Southampton West Coast Steam Beer | Southampton Publick House

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Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by dwarbi:
Photo of dwarbi
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Average head. The beer is not completely clear - a little clouded. Color is a brownish red. There's not much to the aroma, but what is there is inviting to a taste. A smooth, complex taste. Somewhat dry. A little rough on the palate at first, but the lasting aftertaste is very pleasant.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on SHMPT nite @ the Hop Devil/Belgian Room in NYC. Mild malty nose. Pours clear, light amber, with an off white head and chunky striated lacing. Smooth and eminantly drinkable, pleasantly mild, lightly hopped , another high quality selection from SHMTN, a great sessioner.

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Photo of PEBKAC
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Two yummy 10oz samples via the Brazen Head cask ale festival. I bugged them all night about it, & as soon as the Tzar kicks, they bring this one out. :D A nice side-step from everything else on tap that night.

There was a nice rush of people at the time, so the pour had developed some foam atop it's body. It almost resembled a cream soda, but not as fizzy.

Very sweaty, very wet. The smell of soggy ground after a hard rain. Leaves & acorns; a musky freshness.

Taste was alot of the same, though carbonated. Body was that of seltzer. A bit arrogant upfront, but it quickly shifts to a lemon-grass like funk that is one part offsetting, one part inviting. I initially didn't approve, but after having a break & a meal, the night air made the second serving more confident; much more appetizing. I would of had more, but falling into the train tracks wasn't on my itinerary. :)

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a husky and raw grain with an aggressive sharp peppery hop.

The taste consisted of a robust earthy grain bill with a beautiful strong and distinct musty noble hop. Excellent grainy finish.

The mouthfeel was clean and sharp.

Overall an exceptional beer. Extremely drinkable. Perhaps the best session beer to come out of Southampton.

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Photo of lehows
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium amber color with a tiny white ring and minimal lace. Light aromas of mild hops and some sweet earthy notes. Grassy notes and a slight puckering tartness hits the tongue with a touch of mild hops. Mouthfeel starts out watery but finishes dry with fine carbonation bubbles. Overall, an interesting and highly drinkable brew.

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Photo of BBM
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a beautiful clear copper color with a nice white, sudsy head. Good lacing around the glass. Aroma was sweet and somewhat fruity. Also a bit yeasty. Pleasant.

Now this is a quality lager. A full, bready malt flavor hits the palate at first, followed by a balanced yet stern citrus hop profile. The beer is never too bitter nor overly sweet, and remains interesting enough that you want to try that next sip. How many lagers can you say THAT about? The finish is slightly dry, but remains crisp. This is one hell of a session beer, and one of the best beers I've had from Southampton yet. Great job on this one.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my co-worker's called me last night to let me know he would be taking a "sick day" today. He told me he was at the Southampton Publick House for Easter dinner with his sister and her family. He said he was going to stay "out on the Island" at his sister's house and wasn't coming to work. On a deal we made for me to cover his shift, on O.T. of course, he was going to purchase me a fresh growler of this beer.
I stopped by his house on my way home from work and picked up my reward.

Very nice beer, here!

Overall a very tasty beer worthy of all 4's with a 4.5 for drinkability because of the low abv...

and it was free!

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Photo of francisweizen
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap at SPH. Funnily enough they have to call this a "steem" beer because Anchor threatened to sue them if they continued to call it a "steam" beer (this is what one of the bartenders at SPH told us anyway)

This is a dark orange-amber brew with a nice white head that died rather quickly. The aromas are of sweat fruity malts, and nice subdued hops. This is a very fruity ale-lager that is hoppy up front, malty in the middle, and dry in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the drinkability is nice. You know what it reminds me of? Anchor Steam!

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Photo of drseamus
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was not impressed with this beer while I was at the Southampton Publick House. It is a case of the whole is less than the sum of the parts. It had a light/medium amber body with a thick foamy white head. There was a slight hop aroma with some malt backdrop. It has a classic steam beer taste. An average beer all around.

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Southampton West Coast Steam Beer from Southampton Publick House
4.08 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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