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Southampton Biere De Mars - Southampton Publick House

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BA SCORE
85
very good

347 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 25
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-25-2004)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-20-2011 00:00:13 | More by PEIhop
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 03:29:25 | More by JAHMUR
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12oz standard brown bottle, capped. Pours out a light caramel color with a very small white head that doesn't last. I actually poured this pretty hard but based on looks, it appears low in carbonation. Smell is very malty with toffee and slight chocolate notes come through. I am reaching here as I can't just find much.

Taste shows that it is plenty carbed. Very "spritzy" on the tongue. Mostly malt coming through with some solid earthy biscuit as well. Crystal clear. Spicing is very mild and no trace of alcohol that I can find. Lovely bitter-ish (think grassy) ending that gives this beer another dimension.

Overall, a very drinkable beer that I will try again soon.

05-08-2011 21:23:47 | More by CharlesRiver
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

just found this at a small grocery in central new york. was in a 6er and the bottles were dusty. i knew it couldnt be the freshest, as this is traditionally a springtime release, but i picked it up because id never had anything from southampton and didnt feel like a becks, which was my next best choice unfortunately. was happily delighted by this beer, which pours a toasted orange color, more clear than i am used to in the style, with effervescent carbonation and a short off white head. the nose is fruity like orange rind, with some mild sweetness and belgian style yeast spice tones. flavor matches up, with a really bright feel attatched to the fruit and spice, there is nothing heavy about this brew at all. crackery crisp in the finish, with the zesty orange lasting all the way through the flavor matrix. this is a beautiful beer, balanced and clean, i could only imagine how nice it might be fresh. light body, down easy. if i wasnt sharing the 6er i would have put it down alone easily. this makes me want to drink more beers from this place, nice brew!

12-03-2012 04:04:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2013 13:59:55 | More by brentblack1
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lauries444

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-20-2012 02:48:10 | More by lauries444
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2011 22:15:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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xenjoiii

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-06-2014 20:14:10 | More by xenjoiii
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Thur123

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

This brew pours a hazy slightly orange golden color with one finger of white head. Slow to moderate carbonation slips to the top. The smell is banana, spices, a bit of green apple skin in addition to a larger malt presence than expected. Less wheat like than expected.

Glug glug glug

The flavor is sweet grain malt with the bananas and spices both showing up. There is a nice and moderate hop edge in the center of the profile that goes nicely with the fruit flavor. The green apple shows up with the hops by way of a slight and dry fermented fruit taste. A little musky. Overall a good and somewhat different spring beer. Maybe one of my new go to's this summer. The mouth feel is medium with a light and crisp finish, only a slight aftertaste.

04-24-2010 22:35:33 | More by Thur123
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Brilliant, glowing light copper with a pad of pure white head and lots of lace.

Subtle, delicate, yet complex with gentle breadiness and hints of black pepper, grass, and honey.

A very nice and quite drinkable ale that's remarkably refined and smooth. In fact, what this one may be missing is the very slightly rustic and unfiltered character that the artisanal Belgo-French examples often exhibit. It's certainly apparent that the author of "Farmhouse Ales" truly knows his farmhouse ales.

06-15-2010 19:42:21 | More by bump8628
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Thanks to plaid75 for this seasonal brew.

My Clarkson Golden Knights win in the first round of the NCAA's agains St. Cloud State today 2-1, it's time to celebrate boys and girls! Next up, the winner of Niagara/Michigan. Let's go Purple Eagles ;)

64 oz. poured into my Excelsior! tulip glass.

Pours a sunset metallic yellow with a fluffy one and a half finger off-white head that sticks around for some time. Nice webbing left on the sides of the glass, what a great looking brew. Smell is new to me. Light cane sugar with lots of spice. Faint oak and a good amount of white grape aromas as well. Very unique in the nose, me likey. Taste starts off with a peppery kick followed by some pine hop and toasted grain. A bit of a caramel malt and honey towards the end, but not much. Light to medium body with a sharp carbonation. I can't say I've had a beer like this before. Even though I live in NY, I may not have the opportunity to try this beer again and I can't thank Matt enough for the opportunity. I see this is available in bottles as well, I would love to get my hands on one to compare to the growler version.

03-29-2008 01:25:55 | More by BeerTruth
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Picked up case at bell's on sale...

Poured into belgian style glass, nice copper, light amber color, light off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is carmel sweetness, hints at nuttiness, all great notes, nothing overly done but appetizing, feint hop crispness.

