Southampton Uberliner (Imperial Berliner Weisse) - Southampton Publick House
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3.95/5 rDev -6.6%
Thanks to Cavery for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!
2011 vintage. Bottle # 280/450.
Pours a clear yellow with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain and some sour/tart fruity aromas. Taste is pretty much the same. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a very crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the carbonation level is quite high.
03-19-2012 00:52:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
Huge thanks to craytonic for bringing this bottle to last night's tasting. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Bottle 115 of 450.
Pours a slightly-hazy yellow color with a nice white head that has some super-fizzy foam, yet still has nice retention. A bit of a collar throughout. The nose carries faint acidity and really nice fruit character. There's a bit of peach plus some nice honeydew. A bit of wheat in there as well.
The flavor hits the same spots. There's light acidity and a dry wheat base, plus great notes of peach, apricot, and honeydew. A bit of miscellaneous melon and fruit salad in there. This is similar to the regular Southampton Berliner, yet not quite as pungent, which is a bit strange considering the name and general imperial nature of this one.
Light body with heavy carbonation and a crisp, dry finish with a moderate dose of acidity. This is one of the better berliners that I have come across, perhaps only surpassed by its younger sibling.
02-12-2012 16:46:50 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
Thanks to Jason for sharing!
Pours a straw color with a nice white head. The usual aroma of lemon, lemon zest, and just an overall lactic acidity is present. There’s a strong green apple note, light straw and grass, and some biscuit malt. The flavor has an almost sour champagne feel to it. Decently yeasty with some biscuit dough along with the pronounced lactic tartness. A touch of funk, maybe some yogurt?
08-05-2012 02:18:06 | More by womencantsail
4.16/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle 192 of 450: opened with a massive rush of foam spewing out of the bottle. The beer was very active almost resembling what looked like champagne. The beer poured out as a nice clear golden color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer had the subtle sourness on the nose with some lemon-like citrus as well. The taste of the beer is slightly tart along with the hints of wheat in the finish. The mouthfeel has plenty of carbonation, it's light bodied and dry in the finish. Overall it's a good brew, pleased that I was able to try this one since it's retired.
05-29-2013 13:52:01 | More by Knapp85
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
4.18/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to Chris and Ethan for sharing this one. I also had it at Dark Lord Day, but I think it's improved since then. Served in a Russian River tulip.
A - Big white foam that has good retention and eventually settles to a big cap and splotchy lace. Hazy pale golden body with visible tiny bubbles.
S - Lots of sharp wheat flavor, which isn't a huge surprise considering this is an 'Imperial' take on the style. Some mild lemon and tangy sourness in the periphery, along with a hint of sweet tarts and musky funk.
T - The taste starts out wheat beer, with notes of banana, wheat, and spicy yeast, before finishing with mild lactic sourness.
M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, slightly prickly, with a crisp, dry finish and light acidity. Quite refreshing, and drinks like a lower ABV take on the style.
D - It's not on the same level as the Southampton's sublime Berliner Weiss, but it's still plenty enjoyable and much-improved since its release. Might continue to sour up a bit in time, so I wouldn't mind a chance to revisit this in the future.
07-27-2012 21:03:45 | More by MasterSki
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
Thanks Craytonic for this gem, again a Southampton berleiner that needs to be mass produced so it can be available in many markets, a very enjoyable beer.
Beer is yellow and hazy with aggressive carbonation, a nice head with decent retention and some lacing, looks great.
Aroma is lactic and fruity, sweet and sour. Very nice.
Beer is thin in body a little watery and very effervescent on the palate. The finish is tart and creamy with this late fruitiness to it, a very nice little beer. I really enjoyed it.
02-17-2012 21:18:43 | More by drabmuh
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden yellow color wih dark banana/straw colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. A bit darker than expected but looks nice.
Funky, musty aroma with a nice barnyard character along with zesty citrus peel/lemon juice, sourdough bread and lactic funk. Smells very good with a nice amount of lactic, funky cheesiness bouncing off of the citrus/lemon and sourdough bread notes. There's some light fruit in there as well along with a subtle mineral presence. This beer smells exactly like what I want from the style. Incredibly inviting nose.
On the fuller end of medium body with a really nice balance of lactic funk, sour citric acidity, sourdough bread and light fruit. A lot of American interpretations aren't on point but this is really true to style. Citric lemon juice acidity with wheat/sourdough bread flavor followed by a dry, mineral-like quality and light apple and pear sweetness in the finish. A little thicker than I prefer but this beer is true to style and very easy to drink. Highly recommended!
05-10-2014 02:44:11 | More by corby112
4.58/5 rDev +8.3%
On tap at the publick house during their RIS release. Served in a short SH branded pils glass. The brew appears a hazed golden yellow color. A finger of creamy white head appears and fades fairly quick leaving a thin line of lace around the edge and small patchy lace patterns sticking to the glass. Very nice retention supported by constantly rising bubbles.
The first whiff of this brew brings up thoughts of lemony sweet tart candy. Some cheesy grain is evident along with mild funky notes. Trace elements of some fruited quality like pears and apples runs throughout. Earth and lactic quality like yogurt are felt towards the back and it increases in character as it gets warmer. The last thing noted about the aroma is a light hint of straw to grassy grain character.
The taste of this brew is lemony like sweet tarts. It carries with it different layers of lemon ranging from the candy-like type to coriander and zest. An inclusion of wheat grain provides a mild sweetness as well as a tangy wheat element that accents the lemony tartness of the brew. Some light fruit inclusion is noted through the middle tasting of pears and apples. A yogurt-like dryness concludes the brew with a lingering flavor of bubblegum.
This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is crisp and very tart that carries an ease of drinkability. This brew had some seriously big shoes to fill. Berliner Weisse is my favorite style of beer and their normal Berliner offering is my favorite beer to date. This uber take on the style was a homerun. It hints with imperial character straight across the board. It includes more of a wheat presence slightly more fruited quality and a bit more tangy tartness. Where the normal Berliner by Southampton is exceptionally clean and easy drinking with a depth of character. This one is very much imperialized in every aspect. I drank a lot of this at the release and wish I could drink it on a regular basis.
01-30-2012 14:35:47 | More by stakem
United Kingdom (Wales)
4/5 rDev -5.4%
Pours a lot of fizzy white head. Color is a hazed golden yellow. Leaves lace.
Aroma: Wheat with light spices and grassy hops. Citrus fruits. Very light. Some funk.
Taste: Wheat and spice. Flavors remind me of grapes. Cloves. Citrus. Fairly fruity. Not overly funky though.
Mouthfeel: Clean and bubbly. Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends dry.
Overall, this was a very tasty beer. Extremely light and drinkable. A subtle funkness to it which I enjoyed. Nothing extreme.
06-09-2012 20:51:14 | More by mothman
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
Shared by craytonic at a recent tasting. Thanks Matt!
Bottle 115 of 450
The beer is a straw yellow hue, appearing cloudy and hazy. The head is white and measures approximately a quarter inch. The aroma offers wheat, bread, grape skins, and a light yeast character. I am really enjoying the flavor. Tartness / sourness is present but mild. Light bodied, refreshing, and incredibly easy to drink. Overall, I am very impressed. I definitely recommend trying this should you have the opportunity.
02-27-2012 21:05:02 | More by Huhzubendah
Southampton Uberliner (Imperial Berliner Weisse) from Southampton Publick House
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