Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale - Southampton Publick House
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
05-11-2008 04:20:32 | More by Sammy
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
03-20-2010 03:54:47 | More by metter98
3.58/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
06-07-2011 00:48:38 | More by mikesgroove
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
04-11-2008 17:27:46 | More by Phyl21ca
2.6/5 rDev -32.3%
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.
08-09-2008 22:41:46 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
11-04-2007 19:55:13 | More by WVbeergeek
4/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
06-09-2010 17:12:14 | More by drabmuh
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
04-05-2011 03:20:14 | More by jlindros
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
06-23-2009 12:35:21 | More by WesWes
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
11-11-2007 14:50:48 | More by jwc215
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
09-21-2007 20:49:24 | More by Gavage
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
12/10/06- Received from BA Bultrey as part of a fantasy baseball prize.
Presentation- 750ml bottle, caged and corked. No freshness dating however. Poured into my St. Bernardus chalice.
Appearance- Diluted peach juice color. Looks a tad watery. 1/2 inch head which leaves light trails of lace.
Smell- Sweet and floral. Lots of friggin hops! Spices are forced into the backseat because of the hop prescence. You can pick up a bit of white pepper and corriander though.
Taste- Extremely hoppy for a tripel. Lemon rind and maybe some tangerine flavors come through after the hop onslaught. A touch of corriander and peppery spices are to be found after the hops come in.
Mouthfeel- Very highly carbonated with a medium body per style. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste.
Drinkability- Hopheads will fall in love with this beer. Overall it's pretty tasty, but I'm old school and prefer a bit less hops in my tripel. Still would revisit though if I get in the mood for hops.
03-11-2007 18:18:03 | More by GClarkage
4/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
10-09-2006 17:49:31 | More by weeare138
3.65/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
09-09-2007 03:55:16 | More by tempest
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
10-09-2006 21:57:39 | More by Billolick
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
12-30-2011 15:36:23 | More by stakem
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
10-17-2009 23:13:53 | More by jdhilt
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
12-16-2007 21:17:06 | More by ppoitras
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
09-15-2009 21:35:34 | More by plaid75
Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale from Southampton Publick House
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