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Southampton Abbot 12 - Southampton Publick House

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BA SCORE
89
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 27
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2003)
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-30-2013 13:48:53 | More by DmanGTR
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-13-2013 00:38:56 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, dark brown pour with a big white head, light lacing. The aroma is full of sweet dark fruit(dates and plums), and alcohol. The flavors are very sweet, dark fruit, and hot alcohol. It finishes hot and sweet. The body is full, good carbonation. Even though it is very sweet I liked it. The combination of flavors really worked for me.

04-16-2011 01:16:37 | More by bonkers
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-23-2011 00:51:10 | More by PittBeerGirl
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 03:28:35 | More by JAHMUR
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-27-2013 18:54:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2011 19:41:04 | More by djrn2
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Clear, deep amber color that appeared almost mahogany. Off white/egg shell colored fizzy head that fades quite quickly. Splotchy lacing sticks in the glass.

Aroma is earthy, malty with some sweetness and the slightest yeast tones.

There is a bit of alcohol as the flavor burst in your mouth. Not hot, but perceptible. Nicely complex flavors. Dates, prunes, cherries and a hint of white pepper. Not much yeast character, but the layers of fruit and malt tones add nice depth.

Smooth, silky mouth feel. Almost syrup like.

Very enjoyable. I like this.

08-08-2009 02:19:50 | More by Reagan1984
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-02-2014 20:14:38 | More by muskiesman
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-16-2012 20:16:01 | More by CaptCleveland
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

750ml bottle into my Rochefort chalice. It poured a darker, caramel brown color with a frothy, creamy head covering the beer and clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a big darker fruit presence to it with some notes of cherry, fig and plum mixing with some sweeter, malty, caramel flavors. Nice mix of flavors in the aroma for the style

The taste has some malty, caramel flavors mixing with a crisp, fruity, apple like flavor to it up front. In the finish it starts to show more of the cherry, fig and raisin flavors with a little bit of brown sugar as well.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being on the higher side. Overall it was a very nice beer of the style. It showcased the malts really nicely and was also very drinkable for the style and abv. Very enjoyable beer overall.

11-19-2011 00:36:46 | More by billab914
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-19-2014 05:32:06 | More by hopley
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2013 16:13:06 | More by dwoolley1
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-16-2013 14:44:58 | More by tommyguz
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-18-2012 22:31:26 | More by jfcaa193
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CloudStrife

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

750ml corked and caged, poured into a goblet. 12/23/14 on the bottle.

A: Pours a real hazy brownish dark ruby with a 1.5 finger white head with lots of tiny bubbles. Some chunks floating even in the first glass. Cant see any carbonation in the misty body.

S: Great belgian yeast with a roasty complexion. Dark fruits and a molasses like sweetness. Alcohol is fairly well hidden.

T: A sweet malty belgian taste with a fruity alcohol finish. A hint of chocolate. Dark fruits like fig and raisin.

M: Thick and creamy mouth. Low carbonation. Certainly a sipping beer. Goes down pretty smooth for the ABV.

Overall a tasty quad. On the heavy side and could use some more pep to it. Dont think I would ever mind sipping on it through.

05-03-2012 00:30:39 | More by CloudStrife
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socon67

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Brown pour with a clear foam that bubbles with activity. No lacing of note. Has a slight red hue.

S - Scents of berries, dried apricots, and candy sugar. Gives off a dry sherry smell.

T - Initial sweetness of sugary fruit gives to an acidic bite at the end. There is a slight warming booziness that makes this beer inviting. While not as mellow as some of thebetter quads, I did enjoy the complexity.

M - Balance on this was nice and a very drinkable beer after a nice meal. If this were just ore mellow I'd give it a 5.

O - Southampton may have lost a step recently but beers like this make me look forward to trying them. A really good local belgian quad that could serve better with some age on it.

02-24-2013 00:54:09 | More by socon67
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

JustinA1 got this in a trade with joerodiii and decided to share. Thanks homes.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: Body looked dull at first, but it shows rich brown, red and orange in light; nice autumn-y colors. A thin, loose, off-white halo sits atop for the entire session. Wish I had put this in a different glass - preferably one with an etched bottom - but it still looks decent.

Smell: Caramel, plums, cinnamon and spices, and a green grape/white wine-like twang. Alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms, but also adds a somewhat pleasant floral ester note.

Taste: Very similar to the smell, but with added spices (specifically cinnamon) and semi-pleasant esters. Alcohol is a bit more apparent than it should be, but I dig the complexity and overall flavor profile.

Motuhfeel: Actively carbonated, full bodied, and a little sugary/gritty. Finishes dry and produces a slow, warming sensation in the tummy. Not at all harsh.

Drinkability: This was a very pleasant and polished quadrupel. Though not great in any category, Justin and I really enjoyed it all the way through.

10-19-2010 05:03:13 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Sampled from a bottle contract brewed at Sly Fox. This one's a little odd/off. It tastes a good deal like wort straight from a lauer tun. There is a nice spicy hops note that finishes the beer, but the flavor, while not unpleasant, isn't very quad-like. Considering the high-cost on this beer, I'd say avoid.

