Southampton Keller Pils - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils

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very good

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Gmann on 05-09-2010

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with a mushroom cloud of white foam that quickly dissipitated. A biere de garde keller element with the pils, nice is you appreciate the keller. Above average mouthfeel, good drinkability. A little lemon, a little pils malt.Good fall refreshment.

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured pale yellow in color (with a slight cloudiness due to the unfiltered yeast) with a thin white head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are gentle aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The hop flavors are much more pronounced in the overall taste, which is mostly bitter, but the bitterness is not overpowering. The underlying malts provide a good balance with the hops.
M: It feels light-bodied and very crisp on the palate.
D: This is a perfect beer for the summer: it's very crisp and refreshing.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden hay color with loads of carbonation and a fizzy white head that capped out at three inches and then settled down to nothing, not thrilled with that. aroma is very light and clean. bready and cereal grains, light touches of grassy and floral notes and a touch of light hay. very light and clean

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apparently made with a different hop varietal every year. This one smells like a noble hop, subdued and grassy.

Served in a 0,2l Gaffel stange glass.

Pale pastel yellow, with a creamy fluff of foam that rises in a convex shape above the rim. Slow trails of carbonation are visible. Second pour gives it the slightest bit of haze from the unfiltered yeast. Webby lace is left on the sides of the glass as the beer is drank.

Minerally aroma, some fresh cut barley, and hay round out the aroma. As it warms a light bread dough yeastiness is present.

Snappy and crisp, some dry bitterness in the aftertaste suggest hops, but not in an overt way. Mild pilsner malt sweetness, not overpowering, it blends 50/50 with the noble hop bitterness. Let it warm up a bit and it has a little more depth to it. Solidly crafted, a Pils for hot weather in whatever quantity you choose.

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becker a lightly hazed oranged tinged medium golden with a fluffy bone white head that settled pretty slowly into a bubbly mass.Aromas were lightly toasted with some bready maltiness,faint herbal,leafy hops as well.More hop presence on the palate with green herbal notes along with a firm pretty dry crisp malt base.A sturdy well made unfiltered pilsner,not like a kellerbeer with it's bigger dose of hops,not bad.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $6.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, yellow body with a finger-high cap of white suds and the standard laceworks on the way down.

Smell: Pils malt with a delicate graininess to it and hop scents of sliced lemon, unidentified spices, and distant cut grasses.

Taste: Minimal sweetness from the pilsner malts. Slightly chalky, grainy dough character. Light lemon rind fruitiness. Grassy, spicy noble Hallertau hops with a good degree of complimentary bitterness. Lil' squeak of acidity. Dry, grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A good, quality pils and a refreshing way to beat the heat here in miserable, muggy ole Georgia.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

basic pils. grassy, earthy, lemon.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Southampton never fails to hit the mark, and their Keller Pils is no exception. The malt is grainy and sweet, and the hops are floral and spicy - both in the aroma and the flavor. The small amount of yeast adds a subtle touch of character as well. It's solidly bitter, but not overdone, leaving it perfectly balanced. The malt appears up front, followed immediately by the hop flavors, and then a rising bitterness as you enter the long, dry finish. It's not a complex beer, nor is it intended to be, but it is full of flavor. if there's any flaw here it's that the head retention could be better. Quite nice. Well worth trying.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, very light malts a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts with an acidic burst of hops bitterness. The hops flavor fades but the acidity lingers. There are mild citrus flavors that follow along with some lager yeast and a thin malt character to provide a decent balance. The after-taste is mildly bitter.

M: Very crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, mild kick, good representation of style, it's a decent beer overall but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

Photo of Kegatron
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Southampton Publick House (Southampton, NY) on 8/28/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a (surprisingly) clear straw color, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This stays creamy around the edges, with a nice looking flareup that leaves back a heavy cascade of foamy lacing. The aroma is freshly floral and fruity in the nose, with a mix of bitter citrus and some flat smelling grainy malts behind it. The zesty fruitiness here really drives this home.

The taste has a sprightly feeling bitterness to it that seems to dance on the tongue with an assertive blend of earthy fruit, peel, and spicy bitterness that lingers fairly long. The Pils malts add a grainy balancing sweetness to this and also contributes dryness to the finish, which also sees a good bit of hops hanging back as well. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with some crispness that helps pop the bitterness but then also stays very smooth and easy drinking as well. Good overall feel here.

