1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Southampton Abbot 12 - Southampton Publick House

Not Rated.
Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Abbot 12

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 229
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 27
Gots: 20 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 229 | Reviews: 140 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Seaba
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

socon67, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of andrewborstein
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

andrewborstein, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

nkeckhar, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +0.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

Jspriest, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

flagmantho, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev +0.8%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of HundredWeight
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

HundredWeight, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber color with one finger of khaki colored head with ok retention. Some lacing remains throughout the beer.

The scent is of dark fruit and some Belgian sugar.

The taste is kind of syrupy and flat. There are dark fruits, some roasted chocolate malt, some yeast notes.

Full body, syrupy and creamy, low to moderate carbonation.

There was some good flavor in this beer but it was very flat making it kind of unpleasant.

BeerCon5, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Prost76
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Prost76, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Googs
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Googs, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of banger7
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

banger7, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of barneysdad
4/5  rDev +0.8%

barneysdad, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of brutalist
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

brutalist, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Grintbrad
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Grintbrad, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a 10.5oz glass for $3.50 for some reason. Sampled 6/1/12.

A: Arrives with a 1.5 finger high head, extremely persistent. Creamy, foamy in texture, khaki in color. The body is dark brassy amber with noticeable clarity. Lacing in waves sticks with great proficiency, especially given the ABV.

S: Lots of Belgian yeast esters add a deeper complexity to the typical dark fruit notes. Prunes and plums. Belgian dark candi. Light new leather.

T: Follows the nose closely. Estery, dark fruity, cocoa, semi roasted. Overall flavor strays far from Quadrupel expectations.

M: Rich, malty body with a lasting, fine tingling effervescence, probably a touch too aggressive for my preference in the style. Slightly boozy on the finish.

O: Lousy Belgian Quad. Decent American Quad. The yeast was more of a player than I am used to - and there was an odd, semi roasted thing going on, but all of the above created a nice twist for an American interpretation.

FeDUBBELFIST, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

fiedler84, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of jtingue
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jtingue, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

shockrocker65, May 15, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +0.8%

JRod1969, May 14, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was probably my favorite tap offering during two recent visits to the brewpub. It’s clear and amber with a fluffy white head that has good retention. Extensive lacing.

Lots of spicy, yeasty esters and fruit notes in the aroma. Fairly complex, with a hint of booziness emerging from underneath. Lots of sweet malt and Belgian candi sugar as well.

This is a sweet quad to be sure, with all that candi sugar and dark fruit dominating the taste, as well as prominent yeastiness and spices, most notably cloves and pepper. Again the astringent alcohol emerges in the swallow and as the beer warms. Not quite as complex as the nose lets on.

Medium-full bodied with solid carbonation. A little bit fizzy and less profound in feeling than the best of the style. Finish dries out a bit, which helps things along. Not a top notch quad but not bad either.

tobelerone, May 10, 2012
Southampton Abbot 12 from Southampton Publick House
89 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.