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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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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 5
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 +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ygtbsm94, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

nmann08, Mar 12, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: bottle share at Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA
I don't know who shared the bottle, but thanks, whoever you are!

I've read the description on this one, and I just don't know...and old ale? I'm just not getting it. Poured an uncommonly pale golden-yellow color, slightly hazy, with a decent cap of off-white head; moderate retention and decent lacing. Biscuity aroma, toasted cereal grains, notes of citrus zest and pith; pretty light. Taste was decent, but not overly impressive, and certainly not like any old ale I've had before. Like the aroma, biscuity and grainy, with some honey and sugar sweetness, pale malts, vague citrusy pith, and an almost ESB-ish mildness in the hoppage. Picked up some definite acetaldehyde too... Hmm. Light-medium body, and pretty easily drinkable, even if nothing really special.

Rifugium, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

afksports, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

M27, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

whartontallboy, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

KornWallace, Feb 04, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

stakem, Jan 31, 2012
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JAHMUR, Jan 29, 2012
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ixodus, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

acurtis, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Southampton 15th Anniversary Ale from Southampton Publick House
79 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.