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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
403
Reviews:
292
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
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155
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29
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Photo of brewcrew76
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It took some work to get the cork out and after expecting quite a pop all I got was a little pfft.

A - Burnt orange with a thin off white head and no lacing.

S - Banana, bubble gum, citrus, coriander and a spicy yeast character.

T - Yeasty and bready with clove and spice, citrus, touch of licorice. Nice and complex.

M - Medium creamy mouthfeel, maybe just a bit syrupy.

D - A tasty brew that blends the spice flavors nicely and doesn't come off as spicy as I expected.

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Photo of joepais
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle pours redish orange the white head quickly fades , but the carbonation remains even giving it a slight tingle in the clean crisp mouthfeel . Smells of sweet , fruity, belgiian yeast . along with wonderful spices fill the nose thru the tulip that I poured it in .I start out tasting the orange sweetness followed by the spices there is a small alcohol burn in the end . Truly an execptional Ale

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Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy nose. Flavor has a lot going on, spices, malts, hints of alcohol and a sweet, clean finish . Pricey @ $13.00 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 750ml cagetop in a tulip glass

Poured loose, smooth, quick with some snap. Beautifully spiced nose, full of the spices mentioned in brewing (orange peel, coriander, anise seed), very much like a good Witbier or a spiced dry cider, but all overtop this deep, lush, sweet caramel & brown sugar aroma...just intoxicating. It grows deeper, darker, more toffee like with some air, even a peep of some sweet summer corn. There is even some lingering dark cherry whispering in the background. The head was a tight, snappin', lively & cracklin' 2 finger's worth of winter white foam that faded to a thin sheen of a island with the most delicate edge ring I think I've seen on a beer. Brassy, bright, crystal clear with a warm, orangish hue of 100 year old oak. A slow, delicate, lazy parade of sporadic bubbles rises thru it with no apparent hurry to get to the surface....hints of things to come.

Damn....where to begin? The spices are crisp, vibrant, all in unison and adding a nice (and necessary) air of levity, even some pepperiness, to the smooth as silk rich, caramelesque malts. The contrast is amazing and lush. Its almost pornographic in that regard. If you can imagine the best qualities of a world class Witbier combined with the silky malted smoothness of a superb Scotch Ale, all enveloped in that Belgian style yeast that really makes them unique, you are close to having an idea of what is going on here. This is fantastic and a sipper by choice and command. This is definitely NOT a beer to fit into one's schedule but rather one to schedule around. Remember those lazy bubbles? Take their que and don't be in a hurry.

The orange peel plays beautifully with the sweet malts, giving it a unmistakable barreled spirit quality as well as tasting like fine orange caramels. Its wet up front and grows to be semi-dry, with that initially lack of aridity providing a counterweight to all the spices.

With that semi-dryness on the palate comes the first hints of heat from the almost 10% ABV, which was nicely (and even sipping, dangerously hidden) in the background to that point. The warmth is not sharp, but rather a cool heat, a soft glow that builds slowly but never gets overwhelming or interferes with the nature progression of the beer. Growing more bittersweet with hops, it disappears, no, slowly fades away with a lingering echo of sweet orange chewies, hints of sharp spice and caramel.

Absolutely fantastic & applying for a mortgage in amazing. A tip of my glass to Southampton for crafting such a masterpiece. It would be interesting to pair this with a fully bloomed, creamy Bleu, but my gut says Brie or Cotswold. This would hold up well with anything sweet, spicy or sweet n' spicy, as well as wild game. Just a phenomenal beer and incredibly enjoyable. I cannot recommend this highly enough. A true classic.

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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2015: 3.41
After the departure of Phil Markowski, something happened to this beer, and not something good.
Bland and flabby, heavy on wheat and clove-y phenolic yeast. Not as nuanced or multi-dimensional as it used to be.
Really a chore to drink, flabby and under-attenuated which was strange. It had dwindled in the local market, and i'm not really surprised since it's not good anymore.

2007: 4.3
Dragged this home from NYC a year ago, now is the time to finally indulge. I'm guessing it's at least a 2 year old bottle, considering the reputation of New Beer Distributors.

