Double White Ale - Southampton Publick House
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Reviews by Ego:
3.45/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
XXII Reserve Version (as feautured on their homepage right now)
$4.99 for a bomber 22oz bottle (Buy Rite, Edison NJ), no freshness date
having an aversion to the style in the past I am a wee bit reluctant but the south hampton beers seem to garner solid ratings.. so what the heck...
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pours almost white looking (go figure), mandarin orange tinted lemonade suspension, no head to speak of except a slick of bubbles that looks like pangea.. or a poorly formed tropical cyclone... very murky, kind of like NJ ocean water sans the sewage... very nice looking glass o' beer
funky cloves, citrus from orange to lemon zest, hot moist paper with a dash of white pepper or green peppercorns... salivating... this beer smells refreshing!
light mouthfeel to almost watery, carbonation seems a bit low, the coriander is strong to the point of almost overpowering the citrus notes on the back end which fade into uber sugar sweetness, no detection of alcohol, this tastes more like a wierd flavor of snapple than beer, this is very drinkable as it just seems to blow right through but I am not enjoying it all that much
I guess Ill have to keep trying this style to find one that suits me, this one sure doesnt. For the price it is worth a try especially if you are into the stlye. On the nose I was expecting maybe a nice sharp geuze-ish lemon bite but it wasnt there, it almost finishes as a confectionary (I dont particularly like "sweet")
finishing notes: towards the end of the bottle this mellows out more and is quite drinkable (I upped the taste from 2.5 to 3.0), it still isnt my bag baby but it isnt as harsh as I first felt.. also I would guess the ABV is somewhere near 7% as it is definitely sliding a buzz on in...
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2005 02:50:14 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 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.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 00:25:22 | More by Act25
4.44/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 15:39:59 | More by Brenden
Double White Ale from Southampton Publick House
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