Saison Deluxe
Southampton Publick House

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #146
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4.15 | pDev: 9.88%
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
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Photo of golf4collet
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I must've gotten a bad bottle because mine had basically zero carbonation. Everyone else says theirs was highly carbonated. Not sure if it is the age, but it shouldn't lose carbonation after only a year in the bottle.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 08/08/15 notes. Big thanks to Dave for giving me this one. 750ml bottle into my Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy golden color with two fingers plus of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation. Lots of yeast, bready malts, spices, pepper, pears, and fruity malts. Nice mix of fruit and spice. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a good saison; very much like a Belgian. Worth checking out.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours hazy gold under a 1” white foam collar that recedes to a thick film that leaves intricate lace. S: Earthy, herbal, fruit, slightly over ripe fruit. T: A well rounded yeast driven palate with an earthy fruitiness, apricot to plum flavors, light malts. F: They nail the saison texture and body with medium to medium light body and above average, very soft carbonation. O: An excellent, well prepared saison.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 9.4oz. - corked and caged brown bottle - label dated 11/13/2014

Southampton Saison Deluxe has a [light] cloudy golden body and atop sits an off-white fluffy and bubbly 2-finger head that held very well - a nice looking ale. As I consumed the Ale foamy lacing clung to the sides of my tulip glass. The nose was light, fresh and clean. The smell was dominated by fruit and also peppery spice and lemon was noted. The taste begins with the flavor of pears, oranges, and peaches followed by a peppery spice. Also, the flavor of apples and lemons are present with a crisp and dry finish. Mouth feel is light-medium to medium bodied, smooth on the palate with a generous amount of carbonation.

Saison Deluxe is my first brew from Southampton Publick House and I am impressed!! I am becoming a big fan of the Saison/Farmhouse style of ale.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice from 750
A- pours a golden, translucent color with an enormous white bubbly head that dissipates before a couple blinks. Nice looking beer.
S- Belgian farmhouse yeast, white grapes, a hint of citrus, maybe orange zest. Some bready yeast flavor as well with light floral hoppiness.
T- the white grape is persistent, followed by a little peppery spice and some pear. A nice amount of earth, barnyard funk (Maybe Brett) and a grassy note as well.
M- this beer is super-carbed. Mouthfeel is medium with a snappy finish. Alcohol is hidden well, so be careful.
O- this is a fantastic saison that I'm glad I picked up. Will seek out again.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising pretty quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some straw yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three to four finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a half finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pale malts, spices, lemon citrus, and floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with slightly stronger flavors of lemon citrus and spicy yeast. There is a light to moderate flavor of floral hops that impart a light amount of bitterness in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp, almost prickly upfront and finishes smooth. Hints of dryness.

O: A very nice saison but one that feels a little bigger than some of the others - alcohol is hidden but slightly present just under the surface which makes it more of a sipping saison than a truly refreshing one. Definitely worth grabbing.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at the Foodery, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Best by date 11/13/14.

Hazy golden body, crowned with a creamy foam head. Very good head retention and lacing, eventually dissipates to a cap and ring.

Very pleasant aroma of light malt, green grassy hops, some tropical fruit notes, brett, and spice.

A very fine tasting saison, with bready malt, lemon and tropical fruit, and interesting yeast flavor, with a strong element of brettanomyces yeast with flavors of band-aid and a little copper penny. It is strongly hopped with notes of green grassy hops that linger in the long finish, and turns progressively bitter, finishing up like orange rind. There is a lot going on in this beer that is hard to describe, but it is definitely complex, interesting, very well balanced, and tasty.

Body is medium and the carbonation is moderate, giving this a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A saison that is defined by a good yeast strain(s) that is interesting, complex, hoppy, and well balanced. Love getting all this flavor in a brew that is 7.5% ABV--could drink loads of this stuff, but this was my last bottle.

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Photo of superspak
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a big 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with insane retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and earthy yeast spices. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with some light malt. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, clove, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with a light-moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible saison style. Fantastic balance and compelxity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. One of the best Saisons I have had.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've been really into Saisons recently thanks to Hill Farmstead so I thought it was finally time to visit this local favorite. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon tulip.

Cork ejects with a loud pop. Beer pours a massive, 4 finger foamy white head with excellent retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod that shows ample carbonation. Lacing is patchy and thick with good stick. Doesn't get much better.

Nose is coriander, flower, Belgian yeast, clove and peppercorn. Yeasty and sweet but missing that notable, desirable funk. Still good though. Pretty aromatic too.

Opens Belgian yeast, peppercorn and coriander. Some cobwebs and more Belgian yeast and spices towards the middle. Some candied sugar notes mixed with a touch of booziness at the end. Finishes yeasty with a sweet, fruity and spiced aftertaste. Good but not real representative of the saison style.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down smooth with just a tickle. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Really drinkable and refreshing.

