Southampton Keller Pils | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils
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266 Ratings
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Gmann on 05-09-2010

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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of Alking956
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gunnerlincoln
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of malvrich
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. brown bottle into a foothills glass

A: Dull hazy amber orange color. Like apple cider. No clarity. Minimal off whit foamy head. Not much carbonation visible. A bit of lace as drunk.

S: Sourdough bread and fruity hop scent. Nice.

T: Snappy bitterness from the hop giving way to a very good balance with the malty sweetness toward the end. Finishes bitter but clean. Malt more evident as the brew warms. Quite good and highly drinkable.

M: Light but not watery. More carb tingle than is visible which I like. Kind of cardboardy with a stiffness and the most minimal stickiness. I like this a lot.

O: Keller Pils is a pleasant surprise. Especially since, unless I misread the stamp, this beer appears to be pretty damned old but my fault for not seeing that in store. This is good enough IMO to buy regularly but at $10/6, I likely will only revist it if on special. It is very good though.

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Photo of BogAl
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of beerdedking
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a lovely hazy golden straw. It's a touch thinner this time around, but the nose is still lemony barnyard with a hint of hoppy goodness.
Has a nice full mouthfeel for its weight, and tastes on par for the Americanized style. Typical German Pilsner, but the drying hop finish sets it ahead. If your a Prima Pils fan give it a whirl.
Crushable. This sixer doesn't stand a chance...

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of afsdan
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of utopiajane
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy and yellow with a scant head that fell fast and did not leave much lace. Nose is grass, sweet malt and lemon grass. Taste is dry, a touch buttery and a bit of lemon. Finishes with a slight bitter, some peach flesh and lemony notes. Coarse texture and a good mouthfeel.

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Photo of tpacek
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a finger high, eggshell in shade, and quite fluffy. The retention is about average for the style, too. Some streaks of lacing are left behind - nothing significant, though.

S: Hrm, quite promising. The noble hops are there (subtle, but they're definitely there), along with some malty sweetness, white wine notes, and a bit of buttery diacetyl. Seems to be a well-rounded beer: not only are the notes balanced within one another, but both the hops and malts are equally perceptible.

T: The initial hop burst is equally grassy/bitter and peachy at the same time. Malts enter the picture near the back end, along with some peppery and lemony notes. It's reasonably deep/layered for a pilsner: it goes from fruity on one sip, to peppery, to malty, and all the way back to fruity. No doubt, this is better than the average pils.

M: Have I ever said how much I love the crisp bite of a good unfiltered beer? I don't like the coarse finishing texture that much, though. A beer like this should be very drinkable...and it absolutely is, so no real complaints otherwise. Good carbonation.

O: I could genuinely session this. This has enough flavor to make me want to take my time with it, but is still immensely drinkable. Would be great in the summertime, natch.

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Photo of mactrail
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow golden color if poured carefully, but lots of sediment in the bottle. I don't know why this isn't categorized as a Kellerbier, but it does taste like a big Pilsner. Plenty of foam in the big chalice, and a satisfying frothy carbonation in the mouth.

Seriously perfumey in flavor with the sweet and malty taste. Tangy hop flavors with a lot of spice. Quite yeasty, bright, and sharp. There is a distinctly bitter finish, though I got wrapped up in all the aromatics and the bitterness doesn't dominate the taste.

Overall, this is a very drinkable but rather intensely flavored light beer. The small bottle makes a great taster, I think a big quaff would wear out its welcome. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Southampton Keller Pils from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 266 ratings