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Southampton Peconic County Reserve Ale - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Peconic County Reserve AleSouthampton Peconic County Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
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world-class

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 258
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2003)
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2012 02:21:51 | More by hoppymcgee
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RBlagersNrauchbier

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-08-2013 00:51:36 | More by RBlagersNrauchbier
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 19:28:22 | More by HopStoopid120
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joefuzz

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have been waiting to try this one for a little while now, mostly due to the fact that it had a sticker that says "cellar until march 1st 2011".

The bottle opens with a small pop and poured into my Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - pours a brilliant golden orange with a sizable white head that fades quickly.

S - Smells heavily of tart white grapes with some nice funkiness

T - First sip brings a huge kick of sour grape whit a nice funky saison aftertaste. It almost tastes like champagne but a little more sour.

M - Very light feeling if anything it seems a little over carbonated.

D - Very high I wish I had more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 05:14:32 | More by joefuzz
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BeerWorld

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-04-2012 18:59:28 | More by BeerWorld
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baybum

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-27-2013 12:38:51 | More by baybum
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Paulydeets

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-15-2012 18:23:31 | More by Paulydeets
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whartontallboy

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-05-2012 18:54:39 | More by whartontallboy
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 03:34:09 | More by JAHMUR
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Quackus

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2013 15:15:51 | More by Quackus
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inebrius

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beer made for a 750ml bottle. Mired golden under cottony white summer clouds. Produce market aromas of fresh pear, peach, melon, and grapes with notes of woodpiles and serape rugs. Dry, rusty, tannic like a black water stream tempered by a grape, grapefruit and oak smoothie. Dreamy, yet grounded, like a Spring stroll through a field of corn stubble edged in grey wood. Bitter-sweetly drainable. I'm enamored, completely! Thanks Loren.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2003 13:01:48 | More by inebrius
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 bottle, thanks Greg...Light murky honey gold, not much head... Smells great, white wine grapes funkyness, grape skins, oak, pear juice, awesomeness... Taste is more awesomeness, white wine grape juice, some oak adds depth, perfectly sour, reminds me of a berliner weiss, a better Temptation... Get this

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 02:43:57 | More by jrallen34
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cosmicevan

New York

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Southampton peconic – pours a yellow copper with a little bit of bubbly head. smell is awesome – fruit, green grapes, really just solid. Sweet deliscious candy, smells fantastic, grapes. Mmmm… OH WOW, taste follows the nose, taste is sour and grapes, what a flavor! Mouth has good carbonation and leaves a nice tingle. World class beer. Overall, I wouldn't be surprised to see peconic turn into the next whale…great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 04:06:27 | More by cosmicevan
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-03-2012 16:33:00 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

10-27-2013 16:04:56 | More by ShanePB
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-02-2012 23:47:49 | More by SourinQns
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-12-2013 17:30:44 | More by POTABLE83
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bauermj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2013 04:37:11 | More by bauermj
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afksports

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-21-2012 15:48:21 | More by afksports
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle from the 2011 release into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Tremendous thanks to Hopstoopid120 for sharing this super-limited beauty.

A: Lightly hazy pale orange body with a 1/2" head of coarse white foam. Nice.

S: Holy shite! I did not see this coming. Super sour + sharp, with some light funk and rich citric tartness. Almost like a lambic, but with more pronounced malt and floral notes in addition to the sour fruit and earthiness. Lovely.

T: Lemony sourness at first, with some honey and malt sweetness following the acidity on the way to a supremely dry, tart, clean finish. Awesome.

M: Smooth, soft medium body. Nice.

O: This tasted like a 50/50 blend between a terrifically simple saison (honey sweetness, floral hops, light fruitiness) and a terrifically simple gueuze (light funk and intense fruity sourness). The result is a terrifically complex and delicious beer. Refreshing and exciting, intense and drinkable. Beautiful, beautiful beer.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 03:22:05 | More by woosterbill
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LSUPT

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

01-24-2013 05:00:50 | More by LSUPT
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle to stemless wine glass. To finish conditioning, I stored the bottle next to my water heater to keep it within the temperature range indicated on the label. Sampled shortly after the recommended date on 4/3/11. It was not easy to wait.

