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Southampton Keller Pils - Southampton Publick House

Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gmann on 05-09-2010)
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Photo of barleywinefiend


4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a straw color with a nice white cap, light lacing

S: A little biscuity with hints of light citrus and grass

T: Taste is lightly biscuit with a nice grain presence, some hop bitterness midway which is super nice, clean and pronounced. A nice crisp bitterness, light grassy and lemon notes.

M: Mouthfeel is nice, light bodied and crisp

O: Very good

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 20:30:26 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of acevenom


4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. Pours pale yellow with a large white head that dissipates quickly. Plentiful tiny bubbles are visible in the beer, indicating adequate carbonation. The beer smells of biscuit malt with some grassy hops. The beer does have a bready aroma. There are flavors of cracker with some hop bitterness in the background to balance the beer. The flavors are very well balanced. The body is light with plentiful carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. The drinkability is very high for this refreshing pils. This is a very good beer that executes very well.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 17:10:28 | More by acevenom
Photo of dirtylou


3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, new to the seattle market

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, clear straw-golden body, average carbonation - fluffy white head, but no lace

smell: grain, biscuit malt, noble hop

taste: a nice pilsner - strong balance between dry crackery malts and light euro hops, a touch floral in the finish. I could see buying a sixer of this, given the lack of good craft pilsners in the NW

mouthfeel: light, dry, light carbonation

overall: good stuff

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:47:41 | More by dirtylou
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head with good retention. Aroma of bready and a bit of biscuit malts, hint of hops. Flavor follows, starting with bready malt with hints of bicuit, finishing with noble hops and light lemon tang. Pretty much spot on for the style.Light to medium bodied with decent mouth feel from active carbonation. Nothing stands out, but tasty and well executed German pilsner for one of Seattle's rare really hot days.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 02:54:12 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of alexgash


4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Lightly cloudy bronzed yellow. Small, off-white head. Some lacing. Doughy, bready malt aromas get lifted up by zesty, citrusy, peppery, spicy hops.

Toasted bread malts up front. Spicy, peppery hop bitterness soon after. Bready, honeyish malt sweetness fills up the palate. Hops turn a little dank and skunky (in a good, noble way). Peppery, spicy hops in the finish. Dry and refreshing. Lingering sweetbread malt. Medium-bodied, with a surprisingly thick, chewy, smooth feel. Delicious and quaffable. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:30:55 | More by alexgash
Photo of thecheapies


3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold in color with rushing carbonation. Thick, but not large, dense white cap. Looks like a winner. 4.0

Musty yeast with lemony/citrus esters, a sprig of herbal hops, and a snappy biscuity malt base. 3.5

Like a lemony pils with husky grain notes, minimal toast, and Euro hops. A little mossy in flavor. Pretty nice. 3.5

Nice medium body thick with rushing bubbles. Big brush-a-brush in the mouth. Light sting of booze. 4.0

Decent pilsener. It's one of the more flamboyant of the style, but I dig its character. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 01:08:03 | More by thecheapies
Photo of DrDemento456


3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright hazy yellow with a solid 1/2 inch of sticky white head. Looks good. Smells is of typical Pilsner malts (a touch skunky) with a good bit of citrus hop bitterness. Taste is balanced the skunky flavors of the pilsner yeast balanaces well with the hops and the malt. Mouthfeel is somewhat clean and light. Overall not something I would seek out again but not a bad Pilsner from Southampton.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 02:42:16 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of Jimmys


3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into SAVOR tulip. 03 08 and what i believe is an IIII printed on the side of the bottle.

A: definitely hazy, straw blond. deep straw. bright white head is fluffy. retention nor the lacing are very good.

S: a pretty clean, lager aroma that smells smooth. minor hop character is pushed out of the way by bready malts.

T: a little vegetal. finish is a little malty sweet finish. not much hop character here for a german style keller, however the malt and residual lager yeast flavors are quite tasty.

