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Southampton Grand Cru - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

363 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 130
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-08-2003)
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jborg

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-29-2013 23:39:27 | More by jborg
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-27-2013 00:58:43 | More by BeerBucks
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-11-2013 00:59:45 | More by Atomicskis5
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Sne

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-30-2013 06:08:06 | More by Sne
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 22:31:55 | More by Sparky44
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

03-16-2013 03:13:30 | More by thegerm87
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-14-2013 04:02:15 | More by kwjd
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-01-2013 04:59:15 | More by t0rin0
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2013 13:48:42 | More by DmanGTR
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fmccormi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 18:23:06 | More by fmccormi
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-12-2013 01:12:00 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -35%

01-10-2013 22:32:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-09-2013 01:06:16 | More by orangesol
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BB Sept 30, 2014.

No pop when the bottle opens, which was a bit of a surprise. Beer is cloudy golden, a bit of orange. Almost no head, just a bit of white.

Smell contains orange, Belgian yeast, coriander.

Taste is very good. Quite dry, some yeast and nice fruit flavours. Orange and pear. The spices come into the fore at the end, coriander in particular. I don't know exactly what star anise tastes like. but there is a strong spice flavour so it is probably there. The spices are strong but well-integrated. They do not dominate as I often find spices added to beer can do. Quite a dry finish.

Full bodied, low to moderate carbonation, a bit of booze. Quite smooth.

Overall, excellent. A really good BSPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 20:38:30 | More by jrenihan
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a large frothy white head that quickly disappates into a small head that clings to the side of the glass. Great aroma filled with lemon, coriander, and pepper. Lots of spice in the flavor but not overpowering. A touch of heat from the alcohol is noticable, but is more warming than uninviting. Surprisingly drinkable for such a strong beer. By far the best beer I've had from Southampton to date. Would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 16:36:01 | More by Jacobob10
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-17-2012 19:09:54 | More by ncaudle
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-15-2012 02:17:18 | More by bozodogbreath
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cleonile2000

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-07-2012 03:08:47 | More by cleonile2000
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-24-2012 01:53:44 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle states 9501 9/30/14 (I assume "best by" date)

A: Pours a hazy, light golden-orange. Huge effervescent white head. Fades slowly, leaving an island of foam and decent streaks of lacing behind.

S: Lots of wet grass with oranges and coriander. Bready.

T: Loaded with grainy, yeasty bread. Orange and coriander are present throughout. A bit of cloves, anise and then some grass. Almost get some honey. A spicy, sort of sharp and estery finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: An interesting and heavily spiced BSPA. Not as crisp and refreshing as a lot of BSPAs tend to be, this one is bigger, smoother and spicier. Nice balance of flavors and quite complex. I prefer mine on the lighter, crisper side but this is still quite good. Drinkability is oddly high despite the ABV. It's oddly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:02:04 | More by Dope
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-10-2012 21:18:51 | More by LambicKing
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JxExM

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-08-2012 21:35:03 | More by JxExM
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2012 04:43:14 | More by drewone
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Greywulfken

New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful deep golden beer with a fluffy head that left lots of lace - sediment easily visible throughout the beer, which may be a bad thing for some, but it may be the style - didn't bother me none

S: sweet spices and caramel orange

T: the bottle says it and you can detect it: coriander, orange peel, star anise; plus candi sugar, some smoky cardamom (?) and hidden pine notes

M: soft, fuzzy, and delightful (I had it at just a notch under room temp)

O: super - better than the Beast (Avery brewing), IMO, these being my only two "grand cru" BSPAs - reminds me of a tripel but with more spices and less fruity flavors - has the same soft character and grace.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 23:46:58 | More by Greywulfken
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Best by 9/30/14.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, Belgian yeast, and some slight citrus aromas. Taste is pretty much the same with the spices lingering on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice set of aromas and an even better taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 06:01:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
Southampton Grand Cru from Southampton Publick House
94 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.