1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic - Southampton Publick House

Not Rated.
Southampton Black Raspberry LambicSouthampton Black Raspberry Lambic

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

167 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 461
Gots: 28 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of scottfrie
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

scottfrie, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Mbrown44
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Mbrown44, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
5/5  rDev +8.7%

vonnegut21, May 27, 2014
Photo of stevec32
5/5  rDev +8.7%

stevec32, May 27, 2014
Photo of ScottP
5/5  rDev +8.7%

ScottP, May 26, 2014
Photo of chippo33
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

chippo33, May 23, 2014
Photo of jegross2
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing the infamous Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic from the Southampton Publick House out of Southampton, New York.

Score: 98

2012 vintage bottle served in a snifter and enjoyed on 04/25/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a murky, brownish dark raspberry color. Minimal head off the pour. Minimal lacing and retention. Nice color, however. 4.5/5

Smell: Lightly musty raspberry jam with a kiss of lacto. Simplistic, but effective and appetizing. 4.75/5

Taste: Tart and dry raspberry jam with a kiss of lacto, just like the nose. Has a high quality mineral water character to it a la Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen sours. Lasting raspberry finish. Really nice. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, great carbonation. Very dry finish. 5/5

Overall: A superior American wild ale on par with the likes of New Glarus R&D Very Sour Blackberry and Perennial Blueberry Flanders. Definitely a top three overall beer at our pre-Dark Lord Day 2014 whales tasting, which featured many heavy hitters. This beer is a perfect example of how sometimes less can be more.

Cost: $15 for a 750 ml bottle.

jegross2, May 21, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TurdFurgison, May 04, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gonzoillini, May 03, 2014
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
5/5  rDev +8.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of beefsquatch
5/5  rDev +8.7%

beefsquatch, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of DaveHack
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DaveHack, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of nkeckhar
5/5  rDev +8.7%

nkeckhar, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of IPAyForHops
5/5  rDev +8.7%

IPAyForHops, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of ThatsThatDude
5/5  rDev +8.7%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of scotv
5/5  rDev +8.7%

scotv, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +8.7%

cestlavie, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of brian4beer
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

brian4beer, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of frankthetank86
5/5  rDev +8.7%

frankthetank86, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of iadler
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jon2465 for sending a bottle my way. This was my top want for a long time.

A- Pours a gorgeous slightly hazy purple with no head.

S- A very inviting aroma with notes of ripe blackberries, yogurt, hint of cheese, musty funk, barnyard, red grapes and oak.

T- Extremely jammy with fresh blackberry jam standing out that is not overly sweet nor tart. The blackberry flavor is so authentic, I feel like there are seeds somewhere in this beer. Lemon yogurt, musty funk, oak, and red grapes at the end.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a low carbonation. Really nice finish with the blackberry tartness and funk lingering .

O- Well damn, this is a fantastic beer. Certainly one of the best US fruit lambics and one of the most memorable beers I've had recently. Incredibly balanced and complex. I sipped on my pour for over an hour.

iadler, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of BeRanger
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeRanger, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kscaldef, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of flyasalt
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

flyasalt, Aug 21, 2013
Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic from Southampton Publick House
100 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.