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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty though sweetish Belgian. Carbonation, initially, and then as warms is flattish. Malt and yeast give it a sugary fruitiness. Orange, yet the taste of date and fig. Very drinkable and great with fish. Above average mouthfeel. Definately the American take.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 04:20:32 | More by Sammy
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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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with some good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast with some nice fruity ester and some medium sweet malt. Taste is a nice enough mix between some spicy yeast and fruity ester with some well balance medium sweet Belgian malt. Body is average for the style with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very refreshing and well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 17:27:46 | More by Phyl21ca
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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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.6/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 22:41:46 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a predominantly pale malt scent that's seemingly light with some malty sweetness. The yeast esters create an earthy, yet somewhat fruity aroma. The taste is great! It has quite a fruity flavor that works well with pale malts. It's smooth with a bit of sweetness in the finish. It's got some earthy character, but it's a mild. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's got excellent malt and yeast character; a damn fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 12:35:21 | More by WesWes
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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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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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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 14:50:48 | More by jwc215
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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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Gavage

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow with a short 1/2" head that falls apart to a swirling surface foam. No lacing develops.

Smell: floral and citrus tones are detectable, and some hints of yeast spiciness lingers in the background.

Taste: grainy malt, floral bitterness, pears, orange citrus, lemon zest, yeast spiciness, coriander and honey are rounded with a warming alcohol tone.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Long aftertaste. Medium bodied brew.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable and a worthy tripel worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 20:49:24 | More by Gavage
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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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Billolick

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the beers available in bottles at the Hop Devil/Belgian room. for the STHMPTN night awhile back and this review is from my notes. Large Belgian style bomber, caged and corked, 2006 dated bottle. Pours light yellowy amber, with moderate carbonation and lifting a light and lively near white head. Head disolves to a film and leaves fine and intricate lacing with each sip. Nose here is of Belgian yeasties, and some crisp spicing. Warming and pheolic brew, notes of peppery spice, honey, and alcohol with a snappy hoppy, dry finish. NIce Southampton take on the classic Belgian style. Just short of the usual Home run from this brewer, but still a worthy creation and worth seeking out bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2006 21:57:39 | More by Billolick
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly no lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light sweet yeasty nose. Flavor is fruity and spicey. Good but not like a triple from Belgium. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 23:13:53 | More by jdhilt
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2007 21:17:06 | More by ppoitras
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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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weeare138

Pennsylvania

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

'03 bottle...
Appears a hazy, dense gold with a small white head that slowly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of creamy vanilla, light caramel, candy sugary, doughy yeast, heavy pils malt, honey...Rodenbach yeast perhaps? This one is also slightly oxidized.
Taste is of the same mentioned aromas. It's actually pretty nice and the oxidation is hardly noticable.
Mouthfeel is effervescent, medium bodied, and mildly dosed with sugar.
This is nice and digestible. A well done tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2006 17:49:31 | More by weeare138
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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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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

8% Belgian style tripel.

A: Pours a hazy and cloudy bright golden-orange color with a moderately diminishing white creamy head with small peppery particulate matter dancing about.

S: There is very lively carbonation with yeasty aromatics of bubble gum and creamy bananas on the nose.

T: The beer starts off very spicy with a touch of alcohol warming. The mouthful is light and creamy and very lively from the carbonation. For flavor there are some nice esters and fruitiness of pears, oranges, and bananas. The finish is dry and spicy with warm bananas and dry orange grind on the tongue. The hopping is peppery and spicy with huge citrusy notes against a light Belgian malting backing. The beer is very clean flavor wise with good yeast attributes and a slight sourness but lacks the complexity and spicing of true Belgian beers.

M: lively from the carbonation, a bit rough texture wise more then expected, perhaps from the c02.

D: A good American interpretation and easy drink with a good flavor and overall rating.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 15:53:33 | More by beerthulhu
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ccrida

Oregon

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

Bomber poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Southampton Triple is a clear brassy gold, lots of streamers forming a creamy white head that leaves decent lace. I've cellared this bottle for a little over ½ a year

Smell is sweet cereal grains, vanilla, diacetyl, alcohol vapors. There's also a light hint of flaky baked potato skins and a touch of asparagus.

Taste is pretty strong, toffee, vanilla, a touch buttery, tropical fruity esters, clean alcohol. Pretty good, but more malt, diacetyl then is usual for the style. There's also a slightly sour tang, soapy hops and a chalky bicarbonate bite. Reminds me a bit of Grimbergena Blonde.

