Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic - Southampton Publick House
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4.38/5 rDev -4.4%
Thanks to Cavery for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!
Pours a clear raspberry red with a red-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of tart and sour raspberry puree and fresh raspberries. Taste is also all about the raspberries with a nice balance of sweetness and sour/funky flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice natural raspberry aromas and flavors.
03-19-2012 01:09:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.15/5 rDev -9.4%
Big thanks to schlimenhaumer for sending this bottle out my way. Thanks to cosmicevan for getting me a Southampton Anniversary snifter to serve this beer in. Southampton, maybe a tulip for next year's release?
Pours a beautiful blackberry-purple color. The berries have really taken over the appearance on this one. Thin white head with a bit of a purple tint. Not too much retention of lacing.
The nose carries a strong note of black raspberry with some underlying acidity. Not too much in the way of earth or funk; this is almost all fruit, but it does that aspect incredibly well. The lack of depth and complexity catches up in the flavor, which sticks mostly just to the berry and following acidity.
Body is light with a nice dry, fruity finish. Good lactic acidity throughout. Nothing overpowering, but it does the job.
Overall, a really nice brew that I was really glad to try. Not quite up to the level of the berliners, but still a very solid wild.
03-16-2012 20:52:51 | More by Thorpe429
4.2/5 rDev -8.3%
Thanks to Jason for sharing.
Deep red, almost purple, in color with a pinkish head. Heavy on the raspberry aroma and a nice blackberry character, too. Pleasant lactic acidity and tartness, a bit of red wine, and wood. Not too much in the way of funk. Excellent fruit flavor with the blackberry and rapsberry, a nice sourness to it, though not overly acidic. Fairly sweet from all the fruit, but a well done beer.
08-05-2012 02:29:39 | More by womencantsail
4.35/5 rDev -5%
Appearance: This pours a hazy, somewhat muddy purple. The head crackles away quickly and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Initially rather metallic. Swirling brings out the fruit, which is very vibrant and tart. There's a suggestion of sweetness. Lactic notes appear as it warms, along with a touch of leathery funk. The metallic character put me off initially, but this does open up very nicely.
Taste & mouthfeel: Better than the nose suggests, and really quite delicious. There's a ton of tart berry flavor here, along with a medium-to-high level of acidity and earthy, leathery brett notes. The fruit flavor is robust and layered, bringing tart juicy notes along with tannic seed and skin. Very impressive. There's a touch of sweetness up front, but it quickly dries out in the finish.
Overall: I'm generally not much of a Southampton fan, but this is excellent. Seek it out.
05-01-2012 20:35:06 | More by largadeer
4.45/5 rDev -2.8%
Big thanks to bauermj for sharing this one! Served in a Närke snifter.
A - Thin off-white foam settles to a solid collar, a few wisps, and minimal lace. Mostly opaque dark cherry body.
S - Smells like raspberries! Some nice musky, sweaty funk, vinous oak, mild acetic notes, and more raspberry. Nice balance of fruit character and varying wild flavors.
T - Taste is sweeter, with more dark raspberry and oaky vanilla flavors. The sourness is more lactic, with tangy yogurt flavors and less overt acidity. Finish is mildly tart.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a super dry, tannic, and oaky finish. Mild pucker, no alcohol, and little residual acidity.
D - Really enjoyable stuff. Seems more Belgian than American in balance and construction. I really hope they make this again, and perhaps in large volumes. Highly recommended.
05-08-2012 04:27:23 | More by MasterSki
4.08/5 rDev -10.9%
Thanks Thorpe, served in a snifter. Beer is purple, looks like juice, moderate carbonation, nice pink head of small bubbles, decent retention, no lacing.
Aroma is berries and lactic acid.
Beer is light in body and pretty fruit forward wthi this mild tartness and a nice finsih. The beer is carbonated on the palate and has a mildly dry finish. It is a good lambic, some American breweries are getting close and Southampton is one of them. I'd have this again.
04-05-2012 17:14:04 | More by drabmuh
4.25/5 rDev -7.2%
The brew pours a semi-clear ruby color with a thin slim somewhat off-white head that is quick to dissolve. A light swirl releases some bubbles that form at the top with a pink hue. Faint bubbles of lacing effect stick to the glass.
The aroma of this brew is sharp and quite earthy. It isn't immediately identifiable but raspberry is there with an earthen aspect that blends into a sharp tangy note of wild bacteria. Some slight tannic edge is apparent towards the back. As the brew warms up, the raspberries really start to shine with a juicy note of freshness that is salivating.
The taste is sharp and acidic. Lots of funky bacterial notes blend with the juicy raspberry quality that creates a significant dryness in the mouth. Tannins are present mixed with a lactic edge that rips the moisture out of your mouth. There is some earthy aspects from the natural raspberry flavoring and bacteria. The aftertaste is mildly cheesy with a hint of yogurt. This is a solid brew.
This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is light and easily drinkable but it is one acidic offering. Southampton offerings to be are quite drastic when it comes to draft verse bottled offerings. However, in this case, the slight variance from draft to bottle is actually better in my opinion in the bottle. If you havent had this yet and are a fan of sours, you need to seek this one out.
04-29-2012 18:22:13 | More by stakem
District of Columbia
4.51/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks a lot to Mike T. For sharing. What a treat.
The beer is a deep ruby-purple hue with virtually no head. The aroma brings berries, raspberries, funk. It smells exactly as advertised. Black raspberry lambic. Awesome flavor, even a step up from the nose. Like a funky black cherry soda minus any sugary sweetness. Beautifully executed. An elegant beer, and certainly a stand out among American lambics.
05-06-2013 01:33:21 | More by Huhzubendah
4.13/5 rDev -9.8%
A: Transparent magenta with a frothy white head. Great color.
S: Sweet black raspberry flesh and seed. Light cherry and plum with a touch of oak. Lightly horsey with musty notes and earth.
T: Candied black raspberry with a moderate tartness. Balancing oak with light tannins. Earthy and musty. Moderate lactic sourness with a moderate acetic acidity throughout.
M: Medium body with lower medium carbonation. Smooth, sticky, and lightly tannic.
Overall: A nice American sour. Great fruit profile and adequately complex.
05-27-2012 21:31:16 | More by HopHead84
Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic from Southampton Publick House
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