Southern Brewing & Winemaking Reviews




hopscotch
3.4
Southern West Side IPA
Draft… Pours clear and amber with golden highlights and a small, creamy, white collar. The aroma is too muted – I don’t even know what to say other than there might be a floral hop profile here. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is crisp and moderately bitter. Spicy and citrus-rindy hops. Pithy bitterness in the lengthy finale.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

hopscotch
3.9
Southern Jean Claude Van Graham
Draft… Clear dark-brown pour with crimson highlights and a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a rich swirl of brownie brittle and vanilla accompanied by a modest measure of dark berries. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is thin and watery up front with light notes of milk chocolate and vanilla on the backside. Mildly acidic and lightly fruity with dark berries in the lengthy finish.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

hopscotch
3.2
Southern Jam Session IPA
Draft… Pours crystal clear and golden with a mid-sized, white head. Good retention with thick lacing left behind. The aroma features super-subtle notes of pale grains and peppery hops – it’s difficult to pull much of anything from the glass though. Medium-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor trends bitter - pithy and lightly grainy. Crisp, clean finish with lingering bitterness. Needs more… everything.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

hopscotch
2.7
Southern Florida Pils
Draft… Hazy straw-colored pour with a small, fleeting, white head. The aroma is so very faint – white bread, white pepper and lemon. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is perfectly balanced, crisp and clean, but borders on being totally nondescript. Refreshing, but so is seltzer.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

djd07
3.7
Southern Jean Claude Van Chai
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is cocoa, roast, chai. Medium body, chai, cinnamon, roast, dark chocolate, bitter dry finish, very good.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

djd07
3.6
Southern Barrel Aged Oliver’s Gruel
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roast, smoke, dark chocolate. Medium body, roast, cocoa, smoke, nice sweetness, light dry finish, very good.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

djd07
3.5
Southern Gose - Guava
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong salt, dough, papaya, guava. Thin body, wheat, lemon, guava, dough, light salt in finish, nice tartness, very good.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

djd07
3.5
Southern Shortbread Brown
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and toasted malt. Medium body, roast, cocoa, caramel, light dry finish, very good.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

djd07
3.7
Southern Abbot’s Belgian Quad
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is belgian yeast, pure sugar, dark fruit. Medium body, yeast, raisin, molasses, nice boozy finish, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.8
Southern Right Foot Milk Stout
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, nuts. Medium body, chocolate, light roast, nice sweetness, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.2
Southern Not-Your-Heidi-Klum Blonde Ale
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with thick white head that lasts. The aroma is wheat, straw, grass. Medium body, wheat, grass, lingering dry finish, good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.7
Southern 300 IBU IIPA
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine, dank, resin, citrus. Medium body, oily hop, pine, lingering dry bitterness, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.2
Southern Jean Claude Van Graham
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong graham cracker, bread, spice. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, light dry finish, good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.3
Southern Gose - Peach
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is stone fruit, wheat, sea salt. Thin body, light peach flavor, sea salt, light tartness, good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
4
Southern Raised Bungalow - Prickly Pear
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear pink with off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong prickly pear, wheat, passion fruit. Thin body, pear, passion fruit, lacto, nice tartness, really enjoyed this one.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.7
Southern Raised Bungalow - Roselle
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and wheat. Thin body, wheat, lacto, nice crispness and tartness, crushable, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.7
Southern Bungalow Weisse - Strawberry Rhubarb
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rose gold with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strawberry seed, wheat, lacto. Thin body, strong strawberry, wheat, dough, nice tartness, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.5
Southern Raised Bungalow - Ancho Chile
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is wheat, dough, chili pepper. Thin body, wheat, light tartness, nice heat in finish from peppers, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.3
Southern Bungalow Weisse - Mixed Berry
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pink with small off white head. The aroma is berry, lacto, wheat. Thin body, berry, wheat, light dry finish, good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
3.5
Southern Raised Bungalow
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with small white head. The aroma is dough, wheat, lemon, straw. Thin body, stone fruit, lemon, wheat, nice crisp finish, very good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

djd07
2.9
Southern Raised Bungalow - Cranberry
Growler at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with small white head that lasts. The aroma is cranberry, wheat, dough. Thin body, cranberry, wheat, light dry finish, decent.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SHIG
3.9
Southern Monastically Challenged
Draft: Poured a dark mahogany brown with a light beige head. Aroma is strong dark fruits and bubblegum malts. Taste is strong fermented fruits, yeast esters, candy sugar, and sweet malts.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SHIG
3.6
Southern Brett Pale Ale
Draft: Poured a coppery with white colored head. Aroma was a nice blend of spice and hops. Taste was a fight between hops and brett spice, dry finish bring you back for another swig.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SHIG
3.8
Southern Fragmented Porter
Growler: Poured pitch black with light brown head. Rich dark chocolate aroma. Taste is rich chocolate and creamy some roasted malt. Silky finish.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

