Southampton Publick House Reviews

Southampton Double Ice Bock 3.7
Bottle #11 little 7oz nip thanks to Toby. pours out a golden, copper color. Nose is big booze pit fruit notes some caramel and rich bread dough. Taste is more of the sweet malts some pit fruit and lots of heat.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Southampton Double White Ale 3.5
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Light hazy pale yellow color with white head. Yeasty, hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, light spicy - coriander, some malty notes. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium almost oily body with soft carbonation.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 3.9
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks tom L. 2008 Bottle. Clear black-red. Cocoa, hints of cherry, then mild coconut aroma and ash. Bitter and ash in the mouth. Slightly carbonated, full-bodied, slightly smoky finish.
Friday, April 15, 2016

Southampton Double Ice Bock 3.5
Poured from a 187 ml bottle. Bottle # 17/110 vintage 2014. Aroma is rather malty with lots of caramel, burnt sugar and bit of toffee. Some moderate honey notes with a bit of alcohol. Medium raisin and other dried fruits. Pours a hazy, reddish copper color with a small, thin, whit head that recedes to a thin film that lingers in the center. No lacing and long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with some caramel, burnt sugar and light toffee notes. Quite a bit of alcohol spice. Lots of honey and apple juice oxidation with a touch of wet paper. Medium bitterness. Light raisin and fig notes. Hints of dried stone fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Low astringency and medium high alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting beer but not great. Lots of alcohol and it tastes a bit oxidized. Some decent fruit notes, but it seems to lack the complexity necessary to hide so much alcohol.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Southampton Imperial Porter 3.7
Pours a deep dark brown. Aroma is strong dark malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate. Taste is dark roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, burnt brown sugar, hint of smoke, hint of vanilla. Complex and better than I expected.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 3.5
At a tasting, thanks, small brown creamy head, opaque black color, aroma of coffee, charred dark bread, chocolate cake and smoke and mud hints, flavor of coffee, chocolate cake and some dark chocolate that gets stronger and bitter, lightish sweetness, quite bitter for a IRS. Nice but not too exciting.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 3.8
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tom L. 2008 bottle. Black with a bit of brown foam. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of licorice, soy sauce, some oxidation, dark fruits, smoky note. Slightly oxidized flavor, sweetish, with roast, coffee, a bit of cocoa, sherry note, some dark fruits, salty hint, and a bitterish finish. Full-bodied. Very good and complex. Possibly a bit over-aged, but it aged pretty nicely.
Monday, March 28, 2016

