Southampton Biere De Mars | Southampton Publick House

very good
397 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: 397 |  Reviews: 225
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I will make this quick, but bottom line is I really like this cheap beer I found. A great deal at under $8 for a sixer. It is pretty looking with a great reddish hue, sweet and malty smelling and very refreshing and fruity notes of grapfruit and mango. I will be having many more of these. I am gaining more and more respect for Southampton. Gonna try their Grand Cru and Abt 12 soon. Mark my words.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of burnstar
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amberish gold with a medium sized head. Smell is weak. Malty with some fruit. Big malty flavor. Toffee. Just a little toasty. Hoppy bitterness throughout. Just a little sweetness underneath rounds things out. Phenolic and earthy in the finish. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Pretty drinkable and overall a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of avalon07
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was absolutely no head or lacing to speak of.

S: Aroma was very muted, but had traces of fruit, malt, and some phenols.

T: Tasted of malt, orange, some mild spices, but little else. This beer is just thin and watery without much character. Not at all what you expect from the style.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp, vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer does have a couple of decent qualities, but it fails in the flavor category.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Samp01
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice copper / bronze hue on the pour with a small short lived white head. Aroma of sweet malt, some light floral citrus hops and nice spicy fruity notes. Taste is sweet malt some nice spicy fruitiness some light hops and maybe some light vanilla flavoring. Palate is nice smooth slightly creamy texture, medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt some light hops ending in slightly spicy fruitiness with some light vanilla flavoring. Overall a very nicely balance and flavorful brew.

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2.26/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz to pint glass. Sampled 4/7/11.

A: Small 1/2 finger foamy head, off-white in color and below average retention. The body is light golden orange and has brilliant clarity with a steady pace of bubbles running up the sides of the glass. Lacing is spare.

S & T: Malt dominant brew. No hops are detectable on the nose. Toast, must, wood, old sock. Mildly spicy. Touch of sweetness with a smooth boozy alcoholic note presented in cherry form.

M: Full body, thick and chewy. Lively carbonation. Good mouthfeel with points being deducted from the alcoholic texture and the finish, which should have been drier.

O: I thought this would be a style that Southampton would nail but this beer has an odd, very unpleasant aroma and flavor. Would like to try it on tap or (even better) the 750mL version some day for comparison.

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Photo of jale
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to for this fine extra.

A: Pours a slight hazy golden with copper hues and minimal amount of white head.

S: Medium amount of roasted malt.

T: Nice smooth roasted malt upfront followed by a hint of spice. Small amount of grassiness. Late finish of clean hop bitterness.

M: Heavy side of light with very good carbonation.

O: Easy drinking. Glad I was able to try this.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts. Taste is also of malts and grains, some hops at the finish, not bad but nothing special. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ajsdad for this one!

A-transparent hazy yellow with no head

S-grassy straw notes but not much elsecoming off

T-grassiness with a little but if wheat character shining through.maybe this isn't my style but I don't really like it

M-medium body smooth and dry


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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up case at bell's on sale...

Poured into belgian style glass, nice copper, light amber color, light off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is carmel sweetness, hints at nuttiness, all great notes, nothing overly done but appetizing, feint hop crispness.

Taste is solid malt sweetness, caramel notes with feint nuttiness; spice hints in their as well followed by a nice hop bitterness to clean it up.

Mouthfeel is great, smell and taste hint at a beer that could be too sweet but hops and mouthfeel clean it up nicely.

Overall, nice beer and great style.

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4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2009 rate from a Publick House 750ml bottle.

Big thanks to Ryan. Pours a really pretty hazy light orange with a thin soapy head. Attractive, delicate aroma full of pears, peaches, bread, and hops. Very pleasant in the mouth, full and smooth. Love Southampton. So rustic and fresh, unique always. Very saison-like, but a bit softer and more contemplative than most, and less of a hop presence. The only points off really come from a slightly hot bittering finish, which doesn’t meld quite right. A beautiful beer.

I've had this from the more recent 12oz bottles as well, and a bunch of times on tap. it never compared to that first 750ml Publick House bottle, which was just lovely in its fine nuance and subtlety.

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