Southampton Publick House Reviews




Bill Becker
4.3
Southampton 10th Anniversary Old Ale
From Mar 2007 This one pours from 750ml bottle(room temp) a clear amber with a huge head of foam that shrinks slowly to a solid layer with tons of lacing. A beautiful Ale to look at! Oh, btw, the cork was a bit difficult to get out but when it did, it exploded out of the bottle and hit my ceiling. The smell is very malty but I also note a fruity nose, mainly dark fruit, some alcohol, and it has a roastiness to it. The taste has a ton of caramel malt up front but it's done well because it isn't overly sweet. I'm getting a lot of flavours here..plum, roasted malt, a nuttiness, molasses, candy sugar, toffee, man, this is so complex and so interesting, I find it hard to describe all that is going on here. There is also a hop bitterness in the background; I guess that's how the sweetness is being controlled so well, eh? ;^) Further sips in and I'm getting a nice warming from the alcohol content but heck, it's anything but harsh. What a smooth sipper and that makes for an Old Ale that has excellent drinkability!! Bottom line: Yet another brew from Southampton that is a real gem. My sincerest thanks go out to Nutbrown for this sample and *all* the samples I got in trade. What a wonderful brewery...I couldn't recommend them enough!
Friday, October 20, 2017

Bill Becker
3.9
Southampton Old Herb
From Dec 2006 2004 Vintage Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a clear reddish gold with a large head of foam that eases back some but remains as a solid layer throughout the session. Oh, and there's plenty of lacing. The smell has a huge nose of caramel malt with some hoppiness in the background. The taste is very sweet up front. Nice caramel and butterscotch followed closely by some some hop bitterness and a good sour fruit bitterness. Very complex and very warming! A good one to drink on this cold snowy day. The finish is semi sweet and something that ends the flavours in a positive way. A great sipper, I doubt I could drink another one of these right away but that's not saying anything negative about it. I want to stretch this glass out. ;^) Bottom line: I've held on to this bottle for a while now and it's quite the treat. I got a 2005 bottle waiting for me..maybe later today. Thanks to Nutbrown for providing both bottles in a past trade!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bill Becker
3.8
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
From Sep 2006 Poured from 22oz bomber(2005) a very dark brown/ with a very large head of foam that shrank slowly leaving just a fine layer. The smell is hugely sweet..I note caramel and chocolate with a pretty big nose of alcohol. I know it's still summer but the aroma gave me visions of sitting in front of a fireplace with a few feet of snow outside....err... I digress. The taste is really big on roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and chocolate and is sweet as all heck right up to the finish where there's a bit of hop bitterness and some alcohol warmth. After a few sips, I noticed more bitterness from the chocolate and coffee flavours so the over all sweetness of this stout calmed down a bit and I was able to enjoy it more. Good and tasty stuff but I could not drink more than 1 of these at a time for sure. ;^) Bottom line: This is a very tasty RIS that one should try given the chance. My thanks to Nutbrown for this sample!!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

jonas
3.2
Southampton May Bock
Backlog rating. Sulphury herbal hop aroma. Golden, low head. Light to medium body. Strawberry and grass flavor, spicy, grainy finish. finish
Saturday, October 7, 2017

trapped
3
Southampton Pumpkin Ale
Draught @ Malt&Mold. Hazy darkish yellow with small foamy white head, very faint pumpkin aroma, high carbonation, sweetish pumpkin taste with a bit of soapy flavor, thin body, abrupt finish with mild pumpkin aftertaste. The pumpkin flavor feels artificial.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

onceblind
2.7
Southampton Pumpkin Ale
Clear deep golden hue under a thin white cap. Odd nose that's like BBQ potato chips. Smooth but brightly carbonated body with a little bit of that sweet BBQ chips spice like from the nose with a lingering bit of pumpkin and clove like you'd normally expect, on a lightish body.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

burg326
3.2
Southampton Uberliner
Personal whale that Rego brought to my Birthday Berliner Bash, with it being a very old bottle, I had little expectations going into it. Popped the bottle, and it was a gusher, so be careful if you have one, lost maybe 15 to 20% of the bottle, but still plenty in there to drink. Poured a golden orangish color with aromas of light hay, feint lemon, and some old hay. Flavors were the same, light lemon, not overly tart, I'm sure the age mellowed this Berliner down, but it was drinakable, I enjoyed it and now time to start looking for my next whale.
Monday, September 18, 2017

johnny802
2.4
Southampton Grand Cru

Monday, September 11, 2017

Grumbo
3.3
Southampton Burton IPA
Bottle from The Food Emporium, 1175 3rd Avenue, New York City. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, hop, fruit, veg, malt, light herb and chocolate. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Bittersweet and caramel finish.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

gripweed57
2.8
Southampton Triple Abbey-Style Ale
22 ounce bottle. Medium gold color. Subtle caramel malt nose. Bittersweet malt flavor. Light and spicy, but devoid of any Belgian character.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

weihenweizen
3.4
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Slightly hazy with medium white head. Aroma is flowers, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is flowers and yeast.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

shrubber85
3.6
Southampton Saison Deluxe
Bottle. Lemon, orange, biscuit malt, cardboard, and straw aroma. Hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Moderately sweet orange, lemon, biscuit malt, yeast, and moderately bitter hay flavor. Good body.
Friday, July 21, 2017

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 Imperial Porter
Poured into a snifter, 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 Baltic 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 Baltic 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