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Southampton Saison Brun - Southampton Publick House

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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 02-06-2010)
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JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle courtesy of nyrangerfan. Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - Pours with a finger of off-white foam that settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving minimal lace. Hazed red-brown body.

S - Strong apple character, light Belgian yeast, a surprising oxidation note, some musty, and as it warms more sweet malt candi sugar notes.

T - Taste is heavier on the candi sugar, with notes of caramel apples, and molasses as well. Some bready malt character as well. Only the faintest hint of typical "Saison" flavors.

M - Overcarbonated, medium-light body. Lightly sticky finish. Surprised a little by the 7% ABV.

D - It's alright, although it's far too sweet for the style. I'm not really sure to make of this beer, as I'm not entirely sure what they were going for here. Perhaps the cold-fermentation robbed the yeast of typical Saison properties? I'll have to ask someone with more brewing experience than I. Probably wouldn't bother with this one again, even if it showed up at a tasting event.

MasterSki, Apr 14, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Southampton Mega Tasting!

A - Pours a dark rub red, off-white head, thin ring around the glass, spotty lacing, no cap.

S - Apple juice, dark fruits, burnt sugary sweetness.

T - Dark fruits, plums, oak, dark sugars, slight yeast funk.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, maybe a bit too much.

D - Meh, not my cup of tea, but not terrible.

Sean9689, Apr 10, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

Early 2010 rate.

Bottle, thanks Kevin! Cool mint green label. Pours medium red with orange-plum highlights, tall beige head. Yeasty nose, some orange rind, banana, lightly spicy. Interesting flavor, first highly carbonated, cloves and maybe some other Asian spices. Fruity and somewhat sweet but with a refined Belgian yeast character drying it out nicely. A little too much lingering bitterness, if it were more round and dry this would rock. Good though, way better than their Trappist IPA from the same release.

JAXSON, Jan 02, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Reviewed on 2/4/2010. Bottle purchased at the SPH release. Pours a deep brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, grainy malts, bready malt, light spices. Flavor brings out more of the rye and other bready malts, still plenty of yeast and spices (esp. in the finish). Super drinkable and super tasty. I really enjoyed this one.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Thanks to Thirstybird for breaking this one out and nearly losing a testicle in the cold to procure it. Pours the color and clarity of unpasteurized cider; perhaps a little darker. Head is a quarter inch, creamy, thick and off-white. Nose is malty, acidic and vinous. Taste follows nose - no real surprises here. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a little acidity and a carbonation level that is slightly more than lively. A decent brew, but not really what I look for in a Farmhouse. Nonetheless, worthy of a try if you get the opportunity.

Jwale73, Aug 24, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle shared by someone at a recent tasting. Southampton puts no effort at all into their labels. Its kind of refreshing to see such a generic plain Jane label on a beer. All the art is on the inside. No devils drinking out of skulls or angels dancing on barrels, the bottles might as well as "Beer inside, enjoy" I like the ultimate pragmatism that brings to beer.

Beer served in a snifter. Beer is brown and pretty hazy. It attempts to keep a head together but just can't muster it at all.

The aroma is a mild sour, lactic and acetic bite. I hope that's what they were going for.

Beer has a pretty big body for a sour saison. Its mildly sour, with only minimal lactic notes. Its a little citrusy but not very much. Its hard to tell what its suppose to be here. I'd like to try a much younger bottle of this or a much older. To see if something has been lost or something is coming up. Overall it was just OK.

drabmuh, Aug 11, 2010
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Extra in a trade. Let's give this beast a go...

A: Deep Brown sugar colored with a super huge off-white head that fades slowly. Very Good.

S: Malty with some Brett upfront. Hints of roastiness in the middle with a slight earthy light fruit onm the backend. Decent.

T: Watery funk tartness upfront with a sweet malt in the middle and some light fruits on the backend. Ok.

M: Kind of thin here. Doesn't leave much of the "wanting more" feeling. Watery acidic-ess. Blah...

D: This goes down good.

All in all, this is nothing special. Not worth your time. Not a good conversion funk beer or craft beer. Not a good beer if you are a fan of the style. Just average to me.

steve8robin, Jul 03, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

750mL bottle courtesy of shaebs99.

Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head that recedes quickly to a small cap fed by a stream of bubbles from the bottom that keeps the head intact for the duration.

The aroma is sweet with a combination of candi sugar, Belgian yeast and maybe even some chocolate-covered bananas. Maybe a bit of earthy spiciness.

The taste is more of the same with the saison spiciness up front with a bunch of fruity esters from the Belgian yeast and some chocolate malts. The finish is slightly dry, a mix of earthiness and cocoa powder.

The mouthfeel is very active with high carbonation. It's medium bodied but feels lighter with all the bubbles.

I enjoyed this one as it takes a drinkable saison and throws in some sweet chocolate malts and wheat. Nice mix.

gford217, Jul 02, 2010
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

A - A dark saison, which is kind of unusual. Dark brown with fairly good head. I guess it looks alright, but I downgraded it a little due to the style.

S - Malty, earthy, a little spicy. Also strange for a saison.

T - A decent bitter hops presense surrounds some grass and earth tones. Spicey, but it does taste somewhat like a saison. Kind of boring though. Reminds me a bit of a dubbel or quad.

M - Effervesent and light, just slightly watery, but not bad.

