus, with sweeter, almost bock-ish malt flooding in. No carbonation. Flat as shit, with medium body, giving a highly unpleasant mouthfeel. I really wanted to like this, but this bottle was way off, and very disappointing. [1135]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5414) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 05.03.2010
Aroma has yeasty notes, fruits and hints of banana esthers. Flavour is somewhat fruity with yeasty notes, some caramel and floral notes. An American saison without the farmhouse character and actually rather close to the Belgian ones. Refreshing and nice, way too much CO2 on palate though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared at Mikey’s Christmas party, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a big white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet caramel and fruity
Taste: Sweet candy, spices, grainy and peppery
Decent.


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