Taste is solid malt sweetness, caramel notes with feint nuttiness; spice hints in their as well followed by a nice hop bitterness to clean it up.

Mouthfeel is great, smell and taste hint at a beer that could be too sweet but hops and mouthfeel clean it up nicely.

Overall, nice beer and great style.

07-31-2011 23:26:27 | More by mvanaskie13
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Brought home a 10 oz. sample of this on-tap from Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Hazy orange color with a small frothy off-white head. Great aroma that has a nice fruity overtone. Slightly spicy, but well balanced with some roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel but you can definitely taste some alcohol. The fruitiness is still present and you can detect a little orange/citrus. Very tasty brew but I couldn't see myself putting down bottle after bottle of it.

06-23-2005 15:34:39 | More by Jacobob10
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours a hazy orange-copper color. It is pretty well carbonated, which supports an off-white to tan colored head. I get sweet fruity aromas of pear and apple up front, as I dig deeper I get notes of toasted biscuits and malt, plus some subtle spice notes as well. The beer is fairly dry up front, with an initially gassy middle and a sweet cider like finish. This is another fairly clean, yet interestingly malty interpretation of the style. Almost has a meaty-chewy malt character to it. This is quite tasty and has a hearty medium bodied quality to it that is most likely from this being an all malt interpretation of the style. The fruity yeast notes are nice, though it could perhaps use some more yeast spiciness, but this is a rather weak complaint on this otherwise wonderful beer.

07-28-2004 20:21:12 | More by Gueuzedude
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

A group of BAs bought a slew of bottled Biers from SPH yesterday, and the bartender threw this one (a 2004, I believe) into our haul. Somehow it ended up going home with me (thnx VENOM).
Pours a mostly-clear, medium-to-dark golden color, perhaps a touch orangey, with a smidge of haziness. Lots of microscopic-sized bubbles heading surfaceward in an un-ending stream. Head is a light tan hue, and extremely billowy. At the outset we're looking at a ratio of 1:1 for depth of bier vs. depth of head. It does manage to shrink down a tad, allowing more room for bier in the goblet. Lacing, too, makes a fine show of itself. A fine looking bier, to be sure! Nose is lightly fruity, with suggestions of the dryness to come in the flavor, and has some crackery malt and mild yeasty notes. Body falls into the medium range, and the bier still has a decent feel on the tongue even with a substantial carbonation level.
Flavor has the light fruitiness the aroma displayed, leaning towards mango or peach. Malt is crackery, light and crisp. Hopping level doesn't seem too high, yet it provides a nice addition to the level of fruit notes. Nice bier, Phil!

Prosit!!

overall: 4.2
appearance: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

713

06-06-2004 20:40:05 | More by Bierman9
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance: A thick, rusted orange in coloration with no head (most likely due to a light pour).

Smell: Orange peal, lemon, and other things citrus along with some wheatiness that comes through.

Taste: The citrus really begins to shine, but it is balanced out of by the grain and wheat very well. I am really enjoying this even though it seems to shy away from what I understand as this style.

Mouthfeel: Actually a bit heavier than I expected. On the heavier side of medium bodied without much carbonation to lighten it up at all. It is actually a bit flat. It may be this bottle specifically because this is the only I have tried thus far, so I will have to give this one another try in the future to compare notes with.

Overall: I enjoyed this brew quite a bit. I enjoyed some of the unique aspects of it and the only negative thing I could say was just about the flatness of it.

05-03-2013 18:39:31 | More by alex_hart
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

March Beer

Clearish amber with a smallish head, settling into an island of covering. Spritely carbonation. Props for the stylin label.

Smells like warm milk and honey. Or honey yogurt. Maybe some raisons. I'm dancing around the fact that it smells like Raisin Nut Brain. Which I dig.

Tastes smooth. Spiced fruits, a little bitterness in the background. Malty and lively from the carbonation, fairly long finish with a little heat from the alcohol.

Overall it's a very good choice to kick back with.

03-06-2012 00:09:25 | More by NardiByNature
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

A-Amber with a thin bright white head. Nice lacing throughout.

S-Herbal spiciness, lemon and sweet malt background. The aroma is not overpowering but present.

T-Sweet malts with accents of herbs, citrus and other fruitiness. For such a light beer the taste profile is very complex.

M-Medium-light bodied with a sharp crisp zip.

D-This is a nice light sessionable brew. I applaud SH for taking this style in another direction...the spicy/fruitiness is really nice.

