Southampton 10th Anniversary Old Ale | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton 10th Anniversary Old AleSouthampton 10th Anniversary Old Ale

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by hopsaplenty on 03-22-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of meathookjones
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 750 a dark brownish color with a good sized tan foamy head popping up. Some sticky strings of lace were left coating the glass. Aroma had plenty of ripe dark fruits with some hints of alcohol. Notes of caramel, light molasses and some earthiness rounded it out a bit but it was a tad too sweet smelling. Sweet caramel covered dark fruits with hints of warming booze. Some chocolate and earthy notes with a smooth sweet finish. Well carbonated and thick enough body. Pretty easy drinking stuff at a young age I can’t wait to see what this will do in another year or two. Great choice for a 10 year anniversary brew, congrats.

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Photo of geexploitation
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This one pours a gorgeous deep brown with ruby highlights and a sustained taupe head. It's a very attractive beer. The smell is rather understated, with the emphasis on sweet, malty smells and little in the way of fruity aromas. There's some molasses in there, along with a big vanilla-and-nuts aroma that one reviewer perfectly described as "pecan pie." Tastewise, I keep thinking "tart rum." It's not overly sour with tartness, but there's an edge to the sweetness that offsets what could be a typically overdone (at least at a young age) old ale sweetness. There's also a creamy fruit flavor (strawberries?) that seems to be a byproduct of some fruity esters and that typical Southampton creamy mouthfeel. I'm really impressed with this; it should be very interesting to see how this fares at, say, Southampton's 15th anniversary.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Beverage Depot in Flushing, Queens.
Makes for a gorgeous pour into a tulip glass. Big poofy white head, clumpy sticky lacing, deep ruby color.
Smells soft and lightly sweet. Pecan pie smells, maybe. Not sharp smells but deep ones. It invites one to take a deep whiff.
This drinks a bit like a Belgian strong dark ale.... or if Belgium started putting out stouts... Has a smokey texture to it (making it stouty) with a little bit of a dark fruit mash flavor. A little nutty, a little bready with some candy sweetness fluttering about.
I daren't think about what this will be like when it mellows out.
It's pretty classy as it is.

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Southampton 10th Anniversary Old Ale from Southampton Publick House
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