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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Triple Abbey Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-24-2007)
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Photo of ommegangpbr
2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The new Southampton triple! I liked the corked and cage model; let's see how this compares, shall we?
Yes.
We shall.
The pour is placid so far. No head to speak of; looks a bit like grapefruit juice. A bit of a hazy, gold/amber color.
Smells like... fruitcake; and not really in a good way. Plums and nectarines that are starting to get very mushy is what it reminds me of. Pardon my dangling participles. Muddled scents that aren't appealing.
Why, Southampton? Why do you keep brewing beers with this profile?
This tastes like apple juice with vodka mixed in; a less syrupy version of the Southampton Gran Crus I have had. I can't get past the apple juice and vodka thing. Maybe if you like appletinis you'll like this.
Mouthfeel is pretty good all in all. Relatively light and sparkling. The sweetness is a bit sticky but doesn't linger around as long as it could.
Every once in awhile I get moments where I think I detect tasty Belgian yeast works but those moments are few and far between.
I shan't be getting this again.

ommegangpbr, Nov 23, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of Belgian yeast, spice, apples, but there's a metallic odor coming through.

T: The taste likewise has a strong metallic bite to it up front, with flavors of Belgian yeast, spices and tart fruits. The malt character is a little light and there's a mild hops presence, but not too much balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

D: Not very tasty, does not go down very easily, not too filling, good kick, not the best representation of style, there definitely are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick first.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 09, 2008
Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -21.7%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Nipitato
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber at Julio's in Westborough, MA.

A: A gold hue with visible effervescence but no head to speak of.

S: Perfumy, floral, and sweet alcohol aromas. Yeasty. Not spicy or citrusy.

T: Not a great flavor. Lacking fullness, richness, and complexity of a good Belgian tripel. What really comes through here is the alcohol flavor. Clove phenols are noticeable but without balance are kind of a distraction.

MF: Medium light body. Well carbonated. Very dry. Mucho alcohol warming - bordering on hot.

D, notes: Alcohol is not masked well in this beer. Not complex enough to be considered a good tripel.

Nipitato, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Hophead101
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

drank on 6.14.08 at home with bro in law jason. sse.

hazy golden color. ok head - 1 finger. lasts quite long. a little sediment floating around in the glass. soapy malty smell, nothing exciting.

ok taste. light up front. a bit on the weak side for a triple. didn't have any problem drinking it however.

Hophead101, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle

Pours a clear, golden color with a small white head that vanishes. Almost no lacing.

Aroma is slightly yeasty and very fruity. Just a bit of hops detected.

Slightly sweet upfront leading into a mild yeastiness and pleasant fruity flavor. Finishes sweet and fairly clean.

Medium body, mild carbonation.

Easy enough to drink, but not much about this beer says "tripel" except for the label. Missing several characteristics and levels of complexity that really define this style.

MaltyGoodness, Aug 08, 2008
Photo of rallison
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that leaves almost no lacing but never fully dissipates.

Smells of sweet toffee, oddly. Slight tropical fruits. Not altogether very impressive. Diacetyl may also be present.

Taste is similar. Some tropical fruits atop a toffee-ish malt backbone. Not very complex or interesting.

Mouthfeel is well enough carbonated and drinkability is ok.

Overall, meh. This beer is, well, boring. Not a bad beer, per se, but not a very good beer either. There are many better tripels out there.

Edit: Just not a good tripel. Taste lowered from 3.5 to 3.0.

rallison, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head that went away pretty quick. In the aroma, big on corriander and alcohol, small amounts of fruit in the backround. In the taste, alcohol up front, with a dry corriander end to it. A dry beer, quite big on alcohol. A smooth triple, big on alcohol.

OWSLEY069, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of POTABLE83
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

POTABLE83, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jurbanik
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of ksimons
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-a cloudy golden orange with a bit of head on the top

S-citrus, some orange fruit, yeast, sweet, and slightly malty

T-the beer has a citrus bite with some fruity sweetness and ends with a malty and yeasty note. The flavors are all there but seem somewhat unorganized and no one flavor really stands out

M-mellow, slight citrus and alcohol bite, medium carbonation

D-its good, but the flavors don't come all together to make it truly great

ksimons, May 06, 2010
Photo of BeerLover729
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out to be golden with small quickly retreating head. The beer smells slightly of grape esters and has a sour phenol finish. The beer has a mellow malt taste with a pronounced phenol character that finishes off as almost sour. The dark fruit esters are not detectable by taste but this is potentially because the beer is cold still. The finish is very dry and almost harsh. This beer has a medium and appropriate body with moderate fizzy carbonation. It goes down easy but it has a harshness to the finish that makes me pause before taking the next sip. This is a good beer. However, it might be better with additional aging.

BeerLover729, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of ark57
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I usually find beers from Southampton very good, but this one didn't do much for me. It is golden in color with a slight haze and a meringue-like head, but it looks too fizzy. The aroma has some vanilla and spice, but it does not emit much for my nose to detect. Lemon/citrus notes are at the forefront and there is some malty sweetness. The creamy body aslso has a yeasty/bready character before the peppery alcohol finishes it off. This isn't a bad beer by any stretch, just not my favorite.

ark57, Jun 03, 2004
Photo of zaphodchak
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance (in tulip out of a 750mL) is cloudy amber with fine white head.

