Saison Deluxe | Southampton Publick House

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Saison DeluxeSaison Deluxe

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 09-23-2006

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Photo of Sammy
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells and looks like a saison. Barnyard aroma is there, as if by custom. Significant head on lighter colour body. The surprise is the hoppiness moderated by fainter spice. Tasted closer to an ESB. And so not so true to style. A bit acidic in finish needed food as an antitode.
An entirely different saison than the regular saison, according to my notes.

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Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
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 GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of spices in the nose along with notes of floral hops and lemons.
T: The taste has a good balance between flavors of earthy yeast and spices with notes of apples and lemons. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, crisp and smooth on the palate with a high amount of carbonation. There is a moderate amount of dryness, which particularly stands out in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing because the high amount of carbonation makes it feel lighter bodied and the dryness helps to intensify the flavors.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
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 BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Steve and Bruisin' Ales for helping me get this beer to my house.

A fantastic looking beer that seems to leap out of the cork and caged bottle. A very effervescent pour brings out bright canary yellow colors, a loosely knit head formation that retains for ever, and lively bubbles that provided much entertainment. Think Duvel.

Fruity and spicy aromas take the lead while the simple malt backbone provides a light bready sweetness. Complexity from herbal hops to spicy currants and black pepper tickle the nose.

Sharp and spicy fruits, pepery phenols, and soft maltiness take the beer into super hero status. Fruits of berries, currants, pears, apples, white grapes, and appricots give the beer a big burst of flavor and sweetness. White pepper, cinamon, curraco, ginger brings out the lively fruits and offsets the softer malt taste. Crisp and clean malt flavors offer a little sweetness but doesn't interfere with the play of the spiciness and fruitiness. Extremely delicate and powerful.

The spiciness provides an interesting assault on the entire mouth with some prickling, numbing, and warmth. Soon after, the malt sweetness becomes soothing, while the carbonation lifts the liquids from the tongue. The beer seeming evaporates in the mouth like cotton candy confections. This leaves just a memory of fruit, spice, and alcohol behind.

A very good beer that avoids too much sweetness and dryness. Great balance and power. This has to be among the best of all Saisons.

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Photo of oline73
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
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 emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opens with a loud pop, gunsmoke emerges from the bottle. Racing carbonation builds to the mouth, and threatens to overflow. The pour is hazy orange, with a pillowy head of ecru foam. Rivulets of tiny, racing carbonation rocket to the surface. Sediment is left in the bottle as the bottle is carefully decanted.

Smell of mineral water, wet stone, herbs, and Belgian yeast. Fairly subdued.

Tastes lemony, with dry earthy coriander, and lingering honey aftertaste. Starts out very spritzy and carbonated, but settles down with a few swirls. Extremely refreshing and a strong example of the style.

This bottle was cellared for 8 months, and seemed quite resilient.

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Photo of brentk56
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Perhaps the most authentically Belgianesque appearance I have seen from a domestic brew; a huge, billowy head sits atop the honey colored liquid; couldn't possibly leave a better appearance as it laces the chalice

Smell: Indecently complex aroma, with sweet tropical fruit, peppery spices, lemon and hay

Taste: First things first, with the tropical fruit flavors of mango, pear and peach followed by the prickly spices (white pepper, coriander and sage); by mid-palate, the tangy lemon and grassy flavors add a third dimension; after the swallow, all the flavors meld together to provide a nicely balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation

Drinkability: As fine an example of they style as I have ever encountered; contract brewed, no less

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (courtesy of Hopdog): Poured a light orangey color ale with a big foamy head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of floral malt with a nice floral lightly hoppy finish. Taste of semi-sweet malt with nice floral undertone and some spicy yeast as well as some ester. Taste is well balance and very complex with a nice yeasty signature that leave a spicy finish. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
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 PhineasMcClintock
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Huge rocky head holds up with great retention and leaves a great lace. Light, golden, opaque body.

