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Southampton Biere De Mars - Southampton Publick House

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BA SCORE
85
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-30-2013 04:45:41 | More by BeerDreadz
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-27-2013 23:49:49 | More by st9647v3
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 22:22:32 | More by ryanpj
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired today in a trade with the gracious michaellcoates - thanks again, man! Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery; this is me first Southampton beer. I like the label art for what it is. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with orange label and copper branded pry-off cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

Served cold, straight from me freezer. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of beige colour. Slight cream. Decent thickness. Good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a somewhat understated copper. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is okay.

Overall, it looks pretty standard for the style. No overt flaws are obvious, but it's far from unique or special.

Sm: Honey, floral hops, flowers, nice caramalt and vienna malt, light nectary character (but not in a hop-derived sense), red/amber malts, and pollen. The red malts are dominant; there's a definite Irish Red character to it. Light yeasty notes elude distinct identification. Very pleasant and approachable all around; I can't wait to try this. Great for the style. Certainly one of the better aromas for a Biere de Mars I've ever come across. I wouldn't call it farmhouse; there's not much in the way of funkiness or brettanomyces yeast. But damn is it lighthearted, balanced, and inviting. Fresh and luxurious. Moderately strong.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: Flowers and red malts are the first thing that hit me. Complementary pale malts, light caramalt, and crisp vienna malt follow. Floral hops are well integrated, working well with the malty body. Hints of pollen and nectar. Not getting any funkiness, brettanomyces, or alcohol. Lightly grainy and bready. Excellent balance. Good build, though it could bring more to the table in terms of complexity and subtlety. Somewhat doughy. Not really fruity at all except for a hint of cherry on the climax. On the sweeter end of the sweet/bitter scale, but never too sweet. Honey. Decent depth of flavour. Good flavour intensity and duration for the style. Really liking this one.

Mf: A biteen crisp. Smooth and wet. Refreshing and enjoyable without compromising in terms of body. Good thickness. Not oily, harsh, or biting. Pleasant and approachable. Facilitates flavour delivery well and feels tailored to the flavour profile; it certainly enhances the flavours. Impressive execution. Unburdened by the vienna malts - which I'd normally think would be difficult to control in a biere de mars. Good carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable as hell, hiding its ABV quite well. I'd kill this brew by the 6er. It'd be a definite mainstay in me fridge if I lived in its distribution area. As my first Southampton beer, it instantly convinces me the hype surrounding the brewery is likely justified. Solid execution for the style. Very impressive stuff. I'd definitely get it again and would recommend it to friends. Anyone who feels like biere de mars as a style is simply an inferior cousin of the saison needs to try this. A solid brew in the style from Southampton; this may well be my point of reference for the style going forward.

High B-

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 04:43:17 | More by kojevergas
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nbaeteer

Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: attractive light bronze color. visible bubbles/carbonation. pours a full one finger head that quickly dissolves to a thin film which lasts until the glass is empty.

Aroma: Orange, citrus with a light hoppiness and floral background.

Taste: Estery with a light maltiness

Mouthfeel: light astringency in the back of the mouth. Bitter citrus qualities are more noticeable in the taste than in the smell.

Overall: Really a restrained beer that shows it's strengths when you pay a little more attention to it. Definitely not a beer that makes a real strong first impression but has some Saison like qualities and also some Kolsch traits.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 20:49:58 | More by nbaeteer
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-03-2013 01:14:44 | More by Didier
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-02-2013 23:38:22 | More by MinorThreat
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-30-2013 02:09:22 | More by pknyc
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travishardy929

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-26-2013 18:07:58 | More by travishardy929
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-22-2013 16:09:02 | More by InspectorBob
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Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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vkv822

Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip

Clear, golden orange with a thin, foamy white head.

Toasty, sweet malts predominately, with some faint grassy, and melon hop notes.

Medium-full body, with mild foamy carbonation.

Not unpleasant, but the flavor profile was fairly subdued and one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 08:41:08 | More by vkv822
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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-05-2013 03:28:22 | More by Noyt
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Southampton Biere De Mars from Southampton Publick House
85 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.