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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale - Southampton Publick House

Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Triple Abbey Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%


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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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Zeno’s Pub - State College, PA - Oct 14, 2007. Light hibiscus and orange spritz aroma, laid down in a bed of wet grain. Pours a strikingly clear pale gold, topped with a minimal white head. Flavor is a dense, sugar imbued sweep. There’s some hexaneous lemon, lots of bright, glowing yeast phenolics, over gentle pear, sweet apple and melon. A nip of warmth and glow of the yeast products, in a minerally husk. Backend gushes out with a chewy, hop gum and spritz of lemon zest. Nicely dry and comparatively clean finish. Missing some depth and carbonation. Could use more forceful, bright percolation. Overall, decent, but not excelling.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 15:04:36 | More by CharlesDarwin
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taigor

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap poured into pint glass.

A - Poured hazy golden color with large white head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing around glass.

S - Belgian yeasts with hints of orange and fruits.

T - Sweet with bready taste and hints of citrus and fruits.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Ok, decent triple from American brewery. I wouldnt drink it again though.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2009 17:48:23 | More by taigor
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plaid75

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a light copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a heavy sweet malt and earthy yeast esters.

The taste consisted of a moderately sweet malt, apple peel and pear. Full earthy esters as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and user friendly tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2009 21:35:34 | More by plaid75
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap into a tulip glass at TDR Exton

Pours a light ambergolden color with a big, thick foamy white head with lots of porosity

Notes of lemon, yeast, spice, light fruit (definitely apple)

The spice really pops through in the flavor, some graininess as well. Finishes dry and crisp, not overly sweet

Light and easy to drink, well carbonated, a nice beer, the alcohol is well masked by the beer, making it comfortable to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 13:53:31 | More by mhatters
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2007 19:55:13 | More by WVbeergeek
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber gold body. My glass had almost no head to it. Did the bartender hold on to it too long before bringing it over to me?

S: Lemon, yeasty, mild fruity malt sweetness. Crisp aroma.

T: Grains are upfront and balanced by a spicy yeast with a mild phenol-like finish

M: Light body with a decent amount of carbonation throughout

D: Quite drinkable with the abv very well hidden.. overall, enjoyable for $3 on draft

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2007 14:00:41 | More by callmemickey
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Eulogy in Philly.

Served in a goblet. Overall, this tripel is good, but unremarkable. As far as the standard for the style goes, the bar is pretty high, these are delicious beers we're talking about here. But the malt is plain, with just a bit a caramel. The spice is too light, mostly just a corriander undercurrent. And while the little bit of hops at the end adds a nice touch, this all doesn't add up to an amazing beer. That said, this is a pretty good beer. I'd call it on par with Weyerbacher's Merry Monks.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2007 03:55:16 | More by tempest
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the Blind Tiger.

This tripel poured a hazy, golden color with very good white foam that left some lace on the glass. The smell was malty and fruity: musty grapes, grape skins, apples, and pears. The taste was vinous and slightly musty (grape) and fruity but with a good balance of malt, and with a hint of alcohol and spice. The hops were there but subdued. The taste was less sweet than some tripels. The mouthfeel was smooth, creamy, and warming. The body was medium-full with modest carbonation feel. This was a very, very good tripel, and I enjoyed it very much. Very easy to drink (perhaps dangerously so).

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2003 18:25:33 | More by UncleJimbo
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orange murky amber color with no head and no carbonation.

S - mildly sweet milky and like a whisky I can't name. Hints of abv burn and candied figs or carmeled apples. It's very faint.

T - not bad. Flavors are weak but they got the idea right. No off flavors or blanket hops. It is not as good as real Belgian triples but it is a good imitation

M - abv has a bit of sting but still fine for this style.

D - for $4 it's cheaper than a flight to brussles you couldn't tell it's a knockoff... But only if you drank several.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:06:49 | More by jeranbrews
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing this '07 bomber. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clear golden with faint spotty yeast particulate stuck in suspension. White froth is quick to recede from the initial finger formation. A swirl releases a few bubbles that hardly form a lacing across the top yet it does produce some spotty lace on the glass.

The smell is reminiscent of pear skins and apple with a light spicy hints of clove. A little more reminiscent of cider in the aroma than the expected tripel. Mild pepper comes out once warm with a bit of cheese. Overall this is very apple forward in the nose.

Tastes mildly spicy from the Belgian yeast contribution. Apple cider is hinted throughout with both suggestions of skin and fleshy apples. Cloves and pepper providing a supporting role to break up the ale flavoring and bring the focus back into the expected tripel character. Pale biscuit malt gives a bready aftertaste which is enjoyable.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Nice drinkability with little to no abv impact despite it being 8% and allowed to gradually warm up. Overall this is very mild tripel with solid focus on apple flavoring that was an interesting experience. Not my favorite in the style but enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 15:36:23 | More by stakem
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep brown-yellow, like most tripels should.

Smell is nothing impressive, but my sense of smells sucks and I'm not sniffing my beers, I am drinking them.

Pleasant taste and mouthfeel. I try a LOT of tripels, this is nothing extraordinairy, but nothing to be overlooked either. Ranks high on my list of tripels.

