Southampton Publick House Reviews




BeerdedDave
3.8
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
cloudy gold - light amber color; a light, delicate, yet complex beer; light, spicy Belgian yeast flavor with light floral notes
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GarrettB
3.9
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
January 10th, 2017 - Barron’s, a fancy new grocery store in North Park, has just moved into a spot once occupied by some other forgettable grocery chain. But Barron’s is not forgettable. Among the goodies they delight customers with, including fresh food bars all over the store, is a rich and plentiful beer selection. On the corner of one aisle were featured two affordable Southampton beers, and so I begin with the lighter of the two: the Cuvee des Fleurs. Cloudy and orange with a marmalade density, it supports a meaty head of white fluff. A swirl and a tilt and I catch a scent that seems lightly floral at first. And then it seems intensely floral, like a walk through a botanical garden, kissed by tangerine and apple sauce. The body puffs up with good foam and carbonation, and pushes to the corners of the tongue a good flavorful mixture of flower and tangerine, with a snooty soapy touch on the aftertaste. Mostly dry, and brewed with a deliberate emphasis on flowers, this is a good beer that shows off the balance necessary for a botanical brew.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

djd07
3.4
Southampton Hommage
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is yeast, oak, funk. Medium body, funky, apple core, dust, dry finish, good.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

katrinaez
3.8
Southampton Imperial Porter
Pours dark black with some foam. Light aroma of malts. Light upfront with some sweetness of marshmallow but a bitter, boozy kick. Roasty. Tasty. Tap.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

foyle
3.5
Southampton Burton IPA
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A thicky, frothy off white head drops slowly with abundant lacing. Color is hazy yellow-light amber with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma of citrus rind and earthy hops and turned fruit, along with white bread dough. Medium bodied with a damp finish. Flavors of citrus rind, grapefruit, floral, along white bread and raisin in the background. A good English style IPA.
Sunday, November 13, 2016

MetalNHopHead
4.4
Southampton Double White Ale
Brewed for the winter, Southampton’s Double White is a bigger, heartier ale for colder weather. It almost drinks like a Weizenbock, yet it’s still light and refreshing. Lovely light yellow color with a head that sticks around. Doughy wheat, clove, coriander, pepper, and a subtle lemony brightness. Creamy smooth feel. This is the kind of winter treat I could enjoy year-round.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

HuskerTan
3.7
Southampton Double White Ale
Bottle. A- White pepper, cloves, coriander, subtle orange. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Subtle white chocolate, coriander, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- Not sure where the white chocolate sweetness came from but overall this was a very tasty beer. Balanced well considering all the spices going on. Not overwhelming or overpowering at all.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

zvikar
3.6
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
Black, beige-brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, roast, caramel, toffee, brandy, flavor of coffee, wood, roast, toffee, brandy, sourish, medium bodied.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

HonusWagner
4
Southampton Abbot 12
It’s a big fruity boozy beer, just like you’d expect for the style. It’s perhaps a touch on the sweet side compared to some of the more traditional examples.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Bill Becker
3.9
Southampton Abbot 12
Best before December 6th 2017 A small pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a clear reddish brown with a finger of off white foam. Lacing is impressive Loads of caramel malt in the smell with some dark pitted fruit that’s on the subtle side. The sweet seems likely to be influenced by candi sugar, I reckon. Tastes of caramel malt and probably a bit of oxidation. Dark fruits are a mild presence. Candi sugar here but doesn’t cause any over sweetness. Alcohol is definitely there and brings oodles of warming. Close to a syrupy mouthfeel, I really do like this Quad.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bill Becker
4
Southampton Grand Cru
Hazy gold with small head of foam, some floaties. Has June 10th 2015 on the label. Raisin soaked bread , other dark fruits and some oxidation in the smell. Tastes like it smells, booze isn’t overly present. On the sweet side with the mouthfeel bordering on the syrupy side. A very nice drop!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

jackl
3.7
Southampton Hommage
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Medium amber pour with a piilowy white head. Nose has some gentle cereal. Tart fruit skin. A bit of apple sauce. Flavor is balanced sweet / earthy. A bit of tart barrel and fruit skin character. Sweet grain. A bit of heat. Full body, substantial. Nice.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bill Becker
4.2
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
750ml bottle best before April 25th 2018. Smells and tastes of earthy malt, almost honey like, lemony dry hop bitterness, white pepper, champagne like carbonation. A delicious and very drinkable Saison!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

JAXSON
3.9
Southampton Double Ice Bock
This is for the 2009 release. I’ve been hanging onto this forever, figure I’d finally open it and enter a rating for the first time in a while. Pours copper with a thin wispy head, which is a welcome sign as I expected zero carbonation. Nose is malt-forward, with ripe apples, pears, pie crust. A good late summer into fall beer reminiscent of other ice bocks and even some maltier Octoberfest beers. Mouth is nicely prickly. Again all kinds of big malt flavors, much in the range of stewed apples and pie crust. Faint oxidation on the finish but it’s not much of a detractor. Thick, pleasantly sweet but not nearing cloying. Nice stuff, not sure I’d trade a ton for another bottle but it’s an enjoyable rare treat!
Sunday, August 14, 2016

joeneugs
2.9
Southampton Imperial Porter
Bottle. It pours brown with a small khaki head. The aroma has sweet cola, light root beer and nuts. Sweet on the nose. The flavor has more sweet cola with a strong earthy finish. Weak body. This bottle seems off. It starts off very sweet up front and then finishes overly earthy and bitter. Pass.
Friday, August 12, 2016

joeneugs
3.7
Southampton Keller Pils
Bottle. It pours a lightly hazed yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is bready with nice lemongrass hops. Hints of citrus and herbs. Crackery pale malts. The flavor is bready with lightly spicy hops. Lemongrass and hints of citrus. Light bodied and pretty clean. Lightly soapy in the finish. Very nice.
Friday, August 12, 2016

