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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

490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | 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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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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).

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 00:44:55 | More by BarryMFBurton
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pmoney

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-10-2013 19:11:47 | More by pmoney
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-10-2013 17:08:04 | More by MSandahl23
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-09-2013 12:26:14 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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kyleeliot

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

10-08-2013 06:40:28 | More by kyleeliot
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-05-2013 02:54:44 | More by let8it8grow
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

10-04-2013 20:37:34 | More by Tamaquadan
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theSHORTcircuit

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-04-2013 03:06:15 | More by theSHORTcircuit
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-30-2013 14:44:29 | More by sbart518
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Dray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-28-2013 18:22:49 | More by Dray
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
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.

Smell:
Pumpkin. More pumpkin. There are hints of cinnamon and bits of nutmeg but the pumpkin dominates.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation. Medium bodied but lighter than most pumpkin ales and a smooth feel as well.

Overall:
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 04:46:04 | More by HattedClassic
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-27-2013 18:40:07 | More by waddellc2
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Roland45s

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-26-2013 12:36:20 | More by Roland45s
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-23-2013 17:28:05 | More by AngusOg
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-21-2013 19:22:21 | More by billab914
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-21-2013 03:12:06 | More by mcphish22
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-20-2013 17:28:34 | More by shadowyee
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teichsta

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-20-2013 02:35:54 | More by teichsta
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Yogz

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-19-2013 18:25:31 | More by Yogz
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-19-2013 16:59:40 | More by tbryan5
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-17-2013 04:11:15 | More by redfox405
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tankg

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-16-2013 00:22:20 | More by tankg
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-15-2013 17:39:48 | More by Drk93TT
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-15-2013 02:22:21 | More by chim52chim
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-15-2013 01:27:43 | More by AndrewMichael
Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.