Southampton Hommage
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American Wild Ale
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4.28 | pDev: 8.64%
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of xenjoiii
5/5  rDev +16.8%

2010 Vintage. Thanks Kresby!

Tropical fruit, funk and barrel character present in the aroma. Mild stone fruit, red wine grape, vanilla and oak on the palate. Mild tartness, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and bone dry. Immensely complex, and aged quite well. I would love to see Evan rebrew this.

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Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at at the Tree House bottle share back in December. Reviewed from my notes. 2010 vintage.

Nice fluffy head with good lacing, bright orange color.

Nose tons of vanilla barrel, sour tart lambic like fruit, funk, bit of crisp white wine, so much buttery oak.

Taste similar, starting with the great oak, vanilla but mostly buttery, sour tart lambic like fruit, nice white wine notes and fruits, and little vinous, some light cardboard oxidation flavors, light bready yeast flavor and a bit of Brett like funk, some booze and acidic bite on the back end.

Mouth is thinner bod, nice carb, some warming booze, little acidic.

Overall quite a nice beer other than the oxidation.

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Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Tree House Brewery at a tasting event. Reviewed from notes. 2010 Bottle

A - Poured a hazy golden huge with a thin, thin quarter inch head that faded to leave soft, thin little wisps.

S - Smell is incredibly inviting. TONS of buttery oak and heavy funk. Good, no great barrel notes. The funk is distinctly barnyard with very faint fruits and Chardonnay notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with sweeter malts and light wine flavours. Soft caramel, faint yeast notes as well. Red wine notes come through here now instead of the Chardonnay here. Stronger tannin notes come through along with that solid funk. Lots going on here, quite tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is solid. Crisp, clean, lighter carbonated.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer. Glad I got to try this one. Wish I could get stuff from Southampton more often.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

notes from 8/24

humongous thanks to joefuzz for pulling out this rarity at a recent tasting! poured into a southampton irs oversized snifter at the end of an awesome evening of beer drinking.

a - beautiful orange with some dregs at the bottom of the glass. thin head that really hung out for a while. beautiful head that was easily rebuilt with a swirl of my glass.

s - despite all the red wine talk on the bottle, it really carries more of a chardonay smell. barnyard funk and oranges.

t - vinous. brett. i can see a rappist under this definitely. a bit booze. red wine with brett. great feel. kind of like a red wine peconic.

m - funky. nice body. good carbonation. vinous.

o - overall this is a bada$$ beer. vinous, belgiany, peconic-like on red wine. super awesome treat...really enjoyable. LOVED it.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle poured into 2 Southampton oversize snifters


pours a deep orange with a slight red tint and a small white head

the smell is very light apricot and apple with a strong presence of chardonnay and funk

taste is a completely a different direction lots of sour red wine grapes and a good amount of the barrel...a great belgian grain bill really shines through.

mouthfeel on this beer is something else, it is on the heavier side as far as texture with soft carbonation.

overall really amazing beer not overly sour...a real stand out in the style

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Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The first pour looks clear/filtered orange with a 1 finger white crown that displays good retention and lace.

Smell: Some oak, tannins, moderately tart and funky brett, stale hops, and a nice underlying wine note.

Taste: Some harsh tannins and stale hops put a damper on the nice wine barrel quality. A bit heavy handed on the oak as well. I was tempted to give it a 3.5 but I won't hold the faded hops against it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good beer that I should have had a long time ago before the hops faded.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thedominator (Al) for this one. Poured from a 750ml capped bottle into Lost Abbey stemware. Shared with schen9303. Reviewed from notes.

A: Standard pour creates a 1 finger white, foamy head with great retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy deep orange marigold. Lacing is patchy and spotty with little cling. Nice head, but score suffers from clarity.

S: Nose is peach, Brett funk, flower petal, and vinous wine barrel notes. Moderately aromatic and pleasant. But nothing that really stands out. Also not overly funky.

T: Opens fruity cherry. Big Brett funkiness in the beginning. Peach, wet straw, cobwebs and flower petals in the middle. Slightly powdery, spicy, sweet. Yeast in the middle to end. Peach, strawberry, grapes, and a sweet finish. Cherry and Brett in the aftertaste. Not overly sour or funky but refreshing and easy to drink.

