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Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Keller Pils

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Reviews: 135 | Ratings: 264
Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz single bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem OR. $1.39 Poured into my PRB "chalice" it is a bright golden,slightly hazy pils ( seemed to be some yeast in the bottom as i poured..nice quarter inch sized white head. Good malty,biscuity aroma with a hint of Saaz type hop Taste is very nicely malted with a touch again of saaz type hopping, very balanced also getting some spiciness and yeasts showing a regular pils mixed with a light hefeweizen..nice Good palate, very enticing . Excellent beer..would be terrific in the late Spring.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
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 vkv822
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip

Lightly hazy golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

Grassy, sweet lemony hops predominately in both the nose and taste. Light biscuit backing.

Medium+ body with prickly carbonation.

An enjoyable Pilsner. The faint, sweet lemon hop notes are a nice touch.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Muted tangerine oragne with a dense clarity and a milky cream colored head that just wouldn't hold even with an agressive pour. Patchy covering atop, no lacing and no distinguishable effervesce.

S: Candied creamy oranges for aroma, wheat, and a small dash of orchard hopping. Not much strength but grows on you the longer you endure.

T: Flavor of spicy herbaceous tangerines, orchard and shrubbery notes, wheat and some tart citrus-oranges. The floral-herbaceous hops really kick in at the end. Some alcohol warmth on the swallow.

M: Fairly lax carbonation wise on the mouthful. Some creamy nature to it with a fairly good resistance.

O: Overall a keller pils that has a distinct fresh and floral-herbaceous hopping that really stands out here. Creamy body, decent drinkability.

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

Poured into my Straub pils glass, Southampton Keller Pils is a lightly clouded pale yellow with a small white head leaving almost no lace.

Smell is sweet cereals and notably citrus hops, lime.

Taste is pretty clean, not as sweet as the nose from the grains or the citrus hops. Bitter and balanced.

Mouthfeel is dry, light bodied, crisp.

Drinkability is pretty good, this is a solid pils. I like the rustic, aggressively hoppy vibe, just off-center enough to add notable character without detracting from the drinkability of the style.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly hazy light-golden hue with a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: grainy malt aroma with a hint of sweetness. There's a big noble hop aroma here as well; a good example of the Pilsner style.

Taste: again, a grainy malt character starts this beer off before noble and earthy hops assert themselves. Bitterness is quite high, even for the style. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good, well-integrated carbonation. This beer is much creamier than I normally expect from the style, which I really like even though it may not be true to form.

Overall: a satisfying and tasty Pilsner. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a straw color with a nice white cap, light lacing

S: A little biscuity with hints of light citrus and grass

T: Taste is lightly biscuit with a nice grain presence, some hop bitterness midway which is super nice, clean and pronounced. A nice crisp bitterness, light grassy and lemon notes.

M: Mouthfeel is nice, light bodied and crisp

O: Very good

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

Poured into a glass mug. Pours pale yellow with a large white head that dissipates quickly. Plentiful tiny bubbles are visible in the beer, indicating adequate carbonation. The beer smells of biscuit malt with some grassy hops. The beer does have a bready aroma. There are flavors of cracker with some hop bitterness in the background to balance the beer. The flavors are very well balanced. The body is light with plentiful carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. The drinkability is very high for this refreshing pils. This is a very good beer that executes very well.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, new to the seattle market

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, clear straw-golden body, average carbonation - fluffy white head, but no lace

smell: grain, biscuit malt, noble hop

taste: a nice pilsner - strong balance between dry crackery malts and light euro hops, a touch floral in the finish. I could see buying a sixer of this, given the lack of good craft pilsners in the NW

mouthfeel: light, dry, light carbonation

overall: good stuff

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head with good retention. Aroma of bready and a bit of biscuit malts, hint of hops. Flavor follows, starting with bready malt with hints of bicuit, finishing with noble hops and light lemon tang. Pretty much spot on for the style.Light to medium bodied with decent mouth feel from active carbonation. Nothing stands out, but tasty and well executed German pilsner for one of Seattle's rare really hot days.

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Photo of alexgash
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
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 thecheapies
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold in color with rushing carbonation. Thick, but not large, dense white cap. Looks like a winner. 4.0

Musty yeast with lemony/citrus esters, a sprig of herbal hops, and a snappy biscuity malt base. 3.5

Like a lemony pils with husky grain notes, minimal toast, and Euro hops. A little mossy in flavor. Pretty nice. 3.5

Nice medium body thick with rushing bubbles. Big brush-a-brush in the mouth. Light sting of booze. 4.0

Decent pilsener. It's one of the more flamboyant of the style, but I dig its character. 4.0

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright hazy yellow with a solid 1/2 inch of sticky white head. Looks good. Smells is of typical Pilsner malts (a touch skunky) with a good bit of citrus hop bitterness. Taste is balanced the skunky flavors of the pilsner yeast balanaces well with the hops and the malt. Mouthfeel is somewhat clean and light. Overall not something I would seek out again but not a bad Pilsner from Southampton.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into SAVOR tulip. 03 08 and what i believe is an IIII printed on the side of the bottle.

A: definitely hazy, straw blond. deep straw. bright white head is fluffy. retention nor the lacing are very good.

S: a pretty clean, lager aroma that smells smooth. minor hop character is pushed out of the way by bready malts.

T: a little vegetal. finish is a little malty sweet finish. not much hop character here for a german style keller, however the malt and residual lager yeast flavors are quite tasty.

M: moderate/average carbonation on a medium

D: pretty tasty stuff. besides some minor DMS, pretty solid keller pils.

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Photo of champ103
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
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 dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops and a light hint of lemon. Additionally there are light to moderate aromas of cereal/grainy malts.

T: The taste of this beer is similar to smell but the hop flavors are more pronounced and there is a pleasant amount of bitterness that is not too aggressive. The beer has a underlying cereal/grainy malt body with some light lemony hints.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This beer is very crisp and refreshing making it a very enjoyable beer for the summer. This beer is very sessionable and one that I would like to have again.

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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 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 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

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

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.

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 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 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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