S – Lemon, green grass, a lace of sour apple, Mary-Jane. Earthy notes. Pepper. There’s a distinct Flemish-like character in the nose, with earthy sour notes that aren’t overpowering, but definitely catch your attention. Overall the aroma is complex and fairly well balanced.

T – Tart apple, lemon, black pepper, ripe orange. Floral nectar. Sparkling cider. Rolling spice note with a touch of alcohol. There’s less sour than I expected from the nose, but the flavors that show are incredibly well integrated, flow in and out of each other seamlessly.

M – Pops with a high carbonation that works well with the flavor profile. Medium body with a great smoothness.

O – Refreshing and complex. One of my favorites in the style.

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Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: A hazy straw color with an enormous frothy head that lasts and lasts. I can't really imagine a better-looking saison.

Smell: Sweet, fruity and yeasty. Lots of estery goodness here; banana, peach and a bit of lemon. Pretty nice but sweeter than I like for the style.

Taste & mouthfeel: Full of fruit and spice, and decidedly sweet for the style. Banana, peach, coriander and clove come to mind. The finish contains a bit of zesty citrus flavor and a moderate dryness, though the sweetness still prevails in the end. Not much funkiness here to speak of, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, though it is something I appreciate in a saison. A few ounces in this one becomes extremely cloying and difficult to drink. Not impressive.

Notes: Southampton is a brewery that consistently makes me think, "meh, this is pretty good" and this beer is no exception. They seem to brew most styles uncharacteristically sweet, which is something I'm not too crazy about.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison is a style Iam trying more and more to get into I just dont like the funk,luckily this one wasnt overly funky.Poured into a large tulip glass a clear medium golden with some real dark orange hue to it the head overflowed even with a somewhat gentle pour.Complex would be a good word to describe the aromas and the taste for that matter of this brew,,vanilla spiced pear and mango really stand out,clove comes thru as well as a bit of white pepper as it sits awhile.Flavors are also hit with a honey, spiced pear and mango start that lingers into a somewhat spicey pepper and clove finish.I liked this saison not alot of funk just alot of good complex flavors.

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Photo of nickfl
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a massive, three finger head of bone white foam. The head slowly settles and leaves dense lace clinging to the walls of the glass. The body is a deep golden color with excellent clarity. An unusually good looking brew.

S - Sweet malt and tangy wheat. Some pepper and a hint of vanilla from the yeast.

T - Lots of malt up front with a good note of tangy wheat. Yeast comes in next with pepper and a hint of pineapple, followed by earthy hops and some nice strong bitterness to balance out the finish.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - Easily drinkable and appropriately refreshing, this fits the classic saison profile. Everything is well balanced and the hop notes are particularly nice, though the aroma is a bit weak.

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Photo of billab914
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked & caged 750ml bottle. Talk about a head! I had to pour a little bit at a time into my lost Abbey stemware just to keep the foam in the glass. The beer poured slightly cloudy and golden amber in color. The head settled a bit after some time and allowed me to finally get a glass full. After it settled down a bit it was a very nice looking beer with a full and lasting head.

The aroma has a moderate citrus, lemon peel flavor to it with a spicy, peppery, yeast smell to it as well. The citrus, spice and yeast flavors mix pretty well together and are pretty nicely balanced.

The taste is a lot like the nose suggests with a lemony citrus, peppery spice and a fruity yeast flavor. It has a little bit more of a fruity and dry finish to it which I liked.

The mouthfeel is in the lighter side and carbonation is above average. Drinkability is good, it's a very nice beer. I don't really have any complaints about the beer besides it was a little hard to pour with the overflowing head. Very delicious beer that I really enjoyed this afternoon.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up a State Line in Maryland. Currently the #6 saison. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a mostly-clear golden color with a thick white head that lasts for a long, long time and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose carries some light bread and a mild earthy presence. Some floral character as well. The flavor brings saison yeast to the forefront, though it isn't overpowering. Some light bready malt behind that. Mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Really nice overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Saison Deluxe from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 352 ratings