Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale - Southampton Publick House
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3.75/5 rDev +8.7%
Type: 750ml. Bottle
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.
09-25-2012 19:24:09 | More by mikeyv35
3.48/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
08-04-2012 20:56:48 | More by womencantsail
4.35/5 rDev +26.1%
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.
07-17-2012 02:02:38 | More by joefuzz
2.8/5 rDev -18.8%
Acquired via trade
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.
07-16-2012 17:39:58 | More by ehammond1
3.88/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
07-13-2012 03:58:56 | More by Bendurgin
3.78/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
07-13-2012 03:53:59 | More by andrewinski1
3.55/5 rDev +2.9%
Slightly hazy orange amber body. Small white fizzy head. Very minor lace thoughout the session.
Nose is Lemon, orange, Belgian yeast notes, phenolic. Green apple.Fusal alcohol after the beer warms.
Taste: Ripe citrus fruit. Sweet. Very yeasty for an old ale. German hops play a large role here. Can definately see all the ingredients in this beer. Belgian yeasty favors with a German hop smack. English malt is very light. I am looking for some more malty flavors. Bitterness is harsh. A Stale bitterness. Complex enough to be enjoyable. However the mixed flavor profile is not the most to my liking.
A more creamy smooth mouthfeel relative to others of this style.
A unique beer from southampton and definately not one of their best. Still worth a try if you come across it. I paid 15 bucks for the 750ml bottle direct from the restaurant.
07-04-2012 19:05:18 | More by palma
2.2/5 rDev -36.2%
750mL bottle to SH fishbowl. Sampled 6/22/12.
A: Pours with a light tan, compact foamy cap with fair retention, then fading into a long lasting, thick bubbly sea of film - about a finger and a half high. Highly active carbonation keeps the thick film afloat. Rusty orange in color, the body is semi-clear but foggy. Lacing is spare (albeit more than expected for the ABV) and takes the form of random dots and wavy strings. The light color of the brew seems uncharacteristic, but BJCP says light amber is within range - just seldom seen. All other things considered, this brew is very good looking.
S: Surprisingly bad. Awww man. Just a phenolic and estery mess. A mild bedding of bready grain plus light fruity esters are uncovered during deeper inhales. But all of this is overshadowed by aromas of drying plastic, freshly burnt rubber and out of place minerals.
T: Thankfully the flavor leaves a lot of the undesirables left behind...although it is still is far-from the prototypical Old Ale. If there was such a thing as an American Strong Pale Ale, this would be it. Sweet, yeasty, bready grain comes through more than the nose suggested. And a more-than-prevalent ABV rears it head as well.
M: Lively with some much needed effervescence to help hide the ABV and clear the tongue from the residual sweetness and unwanted flavors. ABV is still noticeable on the palate but it works with the aggressive nature of the beer.
O: A rare miss by Southampton...and painful for me to review as such. I don't see this one improving either so, if you find yourself with a bottle, find a couple friends - hell, enemies even - and crack it open now.
06-22-2012 23:37:51 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
3.05/5 rDev -11.6%
A: A golden color with lots of bubbles and a one finger head. S: Clove and candy aromas. Bready malts. T/M: Sweet, heavy body. Lots of carbonation. Heavy earthy finish. O: The general reaction to this beer was "strange". Too many things going on and nothing that really cohered into a reasonable beer.
05-23-2012 20:58:44 | More by kscaldef
Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale from Southampton Publick House
80 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.