Southampton Saison Faucille - Southampton Publick House
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4.08/5 rDev +3%
750ml bottle that I purchased at last years RIS release at the publick house. Off comes the foil and after prying the cap off you notice this brew is seriously filled to the brim. Wow, no headspace in the bottle at all. Shared with friends and poured in a matching SH anniversary fishbowl. It appears a clear golden copper with 3 fingers of yellowish creamy tan head. Webby strings of lace stick to the glass and rising bubbles maintain the cap.
The smell is overall muted despite being allowed sufficient time to warm up. What does emit from the glass smells of apple juice mixed mildly with pepper. There is some yeast and fruit like apple and pear included to break things up.
The taste brings forth the apple juice mildly just like the aroma indicated. A mild peppery yeast character is present mixed with some mild tangy alcohol notes. As the brew gets warmer, a bit of fresh grainy quality comes out. Across the board, everything about this brew seems mild and easily approachable with no real distinct characteristics taking a lead role except for the apple. Not bad but not really something exciting or different to make this desirable.
This is a medium bodied brew with a smooth feel and light prickly carbonation. A solid arrangement that is very balance and enjoyable. I want to go on record here as acknowledging that even though it has been a year since I had this on draft, I vividly recall significant differences in this. Southampton brews are an entire world of difference between different servings types. (At least as far as bottle verse draft is concerned.) And I have noticed this via ther other offerings as well.
05-17-2012 20:01:02 | More by stakem
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
pours a transparent pale golden orange, very active bubbles with tons of tight white head. The nose is fruity, yeast notes behind with a touch of peppery spice. Lemon, peach, zesty. The taste is a bit sweeter, still has the bright golden fruits but a touch sugary. The zesty spice and yeast is underplayed but still nicely integrated. Te body is light, fairly dry. Assertive carb, a touch juicy in the palate.
04-10-2012 15:09:14 | More by cpetrone84
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
Big thanks to callmemickey for sharing this one at last Saturday's Philly tasting. Serve din a mini tulip.
Pours a moderate golden color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a bit of citrus and light spice. A touch of earth as well. The flavor has some light grain character along with a bit of citrus peel, spice, and a very light floral character. Body is light-medium with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. This doesn't live up to Peconic, but is still quite good in its own right.
04-10-2012 00:05:18 | More by Thorpe429
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
Thanks to shaebs99 for another great S'hampton hook-up.
Pours a tawny amber with some haze; high white head, dense and foamy. The smell is runny egg yolk, maple leaves, clover honey, something at once fishy and woody. The taste is raw herbal honey, earthy funk, grass, tree bark, copper. It's nicely carbonated, medium in body, with some strange notes of rubbing alcohol that are out of place. All in all a very tasty and drinkable beer, but those alcohol notes throw it off.
10-30-2011 04:11:10 | More by gory4d
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it began to dissipate.
Smell – Breads/grains, lemon zest, yeast, white grape juice
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste lemon juice and zest mixed with white grape juice and wheat. There is a lot of yeast flavour going on as well and a touch of funk. The beer finishes with a grainy slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall – Another great beer from Southampton. It was along the same lines as their Saison Deluxe, but with less of a fruit profile and more funk/yeast.
06-17-2011 17:26:48 | More by spinrsx
3.45/5 rDev -12.9%
Thanks to Sean for this... Light murky honey gold, very carbonated lots of head with good retention... Smells like a saison, musky, nice and steady on the style... Taste is very lemony, weird and off, musky flowers try to balance but don’t, white pepper bitter chemical finish
06-11-2011 03:16:38 | More by jrallen34
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
2011 vintage. Poured from a foiled and capped 750ml bottle into Lost Abbey stemware.
A: Capped opens with a hiss and the beer immediately starts foaming. Standard pour yields a giant frothy, coarse, 4.5 finger white head that sticks around. Beer is a clear bright orange. Lacing is stick and stringy with great retention. Outstanding looking beer.
S: Nose is surprisingly subtle. Notes of spice, flour, and orange peel. Bit of band-aid and plastic lingers in the background. Very pleasantly tart and lively.
T: Opens malty. Orange peel, flower petals, and a brief ethanol twinge. Sweet flour and dried hay towards the middle with a nice straw funkiness. End is cane sugar and some more citrus. Finishes bready with a sweet, straw aftertaste. Not as funky as most in the style but tasty nonetheless.
M: Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and bubbly on the tongue and abrasive, coarse, and crisp going down. Finish is messy with an aftertaste that lingers. Appropriate for the style.
O: Although I'm not a huge fan of the saison style, I've grown to appreciate it recently. This is a solid offering from a brewery really know for their creations in this style. Faucille is different in that its much more citrussy and a lot less funky. Interesting and definitely worth trying.
05-22-2011 17:07:41 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.22/5 rDev +6.6%
Thanks to Steve for this bottle.
As I begin to pour this one in the glass, white foam skyrockets to the top, leaving an initial 3 inch head that recedes pretty quickly to a small cap and leaves clumpy lacing along the sides.
Light lemon zest initially in the nose with some pears and grassy notes. Little bit of funk but just as much light grains as well.
The taste has a little more earthy funk that the aroma, especially in the beginning. It gives way to some much sweeter flavors including apricots and Belgian yeast. The finish is dry and grassy with more spices than I got in the nose.
It's highly carbonated, maybe a little too much, and light bodied. I can actually feel a little bit of alcohol burn as it goes down which surprised me.
This is a nice light bodied saison that has a little more fruit and grains than most while it dials down the spiciness. Excellent.
05-14-2011 23:51:25 | More by gford217
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 2" thick head that lasts around a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.
Smell: some light funk, fruit sweetness, and grassiness are easily detectable.
Taste: bready and grainy malt base with lemon zest, pepper, grass, ripe pears, and a mild barnyard funk to it. Bitterness is moderate.
Mouthfeel: crisp throughout but a bit dry late. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is long as the flavors stick to the tongue.
Overall: a nice saison that really hits the spot with just enough funk to not overwhelm it. Nice beer, glad I bought a few bottles.
04-23-2011 18:25:30 | More by Gavage
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
A - Golden beer with a frothy white head that a little bit of lace. Nice ring around the outside.
S - Somewhat grainy with belgian yeast. Fruity with a little bit of funk and sweetness.
T - There is a strange grain taste here with some spice. Fruity notes, with the funk and sweetness that was present on the nose.
M - Medium bodied, this is one of the drier finishing beers that I've had. Bit of spikey carbonation.
O - Not a bad beer, a little too dry for me, and the taste is different, but it was interesting to drink.
04-16-2011 03:41:16 | More by AgentZero
3.8/5 rDev -4%
Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a Heady Topper glass.
A - Extremely well-carbonated, with a giant white foam that settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving minimal lace. Hazed dark golden straw body.
S - Peppery, spicy Belgian yeast, rye, lightly malted wheat, and some stone fruits as it warms up.
T - More spicy Belgian yeast, with faint pears, berries, and stone fruits. Less overt malt and grain character than the aroma.
M - Extremely dry, with high, somewhat prickly carbonation. Medium bodied, and quite refreshing actually.
D - It's a nice Saison, but it wasn't particularly special of memorable. I wouldn't say no to trying it again, but I wouldn't seek it out either. Pretty easy to drink, aside from the mild over-carbonation.
04-14-2011 19:17:45 | More by MasterSki
Southampton Saison Faucille from Southampton Publick House
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.