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 4.6
750ml bottle of 2014 pours a thick black color without any head. No carbonation. Not sure if that is normal. Wonderful balance of the malt, mild toffee and hops. Delicious hop profile.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3.6
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with high beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, sugar. Taste is of caramel, sugar, malt. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice nuts. Nothing overdone. Somewhat well-balanced.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Slightly hazy amber with a medium persistent tan head leacing little lacing. Aroma is fruity but the main component is unfortunately cardboard / oxidation... there’s also caramel and vegetal notes. Taste is mildly acidic with cardboard, fruits and caramel. Low sweetness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity finish. Over the hill. Nice fruitiness though.
Friday, March 11, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3
Pours a clear brown with a high white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of caramel and slight dried leaves and tobacco. Some vegetal angles, I guess. Taste is of caramel, toffee and oxidized alcohol. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. A bit past its prime, maybe. Alright.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 2.6
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur acajou pâle trouble, mousse beige foncée. Arôme de malt caramélisé, raisin, caramel, levure. Goût de malt caramélisé, oxydé, carton. Carbonatation très élevée, corps moyen.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3.7
pours hazy/cloudy light brown, burnt orange tint, with a nice beige cap offering minimal retention and lacing. rotten fruits - dusty red grapes; doughy caramel maltiness, candied red fruitiness, hint of smoke, some sweetness - brown sugar and raisin maltiness; clean yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet woodsy-fruity finish. pretty nice scotch ale - good red fruitiness depth.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3
Cette bière qui offre une belle mousse sur robe cuivrée met en place des choses comme du toffee, des fruits, des herbes qui sont cependant affectées par l’âge. Ceci dit, loin d’être inintéressant.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Southampton Scotch Ale 3.2
Bottle shared. Lightly hazy red pour with huge foamy white head. Aroma is oxidized, caramel, toffee, light cardboard. Taste is sweet, light fuirtiness, malty, dusty. Palate is med bodied, too dry with lots of carbonation, probably too old, no idea on the vintage though. Decent, unfortunately way past its prime.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Southampton Saison Deluxe 3.4
750ml. bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a hazy honey with a thin blond head.The tatse is herbal,grainy and of hops plus fruits a mixe of berries and bananas,yeast and a bit of malt. The aroma isas above.A nice saison for any time of the year.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs 3.2
2012 bottle thanks to Deekyn! Pours hazy orange, medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is honey, floral, herbal. Flavor is somewhat sweet, herbal and floral, honey notes, touch of sherry. Medium body, high carbonation. Not really digging this, but perhaps that is the age
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Southampton Old Herb 4
Bottle, rated February 2016. Hazy red with off white head. Roma of raisins and dates. Sweet flavour of Daim chocolate. Ummmm....
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Southampton Hommage 3.7
2/21/15. Bottle during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Light fruity aroma, some caramel, lightly tart fruitiness, a little dusty/chalky. Good flavor, a hint of booze showing, Brett, caramel, fruitiness, a dash of tart. Glad to have tried!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Southampton 15th (XV) Anniversary Ale 4
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
Monday, January 11, 2016

Southampton Abbot 12 3.7
750ml bottle to snifter pours a medium mahogany color with slight head and little lacing. the aroma is bready yeast, some dark fruits, Belgian candy and sugars, sweet malts and a very mild alcohol touch. the flavors are melded together nicely. upfront is the Belgian candy and sugars, quite sweet and sweeter than I think It should be. Bready yeast followed on the end by a mild warming alcohol. I would give this a higher score if it wasn’t so sweet...its not bad buts its noticeable. still get some dark fruit action in there...fig or plum but probably plum...overall very tasty and I would search out another. the date on the bottle is 12/23/14 I don’t know if that is the born on date or the drink by date. salut
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Southampton Pumpkin Ale 3.9
From a 12oz bottle into a North Coast chalice. Pours amber with small head and lace. Aroma of rich malts, cinnamon, powder sugar. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, slight melon gourd, citrus rind, minerals, field herbs. Overall rich, flavorful in spices and some complexity.
Friday, December 25, 2015

Southampton Double White Ale 3.4
12 oz. bottle from DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Pours a hazy yellow gold with a finger of white head that forms a lasting ring and film. There’s a lot of yeast sediment in the brew, as well. Notes of banana, wheat, coriander, orange zest, hay, minerals, paper, and sweet dough. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, sweet, yeasty mouthfeel. Lots of esters. Delivers on its promise - a big-seeming witbier.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Southampton Pumpkin Ale 2.7
Southampton Pumpkin Ale is definitely on the average side. Dark orange pour with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. You pretty much are drinking it flat. Aroma is light pumpkin spice. Taste is mild and a bit watery with light flavors of pumpkin spices on malt backbone. Southhampton’s Pumpkin may appeal to casual beer drinkers that want something different, but there are better choices for the pumpkin beer aficionado.
Monday, December 14, 2015

Southampton Biere De Mars 3.3
Aroma - caramel and toffee as well as some coriander spice. Appearance - clean gold body with a white head. Taste - some citrus framed by caramel and doughy malt. Some spice is present as well, and distinct yeast. Palate - medium body, light carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, December 07, 2015

