Southampton Biere De Mars | Southampton Publick House

very good
396 Ratings
Southampton Biere De MarsSouthampton Biere De Mars

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 03-25-2004

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Ratings: 396 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Much improved from the bottle version, with a lower carbonation, smoother mouthfeel, fuller body. Still a little one dimensional, quite malty, with caramel and honey sweetness and very restrained floral hops. Hints of black pepper and other spices (cloves and coriander, mostly). Not yeasty enough for my tastes; mostly just doughy, bready malt flavor. Lightly hazed orange color with a small white head, decent retention and lacing. A bit unexciting overall.

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Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KornWallace
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ksimons
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a clear amber with a thin layer of white head that leaves some lacing around the top

S-honey, pale malt, caramel, fruit, and yeast

T-tastes of pale malt, honey, spices, big fruit sweetness, bit of hop bitterness towards the end, and caramel

M-light/medium body, moderate carbonation, apple like sweetness

Overall good balance of flavors, good spices, pretty sweet but has a bit of hops to help balance it

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Photo of Boto
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Cambridge House: This one pours a crystal clear, slightly darker amber color. There was just a wisp of an off white head that still left some lacing. There is a pleasant nose to it. Mainly malts and some fruits. Hints of Belgian yeast also. The taste is also very good. Just a touch Belgian style sweet. Caramel malts, some fruits and earthy hops. Very smooth and easy drinking. A nice beer.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a deep, honey-caramel orange with a tinted one finger head that fades away rather quickly and leaves just little drips and drabs of lacing. A decent little bit of carbonation.

S- Sugared lemons and black peppercorns. Subtle hints of honey, caramel, mowed over leaves, and some notes of bitter citrus peel and a touch of yeastiness.

T- Notes of sweet caramel, lemon pepper, spicy basil, toasted nuts, buttered popcorn, milky toffee. Again, little hints of bitter citrus peel. The pepper really hits you on the back end of the swallow, just before being overtaken by the sugary sweetness.

M- Decent blend of sweet and bitter... but in somehow, and weird way. No real sence of carbonation as the beer rolls on the tongue. Pretty darn flat indeed.

O- I wouldn't call this bland, but I was hoping for so much more from this fantastic brewery. Not bad, but I'm not sure I'll be buying this again anytime soon.

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Photo of yamar68
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp ruby/pear with a brief whisp of a head... no real lacing and a bit of beading forced by the etching.

The nose is pretty nice. Orange, wheat, light spice, some sweeter malts, not much for hops.

The taste is pretty dull - muted fruits and hops, this was extra'd to me and I have to believe that this one's too old... no freshness date but all the indicators are there.

I'd gladly give this one a shot again if I knew how fresh it was. Until then I'll have to pass.

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger head that settles to nothing. No lace. The broth is a dark golden color and nearly clear.

Mildly sour nose.

This has the sourness that one expects from a Farmhouse styled beer. Mostly malty but there is a touch of light spice from the hop. Smooth body with a long peppery aftertaste. Lowly carbonated.

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Photo of Profchaos20
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a D"Achouffe tulip.

A- Pours a dark gold, with a 1 finger off-white head. Very little lacing that resides quickly.

s- Sweet malts, honey, floral aromas, some belgian yeast.

T- Sweet honey and citrus flavors along with some spices, banana and some bread.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a semi-dry finish.

O- Good beer but expected more fruit dominant flavors. Not very complex and would like a little more to this beer.

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Photo of jmerloni
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A somewhat indistinct orange. Translucent. Not much head.

S - Yeast, raisins, sticky heavy molasses malts, dates.

T - Follows the nose to the point, but the flavors are more pronounced and sweater. Candied. Nice.

M - Very good mouthfeel here. An earthiness initially touches the tongue and it's followed up with a great candied-raw sugar lace on the entire mouth.

D - A good beer. Might not get it again, but it's one of the only Bierre De Garde's I've seen an American brewery put in a 12 oz bottle, so Publick deserves credit for that at least. Worth trying. It's not often you get a Bierre de Garde from a 120z bottle.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of beerbuddhist
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a hazy golden cider like color with a thin layer of head that is off white and dissipates almost immediately, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: nice scent with notes of cereal grains and what id compare to a scent of rice crispies, also has an underlying white grape fruit juice notes
T: a very interesting taste, nice but overall interesting, its interesting because i get notes of dark fruits which i really hadnt expected given how light it is in appearance, i must admit im not familiar with the style
M: medium carbonation tingle, smooth and slightly thick, leaves the mouth feeling slightly tingley
O: it is enjoyable enough, i could drink a couple but i must be honest im not particularly fond of the style, that is, if this is a good representation of the style

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Southampton Biere De Mars from Southampton Publick House
3.78 out of 5 based on 396 ratings.
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