03-10-2008 19:09:37 | More by Deuane
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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a delicate mix of caramel malt sweetness, Victory malt nuttiness, and a wonderful yeast fruitiness. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth, caramel flavor with a subtle yeast fruitiness. It's mellow with a faint nuttiness and silky finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a really good beer; true to style and quite delicious.

06-18-2011 01:37:35 | More by WesWes
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

12 oz. Bright amber/orange color with a short cap of whitish foam. A little bit of lacing, decent head retention. Crockery malt aroma, grassy and spicy hops, rich maltiness, hint of fruit. Medium/light bitterness, malty with a bready, sugary sweetness, biscuity, a little spicy in the finish. Lingering sweetness with faint herbal hops. Nice texture, medium bodied with lowish, nearly creamy carbonation. Semi-dry. I liked this quite a bit. It was highly drinkable and had a rich malty backbone.

05-08-2011 00:48:35 | More by DrJay
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SkunkWorks

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

On tap at Tap and Barrel, served in a tulip glass. I've only had a few biere de Garde's, and the best ones haven't been traditional so keep that in mind as you read this review.

Look: clear, orange body with a thick, frothy white head that retains quite nicely and leaves a good amount of lacing behind as I drink. Good looking beer.

Smell: spicy with some bread like maltiness, and a little fruit.

Taste: fruity with some citrus, grain, and spices like pepper. Its a little tangy in the finish and the result is that this tastes like not quite a saison. Good.

Feel: medium body, moderate carbonation, and fairly dry. This could be sessioned easily enough despite the 6.5% alcohol content.

Overall: quite a good offering from Southampton. Nice flavor, and I'm thinking that given my lack of experience with this style that its probably more or less to style, considering that brewmaster Phil Markowski wrote the book on farmhouse ales, literally. I would give this one a try. Cheers!

05-07-2011 14:29:44 | More by SkunkWorks
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

Southampton Biere De Mars
12 oz. bottle, no freshness date

Appearance: Hazy as appropriate for style. Deep golden/orange body beneath a frothy head of white. Very good head retention. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Malty and spicy. Sugary bread. Fruity (apple, apricot).

Taste: Spicy upfront over a bready, biscuity malt base. Spice actually increases across the middle. Grassy and spicy towards the swallow. Somewhat herbal. Fruitiness includes some orange. Finishes with some lingering malt but still dry due to the spice, herbal notes, and perhaps some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full in body. The fine-bubbled median carbonation gently bristles the tongue. Creamy.

Overall: Impressive structure. Very nicely put together. It's big, but not to big; and the spicing is full but not overdone. Well balanced. Flavorful. Still refreshing. Quite nice!

03-29-2011 18:16:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

750ml bottle obtained via trade with Jetsbeer. Thanks for the opportunity...

Carefully poured in an imperial pint glass, formed a 2" dense eggshell head, with lazy but plentiful bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. A orangey golden brew, with spotty yet heavy foam lace. Nose is spicy pale malts, with a tad of funk making things interesting, and a hoppy crispness. Taste is a slightly sweet maltiness, coupled with a clean hop snap, and closes a bit dry on the tongue. Mouthfeel and drinkability are great. Enjoyable brew.

03-22-2005 21:35:03 | More by ppoitras
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tbrown4

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

12 oz. -> Hop Ruiter glass. Bought a single from Shawann Liquors on recommendation from my buddy Greg.

A - Crystal clear light gold, thin scant head, no lacing

S - Bright tart and spice, corn bread

T - Very sweet, very light funky sour, not a hint of hop notes or bitterness.

M - Thin to medium thin bodied.

D - Nice palate cleanser after a day of stouts and DIPAs. Very easy and satisfying. I'd imagine this would be excellent after a day of drinking light craft hefes and wheats.

I'd buy this again without question.

03-13-2011 21:54:28 | More by tbrown4
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BeckyFreesTibet

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

This arrived at my table with a frothy white head that stuck around forever and left impressive lacing. It was a warm, golden coppery color.

The nose was bready and funky with malty undertones and hints of sweet, summery fruits, spice (especially clove) and honey.

The taste was true to the aroma as it had a funky, yeasty warmth. It was also quite buttery and mildly sweet. The only down side was a very slight metallic hint in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was pleasant as it has a medium body and medium carbination. Finishes dry.

Very drinkable and an excellent accompaniment to the cheese plate I enjoyed that evening.

04-22-2010 19:02:16 | More by BeckyFreesTibet
Southampton Biere De Mars from Southampton Publick House
85 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.