Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton 15th Anniversary AleSouthampton 15th Anniversary Ale

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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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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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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Bendurgin
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.

Photo of andrewinski1
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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mikeyv35
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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the label: "Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale is an amalgamation of brewing techniques and ingredients from Britain, Germany, Scotland, the United States, Belgium and France. We call it a blonde Old Ale made with Golden Promise, French, German and North American malt, Belgian candy sugar and 3 German hops. Cheers to innovation! 9.5% ABV."

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a matching Southamtpon fishbowl. The brew appears a polished color of copper to light amber with more than a finger of yellowish stained, light tan froth. A light swirl effortlessly revives a finger of cap back to the surface and paints some finger-like patterns of lacework all over the glass. When held to the light, there is some very faint particulate stuck in suspension that keeps this brew from being perfectly clear.

The smell of this brew initially has some mineral and yeasty components that swirl out and dissolve leaving room for more desirable characteristics. Toasted, biscuit-like grain is present overtop of a mild fruity accent somewhat similar to rindy and herbal orange zest. Citrus and fruity hops mingle with alcohol esters that strike the nose with some tingly warmth.

The taste has a bit of sulfur mixed with mineral and a yeasty aspect that blends into a toasted grain base like buttered biscuits. Some herbal and fruity hops are present along with a moderate amount of fusel alcohol that is quite warming down the back of the throat. Mid palate there are some zesty and pulp fruit aspects somewhat like orange mixed with minerals.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. At this stage in the game, it is a little awkward and really reminds me of what old herb was like last year. The strange upfront character of yeast, minerals and herbal components with bold alcohol doesn't help the drinkability much. It isn't a bad brew but also it isn't something I would get terribly excited about in comparison to the other offerings by Southampton.

Photo of palma
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cosmicevan
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale from Southampton Publick House
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