Despite the decidedly filtered look here, this had everything that you would want in a Keller Bier. Refreshing citrus flavor, well balanced bitterness, and I liked the crisp snap that the Pils malts brought to this. Tasty and refreshing, I'm glad to see that they now have this one out in bottles.

Photo of jlindros
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Damn its a stupid hot humid day, and I'm sweating like a pig. Hopefully a nice pils will cool me off.

A: Pours a large 3 finger head in my pilsner glass that just reaches the top and fades quickly at first then slows down halfway. A slight hazy comes through the golden yellow straw color.

N: Lots of sweet malts, little toasty, some wheat as well, little Bavarian malts, some grassy noble hop aromas with that. Some lager aromas as well.

T: A little spicy, fresh grassy hops, noble hops, some bitter bite, lots of wheat, Bavarian malts, toasty lager flavors, a little thicker and more bite than I expected from a pils like this. Some light banana wheat flavors. Strong grassy hops and bitterness overpower the nice subtleties of the pils.

M: Med body with good carbonation.

F: Long bitterness, some astringent hops as well, grassy and spicy hops with quite a bit of bitterness. A little light malty flavors and sweetness linger, but mostly just hops. This is more like an American pale wheat lager or something rather than German Pils, kinda tasty but heavier and much less drinkable than I would have liked.

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this bottle up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown -poured cool into a mug. The label indicates that a single varietal hop is used that changes each year, however the specific hop variety wasn't listed.

A- A very light golden with radiant glow, fast rising carbonation leads up to a pillowy fluffy eggshell colored cap which makes a light lace. The bead is fine and only a minimal amount of yeast in the bottom was able to cloud the excellent clarity when dropped in after halfway into the bottle

S - The smell is nice - a gentle lemon rind aroma that gives a fresh citrus note. The smell is full of noble hop herbal character and only a light sniff of malt sweetness

M - A crisp feel with moderate carbonation and mild resinous texture from the hops a bit of astringency, but very light along with mellow sweetness from the malt and only mild fruitiness from the yeast a semi-dry finish that refreshes

T - Very tasty flavor from the hops, both lemon zest and slight lemon flesh giving a very light and clean flavor, nice herbal notes leave a lasting hop vibrancy lingering on the taste buds. The flavor is bolstered slightly by the malt, but this is a hop dominant lager and the hops are very tasty and fresh - a nice take on the style.

D - I like the way the Keller pils gives you what you are craving, it has yeast so it is a true unfiltered lager and the resins soften the carbonation that is there for a light refreshing beer, great for a late August day. I am really a fan of this probably more than my rating implies

Photo of mactrail
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow golden color if poured carefully, but lots of sediment in the bottle. I don't know why this isn't categorized as a Kellerbier, but it does taste like a big Pilsner. Plenty of foam in the big chalice, and a satisfying frothy carbonation in the mouth.

Seriously perfumey in flavor with the sweet and malty taste. Tangy hop flavors with a lot of spice. Quite yeasty, bright, and sharp. There is a distinctly bitter finish, though I got wrapped up in all the aromatics and the bitterness doesn't dominate the taste.

Overall, this is a very drinkable but rather intensely flavored light beer. The small bottle makes a great taster, I think a big quaff would wear out its welcome. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No discernible freshness dating

Pours an effervescent honey color with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Faint breadyness, floral notes & yeastyness & pears

T: Floral & leafy hops, a touch of sweet doughyness, plus mineral dryness up front. Pears & white grape as this warms, along with floral & herbal hops, plus a bit of breadyness. Finishes fruity, bready & dry

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy. Tried one of these a little above lager temp & it did nothing for me. Surprised at how a few degrees makes a difference. Nice take on the style

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer in Moon at the Beer Store and I snagged the last remaining sixer just based off of the buzz I've heard. Great looking pils really rushes the palate and senses with fresh hops, this is a varietal I heard this years was Hallertau. Bright brilliant white foam cap leaves even lacing down the sides of my conical Victory prima pils glass. The golden straw has a sight haze over it like hop resins floating in the delicious summer seasonal. The nose comes and climbs in my nares with a nice full on sharp citrus peel tone lemons/limes more than anything else. Cereal biscuit malts sit beneath that strong citric hop bouquet. Flavor is aggressive with a biting hop edge of citrus fruit amongst a great bready light biscuit pale malt additions. Smooth lagering shows off what most lagers attempt to do. While drinking this I can't stop remembering old Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils. Hop burps pile on after half the glass is completed, mouthfeel is sturdy tight bubbled carbonation with a light bodied slightly oily feeling brew. Nice bone dry finish te way a German pils is supposed to check in with. Overall this is excellent stuff, it's something else to see heads and shoulders above the other 12 ounce offerings in bottle. A go to summer offering that may have to track down a whole case of, I only grabbed six at my local because that's all that was left in the cooler.

