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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic - Southampton Publick House

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 465
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% 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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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%

This is a tricky beer to rate.

It came out a few years ago and I never had it fresh. I has been a personal whale of mine since I got into the trading world and was lucky enough to randomly try some because of circumstance.

The beer is all about the nose. It reminds me of raspberry pie. Jammy is the most used term and it's on point. There is something else there, like a pepper or something towards the backend of the smell, but it blends perfectly with the brilliant black raspberry.

Taste was basically a stellar but clear aged fruited american wild. It has the same issues that older RR bottles have, but I think this has aged a much more gracefully.

In short, I have a habit of hating on beers that people want because they rarely live up to the hype. This beer is clearly past its prime, but one of the few beers that I've been more interested in seeking out after I've actually tried it.

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Side by Side with VSB, Fencerow, Black Raz Bu
Thanks Tim for bringing this long time want

A - red, brown, pink colors here fairly opaque. Small foam head that recedes back into the glass.

S - One of the most natural and delightful smelling beers. Fresh black raspberries and funk here. Like someone picked them fresh blended them and presented it in front of you

T - Taste follows the nose here and definitely edged out VSB here. Tons of black raspberries tart acidic funk and a smooth finish

M - Light bodied crisp and clean, good amount of carbonation here

O - Overall this edged out VSB, although my first bottle of VSB tasted better than the one opened at this side by side.

Thanks again Timmy

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice smooth pop upon moving the frozen cork...

Killer crisp clarity in a deep red/pink brew. 1/2 finger soapy/foam head rises very slowly and is damn snappy. No lacing, but fantastic legs.

Great berry nose. Tons of hearty, fresh, and ripe fruit. Acid doesn't show in the nose. No farm funk or anything off. Quite floral, almost rosy. Raspberry is wonderfully released upon irritation.

The flavors and mouthfeel are truly amazing...well-blended, tart, floral, light, crisp, airy, clear, bright... It's crazy the variation from aroma to flavor. Aroma packs a serious fruit punch and flavors are a serious tart, robust, round, wallop to the senses. Flavors are full of ripe berry, green apple, tart cherry, chewy dry blackberry burred in deep tart raspberry rind. Hardly any unfermented sugars. Carbonation is forward and super full, fitting. Drinkability is simply amazing; ends crisp and refreshing drawing you to your next sip.

This has to be close to the pinnacle of sour beer. Smooth, well rounded, nicely blended, and thought-out. Not a sugar bomb. This beer simply kicks ass. I could not recommend high enough. It's a must try for any connoisseur, seek out.

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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing Jeff!

A: Pours a cranberry juice red that's fairly flat looking. Very faint minimal head. Damn near flat.
S: Super fruity notes of raspberry puree and mild funk. Strong notes of raspberry jam dominates.
T: Very tart and dry notes of raspberries and biting acid. Extremely fruity and musty, slightly tannic, with flavors of smashed raspberries through and through. Solid tartness with a musty finish. Tart raspberry preserves linger in the aftertaste.
M: Drying and tannic mouthfeel, low carbonation, with a good dose of biting acid that is still fairly smooth and definitely drinkable. Works well.
O: Super flavorful and smooth. Not crazy complicated, but one of the best raspberry berry flavors out there. Very good, thanks again ipa247.

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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic from Southampton Publick House
100 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.