rollinsr
2.9
Southern Kolsch
Pours gold with no head. Aroma is light and heavy on the yeast esters. Flavor is smooth and mild with a very standard lager taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, January 29, 2016

markwise
3.7
Southern Barrel-Aged American Barleywine
On draft at Halfway There. Pours a barleywine brown/ amber/ orange with a small white head. Nose is strong caramel, oak, toffee, sweetness, and some spirit. Flavor is similar with caramel, toffee, sweetness, some booze, and oaky vanilla. Light in body and a nice barleywine overall.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SHIG
3.5
Southern Atonement Rye
Growler: Poured a orange with cream white head. Soft hops and rye. Taste is nice edgy hops with malt balance and nice rye spice finish.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

burg326
3.7
Southern New New Zealandar IPA
Poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of citrus, malt, light orange, hops and some crispness. Flavors aroma the same nice crisp hops that have some citrus with mild bitterness solid ipa overall.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

burg326
4
Southern Four Hour Session IPA
Poured a nice golden yellow color with aromas of clean crisp malt, citrus, how’s aromas some light cat piss. Flavors aromas Dre clean malt and crisp how’s with citrus shinning through a very nice session able beer that is crisp and refreshing solid light malt up front followed by some nice citrus and hops.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

burg326
3.3
Southern Raised Bungalow - Green Prickly Pear
Poured a light neon yellow color with aromas of tart wheat, vinegar and light fresh vegtable. Flavors really light prickly pear unripe fruit, light vegetables and some spur aftertaste with wheat. Meh... dissapointed with this batch of berliners.
Thursday, October 8, 2015

burg326
3.3
Southern Raised Bungalow - Coconut
Poured a light neon cloudy yellow color with aromas of tart wheat and light coconut subtle sunscreen. Flavors really tart wheat and vinegar subtle coconut not over the top I wanted more.
Thursday, October 8, 2015

burg326
3.3
Southern Raised Bungalow - Blueberry
Poured a light cloudy neon yellow color with aromas of tart wheat and light fruit. Flavors are tart wheat and vinegar with no blueberry flavor at all dissapointing. I asked to make sure this was correct beer but they said it was.
Thursday, October 8, 2015

tricyclist
3.6
Southern Camber
Medium to moderate Amber with light khaki head. Nose is lightly hopped with some citrus notes and and some biscuited dry malts. Clean flavors of bright malt with mild sweetness and dry qualities. Very clean and drinkable, just not super interesting.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

drowland
2
Southern Raised Bungalow - Cranberry
2/21/15. Growler during RBWG 2015. People are being way too kind on their ratings here. Big cheese and foot, definitely in a bad way, distracts from anything else in the aroma. Cheese and funk in the flavor as well, light tartness, lemon peel, standard doughy malt bill. Gross.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

