Southampton Publick House Reviews




SONOFWODEN
2.8
Southampton Burton IPA
This IPA and Dogfish 60 were on tap at local restaurant on Mother’s Day. I chose Dogfish but they were out. Tried this Burton IPA in a bottle. Clear golden color, 3/4 inch head which dissipated a little too quickly for me, medium body. Fairly basic, nothing special. I was expecting more flavor, more hop character from even a single IPA. There was some bitter at the end, but otherwise fairly blah.
Monday, May 15, 2017

BeerRenter76
3.5
Southampton Double White Ale
Originally rated on12/17/2008. This poured a nice looking hazy yellow body with a mid sized white cap that disappeared quickly and didnt leave much lace. Aroma of coriander and wheat. Flavor was a little off for me because i drank it too cold so most of the flavors didnt come out even though i let it warm a bit. Flavors of coriander, wheat and some spices. Overall it was smooth with a little bitterness from the lemon, worth a try.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Southampton ESB
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a copper color with a quarter finger’s worth of white foamy head. Quick fade, and no lace. The aroma had some freshly cut grass, light wood and some biscuit-like malts. Light earthy/leathery side notes. The flavor wants to be sweet but has that sneaky sort of earthy/herbal/biscuit malty dryness flowing over some cereal/earthy/barnyard leafiness. Aftertaste is all about the malts with a quick snappy sort of earthy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sturdy carbonation and decent ABV. Overall, tis good. I’d have again with some fish and chips.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.9
Southampton Golden Lager
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a light golden copper color with a cap of a little white head. Sliding lace. The aroma had some sweet grainy to doughy/breadiness with a light crisp clean grassy hops underneath. The flavor sticks to the sweet portion of the doughy/bready malts and then wraps itself around some light hops to meld into the aftertaste and finish. The feel was light bodied, extremely sessionable, with a crushability able to take down probably four growlers in a session and not feel a thing. Overall, think I liked this one and goes great with brats being shoved down my throat. Make sure that extra spicy mustard is on the brats, because that and this is great going down, but just don’t think about the next day (call your local sewer plant before you go to the toilet, just saying).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

JDBaker11058
4.1
Southampton Abbot 12
appearance: very dark cola brown, dark purplish highlights, fulsome tan head. aroma: big nose full of candi sugar, molasses, plum, raisin, cherry, leather, pipe tobacco, and earth. taste: sweet candi sugar, brown sugar, plum, fig, clove, brown bread, yeast, toffee, and wood. finish: smooth sweetness lasts, balanced by just a bit of drying yeasty notes. notes: Really nice quad. Best by 1/23/2017, aged for a few years. No real oxidation detected, but everything felt extremely smooth. No harshness of booze, just slow warmth. Tasty. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Westy1130
1.8
Southampton Montauk Light
Your typical adjunct lager taste and smell: rice, corn, grain and grass. A dull but very easy drinker.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.4
Southampton Irish Stout
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a black color with a thick two fingers foamy off white head. Slow dissipation causes some messy clingy lace. The aroma had some cocoa power, sweet dark malts, and mild ash. The flavor leaned towards the sweetness of the cocoa powder. Ashy dryness comes in acceptable sort of way. Mild ashy to cocoa powdery sort of aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt right. Some chalkiness in the feel. Overall, pretty good Irish dry stout. I didn’t mind that ashiness in it, but perhaps a bit different.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.5
Southampton Big Brown Ale
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a milk brown color with a thick white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Some light stringy lace. The aroma had some soft sweet nuts, nice smooth sweet malty/breadiness. And just a tickle of caramel at the end. Light milk chocolate. Light on the grassy hops. The flavor leads with a sweet blend of nuts to bready malts and balancing in the hops ever so slightly. Mostly sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sly carbonation. ABV felt appropriately done right by the brewer. Overall, nicely done brown ale worthy of having again, preferably as a dessert beer and in either mid Spring or mid Autumn.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.1
Southampton Porter
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown color with a foamy eggshell white colored head. Nice speckled lace. The aroma had some caramel and roasted malts, touch of sugar. The flavor was basically the same with some burnt toast to it. Sweet malty to almost sugary aftertaste. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation. Pretty smooth along my tongue. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, I can see it as suggested by the brewer, but did it really come together as expected? In my opinion, not as much. It wasn’t bad, it just seemed to lean sweeter than I had hoped for.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

pushkinwow
3.3
Southampton Saison Deluxe
Bottle from Capones. Slightly opaque orange with a thin film that changes into ring around the glass. Yeasty and muted citrus aroma with some orange and lemon up front, a bit of pepper and wheat. Moderate carbonation and body, some booziness, a bit bitter, becomes somewhat dry with a boozy and lemon yeast finish.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

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