A: Pours with a small bright white head that fades quickly to a collar, and lasts for some time after that. The body is a murky soft orange color with yellow tints and light brownish-grey flakes of sediment at the bottom. Lacing between good and fair.

S: Very impressive aroma. Slightly toasted straw, a little grainy, with a beautiful blend of fruit mixed in with the perfect amount of musty funk. Grape first, then lemon, then orange.

T: Lightly sour and funky, moderately tart and acidic. Perfectly tangy. The barrel provides the right amount of drying oakiness and vinous notes. The white grape flavor smacks of Chardonnay yet uplifts the sweet notes on the palate, keeping unwanted bitterness in check.

M: The mouthfeel is the perfect compliment to the flavors mentioned above. Medium-full body with expansive effervescence. Minerally texture. Finishes chalky.

D: The description on the label alone was salivating. The aroma nearly emptied my salivary glands. Even still, Peconic County managed to somehow elevate itself in the short amount of time from my first smell to my first sip. I wouldn't change a thing about the mouthfeel. This beer is nearly perfect.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 12:03:48 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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brystmar

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. CosmicEvan, you da man!

Love the aroma: very juicy, tons of lemon and other citrus. Taste follows suit -- it's pleasantly tart and juicy as hell. How is this not a sour again?

Truly blurs the line between saison and lambic, leaning strongly towards the latter. Might be the best saison I've ever had; hope I can drink this again soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 02:59:20 | More by brystmar
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xenjoiii

New York

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been searching for this bottle for quite sometime and I give many thanks to billyshears for hooking me up with one.

2011 Vintage poured into my Southampton snifter

A: Poured light golden color with about a two finger head that receded into a thick film around the walls of the glass.

S: Musty funk, white grapes and citrus all play into the beers pleasantly tart aroma.

T: Wow. Super juicy citrus character that is cut by the acidity from the grapes. By the middle of the mouth subtle spice character begin to surface. Excellent dry finish out the back.

M: medium carbonation pricks the tounge. The body of the beer is on the lighter side.

O: Seeking this out was worth every ounce of effort that I put in. Definitely my favorite beer that I have tried from the Publick House next to the Black Raspberry Lambic. Now I just need to find some Hommage.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 19:20:14 | More by xenjoiii
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this also courtesy of Stakem 2011 bottling enjoyed with kegatron from a tulip in slightly chilled temperature.

The color is a shade of golden with slight rosy hues and moderately hazed with thin white cap after the pour with lace that has a wispy appearance. The smell of the saison is very vinous(expected) with the chardonnay grapes playing an important role in the aroma with a slight hint of creamy light yeast with subtle floral elements and overall juicy white grape fragrance with the mustiness low, sweet and tangy which is very aromatic. The feel has a nice level of juiciness with hint of acidity and honey-like sweet tinged with sour edge which is more tart and astringent than palate jolting, moderate level of puckering which is really inviting I was tempted to bump it up actually.

Taste of Peconic county is fruity and slightly earthy with a mild white grape element that gives a slightly tangy edge to the malt and yeast which is slightly spiced and malt gives a hint of sweetness while the chardonnay barrel gives that flavor of wood with a subtle bitter fruit tannin and the toasted edge which contrasts the yeast in a way that is at times contrasting and complimentary with mild golden raisin tinges and a hint of malt which seems more dry on the palate than sweet. Overall this is a beer that comes at you from many angles simultaneously, not really all over the map,it is well composed but the wine barrel really adds dimension to the saison that you might not find in other barrel aged beers or saisons in general. I really found this to be stellar and by that I mean the grapes take it to another level. The beer straddles the line between white wine and belgian ale, a very complex and heavenly beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 15:38:34 | More by Slatetank
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Southampton Peconic County Reserve Ale from Southampton Publick House
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