Small pop of the cork, and a foamy geyser suddenly builds momentum. Luckily the glass was nearby to catch it! Deep, hazy orange body. Tiny rivulets of carbonation. Overripe fruity aroma of persimmon, and cookie dough.

Taste is complex, some spice, clear notes of dried orange peel, bubblegum, herbal hops, and earthy coriander. Juicy and soft at first, with a moderate fullness. Well carbonated, but not too prickly. It seems to taper off halfway, letting some of the alcohol show through. A fresh bottle seemed drier than this one, with more zesty citrus. The spice is still there, just somewhat subdued.

Delicious and very smooth after 2 years in the bottle.
Made a nice pairing with some aged Gruyere.

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Photo of jmalex
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been sitting on this since last winter and today's Week 1 of football seemed like a great reason to bring it out.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Unibroue tulip a vaguely hazy bright orange gold with hints of red. The off-white head is huge and loose-bubbled and drops to a very solid cap. Lacing comes in a few splotchy sheets.

SMELL: The aroma is mostly yeasty and bready with only hints of fruity esters. Hints of peach and apricot and a licorice-like spiciness lurk in the background. Aromas are much more pronounced as it warms but still don't reach a high level of intensity.

TASTE: Ah, wow! The taste doesn't disappoint one bit. Peach, orange, and apricot come through immensely. The esters are strong and complex and provide a smooth sweetness. The licorice element from the nose can also be found in the flavor. The finish is clean with just a slight lingering bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and medium bodied with a slight syrupy feel to it. The carbonation is fine-bubbled and a bit lower than expected.

DRINKABILITY: Look out! One word I haven't said yet - alcohol. That's because it's entirely undetectable. And I know it won't be a problem drinking the whole 750mL. I should be feeling great later on tonight.

It so great to have great Belgian-style breweries in the U.S. I'll definitely be looking for this beer again despite the lofty price tag.

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Photo of Maracuja
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark golden body with an orange/amber hue. Decent off-white head. Smell is mild citrus, biscuit, and light raw alcohol.
Taste is too sweet upfront. Some fruit and malt complexities show up: orange, apple, honey, caramel, toffee. Maybe some cinnamon if you look hard enough, but this beer is definitely lacking some spice IMO. A strong tangy sweetness lingers afterwards, which is a little too much of a good thing. A sipper, not because of the alcohol but rather the cloying tangy sweetness. Still, a good complex flavor. Nice delicate carbonation. Almost perfect for the style. The best aspect of the beer. I dont see what all the praise is about.

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Photo of Foxman
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a crystal clear and charmingly carbonated golden amber. Two fingers of fluffy off-white head maintain just until you want it to settle. Stars of lacing pip and slide to the horizon.

The aroma is brown sugar candy sweet, with-here we go- malt, toffee, baked bread, coriander, zesty citrus, caramel, anise, berry, and apple. Oh, and alcohol, though it's really more of an afterthought.

Upon sipping eagerly but cautiously, there lands malt, candy sugar, malt, brown sugar, and malt. But wait, then there's malt and estery green apple, malt and coriander, then a mist of mellow anise. The alcohol is more assertive here, pretty much owning the middle ground. The grain sweetens again, with caramel and more brown sugar hanging tough, and in spite of some subversive crisp esters, it's sweet until the end. What a wonderful, complex series of flavor twists and turns.

Full bodied, the malt slides sticky like treacle, and dotty spice notes pep the palate with some crisp and eye-opening cues.

Malt is sweet, but big malt is cloying, so there you have it. But it works, because it has to be thick to stand up to everything else that's going on. Complex, blended, and artful, not even a ballsy ABV can keep this from drinking like a dream. It's busy, but like a bee hive, with a real sense of meaning behind all the activity. This is a saucy, savory meal in a glass. And it makes me want seconds.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean deep orange color, with an off white head. In the nose, spicy notes with hints of alcohol. In the taste, dry and a bit spicy, but a nice clean end. It hides the alcohol quite well. Clean tasting, a small bit of a spicy aftertaste. A very nice beer, but be worth ageing one for a few years.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Orange in color, with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Very spicy aroma, peppery. Fruit, primarily orange, also present. Great flavor. Sweet, orange. Still very spicy and warming. Maybe some licorice flavor late. Very nice. I think the degree of spiciness, as well as the 9.5% ABV, limits the amount one would drink at one time, but still this was a wonderful beer.

