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Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton 15th Anniversary AleSouthampton 15th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-16-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at the release a few years ago. Wasn't wild about it release day but some time has passed so let's check in. Enjoyed from the snifter commemorating the event.

a - brew pours a murky copper with a finger of frothy bubbly head that had nice staying power.

s - nose opens with a sweet floral soggy biscuit. Sweet alcohol toastiness comes across as Belgian pale.

t/m/o - about fifteen flavors crush through my palate at once...flowers, biscuits, toffee, Belgian sugar, toasted alcohol with a bitter dry finish. A bit fizzy. Medium bodied with a bitterness to it. Grew on me as I drank it but fairly sweet in general and more of a Belgian than an old ale. I think that this beer is in a better place than it was at the release but it is not worth chasing down.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date: 03/27/12
Type: 750ml. Bottle
Vintage: 2012
Glass: Ommegang Tulip

Pours a golden straw in color to a very light mahogany brown w/ a 11/2 finger off white head and heavy lacing. Aromas of mineral, biscuit, light citrus, and mild caramel/toffee. The flavor was big mineral almost saltiness up front, leading into biscuit and caramel/toffee. Medium bodied and lush. Grows on you as you sip.

Overall, this was one of the more interesting brews I have encountered as of late. The brew almost reminds me of an Imperial Gose (if there is such a thing) w/ the saltiness up front. I can see how the demand is not very high for this brew, but it grew on me as I drank it. Simply seems mislabeled as an Old Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber color with an off-white head. Quite a sweet nose to this, very heavy on the brown sugar and caramel aromas. A light citrus characteristic along with some yeast and bubblegum? Strange. The flavor is very sweet as well. Sugar, brown sugar, and caramel along with a bit of toasted bread. A hint of the same yeast and bubblegum combination with a touch of spice. Really not sure what is going on here.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of joefuzz
4.35/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep gold with a very nice looking fluffy white head. Smells like fresh biscuits baking with some clove and bananna. Taste is like a saison on streoids bready malt up front and a slight alcohol burn that fades to a very nice smooth fruity dry saison finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and carbonation is quite high. Overall really good beer as long as you don't try to fit it into any catagory...I remember having this at the release and not thinking too highly of it but 6 months later this beer is pretty amazing.

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2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

An initially surprisingly light, golden color with a large white head that doesn't last for long and eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass. Unexciting, though appropriate enough.

Toasted biscuit and simple grain constitute the majority of the aroma, along with some alcohol warmth, very mild citrus, and grass. This is lacking the typical sweet, bready, caramel, and toffee notes I found in anything labeled an old ale.

Lots of biscuit and simple grain, with very mild earthy hops, very mild citrus, and some alcohol. Simple and straightforward. This lacks complexity and depth, and I don't think age would have done anything for this. This tastes like an imperial pilsner brewed with ale yeast.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A really simple, big, boring, though well crafted beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Alec for this sweet extra. Poured into a tulip. This one pours a clear honey color with a nice cap of bubbly white head.

Nice bready malt aroma with hints of orange and honey. Notes of Belgian yeast in the background. The pallet has a nice sweet overtone with hints of of orange zest and honey.

The body is full and sticky with soft carbonation. A little bit hot. Overall this one is pretty tasty. A nice unique old ale.

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3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is clear and golden. There is a half inch light colored foamy head.

The aroma is full of nice rich orange candy. There is a dominant note of honey also.

The taste is full of rich malt flavor that yields honey like notes with caramel. There is a nice orange candy, slightly hoppy finish. This is really tasty.

This is full bodied with a nice creamy full mouthfeel. I like this one a lot. The balance of hops and malt are perfect for this style.

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Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale from Southampton Publick House
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.