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Southampton Grand Cru - Southampton Publick House

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 141
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-08-2003

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Ratings: 377 | Reviews: 287
Photo of Jwale73
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 vintage courtesy of Nikki's vintage room. Served in my DT tulip. Pours the color of unpasteurized cider with a loose, quarter inch, off-white head. Clarity is slightly more translucent. Nose expresses figs and prunes, as well as a suggestion of band-aids and Belgian yeast. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a honey sweetness, a kiss of something peppery and some faint metallic notes, although not at all displeasing, towards the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an easy, even carbonation and a slightly oily texture. What a great beer - I can't believe it's a vintage 2009. So much complexity and flavor.

Photo of ausonius
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice big creamy head. Settles leaving Belgian-lace down the entire glass.
Pure, medium palish malt, with creamy Belgian yeast. OK complexity. Lightly spicy.
Carries the alcohol very well.
Good balance, if little backbone. Creamy/malty backend/aftertaste/finish.
Good for the style. Aging fairly slowly (had this one in the cellar 2+ years - drink-by date 6/15 on label)

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured a reddish copper color in an Orval trappist glass with no head.

At first, the aroma was not strong- light fruit. As the beer warmed up, stone fruit was very prominent.

This is a light bodied beer with very little carbonation.

Taste: outstanding. Stone fruit, spice. A singular approach to the a Belgian strong ale.
The alcoholic finish is very light, and the light body is deceiving- this is 9.5% ABV.
It's a real sipper which takes time to drink and contemplate.

One of the best Belgian Strong ales I have tasted. Very different approach. I will buy a bottle to cellar.

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Southampton Grand Cru from Southampton Publick House
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