UPDATE: Had this again and it's much better. Big, big juicy prun and raisins with complimenting cocoa and caramel. Like an authentic quad, but a little richer.

11-01-2007 15:05:16 | More by tempest
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rand

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Acquired in a nice little trade with Manoftyr

750 mL bottle to tulip glass

A: Pours a dark brown with red hues, lots of suspended yeast. A huge, nearly 3-inch foamy head forms on a gentle pour, reluctant to recede. Big patches of lacing coat the glass.

S: The nose is fruity - dark ripened fruits with a tropical bend. Notes of fig and banana pop through, while bready, yeasty aspects provide the bouquet's backdrop. Alcohol is apparent, but fairly subdued for the ABV.

T: Notes of ripened fruit meet the palate first, with raisins and cherries dominant. Tropical tone in the nose is replaced with wood and tobacco. The beer is bready, chewy in texture, blending nicely with the rich cherry and wood flavors. Alcohol is strong, as expected for the ABV, but burnt sugar and caramel counter any alcohol bite and carry to a sweet finish.

M: Rich and oily. Bready and chewy, really needs to be savored. Frothier than a lot of Quads I've tried...really filling beer all around.

This is a sipper, but a good one. Flavors tend toward the sweet end of the spectrum, but well within expectations for a Quad. Would be a nice one to have around for the holidays.

05-16-2011 07:33:26 | More by rand
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

750 bottle served in st. bernardus oversized wineglass. bottle reads a 9.9 abv.

pours a deep, dark amber with a finger of white head. moderate retention, decent lacing.

nose is yeasty and sweet with a lot of dark fruits... malty with brown sugar notes. taste is a pleasant surprise - i was prepared to pan this as measured against its authentic belgian counterparts, but no. fair amount going on here: raisins, sweet malts, brown sugar, some booze but by no means overpowering, yeast and other dark fruits. straddles the line of being too sweet but doesn't cross it, at least not for me... not on the level of the trappistes of course, but it's pretty damn tasty in its own right.

mouthfeel is okay, full bodied, medium carbonation. scores high in drinkability; i can see myself coming back for more.

original review on: 07-09-2010

05-09-2012 17:32:45 | More by BostonHops
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RandomBattle

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Had a at joint Southampton/Brooklyn event at Effin Gruven. Served in a Effin Gruven snifter (how appropriate).

Appearance - Dark, very dark, almost stout like. I will admit however the bar in which this was consumed is pretty much lit entirely with candles, and then the light off the TV's, anyway...this beer looks as flat as can be, it my have a dark sinister look to it, but it has a whooping zero head. Moving on...

Smell - Okay, starting to get better. Smells of dark, dark fruit, caramel, and burnt sugar. Not too shabby. You also get a some faint tropical fruit smells in there as well.

Taste - Again, getting a little better, but just a little. Dark fruits dominate the palate, raisins and plums, almost as if they were converted directly into an alcoholic beverage. After that you get some sugary caramel and a little bit of the tropicalness I described in the nose, interesting and tasty.

Mouthfeel - Went down easy and slow, the alcohol is nearly undectectable and theres not a whole lot of carbonation going on in there. Would be a nice beer to pair with select desserts.

Overall - I haven't had many Belgian style quads, and of the ones I have had (Westy 12), it seems unfair to rate this along with them. Decent beer, not bad for the style, glad I got to drink this at the event. After having it however there is no way I will ever pick up a bottle given the average retail price on this one, there are just better and cheaper options.

05-25-2011 15:28:27 | More by RandomBattle
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Stamped with #3067 1/23/17 (which I assume is bottle # and best by date).
A: Pours a dark orange-amber with 1/2 inch light tan head. Good retention.
S: Dark dried fruit, spicy Belgian yeast, cinnamon, clove, and sweet dark caramel malt. Definitely a sweet aroma.
T: Dark dried fruit (raisins, figs, dates)...tends toward more fresh than overly ripe or aged notes. Cinnamon, bready yeast, vanilla, sweet caramel malt, and a hint of rum.
M: Medium body...drinks much lighter than ABV. Silky smooth and sweet. Indulgent feel. Lingers decently on the palate.
D: A well constructed quad. Drinks very fresh...which is a nice change from the usual per style. Easily drinkable...too easily for the ABV!

11-12-2013 04:25:45 | More by mwilbur
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -1%

This is a clear brown ale with a wonderfully dense, light-tan head. The aroma is moderately malty, with a dark fruit, bubble-gum, clove, and spices. It could be a little more intense, but is very complex. Wonderful flavor, lots of complex, layered malts. Very sweet...almost sugary in the fore-taste. The beer, however, dries out nicely in the finish. Appropriate. Full body but lots of carbonation. Small bubbles. Very, very drinkable.

01-30-2011 01:06:31 | More by Suds
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ark57

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

2003 - This is what I like. A deep, dark ruby beer with a fruity/spicy aroma. It is very malty and quite complex. It is warming from the alcohol, though I do not know what the ABV is. It finishes dry and slight tart. I wish I bought a second bottle to see what it was like in a few years.

02-27-2004 13:02:04 | More by ark57
Southampton Abbot 12 from Southampton Publick House
89 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.