Nose is mellow orange and yeast. Pleasant, suggesting a full-bodied taste.

Taste has a striking note of sweet alcohol which is balanced by carbonation and some faint hop bitterness. Faint traces of apple linger, but the taste doesn't quite live up to the nose.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, but faintly prickly-- nothing exceptional.

Overall nice, but not outstanding for the style.

zaphodchak, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of WhiteOak
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden yellow color. A minimal head quickly settles down to nothing.

S- Smells of white grape juice, Sauternes dessert wine, and hops.

T- Straightforward, one-dimensional flavor of thick, sweet malt and sweet rolls. As sweet as it is, the finish is of dry hops.

M, D- Sweet & viscous, but an over-exuberant level of CO2 cuts the stickiness. Plenty of malt structure here, but no real Belgian characteristics to be found.

WhiteOak, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Southampton Triple - Southampton, NY

Appears a honey golden crystal clear very filtered appearance with a bright white foaming head. Aroma is sweet with syrup loaded sugar tones spicy balanced herbal and tropical fruit notes creamy finish with a touch of alcohol. Flavor has a honey coated sweet Belgian candi sugar with herbal mild hops focusing toward the malt profile full of troical and passion with a touch of citrus fruits mild pear with white grapes and a spiced up yeast finish. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky and not well attenuated compared to authentic Belgian tripels some residual sugars are left over bringing some off qualities for me spritzy carbonation really tickled the palate. Drinkability is decent not as great as past reviews when this brew was pub only, contracting has it's downfalls and this brewery really paints that portrait well. Bottles are done in upstate NY, not sure about the kegs, and caged bottles are down at Sly Fox Royersford with Phil Markowski on hand. So far the best beers I've had from them were the Abbey 12 and the Grand Cru.

WVbeergeek, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of gcare02
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of joe1510
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz Bomber
Halftime Beverage

The Abbey Style Triple pours a crystal clear deep golden, I can see my fingerprints on the other side of the glass. A one finger white head forms onthe pour but quickly falls to a skimming with a thick ring. A swirl here and there brings the head right back. Bursts of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface.

The aroma is the best aspect of this beer. Smells like a simple Belgian tripel but with bigger doses of each aroma. Big on the clove infused pear which is the dominant smell coming fro mthe glass. Some green apple and candi sugar are sprinkled in there as well. A solid dose of alcohol spiciness brings up the backend.

Flavor is much less subdued than the aroma. Clove washes over the tongue. Pear and green apples come throuch occasionally. Mild alcohol spiciness on the finish. The problem here is the flavors are weak and muddled.

Medium-light body but with somewhat of a watery consistency. A little light on the carbonation. Some alcohol vapors rise through the nose and throat on the swallow.

This beer is easy enough to finish a glass but that's about all I'll want in a sitting.

Not what I was expecting from Southampton. This just seems like a muddled not very well put together tripel. A disappointment, my first from this brewery.

joe1510, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of pmccallum86
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color with a small bubbly head.

Smell is Belgian yeasts and booze.

Taste is Belgian yeasts and malts with a strong alcohol smell as well.

Mouthfeel is thin and carbonated.

Drinkability suffers a little from the high level of alcohol, but overall not too shabby.

pmccallum86, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt., 6 oz. bottle, poured into a tulip glass:

Pours hazy/clouded golden with a thin head that soon becomes a patch. Very little lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is of orange peel and pepper. Candi sugar and herbal/medicinal notes are present. Grainy malt and a touch of mustiness come through as it warms.

The taste is sweet - candi sugar. A raw cookie-dough characteristic almost dominates. Orange and lemon peel give it a balancing tartness. Finishes with a dry spiciness.

Medium-bodied with a nice texture, this isn't bad, but it doesn't quite stand out for the style. Cookie-dough a bit too prominent overall.

jwc215, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" eggshell head over the clear golden brew. Frothy head lasts nicely, with ample delicate lace. Aroma is spicy and soapy, with a touch of citrus. Taste is spicy upfront with the sweet grains, Lemony in the middle, and that character carries on to the aftertaste. Mouthfeel seems a bit too bubbly, and drinking is pretty good. Ok, but nothing to knock yourself over trying to find, for sure.

ppoitras, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of scottg
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.6 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours an orange color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Citrus, fruity yeast, banana and green apple aromas. Up front orange citrus flavor mixed with yeast followed by a banana middle that lingers into the finish where it is joined by a light malt flavor. Medium to light carbonation with a medium body, could be more carbonated to add some crispness. Kind of a one note beer, lacks the depth and balance of a good tripel.

scottg, May 28, 2008
Photo of ericj551
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Southhampton Triple pours a slightly hazy light orange with a thin bubbly head that fades almost immediately. Aroma is dry, chalky yeast with some hints of fruity esters. Flavor is more of the dry chalky, estery yeast with some light malts. Overall the beer is very dry and thin without a lot of the smooth flavors I expect from triple. The alcohol is light but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms.

ericj551, Oct 05, 2007
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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale from Southampton Publick House
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