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Southampton Abbot 12 - Southampton Publick House

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BA SCORE
89
very good

228 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2003)
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ejquin

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

A: Nice adrk brown with really thick head. Head actually continues to grow as beer sits, eventually settling and leaving a nice lacing.

S: Lots of brown sugar and phenols with some acaramel and vanilla. Lot of clove as well with hints of banana. Slight alcohol perception.

T/M: This was all brown sugar sweentness with hints of clove, fades to a sharp bite with some spice and chewiness before finishing with some alcohol burn.

D: Good.

Ovr: Very nice quad. Lots of sugary sweentess balanced with some banana and clove.

03-15-2008 03:07:25 | More by ejquin
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a very nice light brown color. It is cloudy with all kinds of suspended things. There is a lot of carbonation that creates a HUGE tan head that dissipates very slowly.
Smell is slightly more subdued than I was thinking. There is a nice sugary sweetness and a solid malt base. The main smell is the strong malts.
Taste blows the smell away. There is a nice malty base. There are a lot of malts dominating this beer and they all get dominated by a really sugary sweet taste. Very nice sugars working in this one.
Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth. There is a really good thickness to this beer and it glides down the tongue.
Drinkability is awesome in this beer. For something with such a large ABV, there is little to no taste of alcohol at all. This beer has some really awesome tastes and they all go down very nice.

05-08-2009 02:40:51 | More by BDIMike
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-12-2013 14:28:53 | More by pknyc
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jtingue

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2012 01:35:30 | More by jtingue
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LennyV

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a dark mahogany into my maudite snifter from a corked and caged bottle. Small head with minimal lacing.

Smells of sweet malt and alcohol.

Taste of sweet caramel with some mild alcohol after tatse.

Feels almost full bodies with little carbonantion.

Nice smooth sipper to spend an evening with...

01-20-2009 01:50:58 | More by LennyV
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HALB

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-03-2013 20:01:53 | More by HALB
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nkeckhar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-01-2013 20:57:01 | More by nkeckhar
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-15-2013 01:15:55 | More by andrewborstein
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2014 12:02:00 | More by PTEdelman
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-18-2014 18:51:50 | More by wisrarebeer
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-16-2014 03:28:20 | More by stealth
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-16-2012 01:12:59 | More by GennyCreamAle
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-26-2012 03:32:38 | More by rolltide8425
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-23-2014 05:05:04 | More by NYR_Rob
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2013 23:56:25 | More by jrfehon33
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-03-2014 00:30:40 | More by mick303
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 1/23/2017. Pours lightly cloudy pale ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apricot, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apricot, apple, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/fruity/spicy flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, lightly slick/bready, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome quadruple style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

04-15-2014 03:53:19 | More by superspak
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Had to pour this one with a bit of vigour to create any head. What is there does not last, very little lacing and a dark ruby color.

Smells of sweet malts (almost sugar like sweet), fruits (raisins and other dark fruits). A yeasty spiciness is also noticeable.

Tastes rather sweet but nice, becomes fruitier after a few gulps and warming thanks to the 10.5% tag.

05-15-2008 05:26:34 | More by irishkyle21
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

I've cellared this for a while (2 yrs?), and it has mellowed nicely.

A: Clear, amber-chestnut, light tan head, thin ring of retention, light leg.

S: Sherry, raisins, cider, figs... plenty of alcohol in the nose.

T: Caramel, raisins, figs, prunes, dark bread, sponge toffee, candied pineapple, marmalade, vanilla, modest bitterness, slight alcohol warmth. This one's right up there with the big Belgians.

M: Moderately full body is smooth with a light residual sweetness.

D: Great for its strength.

07-20-2010 22:41:04 | More by Derek
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Yet again, ole Phil will not be confined to a few style of making beer at Southampton. Skibbo's has a library from the brewery and this was the latest beer "that I never had."

A: Caged and corked, poured into an oversized wine glass. The color was a murky amber with burnt orange accents on the side. I didn't expect the lace to remain and within seconds the small cap disolved quickly. Quads have become my new favorite style and I knew Southampton would not let me down.

S: The nose is at first a large collection of earthen soaked dried ripe dark fruit, then candied malts with caramel and strong alcohol presence, perhaps too much for me.

T: Stinging malts and yeast, the dates and figs from the fruit section, and cloves for the spice tough. Very rich quad that can get medicinal on you at times.

M: Viscous slipperyness and stingy carbonation that was lurking in the background.

D: A farily good quad that has a rich fruity complexity. I had a hard time finishing because of the ABV and the growing tartness towards the end. More on the bitterside but something I will pull for again.

12-11-2008 02:31:01 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Numerous 750ml bottles. Each bottle changes in character, in particular the 'sweetness' variable. First pour is dark mahogany with coca cola cherry red highlighst and a really big head. Hard to get a grasp of all the flavor components, but there's alot of rich, sweet mal, and dark fruits -- raisins, prunes, sweet figs, and caramel butterscotch candy. A bit of rum creeps in. The second pour is much cloudier -- as with all 750 Southamptons, thick and chewy, an elegant abbey-style quadruple. There's a faint sense of oak and hickory in there, but the swetness takes that over. The mouthfeel could be creamier, especially near the top of the bottle.

09-07-2010 22:21:27 | More by JAXSON
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

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 of yeast, 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. a lot 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. not on the level of the trappistes, but it's pretty damn tasty in its own right.

mouthfeel is okay, full bodied, medium carbonation. scores high in drinkability, i will be coming back for more.

07-09-2010 05:08:34 | More by perrymarcus
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +6%

this is a quad?! a little off base, but so tasty!

this has "abbey ale" all over it. but with their own twist, I suppose.

dark caramel malts - center stage.... but ridiculously (and deliciously) dry. toasted on the edges, balanced out remarkably by the alcohol, which fails to burn and warm. how did they do that?!

apparently I had this before and gave it high marks... it's really fantastic....one of Southampton's best - of the half dozen or more I've had

still not sure why this brewery doesn't get the (gleaming) notoriety it deserves

03-22-2012 02:15:20 | More by Bouleboubier
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flagmantho

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +6%

Poured from corked & caged 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich ruby-amber hue with a largely haze-free body and a good effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of pillowy tan foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: rich, sweet malt with a lot of interesting character. There's caramel in here, along with a mild but pleasant fruitiness with notes of apricot and cherry. In with all of this is an alkaline, chalky aroma which I happen to quite like. Good stuff.

Taste: again, sweet, caramelly malt, but the fruity character is deeper and darker than in the aroma. There's cherry, plum and raisin in here; just what I look for in a quadrupel. There's also an alcoholic fruitiness which adds a little complexity to the flavor. I like it quite a lot indeed. A hint on the sweet side, but I'm finding I quite like it.

Mouthfeel: big body with a pretty huge carbonation and a massive, mouth-filling creaminess. Smooth and extremely satisfying. Wonderful!

Overall: I find I like this beer the more I drink it. Sure, it's sweet, but the flavor profile justifies that completely. Yum!

01-14-2013 21:40:32 | More by flagmantho
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Honeyed amber, light khaki head that was nice and fluffy but left so quickly... Sharply vineous with scents of alcohol, smells like a belgian. Warm and full of alcohol, it heats your tongue so nice! Bit of sweetness. This just feels soooo good in your mouth, wow... Just great flavors blended together so nicely.

09-18-2004 19:24:43 | More by shapudding
Southampton Abbot 12 from Southampton Publick House
89 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.