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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

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 128
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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-28-2013 03:16:01 | More by DrunkinYogi
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dogfishandi

New York

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%

750ml cork and caged bottle at fridge temp poured into a Belgian chalice. Best before date 10/16/14 (had this aging about 1 1/2 to 2 years)

Minimal pop of the cork. Pours out a cloudy deep orange color, about 1 fingers worth of head that fades to some patchy foam. No real lace. Just a touch of alcohol legs.

Initially smells a bit oxidated, a touch of wet cardboard which I kind of expected. It does go away as it opens up, bringing forth some nice candied sugar, some sweet bready malts and some orange peel.

Some bready malts, a bit of candied sugar, orange peel does come through quite a bit, but just slight hints of spice. Vinious notes. A bit of orange/ apple juice concentrate flavor. Some warming alcohol. Finishes rather smooth.

Medium to almost heavy bodied when considering the style, carbonation about right but could have used just a bit more.

Pretty standard Belgian strong. Age has faired this a bit better than expected, but I probably should have drank it sooner still.

08-25-2013 18:54:51 | More by dogfishandi
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep golden amber. Small white collar. Consistently wispy surface.

Smell - A ton of coriander. Big spicy Belgian pale ale. Sweet and a little yeasty. Distinct Belgian sugar aroma.

Taste - Heavy spice again. Coriander and cinnamon. Strong maltiness, mostly pale malt. Light vanilla and a spicy, boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Looking for something a bit spritzier to combine with the spices.

Overall - It's good, but too heavy. I enjoy the spice combination, as strong as it is.

07-29-2013 01:34:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2013 12:25:47 | More by WOLFGANG
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-03-2013 16:02:00 | More by drummermattie02
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gskitt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-02-2013 04:20:11 | More by gskitt
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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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BeerBucks

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%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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
Southampton Grand Cru from Southampton Publick House
94 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.