A really solid beer overall. However, this isn't what I imagine to be a representative saison and honestly, tastes more like a Belgian Pale or even a tripel. Very sweet with big, bold Belgian yeast notes. Carbonated like a Tripel too. Furthermore, it lacks a certain funk and farmhouse character. I'd revisit this because it is an easy drinking, complex and delicious beer. However, as a saison, there are more representative offerings out there.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml poured into a tulip.

Hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation.

Pear, apple, lemon, dough, peach and apricot.

Golden apple pulp, bosc pear and drops of lemon juice. Doughy bread, raw grains and spelt. Hints of apricot and nectarine. Finishes with notes of potpourri, dried grass and pink peppercorn. An earthy bitterness lingers.

Light bodied, crisp, dry and clean.

This doesn't have the Saison yeast profile that I was hoping for. There's no funk, only some potpourri and pepper. It's a very Americanized Saison but it's still a nice beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Wowcoolman and wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.

Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, and slight spices. Taste is much the same with a grape juice flavor as well. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 10/08/15.

Moderate to large sized white head. Retention not very good, but pretty good lacing. Clear golden colour.

Smell is fairly yeasty, with light fruits (grape, lemon and mango). Floral. Very nice.

Taste has lots of light fruit (grape, banana and mango), yeast, some spice (white pepper). Good stuff. Yeast is great and adds a nice flavour.

Mouthfeel is a bit limpid. Light bodied, low carbonation.

Overall, a very nice saison. I would drink this regularly if it was available to me.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-golden with a nice white head

S-smells earthy and muddy. Lemon grass, fairly aged. Slightly sour. Medium to good strength. 

T-comes in with a weak but slightly bitter taste of raw pale Belgians malts. It's an odd mix. Not of high quality and it's not well balanced. 

M-low carbonation with a wet finish 

O-This is a pretty a poor Saison. It tastes almost yucky. I think they attempted to make it a good tart Saison, but it just fell apart.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been holding onto this bottle for a number of years. Finally decided to give it a try...

Cork pretty much exploded out of the bottle. Glad it was caged.

Pours a slightly dark golden with a big fluffy head. Lots of tiny carbonation rising.

Aroma of hay, sweetness, grass.

Taste is yeasty, grass, overally sweet, malts, some floral, light peach and hints of lemon.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Flatter than expected.

Overall, a decent brew. Not a classic of the style, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The cork in this bottle put up a good fight, thought I'd have to get a wine key to open it. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with two fingers of a long lasting rocky head of white bubbles that slow settles.

This is a nice balance of fruit, spice and flowers with medium levels of lemon, pepper and floral hops dominate the aroma. There is light malt aroma with a hint of that pilsner character.

This taste a lot like it smell with flavors of lemon and pepper with a moderately high bitterness. There seems to be additional spice characters with some orange peel and a malt sweetness adding a depth to the flavor in the middle. There is a nice little bit of an acidic sharpness in there as well. The bitterness lingers past the dry finish.

Moderately light bodied with an a whole lot of carbonation resulting in a light and fluffy feel on the palate. No astringency despite all the hops and CO2.

Overall this is avery refreshing fruity, spicy and bitter beer with a dry finish; it's everything I want out of a Saison. It got everything I want can't think of anything better to cool off with at the the end of long hot summers day.

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Photo of oline73
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a golden hue. There is a half finger of fluffy off white head that fades to a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Light, sweet, and a bit fruity. I'm getting some grape notes, maybe even some white wine. A bit sweeter than I would have hoped.

Taste: A lot sweeter than I would have wanted. The malt and yeast profiles remind me of a tripel. I am getting lots of fruit notes, mainly grape. There is a hint of tartness along with a mild herbal note. The finish is sweet and light.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not nearly delicate enough if you ask me. I enjoyed the beer, but I wouldn't call it a great saison.

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Photo of FarmHouseJam
2.81/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy / cloudy yellowish base color with hazy orange and gold with a white head.

Smell: Straw/Hay with a peppery alcoholic over notes.

Taste: Straw and B

Mouthfeel: To me I would consider thus light bodied beer with low carbonation after pour. Drinks easy, sort of an off the wall taste that caught me well off guard.

Overall: Definitely complex and for a farmhouse saison. Did not expect it to taste anything like it did. Of all the saisons I've had this would be something I would not really care to try again.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for sharing this beer! Thanks Duff!

reviewed from notes 6/16/12.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: Hazy / cloudy orangish yellow bodied beer with a white head.

Smell: Hay and wheat. Cloves and honey. Peppery and fruity. Interesting nose, but its all over the place.

Taste: Hay and bananas. Spicy, yeasty, and fruity(pears, lemons, and white grape). Also tasting mint and grassiness. Maybe even some honey or corn syrup.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Drinks super smooth for a 7.4% beer, no detection of alcohol its well hidden.

Overall: Really complex and unique saison. Never had anything remotely close to this beer.

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Photo of Duff27
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Diggin the color, soft orange in nature. Quickly faded head turns into a collar. Some lacing left.

