Southampton Biere De Mars | Southampton Publick House

BA SCORE
85
very good
397 Ratings
Southampton Biere De MarsSouthampton Biere De Mars
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
225
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of silentjay
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

amber/copper with a golden hue and a thin white head that settles to a decent film and leaves great lacing.

decent amount of cellar must and lemony citrus with a soft maltiness that works to make a decent aroma.

maltiness hits first provided a light toast and caramel sweetness, followed by some lemon pepper and a touch of the funky must on the finish. a touch of booze after the swallow.

fluffy, a bit light bodied, with prickly carbonation and a boozy heat.

overall, pretty good. not terribly familiar with the style, but this is a tasty brew I wouldn't mind on a temperate spring day.

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Photo of capra12
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed solo, served out of an East End pint glass.

Appearance: poured as crystal clear straw golden wheat with 1 finger of head that dissipated slowly.

Smell: earthy spice with light malts.

Taste: Opens a subtle light and roasted malt profile. Spices come in right after the malty open and meld with the malts leaving a slightly malty and clean aftertaste, slightly warming.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with medium carbonation and slightly barely warming.

Drinkability: I would definitely have this again. I recommend this to those seeking a solid and clean biere de mars with a solid spice and herbal profile.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 12oz poured into an over sized wine glass.

A: This beer is clear amber with a thin white head and little lacing.

S: Dried fruit with a slight bready nose, and there is the faint aroma of hops.

T: Dry and bready, this beer has some orange and bitterness from the hops. It also has spice and some gritty earth. There is slight syrup quality to this beer.

M: Complex and medium to heavy bodied, this beer has a gritty, pleasing dryness to it.

D: The alcohol is present, but it is not overpowering. It is complex with a nice musty earth, mild dry fruit sweetness, and some bitterness from the hops.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangish golden with a finely beaded white head that fades to a thin cap. Slightly grainy aroma with orange notes and a touch of spice. Tastes very juicy and fruity with a nice orange peel bitterness that builds and some accents of coriander. Some bready notes round it out. Very refreshing and a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot Southern day- but with enough flavor to keep things interesting. A solid beer in a style that's hard to find. I'm reviewing a 12 oz bottle from a six-pack- a very nice thing to see given the rarity of the style.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz standard brown bottle, capped. Pours out a light caramel color with a very small white head that doesn't last. I actually poured this pretty hard but based on looks, it appears low in carbonation. Smell is very malty with toffee and slight chocolate notes come through. I am reaching here as I can't just find much.

Taste shows that it is plenty carbed. Very "spritzy" on the tongue. Mostly malt coming through with some solid earthy biscuit as well. Crystal clear. Spicing is very mild and no trace of alcohol that I can find. Lovely bitter-ish (think grassy) ending that gives this beer another dimension.

Overall, a very drinkable beer that I will try again soon.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a beautiful sunshine yellow hue. Scant head of loose white foam that fell fast. Nose is forward with malt and it's a sweet cracker. Some earthy spice and a beautiful herbal that is sweet like the first grass. Floral but subtle. Orange citrus is in the background like it's just waiting to come out and show itself.

Tasste is lovely. It's a bit of dry biscuit and it's soft and delectable. It has a bit of sweetness to it and a lush earthy spice. Good carbonation keeps this dancing across the palate. The spice and the malty character are the foundation for a very delicate citrus. The orange is subtle and demure. It permeates the drink but never comes on too strong. It leaves you wanting more. There is a sweet grassy herbal that it tantalizing alongside the orange.

This beer is lovely.Malt forward in a way that is playful and with a fruit character that is as lovely as the thought of the fruit itself. I like this style very much and it's my first time with it. I would call it subtle and a bit savory with an elegant taste of fruit.

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Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a clear, relatively dark amber color with one finger of frothy white head. Decent retention, a nice bit of lacing. Requires a somewhat vigorous pour. Can't see any effervescence.

Smell is a little funky- not as much as I was expecting from previous reviewers. Definitely a good amount of malty sweetness there. A little earthy.

Taste is almost like an oktoberfest (?). Big carmel malts up front and riding on throughout; some fruit comes in halfway through, and a little bit of funk (BARELY any). The smallest bit of hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is sweet.

Mouthfeel is good- medium body with light to moderate carbonation. This is a strange brew- seems to me to be a mix of styles. I've only had three Biere de Garde's (Oro de Calabaza, Jack's Abby's and this) and they've all tasted quite different. Hard to say what's going on...

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Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice thick head with decent retention and lacing. amber color with no real carbonation evident.

Smell is quite malty. A bit of funk and earth.

Taste is more of the same with a bit of a sharp metallic twang blending into a sourness that seemed to be less pronounced the last bottle I had a month or so ago. Malt body is deep and rich with a bit of roasted caramel. Hops are firm with light grapefruit skin and earth. Feel is crisply carbonated and tingly with a medium weight that is just this side of heavy. Drying finish with a bit of a pucker leaves you're taste buds scraping your palate.

Very easy to drink this one and it pairs nicely with all kinds of foods.

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Photo of hemorhoidzz
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southampton Biere De Mars has a thick, spongy, white head, and a hazy, bubbly, amber appearance, and a pretty substantial lace curtain left behind. The aroma is evocative of wheat, for sure, but one will pick up subtle spices, sweetness, and a wonderful toasted malt. Taste is of sweet, spiced bread and a touch of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Southampton Biere De Mars finishes semi-dry, a bit alcoholic, and quite drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of StonyB
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rastacouere
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange bodied with a nicely laced white head sticking to the snifter. Big malty aroma. Baked malt, cookies, bready dough and clove-ish yeast. Candyish donut sprinkles. Somehow hoppy too, though it’s subtle and definitely not an/some american hop(s). Rather yeasty palate which procures a moderate dryness all the way through. Very surprising taste after smelling, both are very different with a sweet aroma and a dry palate. You’ve got to respect a beer that surprises you. Still, I found cloves flavors to be a bit overstated, but I love the gentle mustiness, earthy and cerealic (almost oaty) flavors. Nice balancing ending bitterness. Lively carbonation, fluffy mouthfeel. Much more flavorfull than I anticipated. Great execution (of course). Cheers to biruchan and schoolteacher!

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Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MinorThreat
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

could be my first Bière de Garde. I picked this up since i thought it was a basic farmhouse style ale.

Appearance is very nice. I got no debris in the glass yet no head due to the being being a spring release. Color is a dirty orange. Smell is of mild grass and caramel. Taste is on the sweet side with quite a bit of bread and rye. Maybe some citrus? Sweet bready finish makes this beer a treat. Mouth feel is pretty nice with a very light to medium body. For the drinkability I would really have to have this fresh since it really could use more carbonation but overall it was a very interesting farmhouse ale.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of meathookjones
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy golden orange with some sediment floating around. Pretty small white bubbly head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing on the glass. Light funkiness with some earthy notes in the aroma. Some tart fruit undertones with a bit of sweetness lulrks beneath. Fruit sweetness, with a bit of tart green apples start the flavor. A bit of earthy funky and yeast notes. Finishes a bit tart and funky. Bubbly carbonation and smooth going down makes this some easy drinking beer.

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Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Scott1970
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Southampton Biere De Mars from Southampton Publick House
3.78 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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