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Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, shining, amber color tends toward orange, topped with a thin collar of head. Relatively clear, though nothing to shout about. The head keeps in a thin, unbroken collar through the drink, but no lacing on the snifter. Very bold, spicy aroma, filled with belgian fruitiness and yeasty, peppery notes. Strong apple and banana, along with clove, sugar and coriander. A little bit of booze in the back. This one's hot and lively. Taking a sip, I'm greeted with a veritable explosion of flavor. Nearly overpowering sweetness, sticky with caramel and belgian candi sugar. A little heavy handed with the fruit and spices, leaving nothing to the imagination. I'm tackled by candied fruit of nearly every tropical variety, drizzled over with caramel, then dusted with spices, very much like the most decadent liquid dessert you'd ever have. Yeast driven, spicy finish, though I wouldn't be surprised if some additional spices were added to the mix, namely coriander. Finishes sweet, with a lick of booze to round things out. Full bodied, with finely bubbled, moderate carbonation.
Maybe it's because I haven't had any strong belgian styles in a while, but I seriously doubt I could have more than one of these in a sitting. Palate melting.

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Photo of BillyB
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copper color, with deep ruby red highlights and a thin wispy, off-white head.

Aromas are fruity, yeasty, funky, barnyard with some sweet malt and some candi sugar.

Tastes of sweet malt and candi sugar but I like how the sugar is subtler here. Some yeasty, funky, earthy tastes as well.

Incredibly drinkable for such a high abv.

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Photo of ski271
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Medium amber with a small, slightly off-white, foamy, quickly diminishing head.
S- Perfumey Belgian yeast, caramel, berry, clove and coriander
T- Pungent fruit (some dark) and more of that wonderful yeast. Wonderful malt base and balance.
M- Medium body, juicy texture, soft carbonation
D- There’s something special about this one. Fantastic!

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Removing the cork is such a battle that I expect a whooshing POP once it finally releases. Sadly, all I receive is a pipsqueak pip. Unknown vintage. Received in a trade with BA scthaden.

I’m instantly struck by the oddness the spice profile. After tasting it, I am find that I must place this beer in the same general range of beers like Avery 12 and Rabid Rabbit. Grand Cru is certainly more refined and balanced but it is still similar to the other two in three ways – it’s very spicy, it’s diversely spiced, and some of the spices conflict with one another rather then compliment each other.

Appearance: Carbonation streams frazzle through a clear marmalade body to feed a steady crochet of white lace. Well above average in terms of looks. Retention is flawless. Lace is sticky and clings to the glass in attractive patterns.

Aroma: Orange peel dominates and but fights a constant battle with intense coriander to maintain its supremacy. Unlike wits where these two complimentary spices work together to create a sweet and pleasing citrus aroma, here they fight. One wants to create a soda pop orange Crush nose and the other seeks to make this Mr. Clean. Adding to this is a rather disturbing amount of licorice that I find oddly placed and completely out of sorts with the citric elements. Pepper, white or black, I can’t quite tell hits me next, and though I find it appealing in the aroma, I will soon discover that it causes problems for me in the flavor. Finally, pungent and significant amounts of spring herb blossoms enter the aroma. They remind me of allergy season defeat any chance I might have of enjoying malt or yeast aromas in this beer. As far as I can tell, the entire nose profile is spice. There isn’t anything else here.

Taste: In the flavor I find a pleasing Belgian Pale backbone but it is way too overshadowed by fruit and spice. Here two orange is king but once again it is abstruse in combination with the pepper, anisette, and herbalness. I feel like someone took a small glass of nice Belgian Pale, poured in a few ounces of flower clippings, half a rotten orange, a shot of Pernod, and two tablespoons of pepper. None of these flavors work together here.

Mouthfeel: Psoriasis, itchy, intensely spicy, medium to full bodied, dry, very dry.