Sarlacc83
4.4
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
Bottle thanks to Jim M. This was a hell of an extra. 2011 vintage. A: Pitch black with an extremely dark mocha head and legginess. N: Burnt brown sugar, licorice, smoke, toast, coffee and espresso, smoke, earth, lots of rich cocoa, marshmallow - even a bit of woodiness despite not being barrel aged. I could go on - but I kind of stopped rating it just to enjoy it.... T: Very sweet and substantially bitter and roasty. Very well balanced. M: Huge silky body, thick, creamy, very light alcohol presence, and soft carbonation. O: This is a tremendous treat. Unlike Vanilla Rye, it’s potent without breaking one’s will to drink. I really wish this was easier to get it, because it is fantastic.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

weihenweizen
2.9
Southampton Saison Deluxe
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Opaque nice orange with no head. Aroma is off ripe fruit, medium body, no carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is off ripe citrus.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

rodenbach99
3
Southampton Scotch Ale
Style et résumé: Scotch ale.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016.
Portrait: Une bière cuivrée foncée. Un nez de caramel avec une levure fruitée. Une bouche fruitée avec du caramel, la texture est intéressante malgré une surdose de gaz carbonique. Le nez offrait une promesse de bière bien meilleure qu’elle est.
Note: 5+/10

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bill Becker
3
Southampton Burton IPA
Pours a clear copper with plenty of foam sitting on top. Smells of caramel malt, fruity, with a pleasant bitterness. Kinda sweet and bready from the malt, hops bring fruity and flowery flavours. Bottle has 06A16 stamped; I reckon that would be a best before vs bottled on date.
Friday, June 24, 2016

westknife
4
Southampton Burton IPA
This is a fuckin delicious IPA. It came in a brown-colored bottle and it was 12 ounces.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

superspak
3.9
Southampton Summer Blonde
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/20/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as epected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice Abbey single/Belgian pale ale style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

knickskicks
4.1
Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic
Ruby to auburn pour. Nose is sweet honey and tart black raspberries. Taste is black raspberry, some sweet honey, tart berries, some melon. Great balance of tart and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, tart fruity finish.
Monday, June 20, 2016

hopdog
3.1
Southampton Altbier
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Caramel, some earthiness, bread and some nuttiness.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Homer321
3
Southampton Abbot 12
Bottle from rotter. About 5 years old. Moderate oxidized nose, mostly cardboard. Moderate dried dark fruits. Taste is similar with a moderate cherry component.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

nybol
3
Southampton Double White Ale
En belgisk inspireret wit. Den er syrlig, noget mere end jeg måske nok synes om. Den har smag af krydderierne der er i, og jeg sidder tilbage med en smag af noget surt, lidt ligesom citron....ikke helt godt
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Linnet
3.5
Southampton Double White Ale
Yeasty, floral, citrus, bread, hay, banana, lots of esters. Hazy golden colour, medium white head. Mid-sweet, lightly bitter, very yeasty, fruity and spicy. Medium body, average carbonation, yeasty and spicy finish.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.7
Southampton Double Ice Bock
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 8, 2016

rouhlas
3.5
Southampton Double White Ale
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

kerenmk
3.9
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
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

ineedbeer
3.5
Southampton Double Ice Bock
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

VincentAnthony
3.7
Southampton Imperial Porter
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 6, 2016

tomer
3.5
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
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

DSG
3.8
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
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

Bule
4.6
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
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

Minderbinder
3.6
Southampton Scotch Ale
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

tom10101
3
Southampton Scotch Ale
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

mathieuc
3
Southampton Scotch Ale
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

Whatup14
2.6
Southampton Scotch Ale
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 6, 2016

czar
3.7
Southampton Scotch Ale
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 5, 2016

SlovakSniper
3
Southampton Scotch Ale
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 5, 2016

JulienHuxley
3.2
Southampton Scotch Ale
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 5, 2016

LadySusan
3.4
Southampton Saison Deluxe
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

bytemesis
3.2
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
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

MPA
4
Southampton Old Herb
Bottle, rated February 2016. Hazy red with off white head. Roma of raisins and dates. Sweet flavour of Daim chocolate. Ummmm....
Saturday, February 6, 2016

drowland
3.7
Southampton Hommage
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

DavoleBomb
4
Southampton 15th (XV) Anniversary Ale
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

tmongoose
3.7
Southampton Abbot 12
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 2, 2016

DenverLogan
3.9
Southampton Pumpkin Ale
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

phaleslu
3.4
Southampton Double White Ale
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