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 4
Had last year in the tasting room at the brewery. Pours a deep black and tan head. Super thick. Aroma is dark chocolate nibs, vanailla, graham cracker, hint of roasted malts, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, then vanilla and the graham cracker. Big mouth, mild carb. Very very good.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Southampton Triple Abbey-Style Ale 3.1
Bottle - pours orange white head - nose and taste of alcohol lemon, yeast and bubblegum - medium body
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 3.5
Aroma - a nice malt quality with some spiced hops. Appearance - body is a pale yellow, the head starts bubbly about 2" falls and slowly falls to a sliver of foam. There is some dappled lacing. Taste - is clean and refreshing, with just a bit of bitterness. The malts and hops are very subtle and very well balanced. Classically pilsener. It doesn’t have the grassy quality some poor pilseners have. Nice zesty quality about the bitters. Palate - the body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation lively, and the finish is just a tease of zesty bitterness. Very enjoyable. Very nice example of the variety.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Southampton Grand Cru 2.1
Honestly found this pretty forgettable. It was ok but not anything special. It was ok but not interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 3.5
Yellow color with a fizzy white head. Light cracker nose with some herbal and citrus notes. This is a clean, crisp lager with cracker and bread crust notes with a bit of lemon cookie and herbal hop. Dry, clean finish. Nice easy drinking beer.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Southampton Uberliner 4.5
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden yellow color wih dark banana/straw colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. A bit darker than expected but looks nice. Funky, musty aroma with a nice barnyard character along with zesty citrus peel/lemon juice, sourdough bread and lactic funk. Smells very good with a nice amount of lactic, funky cheesiness bouncing off of the citrus/lemon and sourdough bread notes. There’s some light fruit in there as well along with a subtle mineral presence. This beer smells exactly like what I want from the style. Incredibly inviting nose. On the fuller end of medium body with a really nice balance of lactic funk, sour citric acidity, sourdough bread and light fruit. A lot of American interpretations aren’t on point but this is really true to style. Citric lemon juice acidity with wheat/sourdough bread flavor followed by a dry, mineral-like quality and light apple and pear sweetness in the finish. A little thicker than I prefer but this beer is true to style and very easy to drink. Highly recommended!
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Southampton Double White Ale 3.8
Bottle in Catch, NYC. Hazy amber, white foam head. Nose is yeasty, banana, orange and lemon citous, dried coriander, wheat grain, bready. Taste is a very rich wit bier. Lemon, orange citrous, banana yeastiness, caramel, wheat grain, bread, coriander. Very full flavoured wit bier and very good.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 4
cloudy light yellow, creamy head-looks delicious. aroma is big yeast, bread, honeycomb, hay, and a different, slightly tangy? fruity hop-hard to describe. flavor is full bodied bread, yeast and honey with great mild but fruity/herbally hop presence-very well balanced-many flavors working together--smooth creamy palate-excellent--and neat that they change the hops each year...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Southampton Pumpkin Ale 3.9
aroma has pungent woody spices with tangy pumpkin, ginger and vanilla background. flavor has tangy pumpkin, nice woody baking spices, vanilla, ginger and just a hint of hops. nothing overly complicated-straightforward and very flavorful, well balanced traditional style pumpkin beer-no fake or odd extract flavors or stickiness-not overdone-one of the best pumpkin/spice beers out there...
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic 4.6
Bottle thanks to Hayden. Pours a cloudy ruby with small paperthin off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong blackberry jam, acidic, funk, fresh fruit. Medium mouth, very jammy, light tartness, fruit has held up very well, lemon, funky, really enjoyed this one.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Southampton Imperial Porter 3.1
Pours a very dark brown with ruby glints around the edges of the glass when held to light. Half finger tan head. Smothers relatively quickly. Mild smoke, lactose, vanilla, and a British porter quality in the aromas. Pretty lively for an impy porter. Very British. Lactose, vanilla, sweet, cream on fruit.
Monday, October 19, 2015

