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Southampton Pumpkin Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Pumpkin AleSouthampton Pumpkin Ale

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82
good

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: slander on 01-02-2003)
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-26-2014 17:28:12 | More by malfunxion
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moscow2042

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-23-2014 21:43:44 | More by moscow2042
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alexjc1991

New York

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

08-21-2014 01:12:07 | More by alexjc1991
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2014 00:05:54 | More by briandaube
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 09:52:30 | More by zestar
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-11-2014 16:42:24 | More by cardinals22
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%

A: Light amber with some light orange and honeydew shades. Insignificant head and no lacing.

S: Spicing and vanilla. The addition of vanilla extract really gives the nose a candied scent. Clove and nutmeg are the other significant adjuncts contributing aromas. Some toasted character that I could be persuaded are pumpkin seeds.

M: Fizzy quality and a little thin. Good sense of carbonation.

T/O: For me the flavors are here. Good soft nutmeg, roasted squash to give it some pie crust flavor, flaky biscuits, lots of vanilla. It tastes like a good pumpkin pie. Solid pumpkin with spicy cinnamon on the aftertaste. However, the taste seems incompatible with the mouthfeel, which rushes the flavor profile. Warming doesn't seem to take the pop feel out of it. Sad, because it comes across as good balanced pumpkin pie flavor, not too sweet with a good amount of bitterness from the squash. It looks light, feels light, and makes light of full aroma and flavor.

08-08-2014 18:14:21 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 02:53:13 | More by gcare02
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2014 20:22:41 | More by atrocity
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-19-2014 07:42:38 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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barnabyboots

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-17-2014 02:33:17 | More by barnabyboots
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2014 20:15:32 | More by xenjoiii
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Supra97

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-14-2014 21:49:58 | More by Supra97
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-15-2014 04:06:32 | More by rorjets
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

01-01-2014 23:41:07 | More by chooch5
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

Had in a snifter.

Poured this pumpkin hard and was rewarded with a finger and a half of tawny cap. Retention lasts a minute or so and leaves a ring around the glass. A ruddy-amber body glows with caramel highlights.

Clove and nutmeg are appreciable in the bouquet thanks to the slightly spicier than sweet nose. Cinnamon and vanilla do manage to sweeten up the aromas, but they are more buried than the headier spicing. The malt base is sweet and doughy. Good nose for a pumpkin ale, if not a little on the light side.

The palate has a flash of vanilla and sweet graham cracker-y malt before an overbearing mineral bitterness takes over. Just a touch of the clove and cinnamon here, but barely felt in the finish over that earthy mineral quality. And it rides hard into the finish, almost an aspirin like bitterness, that is how astringent it is. Unfortunately, letting the beer warm has done little to change this impression.

More medium bodied and watery, not very slick. Also a very quick finish for this slightly drying offering.

Southampton Pumpkin would be a good beer if the flavor profile was missing the mineral water astringency and aspirin-like bitterness in the finish. Maybe this could have been masked with more vanilla or heavier spicing? With so many other great pumpkin offerings, it would be hard to justify coming back to this again.

12-30-2013 21:16:50 | More by Pintofbrown
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2013 16:46:14 | More by RobDB
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-26-2013 14:51:20 | More by williamjbauer
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 22:11:34 | More by DrumKid003
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jjohnston88

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-07-2013 04:09:40 | More by jjohnston88
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Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.