1. American Craft Beer Fest is this weekend in Boston, Mass. Join us for 640+ beers from 140+ brewers! Tickets for Friday, May 29 are still available. Cheers!

Double White Ale - Southampton Publick House

Not Rated.
Double White AleDouble White Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,054 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 57
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-07-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 1,054 | Reviews: 625
Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy bright yellow with a thin white head that dissipated quickly, leaving a thin bead of foam around the glass.
S: Pepper, orange.
T&F: Zesty deliciousness! Bit of pepper. Really good carbonation.

Photo of Petenj
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good color smooth taste with slight clove hints nice beer

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great time spring beer

Photo of HamdenHector
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; medium yellow colored; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: fink, with lemon behind it;

T: lemon with funk up front; tartness increases through mid-palate; moderately tart finish - mostly lemon with a little funk;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: from other reviews, I get the sense that what I tasted was off in some way;

Photo of Pegasus
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color, with a small white head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam on the surface. Thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. The carbonation is slight.

Aroma: Tart wheat dances with orange, lemon, and coriander, this last being rather prominent.

Taste: Coriander dominates the taste, perhaps to the point of detriment. Tart and spicy wheat offers substantial contributions, but is a mere accompaniment to the coriander. Later in the taste, spicy, mildly warming alcohol manifests itself, not surprising in light of the relatively high 6.7% ABV. Finishes, as it began, with pronounced coriander notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant, very full.

Drinkability/notes: A remarkable effort, quite drinkable. As before, the use of coriander was a bit heavy-handed, but this may be better suited to a hot August day, rather than a chilly, blustery, day in November.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Naidu91
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Not bad. Best white beer I've ever had.

Photo of fourstringer
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. No identifiable date, but there was a series of numbers (and a letter "B") stamped on the base of the bottle.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow body. 1/2 finger of white head with below average retention. Light lacing.

S: Strong fruit notes - banana, white grape, pineapple, lemon. Vanilla. Coriander. Light floral hops. This is the beer's strong suit.

T: Fruit and spicy yeast up front. Lightly sweet wheat notes arrive before the hop bitterness gradually creeps in. Finishes semi-dry. Alcohol is fairly present for 6.6% ABV. Mild citrus zest bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with a moderate to light body. A bit prickly.

O: The nose got me excited, but I was a little let down with the taste. Despite being touted as "double", I found this one to be kind of hollow. The wit flavors are somewhat overshadowed by alcohol and bitterness. Certainly not bad, but not top of the class.

Prost!

Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid Wit Beer. Not as good as Allagash, but better than most.

A: Cloudy, pale lemon body, that needs an aggressive pour to fully form its intense fine bubbled, lasting and lacing head.

S: Soft and muted, but no false notes. Very belgian in style with flower blossoms, orange, coriander, yeast against sugar cookie backdrop.

T: Follows the smell but more intense. I didnt mind the double strength. Big wit, filled with citrus flower blossoms, lemon peel, perfume, spice, yeast, coriander, and plenty of pepper in the finish. Pleasing. Clean.
MF: More body seems to come with the alcohol, but refreshing and good food beer. More serious than most wits.

Must try.

Photo of Brenden
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to some friends, I went through a couple sixers of this last week on vacation in Riverhead.

This wit looks exactly as I hope, traditional in every sense. It's a very pale white gold color with a light haziness through the body. The head is ivory white, soft, fluffy and dense, and it stands just over one finger tall. It lowers but very slowly, staying firm enough that it holds up for the duration and leaves behind plenty of patching and webbing as it does.
The nose is nice, with a soft spiciness, plenty of coriander and a clove-like note along with white pepper, orange zest, and a touch of lemon along with some herb over a base of dry malts like cracked wheat.
The flavor brings everything out even more; this is a great witbier at about double strength, and I can't help thinking they got exactly what they were going for. I'm not sure what more people could expect out of this beer. It's not perfect, but it is fantastic.
The flow is excellent, and there's a fluffy, creamy softness that keeps up in the light-medium body all the way. Each sip is bright, zesty and crisp while being completely smooth as well.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into am Ommegang chalice.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with dark sediment particles that settle on the bottom of the glass. Creamy white head retains well enough. Thin rings of lacing.

S: Yeasty and peppery with a healthy dose of orange peel. Lightly musty. Dusty and bready wheat.

T: Orange peel is front and center, but a strong peppery coriander flavor quickly follows it. Creamy and doughy wheat. Tame yeast and very mild phenols. Hollow hop bitterness. Touch of alcohol. Wheaty finish with trailing pepper and orange peel.

