Southampton Keller Pils | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils

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Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Gmann on 05-09-2010

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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southampton Keller Pils has a medium, off-white head, some lacing, and a cloudy, bubbly, golden appearance. The aroma is of dank, musty, sugary grain, and the flavor is very hoppy, with a gentle bitterness. One will pick up medium-roasted malt, hay, grass, sugar, and even lemon with this beer. Mouthfeel is medium, and Southampton Keller Pils finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and highly drinkable. A sure winner, which I unquestionably recommend!


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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer in Moon at the Beer Store and I snagged the last remaining sixer just based off of the buzz I've heard. Great looking pils really rushes the palate and senses with fresh hops, this is a varietal I heard this years was Hallertau. Bright brilliant white foam cap leaves even lacing down the sides of my conical Victory prima pils glass. The golden straw has a sight haze over it like hop resins floating in the delicious summer seasonal. The nose comes and climbs in my nares with a nice full on sharp citrus peel tone lemons/limes more than anything else. Cereal biscuit malts sit beneath that strong citric hop bouquet. Flavor is aggressive with a biting hop edge of citrus fruit amongst a great bready light biscuit pale malt additions. Smooth lagering shows off what most lagers attempt to do. While drinking this I can't stop remembering old Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils. Hop burps pile on after half the glass is completed, mouthfeel is sturdy tight bubbled carbonation with a light bodied slightly oily feeling brew. Nice bone dry finish te way a German pils is supposed to check in with. Overall this is excellent stuff, it's something else to see heads and shoulders above the other 12 ounce offerings in bottle. A go to summer offering that may have to track down a whole case of, I only grabbed six at my local because that's all that was left in the cooler.

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Photo of hemorhoidzz
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of AndrewBV
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JohnnyForeign
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of MikeyJ777
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden, glowing yellow, with a one inch head, and a good amount of lacing. It definitely looks unfiltered. As such, it looks beautiful.

This one smells pretty bready, with some lemony citrus, and spicy grassy hops.

This is up there with the best pilsners I've ever had. So clean and refreshing, with a nice and present hop flavor, grassy and spicy hop flavors, and a great crackery and bready malt backbone. It's essentially everything you want a pilsner to be. At least, it's everything I want a pilsner to be.

This is medium bodied, light but still full, great mouthfeel, slightly creamy, and super crisp. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Just super awesome and one of the best pilsners I've ever had.

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Photo of plaid75
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy herbal and earthy hop and a doughy malt.

The taste consisted of a full blown noble hop mustiness with a soft graininess. Nice bitterness at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a superior example of the style. Fresh fresh fresh.

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Photo of champ103
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours with an ever so light haze. Golden orange in color with a two finger white head that forms. Good retention and lace.
S: Yeast and peppery spice up front. Quickly, a snap of citrus and grassy hops. Then big bready biscuit malt aroma, and then finishes on the grassy, slightly bitter side. Really well balanced.
T: Follows the nose with yeast and a peppery spice up front. Grassy and citrus hops take over, but mid palette bready malts and a light sweetness come into play. Finishes on the grassy side with a bitter dry bite. Excellent balance and lots of nuance.
M/D: A light to medium body. Good carbonation. Clean and with a great dry finish. Though just a bit thin for my tastes. Not a big deal though. So easy and enjoyable to drink. The bottle is gone in no time, and I am going to need to get another six pack when I see one.

Just excellent. Everything is so well balanced and integrated with lots of nuance. Really well made and now one of my favorite lagers. Something I would highly recommend.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is terrific! It has a crisp, clean pilsner malt scent along with a wonderful, bitter hop aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a damn fine pilsner malt flavor that smooth and easy drinking. The hops offer a great, bitter flavor; a really well balanced taste. It goes down quick with a clean, dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very good pilsner. It's bold in taste and aroma; a good drinker.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pilsners are not my favorite style, but there are some that I love, like Victory Prima Pils and New England Elm City; so now I've got to add Southampton Keller Pils to the list.
Looks bright gold, with a foamy white head that stays up pretty well. Smell is grassy, noble hoppy. Taste follows the smell. Nice balance of slightly sweet malt with the crisp hops. There's a bit of grass, lemon zest and earthiness.The aftertaste from the hops ( Saaz , maybe ?) is awesome and the palate wants more.
Incredibly drinkable. Nice going , Southampton.