Mouthfeel is dry and creamy, but thicker, with a spicy, boozy finish.

Drinkability is pretty good, nice taste and goes down easily. Still, it's on the thicker side, and not something I wanted another of. Perhaps given enough time it would thin out without falling apart. I don't think age was an issue, but I'm not sure how long it was on the shelf before I bought it, with Southampton not stamping their labels...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 23:33:32 | More by ccrida
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dirtylou

Washington

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

22oz bomber, purchased at a whole foods somewhere in the NORVA region and consumed back in charlotte. always enjoy some southampton

appearance: served in an OMB glass, hazy orange body with a fluffy beige cap...rather dull body

smell: fair amount of fruit sweetness - apple, pear, pineapple, corriander, clove

taste: a good but not great tripel - sweet pear and apple are in the forefront - sharp clove, white pepper and other spice are provided. the downfalls are the overly sweet finish and lacking that yeast zip that i like in a tripel

mouthfeel: a little sweeter and with a slightly heavier body than the flagships

drinkability: fine

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:02:25 | More by dirtylou
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 15:18:47 | More by OWSLEY069
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

Thus pours a hazy yellow gold with about an inch of foam that shrinks quickly to some spotting in the middle of my glass. There's some good lacing.

My first whiff gave me some notes of yeast, some slight citrus. some fruit(green apple?), and some spice.

The taste is yeasty and fruity up front, with the latter bringing some tartness(green apple again?)but there's some nice spicy tones as well. Interesting flavours and pretty easy to drink for an 8%er. The more I sip, the more I notice how well the tartness and yeast work together and I know I'll have no problem finishing this bomber.

It's on the low end of medium bodied and the carbonation is on the light side, like all the beers that this brewery makes but what the heck. It works for me.

Bottom line: I like this Tripel and everything I've tried from Southampton. Thank goodness for trading!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 23:04:00 | More by Bitterbill
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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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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750ml just like the BA avatar. Relaxed presentation, the simple plain looking yellow backed main label states that this is ‘Southampton Trappist Style Triple Ale’. No freshness date, who cares, but listed as O.G.= 20.0°P, 9.0% abv. Corked and caged, the cage actually disintegrated and broke, the thumbed cork nevertheless was easy enough to extract.

Appearance: Well my trusted Duvel Glass rises to the challenge yet again. Funky golden Saison body, partially hazed with a clean yet cloudy peach-golden streamer laden body. Awesome levels of dissolved carbonation, gently swirled it reveals a milky golden body of pure conditioning that supports a pure white head, which in turns leaves a thinly veiled lacing which quickly dissolves. Super fine bubbled conditioning. Looks f’in cool.

Nose: Soaked honey dew lemon fruits and sugar coated frosted candies. Bitter orange seeded tangerine flesh eating bugs pierce the nasal cavity and dissolve my nose hairs whilst feasting on my inner bodily skin. My Testicles real in the presence of the biting sharp yeasty aromas that pluck at the fruity strings of the background floral Hops.

Taste: Wow, smashed apricots, bitter peaches, exotic banana slices, biscuit malts, sucrose, Candi sugar, fruity middling tones and some yeasty breaded beeswax honey tones. Incredible mix and profile of flavors. Superb. Bitter yet honey laden finish

Mouthfeel: Very smooth carbonated body. Finely attenuated and dissolved blanket conditioning flash the tongue with a velvet sour tinge and a dry fruity sweet marmalade ending.

Drinkability: I really need to get back to Southampton Publick House and get 12 750ml bottles of anything they produce and ship them Westward. Quaffable in a dangerous way.

Overall: Triples in the US so often miss the point, they completely avoid the heritage of the strong fruity and bitter Belgian Golden Ales that formed them and head into a jumbled bitter pale ale mess. But what I love about Southampton is that they avoid this Faux Pas and grasp the heritage head on, for they have produced a classic Fruity Triple IMVHO. How Classic??? Imagine British Cinema and Ealing Comedy without Alastair Sim……that’s how classic!!!

It’s my Dad’s 60th Birthday today, and sadly I can’t be back in England to share it with him, so I’m raising this 750ml as a toast to the old man, I get my fucked up sense of humor exclusively from him, but we both know a great brew when we get to taste one - so this brew is well worthy of the situation!

Cheers to Jetsbeer for this “Birthday” Classic.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2004 08:17:52 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale from Southampton Publick House
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.