Southampton Keller Pils | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gmann on 05-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of JoePQ
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pouring at cellar temp into a pint glass.

The beer pours a bright clear goldenrod color with minimal fizzy bleached white head foaming up about .5 cm and fading to nothing at a quick pace.

Aroma is grainy husky malt and some spicy hops. Clean and mild nose that is appealing but doesnt knock me off my feet. Probably right for the style.

First sip reveals a light crisp textured brew with fine tingly carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Flavor is grainy slightly sweet malt that rolls to spicy hops. I also get a vegetal hop presence on the finish. Otherwise clean and crisp brew. Very easy to drink and nice on a hot day or even a relatively cool evening.
Well crafted flawless beer.

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Photo of Dchandler422
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this brew at my local deli/take-out beer store. Pretty stoked to have my first Pils of the summer. Here we go.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow, hazy that actually resonates quite nice. Little head and lacing once beer has settled.

Smell: Upfront scent of barley hops, actually a slight spin of lemon-citrus thats not at first noticeable. Hidden within in a nice aroma thats actually quite nicely balanced.

Taste: This beer is packing a mixed bag of bitter and sweetness that is very well put together. Nice peppery flavors and a lemon grass aftertaste almost mixed with a slight hint of honey. Actually quite refreshing, and something that can be sipped on.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Finishes quite dry, but overall not too shabby.

Overall: For a Pils, this beer does go over well. I really did enjoy this brew and will continue to again when given the chance. Not sure if its a beer I would order on a full time basis, but something I would totally recommend to friends and fellow beer drinkers.

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Photo of tedho21
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jk3
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of mooseo
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
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 B967ierhunter177
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear bright yellow with a thin head and minimal lacing. It's aroma is mainly lemons with cake and a hint of vanilla. The flabor leads off with lemons followed on the palate by birthday cake and a bubbly champagne-like snap. The finish reveals a note of hop bitterness but is balanced. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Southhampton Keller Pils is a good brew, recommended.

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Photo of Ego
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
straw tone with some haze, lots of carbonation sprinting up the glass although the head rapidly disintegrates into an Oring, on par for the style, nothing stunning nothing crummy

nose...
light bready dry honey notes, some spice from the hops, everything is in balance and smells like it should, everything fits, this is a tailored shirt, it fits perfectly but is not flashy or different. the slight honey note really makes this inviting.

taste etc...
drinks as the odor dictates, all the same notes are hit in balance, lip smacking refreshing, the lingering honey notes and just a hint of hop spice make this very drinkable, this is a nice summer beer, easy drinking but with enough flavor to keep a BA's attention without over hopping and killing the style. Sure, you can get pretty much the same beer from Europe but it is nice to see a traditional interpretation available.

verdict?
very good, would I go out of my way to find this ? probably not, but in a pinch you would not go wrong bringing this to a Q.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-17 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy light gold with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves light lacing.

S - Bread, grass, honeysuckle and citrus.

T - Pale malt, herbal/grass, lime, then more bready malt and a fine, dry finish of refreshing tart lime juice and lime zest bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and high carbonation. Very crisp and cleansing. Great summer beer.

O - A very nice American take on a classic pils style. Plenty of flavor and lingering bitterness. I dig it.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy, white head. Has some yeast floating around with the heavy carbonation. Head retention and lacing are good.

N: Crisp Pilsner malts and honeydew melon along with hints of grass and lemon.

T: Very simple and follows the nose. Pilsner malts and honeydew. Grassy hops and hints of lemon. Finishes with the citrus coming a little more forward.

M: Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: I look forward to having a couple of these every year. This is just an excellent Pils. The hop varieties change every year but it seems very subtle.

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Photo of bsimms
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Cloudy yellow straw color with a slowly settling fluffy white head and some decent lacing. Looks just about right for the style. Nose is fairly subtle, with hints of lemon and grassy hops on a bready malt base.

Flavor follows the nose, although the bready malt is the dominant taste; grassy hops are next in line, and there’s just a trace of lemony citrus in the finish. Lightly grainy and bitter at the same time. Body is medium-light with crisp carbonation. Clean and refreshing but a bit unremarkable.

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Photo of Pahn
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of kirkse
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rawfish
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a trade with lookrider. Thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a hazy straw yellow into the glass with a one finger white head. Decent retention with clinging lacing that reaches up the glass but doesn't ant to hold there.

Slight banana, clove, orange peel with raw grains, grass, straw and a bit of bread on the tail end, a tad dank.

Pale malt, cookie dough, and wheat rather smooth out of the gates with lots of banana and clove character. A bit overwhelming for a pils, but not uncharacteristic for a hefe. Not much bitterness beyond that, perhaps a bit grassy. Flavor is well balanced and integrated.

Medium bodied overly so for a pilsner weighed down by the yeast, average carbonation but doesn't impact the beer. Doesn't finish with any crispness or drying. Wet and dank.

Good flavor and very drinkable but not much of a crisp or clean finish I like in a pilsner. I can appreciate the craft that has gone into producing this beer but overall it just doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of JxExM
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of apmcpm
1/5  rDev -74.3%

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Southampton Keller Pils from Southampton Publick House
3.89 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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