Saison Deluxe - Southampton Publick House
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3.96/5 rDev -4.1%
I've been really into Saisons recently thanks to Hill Farmstead so I thought it was finally time to visit this local favorite. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon tulip.
Cork ejects with a loud pop. Beer pours a massive, 4 finger foamy white head with excellent retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod that shows ample carbonation. Lacing is patchy and thick with good stick. Doesn't get much better.
Nose is coriander, flower, Belgian yeast, clove and peppercorn. Yeasty and sweet but missing that notable, desirable funk. Still good though. Pretty aromatic too.
Opens Belgian yeast, peppercorn and coriander. Some cobwebs and more Belgian yeast and spices towards the middle. Some candied sugar notes mixed with a touch of booziness at the end. Finishes yeasty with a sweet, fruity and spiced aftertaste. Good but not real representative of the saison style.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down smooth with just a tickle. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Really drinkable and refreshing.
A really solid beer overall. However, this isn't what I imagine to be a representative saison and honestly, tastes more like a Belgian Pale or even a tripel. Very sweet with big, bold Belgian yeast notes. Carbonated like a Tripel too. Furthermore, it lacks a certain funk and farmhouse character. I'd revisit this because it is an easy drinking, complex and delicious beer. However, as a saison, there are more representative offerings out there.
03-04-2013 02:28:11 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.91/5 rDev -5.3%
750ml poured into a tulip.
Hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation.
Pear, apple, lemon, dough, peach and apricot.
Golden apple pulp, bosc pear and drops of lemon juice. Doughy bread, raw grains and spelt. Hints of apricot and nectarine. Finishes with notes of potpourri, dried grass and pink peppercorn. An earthy bitterness lingers.
Light bodied, crisp, dry and clean.
This doesn't have the Saison yeast profile that I was hoping for. There's no funk, only some potpourri and pepper. It's a very Americanized Saison but it's still a nice beer.
02-10-2013 17:27:56 | More by justintcoons
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
Thanks to Wowcoolman and wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.
Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, and slight spices. Taste is much the same with a grape juice flavor as well. 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 that is really tasty and easy to drink.
09-11-2012 01:30:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
Moderate to large sized white head. Retention not very good, but pretty good lacing. Clear golden colour.
Smell is fairly yeasty, with light fruits (grape, lemon and mango). Floral. Very nice.
Taste has lots of light fruit (grape, banana and mango), yeast, some spice (white pepper). Good stuff. Yeast is great and adds a nice flavour.
Mouthfeel is a bit limpid. Light bodied, low carbonation.
Overall, a very nice saison. I would drink this regularly if it was available to me.
08-21-2012 23:29:24 | More by jrenihan
3.33/5 rDev -19.4%
A-golden with a nice white head
S-smells earthy and muddy. Lemon grass, fairly aged. Slightly sour. Medium to good strength.
T-comes in with a weak but slightly bitter taste of raw pale Belgians malts. It's an odd mix. Not of high quality and it's not well balanced.
M-low carbonation with a wet finish
O-This is a pretty a poor Saison. It tastes almost yucky. I think they attempted to make it a good tart Saison, but it just fell apart.
07-17-2012 16:10:52 | More by AdamBear
Saison Deluxe from Southampton Publick House
92 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.