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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Black Raspberry LambicSouthampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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BA SCORE
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world-class

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 444
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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ehammond1


4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, DarthKostrizer!

(Aged for 9 months)

A near-clear dark ruby with some rich purple highlights and a moderately-sized off-white, big bubbled head, eventually leaving messy spiderwebs and dots of lace down the glass.

A very fruit-forward aroma; the black raspberries dominate and present as big, juicy, ripe, and delicious. There's only a very mild earthy funk character with just a touch of grass. Good thing the dominating fruit smells so incredible. What this lacks in depth and complexity, it makes up for in authentic, ripe fruit character.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma, with fantastic black raspberry character combining with moderate acidic sourness, defined oak, and a very minor funk component. Everything blends together nicely, and I don't miss the funk I usually love in beers of this style, because the fruit is simply so darn delicious.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Fantastically drinkable; juicy.

Superb stuff. This is in the top echelon of American wilds.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 21:22:49 | More by ehammond1
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-16-2012 14:44:35 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2012 06:58:24 | More by Travisnin
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #1700!!! Big thanks goes out to my boy beeruser for sharing this one during our Labor Day tasting! Thanks brother! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-purple with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, blackberry, funk, tart, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, blackberry, fruit, tart, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great brew. This beer really had a lot to offer for just about any beer lover out there. A nice touch of various fruits, funk, and a nice tart note. All of this on their own would keep your palate interested without any problem, but once you combine them all into one well-balanced brew, you are playing in a whole new ballpark. The flavors in this one were bold, but on-point. I could have easily killed this entire bottle, but I thought it best to let MSquared2 drink more of this than I, otherwise she might have killed me.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 11:11:30 | More by thagr81us
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2012 04:46:18 | More by millerbuffoon
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womencantsail

California

4.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 02:29:39 | More by womencantsail
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-04-2012 14:11:26 | More by Rempo
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2012 16:47:36 | More by slvrmon82
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MaBamba

New York

1/5  rDev -78.2%

07-26-2012 16:02:03 | More by MaBamba
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

07-19-2012 18:53:08 | More by JebediahScooter
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vissai

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

07-02-2012 16:16:11 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

07-02-2012 03:19:47 | More by VAbdoyan
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2012 03:03:05 | More by Urbancaver
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beeruser

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-20-2012 02:09:09 | More by beeruser
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2012 02:20:47 | More by hoppymcgee
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle courtesy of axeman9182. Big thanks for this one Bill! Poured into my Tripel Karmeliet stemmed glass. Been holding on to this one for a couple months...can't wait any longer.

A - Pours a translucent and somewhat hazy, almost grape soda-like purple-y maroon color. A finger of fizzy pinkish/purple head forms briefly and falls to the surface leaving an off-white and maroon tinted collar and an island of bubbles on the surface.

S - Wow...very, very good on first whiff. Huge raspberry aroma, sweet, tart, rich in black raspberry fruitiness. Musty, old cob-webby cellar/attic like funk. Very slight hints of barnyard, a bit yeasty, and some solventy aroma too. I expected a much sweeter aroma, but this really has a great and mostly traditional lambic aroma covered up by tons of amazing fruit. Really good!

T - Hmm, not exactly what I expected from the aroma. Much more tart than the aroma would indicate - lots of lactic tartness with a touch of acetic/vinegar thrown in for good measure. Really quite sour overall, but not in a bad way. Fruit is pronounced with really rich raspberry flavors, fresh, fruity and juicy. High level of sourness diminishes the fruit a bit. Tart throughout, very slight barnyard, quite musty and damp cellar-like funk.

M - The pour was a bit deceptive, showing more carbonation than actually exists. Body is quite thin and although carbonation is evident - overall feels quite a bit towards the still side. Slick and solventy on the tongue. Dry and quite puckering with the high acidity/tartness. Fruity for sure, but feels natural as opposed to some of the intense raspberry lambics out there which are artificially sweet and overly juicy. This feels appropriate although I prefer a bit more carbonation with my lambics...very minor complaint though.

O - Excellent fruit lambic overall. One of the more sour beers I've come across recently. A bit refreshing! Fruit is displayed quite nicely and complements the tart (or vice versa) quite well. Glad to try this one...sought this one out for a while and didn't think I'd be able to try it. Thanks again to axeman9182 for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:28:57 | More by portia99
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike (oreo) for this one at DLD 2012!

A - Pours a reddish/purple color, crisp & fizzy pink head, bubbles on top.

S - Excellent fruit-forward nose, nice and tart/sour, oak, excellent lactic notes. This beer is simply well-done, to say the least. The nose is exactly what you'd see from Cantillon or 3F.

T - Sweet fruity berries, tart lactic notes, oak, some funk. Really nice blend of fruit & funk...damn this stuff is good. Finish is dry tart fruits with a nice sour funky kick.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - This is an excellent beer, to say the least. After having the Uberliner (and being a bit disappointed), this is really raised the bar and was one of the highlights of DLD 2012 amongst some super-tough competition. I want more!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 16:44:14 | More by Sean9689
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brystmar

Texas

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Josh for bringing this. Opened alongside an incorrectly labeled Southampton RIS (which is definitely BRL) for kicks.

Fantasticly tart, fruity aroma. Fresh fruit, finishes sharp and clean. Such a great balance here; easily one of my favorite American fruit sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:30:49 | More by brystmar
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2012 02:04:16 | More by phingdong
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mroberts1204

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2012 18:55:52 | More by mroberts1204
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HopHead84

California

4.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/26/2012

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 21:31:16 | More by HopHead84
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claspada

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the generous brystmar in a recent swap; shared with mrand01.

Pours a hazy dark pink, light magenta color with a small quickly dissipating white fizzy head. Minimal lacing or retention.

Aromas are quite off the charts to be honest. At first you get the obvious sweet, freshly squeezed raspberry/blackberry juice and fruit pectin. Then as it warms the musk and oak emerge more and more. Quite vinous overall but not overpowering at all. More typical funky and "wild" aromas emerge but are still playing second fiddle to the fruit.

The tastes directly follow the nose with initial sweet raspberry and blackberry juiciness and fruit pulp flavors. Then the oak and sourness pop in to balance out the initial sweetness. Solid lactic sourness and slightly acidity emerges more and more and blends harmoniously with the oak and fruit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Really allows the fruit and funk to meld. The finish is lightly dry and tannic but not overpoweringly so; just the right amount of sour and sweetness.

Overall, is this the best American made lambic I have ever had, probably. It's freaking stellar, there is not one negative thing I can say about this beer except it's kind of ugly looking, but it smells and tastes phenomenal so who cares what it looks like. I understand the hype around this; seek it out if you can, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 11:45:23 | More by claspada
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-11-2012 02:50:06 | More by imperialking
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alalvarez75

New York

4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had via bottle via gf that muled this sucka. Poured into my snifter from SH. Perfectly poured if I do say so myself. Wish I could have posted to YouTube.

A: Nice dark violet with a frothy head.

S: Lot of fruit, with a little tartness. Smells like a winner.

T: It's a chicken dinner. Perfect mix of sweet and sour. You normally can't fight the funk, but the fruit sure does. Not a nasty dunk...

M: A little more carbonated than I normally like, but I'll refrain from saying crisp.

O: If you have a buddy that does not like Lambic, this would change their mind.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 15:42:08 | More by alalvarez75
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 04:27:23 | More by MasterSki
Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic from Southampton Publick House
100 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.