Nose seems faint to me, "cloves".

Orangey, low on the hop profile. Almost has a sweet banana aftertaste, yum. Highly drinkable.

Above average carbonation, like ever good saison should have. Medium mouthfeel.

I really liked this Southampton beer. I've had quite a few saisons this past year (one of my favorite styles) and this one is top class. Highly recommended for farmhouse fans.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazey, deep sunshine color with a hint of copper tinting.Thin head after a generous pour. No residual head or foam.

Delicate interplay of sweet aromas from teh malt and yeast. Light Summer fruit and toasted carckers with a hint of grass and a little lemon zest.

Yeasty, a little zesty, with a delicate syrupy mouthfeel. Lemon peel sprinkled on toasted crackers and light, white bread crust, with some strawberries and green apples. A good Spring and Summer sipper to be enjoyed while admiring your garden.

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Photo of July2Nov
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden, cheerful and cloudy, but bright. One-finger frothy head that becomes a smaller lacing.

Smell: Lite and a tad bit sour with a grainy and floral bouquet...along with lemon zest and a wet grass scent.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a spicy peppery zing to it, along with a acidic bite of lemon/orange zest. Slight sweeter honey tasting toward the end along with some warming of alcohol. Coriander is in the mix as well. Medium body that is both dry and refreshing.

Overall: Excellent example of a Saison and one that I would buy again. Very evenly balanced and oh so good...even the fiancee' liked it too and she can be a picky one.

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Photo of Dope
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy golden pour with a ridiculously huge frothy head. Retention is incredible and the lacing is a solid wall. It takes several minutes for the head to settle and even then it still never really went away.

S: Lots of lemons and pears. Fresh cut grass. A bit of belgian yeast and cloves. Hints of black pepper abound. Smells very "fresh"

T: Tons of fresh lemons and grass. Lots of sourdough quality and cloves. Coriander and orange peel I think. Tastes very zesty for lack of a proper term, almost tart. Quite strong pepper in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied but quite high carbonation. Very crisp and a little drying.

O: A very interesting saison. Very crisp and spicy, lots of zest. Borderline sour almost.

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Photo of stakem
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged '10 bottle I picked up at the brewery last year. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clear golden yellow with monsterous white froth. Solid retention to the cap that produces a full wall of lace as it slowly fades. A constant stream of bubbles maintains the cap.

The smell of this brew is peppery with hints of clove and other spicy elements. Hints of lemony zest and a bit of tartness is hinted in the nose. It is overall earthy with an inclusion of some unidentifiable herbal quality. As it warms up, some cheese and sulfur character evolve.

The taste initially is peppery with hints of clove. Quite spicy and herbal with almost a refreshing mint quality about it. Lemony and tart with earth and dry brett-like to farmhouse/wild quality that is well balanced. A bit of oily rinds hit in the aftertaste that initially was nowhere to be found. This brew goes through an awesome transformation from straight out the bottle to room temperature.

This is a light to medium bodied brew that is fully carbonated. Lots of flavor and light alcohol impact. This is a brew that I fully enjoyed. Had I not shared it, it probably would have displayed even more character if I had a chance to drink more of it. This is worth seeking out. It is very easily approachable.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle that took about four minutes to uncork. Dated 12/10/14

Appearance – Pours a hazy tangerine into a tulip with about a finger of fizzy slight off white head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Slight lemon, lots of malt, clove and coriander, hints of floral qualities, and more sweetness. Not much funk.

Taste – I actually taste a bit more of the funk than the aroma let on. Also not as sweet (thankfully) as I was expecting. Light barnyard funk mixed with a splash of lemon zest. This is quickly taken over by a rather prominent sweet malty/bready quality, though finishes a hint tart.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, sprightly carbonation, finishes a tad dry.

Overall – I am enjoying this more than the other “floral” saison I had the other day. While not as malty as I was expecting, it is still a bit too sweet for me as saison’s go. I like them tart and dry with very little if any maltiness and lighter breadiness. That said, it is actually rather enjoyable and quite quaffable. I really do think I may pick up another bottle to age for a few years to see how it develops.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a Duvel tulip, had to take the cork out with pliers. Dated 10/8/15 on the label.

Cloudy hay colored with a head that dissipates into a ring around the edges of the tulip.

Soft lemon like aroma with pepper and sourdough bread. A candy like sweetness is apparent, as well as some earthy hop presence.

Opens with nice lemony, citrus like sweetness then moves into that sourdough bread quality. A bit tart as well, but I wouldn't call it sour. A nice peppery spicyness and some coriander as well. Real good stuff.

Crisp yet still soft and easy drinking. Thin for the style and a little drying.

Great citrus sweetness with some tart flavors as well, and a good spice presence. Real impressed with this stuff, to be honest. One of the best true to form American interpretations of a traditional saison. Good to see a brewer stick to what works in a style that has become so broad these days.

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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 352 ratings