M: Medium-light body. Sturdy creamy and frothy texture. Ample carbonation scrubs a bit and adds a refreshing bite. Light peppery heat.

O: As the name suggests, what we have here is a bold, dosed up witbier. Big in flavor, especially with the coriander and orange peel, but still tame enough to drink easily. It's an enjoyable brew.

Photo of dank203
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

probably my favorite witbier to date. full almost creamy feel, light hoppiness, yeast, light spice. very well balanced, still flavorful, no blandness. just the right level of spice. goes down very clean, sessionable and over 6.5 abv. probably one of my favorite beers to drink in the warm season

Photo of KajII
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white bubbly head that quickly diminished, down to a lightly scattered film and small collar which did eventually disappear with poor spotty lacing.

The aroma was mild with a grain malt and a light soapy yeast with a hint of citrus (lemon and orange), a touch of coriander and a mild note of pepper.

The taste was lightly citrusy throughout with a decent wheat presence stepping up only to be slightly overshadowed by a somewhat bold spiciness at the end. The flavor hung on for a good while after the swallow, with a citrusy and mildly peppery taste that was left to linger at the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a moderately dry texture and an almost prickly carbonation.

Overall this was a zesty tasting Witbier with lots of citrus flavor upfront and a yeasty spicy taste that relaxed on the taste buds at the finish...

http://www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

Photo of xungmound98
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Cloudy, light golden straw color, medium carbonation, ½ inch of white head with some lacing that clings to the side. Smell is of orange peel, coriander and some other spices; some banana and bread as well. Taste is a complex but well-balanced mix of the citrus (tart and sweet), wheat and spices. Very slight hops and a twinge of alcohol. Medium-light mouthfeel. Finishes very clean. Overall, a nice example of this style. Would pair well with seafood (this would be great with mussels), white meats, light pasta, veggies, etc.

Photo of illpass78
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint on tap at Library in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Appearance: Pours a golden straw color with a minimal head that is gone in a hurry. Lacing is almost nonexistent. I'm sort of surprised by how clear this appears because I read that it was unfiltered. It's slightly hazy, but less than I expected.

Aroma: Smells like lemon, citrus, grapefruit, hop bitterness and pine. It's more faint than I'd expected, though.

Taste: This has a sort of odd chalky taste that doesn't really appeal to me. The dominant flavor, however, is lemon. It's okay but I was hoping for a little more citrus and less lemon.

Mouthfeel: The chalkiness is evident in the mouthfeel. Otherwise it's kind of watery.

Overall: I thought this was very average on the whole. It has some appealing qualities but is far from my favorite example of the style. I'm glad I tried it but the mac & cheese I had with it was the star of the meal.

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger frothy head that reduced to a thin layer and left frothy lacing. It is a hazy pale yellow with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready malts, citrus, lemony, spicy, and a little sweetness.

Taste: Bready, vanilla, spices, lemony, orange, a little sweet, and some tartness.

Mouthfeel: A bit chewy, but smooth, medium to high carbonation, refreshing, medium bodied, and a little dry.

Overall: I feel like I have had this one before. Pretty solid and refreshing.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold with a one-finger foamy white head.

S - Corriander, orange, banana, and doughy yeast.

T - Starts off with a good amount of wheat. Strong amounts of corriander, orange peel, and light pepper follow. Finish is floral and earthy.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - Very refreshing beer. Would make a nice summer brew.

Photo of BierJager89
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden with a white head.

S: Corriander, orange, orange peel, lemon, Saisony yeast notes in the nose.

T: Orange, mango, cardamom, nutmeg, lemon peel, grapefruit peel.

M: Medium bodied and foamy smooth.

O: Recommended for fans of the style. A particularly fruity interpretation of the style.

Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured practically no head. Initially almost transparent yellow color that becomes hazy with residual yeast.
Aroma of coriander, lemon and oranges interchanging which one is stronger, wheaty bread and subtle banana.
Flavor is more interesting, notes of lemon, spices with clear white pepper and coriander, pale and wheat malt, oranges and a bit of banana.
Light to medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 6.6% abv which is quite high relatively to the style is seen nowhere.
Super refreshing and tasty Witbier with a bold malt profile. If just to be compared to other Witbier, maybe I should’ve given some extra points.

Photo of Cfeezy
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got two of these on tap with dinner the other night.

A - hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S - bread dough, with minimal citrus notes

T - wheat bread, light citrus and slightly bitter finish

F - medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O - a nice Witbier with good flavor. An overall refreshing brew.

Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Medium golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates quickly. Pervasive effervescence clings to the sides of the glass, and rises throughout. Settles to a thick beer ring. Very light lacing quickly retreats back into the body.

S: Sourdough, yeast, clove, and honey.

T: Yeasty, with just a touch of honey, savory spice, and lemon citrus.

M: Light body. Crisp character. Subtly bitter shallow finish. Style elevated ABV unapparent.

D: Worth a slower approach.

Atmosphere is really nice. Fair head, lots of effervescence, and some so-so lacing. Nose is yeasty, accentuated with spice and subtle trace of honey. Light and crisp yeasty flavor profile, balanced with some savory spice, lemon citrus, and just a hint of sweetness. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle (which says 6.6%) into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw color with lots of chunky sediment. There's about one fingers worth of white colored head. Both retention and lacing are pretty good.

S: Spicy. There's a good amount of coriander, black pepper, sage, and orange peel, offset slightly by the sweet malts. Only detraction: the aroma seems oddly ham-like and smoky. For some reason, it reminds me of opening a can of Underwood deviled ham - this quality is really hard to shake off.

T: Luckily the flavor works better. Mild candied sugar combines with orange peel to start it off, and it finishes with plenty of coriander, sage, and other assorted garden herbs. Wheat flavors help bridge the opening with its clean, spicy finish. There's a good combination of spicy and sweet here.

M: While it is a touch too sweet and a touch too flabby, the finish is pleasantly dry and the carbonation pokes through enough to help it go down well. It certainly hasn't lost much drinkability over its smaller brethren.

O: I really get where they were going with this: it's definitely bigger than the average wit, but not moronically so. Since this isn't a style that should be imperialized, it still works quite well (aroma notwithstanding). This would be really good in the summer weather, I'll just have to avoid smelling it next time I drink it.

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy and cloudy bright golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, orange zest, coriander, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of yeast and spicing notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pear, apple, orange zest, coriander, clove, banana, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus zest, coriander, banana, clove, wheat, pepper, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance, robustness, and complexity of yeast ester and spice flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic witbier style! All around awesome complexity, balance, and robustness of yeast and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of dwren89
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy golden yellow with creamy white head

Aroma: very wheaty, orange and lemon zest, coriander.

Taste: zesty, wheaty, with a slight spiciness to it. Definite orange and lemon with a thick wheaty profile

Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth from wheat, medium carbonation, medium-light body

Overall: Delicious and very very refreshing. Just enough spice and citrus fruit zest to complement the wheaty flavor and mouthfeel.

4.2/5

Photo of falloutsnow
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Southampton's "Double White" is a fairly unique take on a witbier with a fruity aroma and yeast-forward, sweet, grainy, flavor. The elements are not necessarily balanced, but this is what lends the beer character, and it never veers towards being excessive or undrinkable in any regard. One of the better currently available witbiers in the area, certainly perhaps the most affordable.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, with average retention of slightly over one minute. The head fades to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a large island atop the center of the beer. Lacing is modest, a few small dots and lines cling to the walls of the glass. Body is a golden yellow color, quite hazy (60-70% opaque) with light bringing out hazy pale yellow hues. Carbonation is visible streaming from the bottom and sides of the glass, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma surprisingly features a front of yeast and Belgian-inspired mustiness, plastic phenols (band-aid), waxy lemon and orange peel, and coriander. Appealing, a bit different than expected, somewhat unique.

Flavor is slightly sweet, with effective fruit peel and spices in the mix, melding fairly well with the Belgian yeast influences. Front of palate picks up slightly sweet pale barley and wheat malts with slightly bitter citrus pith, Belgian yeast mustiness, and light coriander. Mid-palate is of crisp pale and wheat malts with heavy contributions of yeast, old grapefruit, dried lemon peel, some coriander. Back of palate picks up citrus (lemon, grapefruit) zest, light white pepper, modest yeast, coriander, pale wheat and barley malts. Aftertaste is of light bitterness, grainy wheat malt, coriander, and orange zest.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a lightly foamy, smooth mouthfeel that goes well with the flavors and the style in general. Closes dry, with minor amounts of residual stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Photo of Mikecap
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a golden, hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fade quickly. A little bit of thin lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus, orange peel, and some traditional belgian spices. Very inviting and refreshing aroma.

Taste: More of the aroma, with citrus fruit, some spice and a bit of belgian yeast. Some slight grassy notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied for something called "double" but true to the witbier style with creaminess and solid carbonation. Smooth finish.

Overall: I don't even like witbiers that much but this is very, very good. Great taste and smooth finish and worth trying.

to view more.
Double White Ale from Southampton Publick House
89 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.