Southampton Pumpkin Ale - Southampton Publick House
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Reviews by AdamBear:
2.08/5 rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
A-dark amber, not much head
S-pumpkin smell is weak, some spices are noticable
T-not flavorful at all. slight hint of pumpkin, no real after taste, quite disappointing
M-very average, not heavily carbonated, even watery to a point
D-the more you drink, the more bland it becomes, I ended up racing through this one just to get it over with
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2010 18:23:37 | More by AdamBear
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3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 21:16:50 | More by Pintofbrown
Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.