M: moderate/average carbonation on a medium

D: pretty tasty stuff. besides some minor DMS, pretty solid keller pils.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:16:07 | More by Jimmys
Photo of champ103


4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours with an ever so light haze. Golden orange in color with a two finger white head that forms. Good retention and lace.
S: Yeast and peppery spice up front. Quickly, a snap of citrus and grassy hops. Then big bready biscuit malt aroma, and then finishes on the grassy, slightly bitter side. Really well balanced.
T: Follows the nose with yeast and a peppery spice up front. Grassy and citrus hops take over, but mid palette bready malts and a light sweetness come into play. Finishes on the grassy side with a bitter dry bite. Excellent balance and lots of nuance.
M/D: A light to medium body. Good carbonation. Clean and with a great dry finish. Though just a bit thin for my tastes. Not a big deal though. So easy and enjoyable to drink. The bottle is gone in no time, and I am going to need to get another six pack when I see one.

Just excellent. Everything is so well balanced and integrated with lots of nuance. Really well made and now one of my favorite lagers. Something I would highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 01:49:44 | More by champ103
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 22:02:47 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of sulldaddy


4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pouring at cellar temp into a pint glass.

The beer pours a bright clear goldenrod color with minimal fizzy bleached white head foaming up about .5 cm and fading to nothing at a quick pace.

Aroma is grainy husky malt and some spicy hops. Clean and mild nose that is appealing but doesnt knock me off my feet. Probably right for the style.

First sip reveals a light crisp textured brew with fine tingly carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Flavor is grainy slightly sweet malt that rolls to spicy hops. I also get a vegetal hop presence on the finish. Otherwise clean and crisp brew. Very easy to drink and nice on a hot day or even a relatively cool evening.
Well crafted flawless beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 03:15:32 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of DMXLOX22


3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this brew at my local deli/take-out beer store. Pretty stoked to have my first Pils of the summer. Here we go.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow, hazy that actually resonates quite nice. Little head and lacing once beer has settled.

Smell: Upfront scent of barley hops, actually a slight spin of lemon-citrus thats not at first noticeable. Hidden within in a nice aroma thats actually quite nicely balanced.

Taste: This beer is packing a mixed bag of bitter and sweetness that is very well put together. Nice peppery flavors and a lemon grass aftertaste almost mixed with a slight hint of honey. Actually quite refreshing, and something that can be sipped on.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Finishes quite dry, but overall not too shabby.

Overall: For a Pils, this beer does go over well. I really did enjoy this brew and will continue to again when given the chance. Not sure if its a beer I would order on a full time basis, but something I would totally recommend to friends and fellow beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:09:34 | More by DMXLOX22
Photo of mooseo


4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia.

A - Slightly hazy golden yellow with a big dense white head.

S - Pleasant floral hop aroma with lemon zest, sweet malts, grass, and spice.

T - Sweet bready malts and biscuit flavors up front, followed by grassy hops, lemon, and peppery spice. Nicely balanced. Mildly bitter finish.

M - Light, almost medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. High carbonation, dry finish.

O - Overall a great tasting American made pilsener. Highly drinkable, and very refreshing in hot weather.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2012 03:52:27 | More by mooseo
Photo of B967ierhunter177


3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear bright yellow with a thin head and minimal lacing. It's aroma is mainly lemons with cake and a hint of vanilla. The flabor leads off with lemons followed on the palate by birthday cake and a bubbly champagne-like snap. The finish reveals a note of hop bitterness but is balanced. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Southhampton Keller Pils is a good brew, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 02:09:19 | More by B967ierhunter177
Photo of Ego

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

straw tone with some haze, lots of carbonation sprinting up the glass although the head rapidly disintegrates into an Oring, on par for the style, nothing stunning nothing crummy

light bready dry honey notes, some spice from the hops, everything is in balance and smells like it should, everything fits, this is a tailored shirt, it fits perfectly but is not flashy or different. the slight honey note really makes this inviting.

taste etc...
drinks as the odor dictates, all the same notes are hit in balance, lip smacking refreshing, the lingering honey notes and just a hint of hop spice make this very drinkable, this is a nice summer beer, easy drinking but with enough flavor to keep a BA's attention without over hopping and killing the style. Sure, you can get pretty much the same beer from Europe but it is nice to see a traditional interpretation available.

very good, would I go out of my way to find this ? probably not, but in a pinch you would not go wrong bringing this to a Q.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 04:36:34 | More by Ego
Photo of Tucquan


3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-17 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy light gold with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves light lacing.

S - Bread, grass, honeysuckle and citrus.

