Southampton Pumpkin Ale - Southampton Publick House
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4.36/5 rDev +19.8%
Very clear and richly amber hued.
Aroma of warm spices and pumpkin. Rich vanilla and buttery undertones.
Heavy bitterness from the spices on the back of the tongue. Light and almost floral up front. Very balanced, but definitely lets you know it's a pumpkin beer.
Great mouthfeel. Very cozy, like pulling on a light sweater on a cool fall day.
Great beer. Not crazy pumpkin, but self limiting. Clearly made by talented brewer's who wanted to say 'pumpkin' but not throw it in your face.
10-21-2013 00:40:04 | More by nortmand
4.14/5 rDev +13.7%
a: golden amber orange in color. pretty clear, yet heavy looking (if that makes sense). 1/2 finger head that fades immediately
s: creamy pumpkin pie, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet caramel malts. smells very rich and sweet, finishes with a hint of clove spice
t: roasted pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are the first thing you taste. followed by nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and some brown sugar. finishes with the mellow spice and a tiny hint of alcohol - dry finish
m: solid medium. more carbonation than expected here, definitely a little fizzy
o: a good pumpkin beer, but nothing mind blowing. i'd recommend picking it up and giving it a try - its nice and mellow, with a rustic pumpkin flavor, and not overly spiced. nothing offending here. could use a little fuller flavor
10-15-2013 03:59:19 | More by hopsputin
3.13/5 rDev -14%
Alright, this has to be the last pumpkin ale of the night…after a few hours of nothing but drinking, I’m pretty full of beer, water, and crackers, and those high-alcohol pumpkin bombs don’t look too appealing to me right now. So here’s to a good end to a great night of pumpkin pie palates! Cheers!
A: A very still beer: over the clear orange body is a nearly-nonexistent head, and the carbonation traveling up from the bottom of the glass is minimal. Lacing and retention are unfortunately absent.
S: Toasted pie crust in force, punctuated by nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Pure pumpkin rolls in with pastry scents, reminiscent of a pumpkin roll – cream cheese, croissant, and sweet, ripe aromas of pumpkin.
T: Unfortunately thin. This is a palate that emphasizes crisp grains, but less like a craft pilsner and more like a cheap lager. And other than that, there’s not much else worth praising: an acrid sweetness like diet soda, a metallic note like well water, and a light hop bitterness. Pumpkin flavors are authentic, but fleeting, providing momentary flashes of nutty pumpkin pie. Herbal, dry finish, tasting again like cola.
M: Thin and fizzy; there’s just not that much there.
O: My least favorite pumpkin brew in a long time, due mostly to a collection of off-flavors and its thinness. Sorry to say, but this now inhabits the lower bound for pumpkin ales, as far as my experience goes (beating out the longtime contender, Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin).
10-13-2013 00:44:55 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
The beer pours a slight off white head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a orange amber that is clear. No head exists after it dissipates and the lacing is pretty scarce.
Pumpkin. More pumpkin. There are hints of cinnamon and bits of nutmeg but the pumpkin dominates.
The beer has a strong taste of pumpkin guts mixed with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. There also appears to be a slight hint of bitter hop aftertaste but that might just be the cinnamon.
Biting carbonation. Medium bodied but lighter than most pumpkin ales and a smooth feel as well.
A pretty good pumpkin ale and one that I recommend. The beer is certainly different than most other ones on the market and if you're looking for one that resembles pumpkin, then this is the one.
09-28-2013 04:46:04 | More by HattedClassic
Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.