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Southampton Pumpkin Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Pumpkin AleSouthampton Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of TheMrFarnham
1/5  rDev -72.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -72.5%

tmars13, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of deonreds
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

deonreds, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
1.98/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by alfrantzell, I believe. Thanks, Arne.

A: Pours a clear, light copper body. Poor head retention, no lace.

S: It's highly spiced on the nose, mostly defined by an allspice and nutmeg blend. I don't pick up much else.

T: Mostly a spice-driven creature. Dominated by allspice and nutmeg, with a touch of cinnamon. No breadiness or sweetness to complement them; it seems like it was brewed with lighter malts that produce flavors of nuts and apples, but none of them are strong enough to give the beer much heft or flavor.

M: It's incredibly watery and thin, especially next to several other pumpkin beers. Disappointing.

D: I'd skip it.

Arbitrator, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of TheBigBoy
2/5  rDev -44.9%

TheBigBoy, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of beerborn
2/5  rDev -44.9%

beerborn, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
2/5  rDev -44.9%

skaboom420, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
2.08/5  rDev -42.7%
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

AdamBear, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of MoreThanWine
2.17/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I'll be honest, this was the first of a short series of pumpkin beers I recently tried and I'd never had this style before. It turns out it's not my thing.

Started OK with a nice 1.25" head which eventually dissipates to next to nothing. And bouquet has that slight pumpkin pie smell. And though I suspected it was going to be sweet it wasn't, they didn't simply replicate pumpkin pie. But here's the thing, the spices pretty much overwhelm any real flavors of beer. I mean they could put the same things in a glass of iced tea and get pretty much this flavor.

Maybe this is a great example of pumpkin beer done right, I don't know, but it's not a great example of beer.

MoreThanWine, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of heddar33
2.25/5  rDev -38%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of LeahM
2.25/5  rDev -38%

LeahM, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of DewTheBrew
2.28/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle to a glass.

My disappointment with this beer grew as the process of pouring it went on. Nothing wrong with the appearance. My friend and I split a bottle. Dark brown with a malty- looking cream head

As I smelled the glass I looked at my friend and his look was the same. We thought before we even tasted it that it smelled like a Natty or a Pabst. No hint of pumpkin whatsoever.

The head was full of air pockets as well much like one of those cheaper beers.

Taste was the same. Cheap, party keg taste. It was like someone took pumpkin spice from a Starbucks and sprinkled it atop of a Natty light. It was this beer's only saving grace but it left me highly disappointed. And I'm hard to disappoint when it comes to beer. ANY pumpkin beer I've had so far has been better

DewTheBrew, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of telecomz
2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not an impressive pumpkin ale. The spices did not provide any strong aromas to enjoy before the quaff. In fact, the aroma was off-putting; medicinal. That medicinal quality was expressed in the taste as well. Expected more from this brewer and such a relatively high rated beer (but what isn't on BA?).

I can say this was my least favorite pumpkin ale of 2010.

telecomz, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of tigg924
2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice

Taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and toasted malt--almost marzen like

Mouthfeel: overly sweet and spicy start with a bitter backbone that becomes bland, high carbonation, light bodied

Drinkability: The bottle describes this beer as not wanting to be over the top. This beer starts with a bang really sweet, but fades just as quick. With the light spicing, the beer becomes bland as the spices fade too quickly and what is left is a light marzen beer. I think with some tweaking this has potential to be really good. However, I have had better from the brewery and in the style. I would pass on this in the future.

tigg924, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of Seanibus
2.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A pumpkin beer is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition most of the time. And this one leans dangerously toward the Hate It side, though it isn't quite distinctive enough to hate.

Pours hazy amber with a small, dense sticky and lacy head. The aroma is good, strong and cinammony. The flavor, however, is flat and spicy, with a disappointing lack of sparkle or vibrancy. The spice is dull and heavy and the mouthfeel is thick and dry. Very disappointing

Seanibus, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of andrewborstein
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

andrewborstein, Oct 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Tamaquadan, Oct 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Profchaos20, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. My bottle looks different than the one pictured and lists 5.5% ABV

A - pours a clear amber with a weak attempt at foam that dissipates instantly

S - Smells strongly of cinnammon, not much else

T - yuck. not much malt to balance this beer, it just tastes watery with strong spiced flavor.

M - thin, watery, chemical bitter aftertaste

D - I am not enjoying this, will not buy or drink another.

FickleBeast, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of mikeg67
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting off-white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is sour (infected?), pumpkin seeds, some hops and spices. This brew is bordering on undrinkable. Probably the bottle was bad.

mikeg67, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of mikereaser
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 11/30/09

A - Pours a clean copper color with very little foam

S - pumpkin spices, cinnamon, cloves, not much more

T - malt sweet up front with strong spice finish, almost a dry feeling in the mouth

M - very carbonated mouthfeel, crisp

D - ok pumpkin beer, but pretty standard when compared to others

mikereaser, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of chrisgn
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer looks like a pumpkin ale and smells like a pumpkin ale, but the taste is way off. There is some spices there, but I cannot get past this vegetative quality. It tastes like beef vegetable soup to me. The mouthfeel is good, but for me the taste is not good. They may have tried to use the pumpkin too much and not enough spice to back it up.

chrisgn, Sep 03, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of chooch5
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

chooch5, Jan 01, 2014
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Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.