Drinkability: ABV is well concealed and if I enjoyed the spiciness, this would be a great drinker. Unfortunately, this beer just doesn’t match my palate. That’s not to say that it isn’t a very good beer. I’m sure for some, if not most people it is. For me, however, this is not a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Southh

Had been intrested in trying this for a while based on teh strong reviews I had seen posted. I am not really that big of a fan of the style, though it does not displease me. Acquired through a BIF before I could get these in North Carolina, it had been awaiting me to try it for a few weeks now, so I delve in. Poured a deep hazy yellowish amber with a large, white head that was very slow to fade and left behind significant lace. Lots of streaming carbonation was evident and bubble chains were rising throughout the session.

Aroma was very sour, with lots of hints of grapes and pears and a slight touch of alcohol. Smell was not overpowering, but not faint either, good balanced and sour smell, almost wine like. First impression of the taste was sour, and lively. Very good feel, due in part to great carbonation gave it a very light and modestly smooth feel. Went down very easy, albeit it did have a somewhat syrupy thickness to it. Their were very bitter flavors present from the start, huge notes of sour grapes, pears and various other fruits were plentiful. A slight noticable grainy or yeast presence was their which came through as it warmed up. Again alcohol was not trying to hide in this one which made it a definate sipper to say the least.

Overall this was a good one to try, and if you are a fan of the style I could see why you would like this. A bit too sour for my tastes, and came off a bit too wine like. I would say give it a try as it is a more than decent offering that is obvious that alot of work when into creating.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had heard about this excellent brewery, but this was my first opportunity to try one of their beers. Wow!!! This beer is excellent.

The beer pours a rich orange gold color, with excellent head retention and impressive lacing. On the nose this beer is very impresive indeed. Bananna, ranier cherry, butter and belgium spcies... smells delicious. On the palate this beer is very rich, with flavors of melon, cherry cough drop, butter and apple. The beer has a creamy mouthfeel, and you can tell this is a very big beer. The abv. is noticeable, but not obtrusive. The beer is quite warming and would probably be better enjoyed in Winter as opposed to a warm day in late May in Baltimore. Still, I don't believe I'll have any difficulty whatsoever polishing this off. The beer finishes very smoothly and just seems to glide across the palate. There's a touch of bitterness in the finish which keeps the beer from becoming tiring to drink. Just excellent.

A very fine beer from Southampton.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/17/07- Received via trade with Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, both caged and corked. 2005 release as printed on top of the cage. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Burnt orange to light amber in color. 1/2 inch creamy white head upon pour. Decent lacing left.

Smell- Sugary sweetness, while a tart nose at the same time. Light fusel alcohol notes with corriander and sweet fruit notes.

Taste- Perfect example of a sweet and sour beer. Tart, apple-lemon flavor. Lots of corriander plus a light dusting of white pepper. Very mild malt base with virtually no hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium thickness with very low carbonation.

Drinkability- Sigh....I think I let this one sit too long. After reading other peoples opinions, this sounds like a beer gone past the wayside. Interesting as is, but would definitely love to try a fresh version of this.

Vintage 2006***

Appears the last bottle was a bit too old. This years was nice and lively. Pretty much along the same lines as Unibroue 11 or Edition 2004. Nice amounts of corriander and good yeasty flavor. Didn't really blow me away, but will adjust the rating accordingly. Don't age this one!

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Photo of tempest
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this beer really impressed me and I can in fairly skeptical. I loved the balance between sweet malt and uncommonly assertive bitterness for the style. The flavor had lemon, spice, and funky cheese-like flavors, I also got vanilla, orange in there and even some grape in the initial aroma. I'm a little amazed this. It was spendy at $12 a bottle, but still one of the best Belgian beers I've ever had. Damn, find this.

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Photo of Damian
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 750 mL bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA

Poured a slightly hazed, vibrant, crimson-orange with a rocky, foamy, bubbly, two-finger head that faded to thick, frothy swirls of lace. Patches of sticky lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

The aroma was super rich, sweet and potently aromatic. Rich malts, Belgian candi sugar, orange peel and a sweet fruitiness (canned peaches and apricots) came through strong. As the beer warmed, the nose became even richer, deeper, darker and sweeter than it seemed initially. Brown sugar became noticeable along with overripe bananas.

