Southampton Uberliner (Imperial Berliner Weisse) - Southampton Publick House
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4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
Acquired via trade
Barely hazed glowing yellow with an initial 2-finger white head that eventually settles down and leaves some clinging bubbles down the glass.
Very nice aroma consisting of lemon and melon, wheat, and some sour acidity. Appropriate, complete, and quite nice.
The flavor, however, is even better than the aroma. The mild sour acidic qualities, a hint of funk, lemon, wheat, and melon flavors combine incredibly nicely. The finish is dry and finishes clean. Incredibly refreshing.
Thin to medium bodied with high carbonation. Perfect!
I loved this beer! A perfect, sunny weather, poolside beer that will allow you to keep your wits about you, even if the ABV is dramatically high for a beer of this style.
06-19-2012 17:44:19 | More by ehammond1
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
Review #700. Bottle 27/450. Poured from a 22oz. foiled and capped bottle 22oz. bottle into an oversized Southampton snifter. Shared by schen9303. Time to try a slightly different reviewing style!
Color is clear goldenrod. Coarse white head with poor retention. Nice lace. Decent clarity for the style.
Nose is super clean. Yeasty. Lemon, yogurt, white grape, and lactose. Really aromatic and appetizing.
Lemon, white grape, yeasty. Mellow taste. Finish is yeasty with a filmy aftertaste. Really clean and delicious.
Light bodied with high carbonation. Goes down easy but aggressive. Really drinkable. Exactly what I want from the style.
Not close to what this one is on tap but its still one of the most solid berliner weisse beers I've ever had. A definite under-the-radar offering.
02-08-2012 01:52:54 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
2011 vintage, #286/450, split
An explosive gusher - quick reflexes and a helping hand prevented significant loss. Bright peach-orange body, some nice white foam from the explosion. Honestly, nowhere near as tart as any other berliner's I've had, though as it's a pretty obscure style that's really not a large sample. Lemony acidity, white grape, spice, grain, cut grass. Nice beer for a hot afternoon
06-18-2013 00:54:15 | More by dirtylou
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
A big thanks goes out to discord257 for sending this one my way in a very recent trade! Bottle #313 of 450. Served from bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Poured a fluorescent yellow with a pure white one finger head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, subtle sour, and citrus rine. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, sour, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was a lot more of a citrus aspect going on in this one that I would have expected if I am honest. The appearance on this one was really nice as it seemed to glow while you were looking at it. I really hope to get the opportunity to try the original Berliner from Southampton in the future based on this one. A definite must try.
05-31-2012 12:24:59 | More by thagr81us
3.96/5 rDev -6.4%
This practically exploded with foam as it poured a huge head of bright white foam reminiscent of a merangue. The color was a bright yellow like the flesh of a pineapple.
The nose is simple, sour and cidery with some nice apple notes.
The flavor is sweet, tart and dry with a strong balance of Apple and wheat.
This is very dry in feel but super crisp and near absent carbonated bite.
For a retired beer brewed in 2011, this stood up quite well and was very tasty.
05-01-2014 22:45:19 | More by KYGunner
3.58/5 rDev -15.4%
Reviewing the Southampton Uberliner from the Southampton Publick House out of Southampton, New York.
"2011" vintage bottle (from the January 2012 release). Bottle #158/450. Served in a snifter and enjoyed on 04/25/14. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Pours a clean golden honey color with a thin layer of white fuzzy head that almost totally settles. Poor lacing and retention. 3.5
Smell: Wheat grain, light honey, and wet mustiness. Very simplistic. 4/5
Taste: Wheat mixed with slightly musty/old white grape juice flavor. Light saltiness. 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, okay carb. Juicy mouthfeel. Light sourness, more saltiness. No "bite." 3.25/5
Overall: Was not a fan of this beer, though others at the tasting enjoyed it more than me. No one really loved this one, however. Definitely not a beer I would recommend chasing after.
Cost: $15 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.
05-21-2014 18:50:34 | More by jegross2
3.38/5 rDev -20.1%
Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a big white head leaving good retention and lacing.
Smells of grainy malt with an underlying funk and some lemon.
Similar flavors. Very grainy texture with bits of lemon. There also seems to be much less wheat presence and an almost brett like funk throughout.
Definitely not light as a normal berliner, but not unexpected due to the uber. Carbonation is too high and too prickly to let the subtle flavors come out.
Really kind of disappointed with this one. I usually love Berliners, but this one was too carbonated and lacked the nice subtle sour mash tartness I usually like in the style.
05-01-2012 13:38:52 | More by jmarsh123
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance: Turbid straw yellow body capped by a billowing white head. Looks spot-on.
Smell: Grainy and lactic. Lemon, yogurt, tangy wheat. Not terribly different than their regular berliner, perhaps a bit more grainy.
Taste & mouthfeel: Opens with a nice citrusy twang backed by a foundation of bready, grainy wheat. Lemony and lactic, but not terribly acidic. Medium-light body with a high level of effervescence. Finish could use a bit more kick, but otherwise this is great stuff. Not sure that I like it more than their standard berliner, however.
05-03-2012 22:16:00 | More by largadeer
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured into a perfect pint. 2011 vintage. Bottle #46 of 450.
3.0 A: Nearly clear medium yellow color. Two and a half fingers of fizzy white head. Retention is below average and just a few whisps of lacing is left. I gave the bottle a good stir to get some yeast in it, which hazed it up and benefitted the nose and taste.
4.0 S: Mildly tart with green apple and white grape fruitiness. Quite cidery. Lemon-lime Sprite quality to it. Grassy and lightly grainy. Mild peppery spiciness. A lot of pungent, rotting wood funk came after the addition of yeast to the glass. Not bad.
4.5 T: Again just a mild tartness. Green apple is the strongest flavor and brings the cider component into the taste. Light white grape and lime with a bit more lemon. Grassy and grainy. Light peppery spice again. Wheat, peach, a touch of malty sweetness. A lot more complex than the nose with greater depth of flavor. Adding the yeastiness to the glass amplified the flavors and also made it taste a hell of a lot more like champagne.
4.5 M: Lighter body. Crisp, spritzy carbonation. Superbly drinkable and smooth.
4.5 D: I originally scored this a lot lower than what you are seeing. However, this actually got better as I drank it and getting some yeast in it really helped. Super easy to drink with lots of complexity and depth. Really tasty.
09-18-2012 01:33:23 | More by DavoleBomb
Southampton Uberliner (Imperial Berliner Weisse) from Southampton Publick House
93 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.