Southampton Uberliner (Imperial Berliner Weisse) - Southampton Publick House
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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
3.75/5 rDev -11.3%
Thanks to Mike (oreo) for hooking me up with a sample at DLD 2012!
A - Pours a golden yellow color, fizzy white head, thin collar.
S - Citrus peel, light malts, spice, light tartness, wheat and bready notes in there too. Good, but not quite on the level as the regular SH Berliner, IMO.
T - Fruity citrus, floral, wheat, breddy malts, some tartness. A bit bland on the palate, if you ask me. I thought I would fall in love with this beer, but alas, it doesn't quite live up to previous SH expectations. Finish is tart citrus.
M - Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.
O - A good berliner, but didn't blow me away like I was expecting. A bit of a let-down, but still, not bad at all. I'd have again, and it's super-easy to drink but not worth the chase, IMO.
06-06-2012 16:37:53 | More by Sean9689
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
4.48/5 rDev +5.9%
1300th Review on BA
Bottle to Wine Glass
22oz Gold Foil
Thanks to CPAbeer for this one
30th Birthday Party
App- A orb looking color like the movie sphere. The inside is a mix of oranges and the outside is a lighter yellow. A few bubbles on this one without a cling level though.
Smell- Incorporates a lot of the usual Berliner notes I have smelled on others. A bit grassy and wheat with a certain dryness and a specific lactic/culture aroma. Some call it yogurt but I get more cream I guess.
Taste- This was an amazing flavor. So smooth and rich with wheat and I even got some fruit along the green/orange citrus variety. Can't pinpoint which ones in there. A bit sour/tart combo but works on this one. Just lovely.
Mouth- A bit of a thin/light body. Has a light-medium carbonation. Residual wheat and lactic flavors.
Drink- A very very good beer. Wish I had another bottle to enjoy. Thanks Chad!!
05-21-2012 15:48:56 | More by FosterJM
4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
Another thank you to Jeff.
A: Pours a slightly cloudy lemon color with a billowing bright what head that quickly faded into a fuzzy film. Wispy lace.
S: Dry, tart, and citrusy. I get notes of straw and lager yeast. Very dry and bright smelling.
T: Straw, yeast and a ton of green apple and golden fruits. Fruit pits and tannins dry out the finish. Citrus rounds out the aftertaste and is tart and sharp.
M: Very frothy and bubbly carbonation. Mouth is very dry and fizzy. Clean and refreshing all around.
O: An extremely solid beer. Textbook Berliner Weiss. This would make a great base beer for a ton of sours. Thanks for sharing ipa247!
05-19-2012 03:36:53 | More by scottfrie
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
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
4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks to Steve for this one. Bottle #61.
Pours very foamy into a hefeweizen glass; when it settles down, there's a dense, pale head on a slightly hazy yellow and bubbly beer. The smell is crisp minerals in faint vinegar, with some citric notes and a little graininess. The taste is a little sweet upfront, more like corn than sugar, with a mild sourness through the middle and a hint of bitterness at the end. It's quite fizzy, which offsets the full body quite well. An excellent beer, though not quite as tart as I'd hoped it would be.
04-24-2012 15:25:30 | More by gory4d
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured from bottle into oversized flute. Cloudy light straw color with an aggressive 2 fingers of white head. Nose is dry, funky, with a hint of banana and lemon peel. Tongue is quite similar; Lots of the lemon zest makes itself present upfront, then some of the banana esters come to play, then finally the pleasant tartness to finish. Mouthfeel is dry and pretty carbonated. Overall, very pleasant, refreshing brew. QUITE thankful to have tried it.
04-09-2012 03:39:20 | More by SDDanC
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
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
From notes. Big ups to Matt (Starrdogg) for this bottle.
A - Cloudy whitish yellow, bottle had been open for half an hour before I poured it.
S - Sour notes with some wheat.
T - Nice sour, almost funky notes. Not nearly as much wheat as in other weiss biers.
M - Not nearly as light as most weissbiers, with it being "uber" and all.
O - A really, really well made American Berlinner. It stands up to a lot of the better German ones I have had. Thought, I much prefer lower alcohol Berlinners.
03-04-2012 17:32:47 | More by raveskdr
4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
Bottle #444 share by Javier, thanks!
A: Slightly hazy dark yellow with an enormous pillowy white head. Much lacing.
S: Lemon, wheat, faint sulfur, and a prominent lactic presence. Lightly phenolic with some pepper.
T: Lightly tart up front with lots of wheat and a pervasive lactic sourness. Lemon blends with a light spiciness. Finishes dry and lightly tart.
M: Very high carbonation and light in body.
Overall: Highly drinkable and quite enjoyable. Recommended.
03-04-2012 16:58:58 | More by HopHead84
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
93 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.