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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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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: saltydog on 11-08-2003

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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 90
Photo of zaphodchak
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of joefuzz
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Southampton triple 07 vintage


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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of pmccallum86
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of WhiteOak
3.45/5  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.

Photo of ksimons
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
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

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of metter98
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of nelnutter
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of Bierman9
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of my Half Time score from last week, this 22oz bomber set me back $5.99 plus dep/tax.

This tripel has a touch of cloudiness to its medium golden color. Carbo is fine, but dispersed and slow-moving, and the head is very thin, rim-clinging and white. Lacing is at a minimum here. Lovely aromas of candy sugar and tropical fruit emanate from the chalice. Suggestions of spiciness also abound. Fairly smooth on the tongue, the body is just a notch south of medium.

There's some tropical fruit, and a bit of bubblegum and candy sugar present on the palate. Only slightly spicy, there's a smidge of yeastiness mixing things up here. The finish is a bit dry, with no particular aspect of this bier grabbing your attention. Flavors here all seem to be quite muted. The aroma had me expecting more but then when I got around to the taste I found it was really lacking. Pretty much an "ehhhh" tripel. Like the Legacy Euphoria I had earlier today, this is another one and done bier. Prosit!

look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 3.5


Photo of taigor
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. no date or batch code found. tasted in late may/early june 2009. poured into tulip.

deep golden honey color w orangey amber tones. almost clear, with flaky sediment, despite decanting with more than 1cm left behind in the bottle. 2-finger near-white head fades to wisps and ring. 2 thin rings of webby lace and some splotches.

aroma: fruity apple, pear and faint hints of peach skin and... pineapple? sweet, caramelized, bready malt meets euro hops, which are earthy, leafy, grassy, with herbal notes. gentle phenols carry some anise and peppery spices.

taste: bready, caramelized malt, with slightly less fruitiness. quite a bit more phenolic, but still relatively controlled. euro hopping gives moderate bitterness, as phenols come back with some spice in the finish.

light to medium body, not too thin, decently smooth, with touch of acidic and astringent textures, accentuated by the phenols for a crispness that goes along with the carbonation, which is slightly fizzy, but can be momentarily creamy.

Photo of jdhilt
3.92/5  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.

Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber purchased at a small convenience store in Westchester, New York for under $4, why not ?

Appearance is a hazy yellow with a two finger pillowy white head.
Taking in the aroma of this triple, I smell citrus, sugar, with faint spice. It tastes like bananas, malt, other tastes that I cannot identify. Mouthfeel is somewhat carbonated and leaves your palate with a pleasant aftertaste of citrus and mild sweetness. Drinkability is good for this tripel that is yet another solid offering from those boys out in Long Island at the Southampton Publick House.

Photo of dirtylou
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of mhatters
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of argock
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber into a clear oversized wine glass. No freshness date. Purchased from Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $4.99.

A: Delicious creamy lemon-yellow with delicate 1-2 finger head with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Very fruity with apples, figs, and raisins with a touch of coriander and cinnamon with a dash of yeast and light herbal, grassy hops.

T: A delicious, robust flavor profile that is straightforward but thus true to the style. Fruitiness of apples, pears, and honey-soaked dates meet a soft enhancing spiciness, typical yeast character, and finishes with a crisp herbal hops note. Very easy to drink and thoroughly enjoyable.

M: The robust character is tempered slightly in the feel but still delivers a fairly creamy, coating brew with even carbonation.
Aftertaste is honey-like and fruity.

D: A great find with exceptional value. It was for some reason hidden away from the other Belgian-style ales -- I am very glad I found it. One of the most drinkable in the style with strength and robust character tempered with delicate sweetness in aspects of the presentation. I am going to have to lay out the bucks to try some of Southampton's other Belgian's given the quality of this offering.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of badbeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to kmweaver. Golden color with white head and decent retention. Aroma is pretty nice, filled with lemon, various spices, clove, and coriander. I get most of the same notes in the taste; very flavorful. Light body and high in carbonation. I guess I'm in the minority for really liking this. I'd definitely enjoy having this again.

Photo of Biggness
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light hazy amber with barely any head and small ammounts of lacing. The nose is very pleasant of bananas and nice malts. The taste is very smooth, some hints of vanilla, there is some banana and a little orange, all backed with a nice malt base. The mouthfeel is nice but the carbonation level is low. Fir 8% this is an extremely drinkable beer.

Photo of ccrida
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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...

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Southampton Triple Abbey Style Ale from Southampton Publick House
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