T - Pale malt, herbal/grass, lime, then more bready malt and a fine, dry finish of refreshing tart lime juice and lime zest bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and high carbonation. Very crisp and cleansing. Great summer beer.

O - A very nice American take on a classic pils style. Plenty of flavor and lingering bitterness. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 22:10:04 | More by Tucquan
Photo of justintcoons


3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy, white head. Has some yeast floating around with the heavy carbonation. Head retention and lacing are good.

N: Crisp Pilsner malts and honeydew melon along with hints of grass and lemon.

T: Very simple and follows the nose. Pilsner malts and honeydew. Grassy hops and hints of lemon. Finishes with the citrus coming a little more forward.

M: Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: I look forward to having a couple of these every year. This is just an excellent Pils. The hop varieties change every year but it seems very subtle.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 15:42:26 | More by justintcoons
Photo of tobelerone


3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Cloudy yellow straw color with a slowly settling fluffy white head and some decent lacing. Looks just about right for the style. Nose is fairly subtle, with hints of lemon and grassy hops on a bready malt base.

Flavor follows the nose, although the bready malt is the dominant taste; grassy hops are next in line, and there’s just a trace of lemony citrus in the finish. Lightly grainy and bitter at the same time. Body is medium-light with crisp carbonation. Clean and refreshing but a bit unremarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 15:00:14 | More by tobelerone
Photo of rawfish


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a trade with lookrider. Thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a hazy straw yellow into the glass with a one finger white head. Decent retention with clinging lacing that reaches up the glass but doesn't ant to hold there.

Slight banana, clove, orange peel with raw grains, grass, straw and a bit of bread on the tail end, a tad dank.

Pale malt, cookie dough, and wheat rather smooth out of the gates with lots of banana and clove character. A bit overwhelming for a pils, but not uncharacteristic for a hefe. Not much bitterness beyond that, perhaps a bit grassy. Flavor is well balanced and integrated.

Medium bodied overly so for a pilsner weighed down by the yeast, average carbonation but doesn't impact the beer. Doesn't finish with any crispness or drying. Wet and dank.

Good flavor and very drinkable but not much of a crisp or clean finish I like in a pilsner. I can appreciate the craft that has gone into producing this beer but overall it just doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 03:34:14 | More by rawfish
Photo of NeroFiddled


4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 23:48:03 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 03:29:55 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of tone77


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a small head. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is crisp, slightly sweet, a bit of malts and grains, just a touch of hops at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 20:43:34 | More by tone77
Photo of mvanaskie13


3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, nice off white thick, frothy head; color is straw, with that unfiltered haze.

Smell is grainy, biscuits, hints at lemon.

Taste is very biscuity/wheaty malt, with nice crisp bitterness, light grassy and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel is strong on the tongue, good crispness and sweet balance.

Overall, a nicely done keller pils maybe a touch heavy on the wheat/biscuit type malts but still very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 19:19:58 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of JAXSON


4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a light mostly clear gold with a small fluffy white head. Nose is fresh cracked grain, pilsner hops, some grass. Mouth is a vibrant expression of fresh grain, a pleasant hop quality that kind of swells in the mid palate, a touch of grass and maybe some light citrus rind. A little bit of an eggy quality that creeps in, as with some of the hoppier German pilsners. Not super snappy but pretty nice, definitely more in the German style than in the Czech style.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:50:50 | More by JAXSON
Photo of crossovert


3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had some fantastic Keller Pilseners in Franconia but I still want to give American Brewers a chance because I ove the style and want to find a comparable brew in the US to the Franconian lagers.

This one pours a bit hazier of a color than most keller plseners. Even though they all are unfiltered the German ones seem to prefer a pale brightness that I don't get with this beer. It is a monotonous almost whiteish gold.

The smell is more on par with a true kellerbier. It is grassy with some lime and a nice mineral water/malt body.

The flavor is pretty nice as well, doesn't hold up to the Franconian beers but as a US beer we have a winner. Nice and bitter with an herbal, grassy bite, but a balance of pilsener malt and a nice water character.

Hats of to these guys for producing a quality lager unlike a majority of craft brewers.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 22:38:39 | More by crossovert
Southampton Keller Pils from Southampton Publick House
86 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.