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Photo of sebrkln
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle purchased at the Foodery bottle shop in Philadelphia, PA. Drank this a few hours ago, so I don't remember much. What I do remember clearly is that the sweetness of the German malts really balance out the bitterness of those noble hops. An unfiltered offering from a fine brew house. A---

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. 5% ABV, 082610 printed on the neck.

Thanks to emerge077 for this delicious extra!

A - A moderate-to-timid pour yielded a four-finger white head with superb retention and some massively patchy, chunky lace. The beer is a hazed pale yellow straw color.

S - Zesty and bright lemon-lime citrus shines from the aroma of this beer. Mineral notes and pilsner malts follow up with a light German noble hop variety. Light and refreshing with just a teeny touch of yeast on the finish.

T - Now that's a great, if not flawless, hop addition to a pilsner beer. Light spritzy citrus and floral components really stick out beautifully but balance well with a light mineral finish and pils malt backing.

M - Gentle but persistent carbonation adds a nice light texture while giving it a crisp and clean finish with a small bite. Very refreshing.

D - Jam! This beer rocks. It could be one of my favorite pilsners. Great drinkability and flavor with a near perfect mouthfeel, Keller Pils is a terrific start to my brew day! Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of Greenlabel
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 6-pack at Julio's in Westboro, MA a few weeks ago and it was one of my better purchases in recent months.

Pours a golden color with plenty of white head. Nothing unique about the smell. Medium body. Well carbonated. Overall, a crisp and smooth Pils with a somewhat bitter malty flavor. Definitely the best new (to me) Pils that I've tried this year.

My only complaint is that it's apparently a seasonal and will probably soon be disappearing from the shelves. I've been back to Julio's and purchased several additional 6-packs but would love to be able to do so throughout the year.

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Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A--Bright golden yellow body. An aggressive pour yield two fingers of white fizz that dies without lacing. Proves it's unfiltered as there's a slight haze when held up to light. Picture perfect beer.

S--Impressive for a lager. Definite earthy and herbal notes from the hops, but especially a lemon-straw combo that's super inviting. A little bit of honeyed malt in the back.

T--Oh wow! This is a fantastic pils. Pretty much a Platonic pils for me. Bright, popping European hops all over the place, with a dry crackery malt center. The finish is long but clean, with plenty more woody earthiness compounded with buoyant lemon and straw. This almost /tastes/ like a freshly mowed lawn. Didn't pick much from the yeast being there, except maybe to jack up the mouthfeel and make it a little fuller.

M&D--Both are excellent. The mouthfeel is not watery and the carbonation is not overwhelming. The drinkability is insane. I'd be hard pressed between this and a top-notch IPA on a hot day. Almost makes you want to sweat so you have a good excuse to drink one--pairs well with food, too, which is a nice bonus. Most pilsners just kind of get out of the way, but the hop gives this sucker enough characteristic flavor to be a good match for shellfish or poultry.

Next time you wanna drink pinot grigio, give this a try. Better than most white wines I've had.

***PS--I had an older bottle of this (>2 months) and it wasn't as good--skunky. Definitely a seasonal to be consumed AFAP.

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Photo of mooseo
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia.

A - Slightly hazy golden yellow with a big dense white head.

S - Pleasant floral hop aroma with lemon zest, sweet malts, grass, and spice.

T - Sweet bready malts and biscuit flavors up front, followed by grassy hops, lemon, and peppery spice. Nicely balanced. Mildly bitter finish.

M - Light, almost medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. High carbonation, dry finish.