Photo of smcolw
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Foamy white head that leaves some ring lace. The beer is hazy straw yellow color.

Slightly skunky, smells like a soured micro-brew.

Too similar to the macros for me, although to their credit there is a good hop finish to this beer. Thin body with a high level of carbonation, even for the style.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that linger. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, floral, grass, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with nice flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice unfiltered pilsner style! All around nice balance of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is terrific! It has a crisp, clean pilsner malt scent along with a wonderful, bitter hop aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a damn fine pilsner malt flavor that smooth and easy drinking. The hops offer a great, bitter flavor; a really well balanced taste. It goes down quick with a clean, dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very good pilsner. It's bold in taste and aroma; a good drinker.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops and a light hint of lemon. Additionally there are light to moderate aromas of cereal/grainy malts.

T: The taste of this beer is similar to smell but the hop flavors are more pronounced and there is a pleasant amount of bitterness that is not too aggressive. The beer has a underlying cereal/grainy malt body with some light lemony hints.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This beer is very crisp and refreshing making it a very enjoyable beer for the summer. This beer is very sessionable and one that I would like to have again.

Photo of Gavage
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 1" head that falls quickly.

Smell: grass, lemon zest, floral hops, and a bit of bread tones are easily detectable by the nose.

Taste: biscuit, lemon zest, grass, moderate bitterness, and a bit of green apples are most notable.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Crisp from start to finish. A bit of dryness arrives very late.

Drinkability: nicely quaffable beer. Somewhat refreshing and nicely hopped pilsner. This beer goes down quickly and has a nice flavor profile.

Photo of Billolick
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer, purchased at Superstar Bev in Huntingon, NY.

pours clouded light and dull golden, the head is moderate, sparse, loose and off white. Goes to a collar, tiny bubble film and typical light spotty lacing.

Light, perfume spice and ample grassy notes in the nose.

More grassy notes, cinnamon like spice, noble hops drying things out. Worthy sessioner, decent with a lot if different types of food. Not a huge fan of the style, but this one is worth a try at least.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured ontap. A hazed dirty blonde colored beer. Head is small and leaves little lace. Smell is hoppy, with some German pilsner malt backing. Flavor is more of the same, sour euro hops and pilsner/2-row barley malt. A bit of tobacco leafyness but otherwise a well balanced beer. Light bodied and easy drinking.

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern. I'm always happy to see an unfiltered keller pils, though I would have liked a little more of the earthy character that sets these apart from a regular German pilsner. The Hallertauer Tradition hops dominate with a herbal mix of citrus, spice, and floral notes. The malts are pretty mellow but marked by fresh bread notes. No matter how you look at it, this is a very tasty pils.

Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

For an unfiltered beer, this has a good amount of clarity. Slightly opaque with a nice lemon body and good amount of pinhead rising slow carbonation. Head is 2 fingers tall and aggressive off the pour and settles slowly to a nice soapy collar, with lots of retention. Quite nice looking.

A solid nose, with dense malts and grassy hop angles. Fairly fresh and clean but also rather simple, no wow factor here, just solid and good.

First sip brings a noticeable depth and malt body. Good density for a German pilsner with some simple malts. Very slow growing hop grassy quality that slowly builds on the aftertaste. Dry and very resiny almost, but not crisp so much. Slightly chewy. Bakery bread action is slight but with a good hop warmth to go with the palate.

Overall, nothing incredibly impressive, but a very enjoyable pilsner that is highly drinkable.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definitely unfiltered, and with a completely different profile than a normal pilsner. I'd say this nicely fits the bill for a keller beer. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a relatively thin head. Somewhat light in the nose, but it is yeasty, lightly hoppy, and with some light citrus as well. The taste is much more robust. Nice yeasty flavors with a touch of citrus and nicely herbal hops. Somewhere between a pilsner and a with in flavor, without the orange and coriander. Very nice. Crisp and refreshing, slightly prickly in the mouth, but a wonderful quencher.

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Southampton Keller Pils from Southampton Publick House
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.