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Summer Blonde | Southampton Publick House

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by gorbos on 06-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,103
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 11
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of VoxRationis
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served at Crooked Ladder Brewery, recently purchased by Southampton Brewery, into a conical pint glass.
A: Poured a straw to golden color with white head; modest Belgian lacing.
S: Bready with a light citrus note.
T: Toasty with more obviously lemon citrus; minimal bitterness. Crisp finish.
M: Medium bodied; solid effervescence.
O: Drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw color with a short dense white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is fruity and spicy from the yeast. Strong clove presence. There is a juicyfruit note with a slight green apple tartness. A bit of a grain pick up from the malt.

The taste is of the clove spice from the yeast but it is not as strong as the nose. The malt is a tad watery, dry and grainy. Reminds me of a light macro brew. Nice fruity notes. Again some juicyfruit and green apple. Pepper and grass notes from the hops.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and dry on the palate. Quite astringent in the finish.

An ok BPA. Too grainy and dry for my liking. The yeasty flavors are good though.

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Photo of scootny
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light clear gold with a nice white head. A touch of lace here and there. Smell is malty with a floral hop aroma. Indeed it smells like it had a bouquet stuck in the fermenter with a bit of Belgian yeast funk. Taste is lightly sweet with a healthy grain maltiness, earthy hops and light flowery notes. Some nuttiness. Dry earthy finish. Short and quenching. Feel is light, mildly crisp with moderate carbonation. Enough weight to feel like beer, not water. A nice low abv and highly drinkable. Nice summer brew

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of funky, yeasty. Taste is spice, yeast, malts, some light fruits. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is kind of mild for the style, but a refreshing beer that is probably better enjoyed in warm weather.

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Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge, a thin film in between, and bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops and candi sugars.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there are also hints of bready/grainy malts to go along with the candi sugars and the yeast flavors seem to be earthy. No bitterness is perceptible, but the hops cancel out any sweetness from appearing.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness, and this is most noticeable towards the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink given it's relatively lighter body and would make for a good selection during the summer if you are looking for something that's drinkable and Belgian-inspired.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Matt_Felix
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of fx20736
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 8/5/2014 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and touches of citrus and hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and bananas. The hops presence is very mild and provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth but watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dsnyder61
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/20/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as epected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice Abbey single/Belgian pale ale style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, moderate pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle into a cup at the pool (in southampton). nice blonde with some good Belgian flavoring to set it apart but mostly standard blonde and fairly grainy. easy drinking and nice summer brew, accessible to even the non craft drinking crowd.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of dgmirelli
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a solid showing and a good summer beverage, pale yellow and a good head, taste of grain and slight malt, feel is light and of a low ABV although at 5.0. crisp, short and dry enjoyable, would drink at a party or even buy another sixer.

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Photo of rallyr32
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I tried this on tap at Stone Grille Tap House in York, PA.

The color is pale golden with white head with fine bead and streaks of lace stick to the glass. The smell is slight pilsner malt with light citrus and mild yeast ester wtih a slight mineral accent. The feel is lightly toasted malt texture with light sweet element with slight dry yeast quality with a subtle spiced earthiness.

The taste is very good with a tangy yeast with European ale quality and slight malt flavor with light toast in the malt with sweet element and herbal hop flavor with a mild lemony taste with earthy accent which augments the yeast character with light bready flavor in the finish. Overall I consider this a very nice blonde - which is great very enjoyable summer style nice and quaffable.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MookieRoRo511
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Summer Blonde from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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