O - Overall a great tasting American made pilsener. Highly drinkable, and very refreshing in hot weather.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer has a nice golden yellow color to it, with a 1" head that dissaptes quickly with just a little lace around the edge of the glass. The smell is nice and hoppy. This pils has a nice hop taste to it and i smooth, not very carbonated. Great mouth feel and is very drinkable.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright yellow and sunny shiny in color with a nice head piled on top. Already a vertical inch of lace has formed and I haven't had a sip yet.

S: Lightly sweet and grainy with bright lemon, zesty hops and spice. Very nice and refreshing.

T: Good malt presence and plentiful German pils hop. Well balanced and full of tingly carbonation. Lemon and spice, flowery, and a little bready. Nice.

M: Smooth and slick broken up by brisk carbonation. Just where it should be.

O: Not a lot to say other than I like it and would welcome several more into my belly though that would probably be a few too many. I think they did a great job on this one.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug- pours a pretty clear golden yellow color with a two finger head after a vigorous pour with very slight retention and no lacing.

Smell is pleasant and crisp- grainy pilsner malt, crisp European hop notes. Lovely.

Taste is much like the smell- hop bitterness up front and it diminishes slightly, with a good pilsener malt background for the hops.

Mouthfeel is very good- I like a bitter pils and this ones pretty bitter with a light body (but full enough to stand up to the hops!) and clean refreshing feel. I would recommend it highly for those looking for a good bitter pilsner.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The is a nice banana peel haze beneath a soft white head of two fingers. The head recedes to a nice thick foam that lasts throughout all twelve ounces. This beer looks like a wheat beer, buts it not!

Youe get some dry fruity aromas, with a crisp pop of grass from the hops that you only get from a good pilsner.

Dry bananas that get popped in the middle by a dry fist of pilsner malts and German, earthy, grassy hops. The finish is a bit bitter, not good hoppy bitter, but still leaves you thirsty for more. The dry palate with a little sweetness helps too.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow in color with a good amount of haze. The head is a thin fluff of white that quickly dies to just a lace.

The aroma is fresh and clean with moderate strength. Some grassy and slightly fruity hops come through, as well as a touch of mint.

The flavor follows as clean and light as the nose, with a good level of leafy hops. Malt comes through as a slightly crackery bread flavor. Bitterness is solid, but lighter than the average pilsner. Everything seems more mellow than an average pilsner.

The mouthfeel is dry and light bodied, with a smooth feeling all the way through. Easily drinkable, while still being interesting. Great seasonal.

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Photo of alexgash
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Lightly cloudy bronzed yellow. Small, off-white head. Some lacing. Doughy, bready malt aromas get lifted up by zesty, citrusy, peppery, spicy hops.

Toasted bread malts up front. Spicy, peppery hop bitterness soon after. Bready, honeyish malt sweetness fills up the palate. Hops turn a little dank and skunky (in a good, noble way). Peppery, spicy hops in the finish. Dry and refreshing. Lingering sweetbread malt. Medium-bodied, with a surprisingly thick, chewy, smooth feel. Delicious and quaffable. Nice!

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Photo of erosier
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice golden yellow with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of citrus-y aromas, then finished with a really nice earthy, citrus-y hop aroma.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts, nice lemony flavors, then followed with some earthy and citrus-y hops that have a slight grassy feel to them.
M: Very crisp, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light bodied.
D: Very drinkable, it has a reasonable abv, it has a good feel to it, and nice flavors that are not overwhelming making it a great summer beer to drink.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light like straw perhaps a bit darker.
A loose tall frothy foam cap that leaves a nice foamy collar about the glass and fine lacing.
A clear well carbo'd beer. I was looking for a somewhat hazy or cloudy beer since, according to the label, it is unfiltered.

Aroma is that of your typical pils: pilsner malts, grassy and some bready yeast. There is a very sutle hint of floral hops. Smells excellent althought sutle and refrained.

This beer is an excellent example of the pilsner style lager. It is light and tart maybe even spicy and nicely dry.
There are sutle hints of spicy hops and bready malts. Balanced beautifully in my opinion.
Thin mouthfeel and tends to wash out towards the end as it warms.
Crisp and clean with no aftertaste. A flavorful brew thats not over aggressive.

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