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout 4.5
Bottled. Old notes. The aroma has chocolate, roast, vanilla, some wine tones. Black coloured with a medium, beige head. The taste is light bitter, light sweet all well balanced with chocolate and the vanilla. Creamy, full body. Very good.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Southampton Pumpkin Ale 3.2
Bottle. Strong pumpkin spice aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice with notes of pumpkin and vanilla. Pours amber-orange colored with a very thin white head with poor retention and no lacing. Starts with good pumpkin flavor as well as a bit of the spice. Finishes smooth with the spice becoming more dominant with just a touch of vanilla. Decent pumpkin beer, but not amongst one of my favorites.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 3.9
12oz bottle, thanks to jstax. Hazy golden color, with some fine particles in the body. Good finger of white head. Great ridges of lace. Nice bready dough, floral hop. Very mild pepper. Just a bit of strange yeastiness. Medium body. Great, full feel to the texture. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation, with a good dry finish. Light to moderate bitter taste, mild sweet, mild dry. Very refreshing and easy-drinking. Great stuff.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Southampton Imperial Porter 3.8
Chocolatey roasty imperial porter. I wanna try one of these old ass 750 bottles because it’s pretty cool.
Monday, September 28, 2015

Southampton Double White Ale 3.1
Probably a few years old. Gold almost identical looking to Keller pils. Banana spice clove aroma bready and light sweet caramel malt. Taste is smooth bready malt. Carbonic citric bite. Some stale mineral offness. Harsh chinnok like bitter. Astringant finish. Spicey floral flavors. Defiantly pour with the yeast, not like the keller pils definatley don’t pour the yeast on that.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 2.9
Pours a medium gold. Clear poured off the yeast. I’m thinking this is from2013 can’t read the b b date but I see lots of 3 s. Creamy head. Crackery sweet buttery dyacetal. Lemon herbal spice hop. Soft bready malt. Lemon grassy hop. Bile like puky bitter. Some offness old or poorly stored.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Southampton Burton IPA 2.7
Sure there is a it of hops but there isn’t much more. It’s a little on the boring side.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Southampton Imperial Porter 2.7
Drank from a nonic glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black with a little bit of beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes robustly sweet with a toasted flavor. Not a great Imperial porter...
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Southampton Burton IPA 3.7
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward brown with 1-finger, frothy, off-white head. Nose is noble hops, caramel malt, mild oak. Tastes malty, hoppy, with some earthy and oaky notes, and a hoppy British bitter-like finish.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Southampton Double White Ale 3.8
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy pLe yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has a ton of banana and mellow spices. Moderate sweetness throughout with a good fruity character. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty refreshing beer.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Southampton Keller Pils 3.4
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy yellow color with a white head of foam. The aroma is lightly grainy and yeasty. Medium floral sweetness. The taste is a touch bitter and a little bready. Lighter body and medium carbonation.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Southampton Imperial Porter 3.5
Black pour orange hue with a thin off white head .... Aroma of dark fruits, roasted and some sweet chocolate malts .... Taste is of mostly dark fruits, plums, roasted malts and sweet chocolate malts .... Simple and full bodied porter .... Finish has a lingering sweetness .... Smooth and rich brew with a very light lingering bitterness ... Has some oily qualities in the mouthfeel ... Simple and tasty
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Southampton Saison Deluxe 3.8
750ml bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, fruit and some spice. Taste is spicy yeast and malts.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Southampton Abbot 12 4.1
From the 750 ml. corked caged bottle with an expiration date of 12/6/2017. Lovely mahogany[-reddish hued pour under a long lasting silky tan head. Big Belgian candied sugar, coriander, and roasted malt notes on the nose. No booze. The body is medium to full. The taste is far more sweet than I would have liked with a doughy-breadiness in there too. But it ends with an accentuated bitter bite. Yes, I would drink it again.
Sunday, September 06, 2015