If you are a fan of belgian ales and/or tripels, add this to your list to try. It won't be the best, but it will be very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 00:48:27 | More by Vylo
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renegadeburger

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

received in a beer trade....hard to tell if this beer was aged or not, cannot find a label indicating its age....

poured into a snifter glass...beer has nice pillowy white head of uneven bubbles....beer is slightly cloudy & murky....nice aroma of straw and hay and yeast....

taste is sublime....earthy tangy and spicey without being overbearing....

mouthfeel is excellent...fine carbonation it really pops out at you iand has a lot of zing on the tongue i like this feel a lot

overall i think this is a great beer i would definitely try it again

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 14:41:25 | More by renegadeburger
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hazy yellow colored amber with a very big white frothy head of foamy lace across the top. Very nice retention left behind copious amounts of side glass lace and a very nice little film
across the top.

A nice light wheat aroma could be detected as well and this blended in nicely with the yeast. It was a light aroma overall though not really making any kind of striking impression on me. light hints of peaches or pears, but nothing that was too terribly strong to be honest. No hint of the alcohol in here what so ever and it really had quite a light profile. Some light grassy flavors in and around the finish with a decent little bit of drying at the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 00:48:38 | More by mikesgroove
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light fizzy head fades quickly to almost nothing, over light golden yellow wheat little hazy color.

Nose light golden Belgian malts, plenty of Belgian yeast fruit, apple, pear, apricot, light yeast aroma, light booze and sweet candi sugar.

Taste lighter overall, some Belgian malts, light wheat like taste, a light sweet syrup that's not really candi sugar, with a bit of booze warmth, light spices, plenty of fruits apple, pear, apricot again, light golden raisin, finishes still semi sweet, lingering sweet candy flavors, light malts, lots of fruit, and a slight boozy taste.

Mouth of med bodied although it feels light for the style, and lower carbonation.

Overall an ok attempt at it, sweet, could have used a bit more body, carbonation and a drier finish bit more malts too, but fairly drinkable and decent tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 03:20:14 | More by jlindros
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 02:52:15 | More by zaphodchak
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joefuzz

New York

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Southampton triple 07 vintage

A-4.5
S-5
T-4.5
M-4.5
D-5

Poured from bottle into my Southampton oversized snifter, pours a bright golden yellow with a small quickly vanishing white head

Smells like a fruit basket apples and almost mangos come to mind with some earthy oat tones absolutely amazing

Tastes very well balanced, great belgian yeast and malt taste on the first sip with a sweet fruity almost sour after taste

Mouthfeel is great carbonation has held up pretty well very light drinking

Drinkability is pretty high for a triple, cannot find the 8%abv anywhere

Very glad I picked up a few of these at the southampton IRS release party. The 4 years turned this from a okay beer to an amazing piece of brewing.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 05:12:15 | More by joefuzz
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into my Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: hazy golden body with some lethargic effervescence and a finger of frothy ivory head. Color is quite nice but the head could be better; I worry about what this bodes for the carbonation.

Smell: rich, malty aroma with some nice pear and apple characteristics. Slightly musty and a little blunt, but pretty darn good.

Taste: flavor profile is consistent with the aroma. There is a pretty good maltiness here backed by apples and pears, though there is a bit more fruity acidity here than the aroma suggested. Malt lingers nicely on the palate, giving a pretty decent aftertaste which matches the primary flavors.

Mouthfeel: body is medium with a somewhat decent level of carbonation. There is some creaminess here, but for a tripel I really expect a lot more.

Drinkability: a solid, middle-of-the-road flavor profile is well-executed here, with a good aroma and a decent mouthfeel. A little more carbonation would help this beer a lot, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 05:20:00 | More by flagmantho
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 04:14:45 | More by pmccallum86
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a Duvel glass.

Pours a copper color, white foam, little lacing. Light sweet smell, some fruit. Malty taste, a little on the light side. Almost watery. Some candy sugar and spice buried. Some sour. Buried alcohol.

Light in the mouthfeel, loosely carbonated. Very drinkable and tasty. Clearly not a real Belgian, but a good imitation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 02:04:57 | More by KTCamm
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is yellow with a huge head, seriously huge and its mostly clear. Not much lacing left on the glass. That's OK. Carbonation is high.

Beer is estery with fruit notes in the nose. Smells pretty good but really mild.

Beer is medium body and it finishes kind of dry. Very bright with the carbonation in the front of the mouth and good fruit flavors in the mid palate. Overall its a good beer and I'd drink it again but I have a soft spot for tripels.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 17:12:14 | More by drabmuh
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 20:08:12 | More by WhiteOak
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ksimons

New York

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 00:10:35 | More by ksimons
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold like straw and a little bit hazy. Good bubbly white head and lacing. Sort of an alcohol scent with wheat.

Has a well-balanced sweetness to it. Has a mild alcohol undertone to it. Has a bit of bitterness in the back of the mouth. Has a good carbonation to it. Very nice, balanced abbey ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 00:53:52 | More by Amalak
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured clear golden into a snifter glass with not much in the way of a head. Medium carbonation.
S: Sweet, sugary, orangey yeasty smell with other types of mixed ester aromas.
T: The taste is sweet with hints of orange citrus and other spices. It's very similar to the smell.
M: Medium body taste with a crisp flavor.
D; Relatively easy to drink for a tripel; the alcoholic content is not very noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 03:54:47 | More by metter98
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nelnutter

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 22 oz. bottle into oversized wine glass.

A: Pours a hazy gold color with a quickly disipating head that leaves only a slight bit of lacing.

S: Nice aroma of mostly sweet pale malt, tropical fruits, and some bubble gum.

T: Very tasty, fruity and sweet and some slight earthy undertones. Very slight alcohol bite as the beer warms, but it's a very welcome amount.

M: Medium-full bodied with ample carbonation.

D: Very tasty and drinkable beer. I was very pleased with this one and would definitely get it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 00:09:35 | More by nelnutter
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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale from Southampton Publick House
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.