D - Pretty easy to get down, I might have upgraded this rating just due to how dark it was and subconsciously I tend to think dark beers are harder to drink I'm sure.

AgentZero, Jun 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

I believe this is the first dark saison that I have tried. The beer pours a hazy medium brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, caramel malt, Belgian candi-sugar, wheat and some tartness. The flavor is tart wheat with caramel malt, Belgian yeast and assorted spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +20.2%

Sampled March 2010
Extremely well carbonated, I end up with six fingers of amber / pale-brown, tan colored head that slowly climbs above the rim of my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass. The beer is a concentrated amber / brown color that shows a hazed, reddish hue when held up to the light. As the head slowly subsided it leaves some layered though not overly thick, lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma smells predominantly of earthy malt and spicy grain at first, but there is a solid backdrop of raisin like fruit, a touch of plum, some caramelized bread crust notes, hints of brown sugar and a complex grain character. Spicy notes of black pepper, a hint of anise, and perhaps a vague spiciness that one gets in a rich molasses cookie or cake. The aroma really has a rich character that reminds me of whole grain, bread or baked goods that are lightly sweetened with dark sugars. The aroma is actually quite nice, I like the rustic grain quality that this has and actually the aroma really grows on me, even though I already liked it from the get go.

Lightly tart as this first hits my tongue (though not from a bacterial source), the beer picks up a peppery, earthy spiciness pretty quickly and finishes with this note lingering on the palate. There is a light sweetness here that accentuates a fruitiness of plums, fermented raisins and also notes of sweetness that one finds in a whole grain bread. The spiciness combines with some hop-bitterness in the finish to give this more bite than one might otherwise expect. It took me long enough to get to tasting this beer that the carbonation doesn't seem overly aggressive, though it is somewhat effervescent. My second pour of this is highly carbonated, but interestingly enough the other textural elements in this beer accommodates the zippy carbonation quite well. The texture is actually quite nice for a Winter-Saison, light enough to be quaffed easily, but substantial enough to fit the season. It even has a certain creamy fell to it that is quite nice. There is almost an herbal quality to the spiciness, part of this is likely the rustic grain character combined with the fermentation signature of the yeast.

This is a very nice beer, I usually prefer my Saisons bone dry and thin, but this works as a Winter Saison. It has enough of a rustic yeast character, the earthy-peppery-spiciness, combined with complex malt character and a hint of hearty sweetness to make this substantial. In the end this is a fantastically well made beer that I expected to like, but am still enjoying quite a bit more than I anticipated.

Gueuzedude, May 05, 2010
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

750ml bottle received in a trade with koopa. Thanks again man!

Pours a very dark mahogany/chestnut brown color with very dark golden ruby/amber edges when held to a light source and a massive frothy, pillowy yellowish beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic spots if soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly funky earthy aroma with lots of sweet malt, peppery spice and subtle dark fruit. Hints of sugar along with rye and caramel maltsadd to the sweetness but this beer is dominated by the earthy soil character, peppery spice and coriander.

Medium bodied with a huge spicy characteristic, mostly pepper and coriander, that lingers throughout and dominates the mouthfeel and flavor. As the beer warms the sweet rye and caramel mat notes begin to come through making this beer more balanced than I initially thought. The candi sugar and molasses add to the sweetness and I'm also picking up some dark fruit notes, mostly raisin, fig and plum. The finish is dry while being slightly metallic with and odd alcoholic astringency. This beer is very unique but is a bit uneven with to dominant of a spicy flavor and the dirt/soil/earthy notes could be toned down a bit.

corby112, May 05, 2010
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%

A- Super cloudy cocoa brown. Half a finger of head. Pretty dark for a saison which is interesting.

S- Dark and wheaty, slightly yeasty.

T- A lot of spice- white pepper recking havoc on my mouth. It's actually hard for me to distinguish the spice/pepperiness from a hot alcohol burn.

M- Kinda wierd and not at all what I'd expect from a sasin. Too attacking my tastebuds, and too dry. Though I should give it props for being different and interesting.

D- I'm not liking this one much.

zdk9, May 02, 2010
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Another dld tasting special beer here. Sadly, this was probably the worst of the day. The beer is a light colored brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is light a light funk to it mixed with some hops at the end, same with the taste. The problem is its just pretty blah nothing I haven't had several times before. Needs to go back to the drawing board here.

jrallen34, Apr 30, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Another bottle courtesy of Knifestyles. Thanks once more, Chris! Pours a daarrk turbid brown color with a huge head that spilled over the top of the glass. A bit of a gusher here, but it finally starts to mellow as it sits out uncapped. Smell is a little off putting for me at first. Light funk and earthy notes strike me right away, but opens up to saison-like yeastiness with a touch bread and caramel in the background. Great flavor on this one. Plenty of saison-like qualities, with the added touch of chocolate and caramel in the background. A bit spicy, with a touch of clove and maybe some banana, but it's surprisingly well-balanced as there's a good dose of bittering hops in their as well. Interesting indeed. Carbonation is a bit much, a little too prickly and effervescent but mellows out eventually which makes this one a pleasure to drink. Overall, an interesting and tasty beer. While I'm not really digging the nose, it's got such a unique flavor that it's a pleasure to sip.

KeefD, Apr 11, 2010
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Southampton Saison Brun from Southampton Publick House
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.