sebletitje
3.4
Southern West Side IPA
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Dorée claire, crémeux et épais beige. Arôme est fruité au bouquet fleuri et fruité, C hops, herbacé, petite douceur en rétro. Palais est fruité prenant, agrumes, C-hops, herbacé léger sucre résiduel pour un fini sec sur une note de pin rappelant bcp le Chinook. Fini reste cependant fort sec.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3.4
Southern Pacific Ring IPA
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Léger orangé, crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme sur une fine note de Galaxy, pointe de melon, un peu éclipsé par le côté herbacé d’un houblon et rétro biscuité du malt. Palais est légèrement houblonné, herbacé, agrumes touche de houblon C pour un fini sec sur grains. Note Galaxy, Mosaic et Centennial.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3.5
Southern Oliver’s Gruel Stout
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Brune foncée, col léger beige. Arôme est malté, léger grillé, pointe de café et rétro pâle cara. Palais est malté, cara, grillé bien présent, fini sec avec un aspect poudreux et café. Effervescence en basse-moyenne avec une fine note de chocolat amer sur la fin. Impression de réglisse apparait et le houblonnage demeure léger noble anglais.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3.1
Southern Atonement Rye
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Dorée, col fin blanc crémeux. Arôme est houblonné, léger fruité, note de seigle modérée, pointe de levure en rétro avec une pointe herbacée. Palais de seigle se fait bien présent, épais avec un léger résiduel de grains. Pointe houblonnée notamment d’agrumes, fini sec et un grains qui reste un peu trop au devant pour vraiment laisser la place aux houblons.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
2.7
Southern Inglorious Hefe
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Dorée trouble moyen mais un peu ’off’ pour une Hefe presque trop filtrée, col blanc. Arôme au bouquet ester léger, fine note épicée, et fleurie. Palais est léger et je ne perçois pas spécialement trop du profil Hefe surtout dans l’usage de la levure. Profil houblonné est moyen virant sur le noble; fleuri et finement citronné. Je ne note pas non plus le côté épicé typique du style.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3.5
Southern Florida Common
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Cuivrée, col crémeux beige. Arôme est léger, agrumes et houblonné fin malté rappelant un malt Munich et pâle, petite note fruitée noire en rétro. Palais est doux avec une petite note caramélisée, sucre résiduel, pointe de fruits noirs ne fin de bouche avec un accompagnement houblonné restant assez noble. Le profil général demeure un peu plus centré sur les agrumes que la version californienne.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3
Southern Lip Service IPA
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Orangée, col blanc. Arôme est houblonné, léger citronné, grains bien présent avec un malté pâle et cara qui perce plus en rétro. Palais est légèrement amer, et citrique puis herbacé. Fini reste malté un peu trop en avant, grains deviennent prononcés et perdurant ajoutant un léger fini grillé. Ne perçoit pas vraiment trop du profil IPA.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3
Southern Not-Your-Heidi-Klum Blonde Ale
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Dorée, col fin blanc. Arôme au bouquet de grains, houblonné modéré arrivant plus en retrait et donnant une fine note citronnée. Palais est sec mettant plus les grains en avant. Fine amertume sur la fin avec un malté pils, voire froment restant dominant. Petite douceur fruitée perce rappelant un zeste d’orange?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sebletitje
3.7
Southern Raised Bungalow - Rhubarb
4oz draft @ Southern Brew. Couleur léger orangé/rosâtre, col blanc. Arôme restitue très bien le bouquet de rhubarbe avec un nez restant finement acidulé et donnant des effluves herbacées typique de rhubarbe. Cela sert à balancer un peu le côté lactique de cette bière. Palais est plein de rhubarbe, note aigre finement lactique, sec avec un léger grains en fin de bouche. Retrouve le c^té finement filandreux de la rhubarbe.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

burg326
3.7
Southern Pacific Ring IPA
Poured a golden yellow color with aromas if bitter grapefruit peel, citrus and light coriander. Flavors are bitter peel and some citrus with some light malt. Solid and enjoyable.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

burg326
4
Southern Raised Bungalow - Rhubarb
Poured a peach color with aromas of light tart rhubarb, tart wheat and lemon. Flavors are tart wheat and rhubarb light on the palate solid and enjoyable.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EyePeeAyeTampa
4.5
Southern Tucker’s Pale Ale
This was one of my first exposures to a craft IPA. The grapefruit tones that came through blew my mind. Love this stuff.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

burg326
3.2
Southern Toothless Brasser Irish Red Ale
Poured a caramel red color with aromas of bread, light malt, and some caramel. Flavors are light sweetness with some bread and caramel, malt, and a touch of staleness, decent, but nothing out of this world for a red ale.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

tricyclist
3.9
Southern Raised Bungalow
I love this thing, seriously. It’s bright and citric and super refreshing. Large snifter pour at the store. Hazed canary yellow with a full white fluffed head that hangs for a bit before turning into a ring. Nose includes citrus and tart notes, some funkiness, tart lemony pucker and a little vanilla. Flavor is tart and super fruity, bright citrus flavors and a little pucker. Heavier than a typical Berliner, and coating on the mouth as well as the glass. Good lacing.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3
Southern Raised Bungalow - Cranberry
Growler/bottle? at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is dungy, cheese, light red berry. Taste comprises cranberry, damp straw, light acidity, lemon rind, apple core. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light puckering close. Average stuff, the nose was really off putting - dung’o’clock !
Sunday, May 17, 2015

tricyclist
3.2
Southern Lip Service IPA
Flight pour of bright golden straw with white cap. Note is citrus, grapefruit and a little earthy grass note. Flavor follows with mild malts and almost pineapple or some similar fruit. Diacetyl? Tastes a little butterscotchy, and that’s surprising cause I’ve never had anything from them with that problem.
Thursday, May 7, 2015