The taste was a sweet and flavorful yet well-balanced blend of exotic flavors. Creamy malts were apparent up front along along with bitter orange peel. Intense spices (coriander and clove) and fruits (ripe peaches) dominated mid-palate. By mid-glass, a honey-like presence became noticeable in both the taste and the mouthfeel. Subtle hops appeared on the back end and lasted into the moderately drying finish, giving this beer the balanced it desired. Some residual sugars later appeared in the aftertaste. A slight alcohol warming was noted in the back of the mouth. At 9.5% ABV however, the alcohol presence was far less than expected.

Body was medium with a frothy, creamy, syrupy, moderately effervescent mouthfeel that coated the palate.

Overall, this was one of the best Belgian ales I have had to date. With its distinctive appearance, sweet aromatics and complex flavor palate, this beer exceeded in every aspect.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grand cru Ale Brewed With Spices - 750 Series

Pours a clear middle golden amber color with a full finger fluffy off whote head that resists fading. A good amount of lacing unobserved.

The smell is lightly yeasty, Belgian malt like and fruity with a hint of the alcohol.

Body is on the lighter side. Complemented by the effervescence. Creamy and smooth yet of notable complexity.

The taste is nice. Full of coriander at first then the orange peel reveals itself.

A chest full of the alcohol. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to nouseforotacon for this one.

750ml/Caged/Corked

Poured into a chalice a nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger white head, tons of sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of malts, slight hops, orange, coriander, belgium yeast, slight caramel. The taste is awesome of slightly sweet/bitter malts, slight citrus, coriander, yeasty, and slight caramel. Medium body, nice complex brew, leaves a nice warm feeling in the body. Very drinkable, love the Southampton brew's so far, highly recommended.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - pours a deep golden color, big white head with decent retention and lacing, pretty hazy

s - big coriander and clove aroma, lots of yeasty malt and orange peel as well, not much alcohol on the nose

t - big coriander taste up front, blended nicely with yeasty maltiness and a considerable fruitiness, mosly orange peel along with a little lemon, noticeable alcohol hints on the finish, balanced with some orange and malt which last a long time

m - moderate carbonation, medium bodied, fairly dry finish

d - this 750ml went pretty fast, alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming, moderate dryness does not wear out the palate

Great Belgian strong pale. My first SH offering gives me a great impression of the brewery.

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Photo of flexabull
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a bright orange/gold color, it's a bit cloudy, and has a decent sturdy head on top.

Aromas are sharp and bright. Bananas, bubble gum, orange citrus, and a bit or coriander.

Flavor quality is toasty like champagne and crisp. There are also lemon zest, bitter spices, and a touch of malty creaminess. The finish is tart, bitter, and dry. A pretty nice overall Belgian Strong Pale Ale, complex and well balanced. My only "complaint", is that I think it might be a bit over spiced, and the maltiness gets a little lost.

Very nice mouthfeel, carbonation is good, and the flavors are full and well rounded.

Drinkability is good, this is a very good example of the style, on par with some of the other excellent Belgian Strong Pales made in North America like Damnation and La Fin Du Mode.

Thanks for the bottle mymrngjckt!

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Photo of WesWes
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a nice pale malt scent along with a spicey bouquet which contains coriander, orange peel, and anise (although I don't really smell the anise). The Belgian yeast adds a beautiful complexity to the aroma. The scent is fruity with a bit of earthiness in it as well. The taste is great as well. This is some smooth beer especially coming in at 9.5% abv. It's pale in the malt bill and fruity in the finish. THe spices round out the taste and add a nice complexity to the flavor. THe mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn fine beer. It's flavorful and easy drinking.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Really big light tan/ off white head on a clear orange body. Really good head retention and thick lacing with some on side of glass as well.
S- Yeast, spices, European style hops, hint of citrus, pepper, and a aroma or two that I can't pin point.
T- Big orange and orange peel flavor, light chalk feel to it, bitterness lingers on very tip of tongue, pepper, light cloves and other spices, light malt background, light alcohol warming in back of throat, and orange peel comes through more and more. Also some other flavors I just can't pin point.
M- Medium body with medium carbonation.
D- It is good. There are a few flaws but other than that I really like it.

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Southampton Grand Cru from Southampton Publick House
4.21 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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