M: Light bodied with ample carbonation. Pickly and bubbly in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Moderately dry. Finish is messy with a lingering aftertaste.

O: This beer takes a little getting used to be its very solid overall. Not overly funky or tart but flavors work really well together. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Thanks, Jason!

A: Hazy orange with a small white head.

S: Apple, pear, light phenolics. Buttery Chardonnayesque oak character. Faint leather note. A little plum and grape.

T: Alcohol up front with oak and a light tartness. Moderately lactic. Notes of apple and pear. A bit alcoholic and astringent in the finish. Lingering lactic notes.

M: Upper light in body. Moderate carbonation. Dry and smooth mouthfeel. 

Overall: I loved the aroma but the flavor didn't meet my unfounded expectations. Still pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of craytonic
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy dark pour

Smell: Sweet, buttery oak, light brett, vanilla, semi-sweet red wine. A bit fruity and lemony. Different.

Taste: Again a buttery oak with a touch of sweetness, vanilla, red wine / sangria, lemons. Not your typical american wild ale; complex. Some harsh alcohol / burn on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth mouthfeel and carbonation, well done here. Could be a bit more dry.

Overall: Different and interesting, not a favorite but I did enjoy it. I hope they can shape this up into something truly special, it has the potential but isn't there yet.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - Very vinous on the nose, with oak and vanilla. Brett gives it a bit of funk, with some sweetness from the malts.

T - Taste is a lot of vanilla/oak barrel with some sweet grapes. It's a little bit different, with some fruit and funk, slight touch of bitterness, and a bit of grain. Quite interesting, with a lot of distinct flavors going on.

M - Pretty full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Good beer that may turn some off with the amount of wood in the nose and taste. Good stuff and easy to get down.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to shaebs99 for getting this one into my hands. Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - Looks a lot like the Trappist IPA, which isn't surprising since that was the base beer for this. It's a touch dark with a bit less foam and lacework.

S - Brett, oak, vanilla, red wine. Some of the base beer shines through, imparting fruity notes, lemon sourness, and some pale malt. I think this is a bit overly oaky though.

T - Taste has a bit more toffee malt character, but with plenty of bretty funk and tropical fruits, vanilla from the barrel, and some lemony sourness in the finish. Thankfully the oak is less overt and harsh in the flavor. Not a ton of red wine character. Very complex and certainly quite unique.

M - Lower carbonation than I expected considering the base beer, but thankfully a little dryer as well. Smooth, medium body, with light residual stickiness. Some mild barrel tannins in the finish. Significant improvement on the base beer.

D - I'm not entirely convinced by the combination of the flavors, but it was more of a hit than a miss in my book. Not as enjoyable as the Peconic or Berliner by any stretch, but well worth trying all the same. It's quite easy to drink, with the only major flaw being that there is slightly too much oak.

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Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southampton Mega Tasting!

A - Pours a golden yellow, white head, no lacing or retention.

S - Smells like Trappist IPA with some red wine and oak. Crazy, huh?

T - Bretty funk, red wine, oak, slight hops.

M - Light, crisp and smooth, dry finish.

D - Pretty good, not outstanding, but the wine barrels add to the Trappist IPA for the better.

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Photo of grub
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

lantern corps beer summit 2010 - day 1, oct 8/2010. Jw347 contributed this one. thanks john!

22oz bottle topped with black foil.

pours a slightly hazy gold with a small cap of fine white head. the head drops quickly and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is awesome. bourbon barrel and light sourness. funk. horse blanket. leather. light alcohol. bit of lemon and cider vinegar. white bread and cracker. bit of grain.

taste is great. much like the aroma, but with more tropical fruit coming out. bourbon and vanilla. raw oak. light sourness and funk. horse blanket. leather. light alchol. bit of lemon and cider vinegar. orange and tangerine. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. just over low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is great. medium-large body. just over medium carbonation level.

drinkability is awesome. great balance. great sour and barrel character. the bourbon and sour characters work really well together, in near perfect harmony. i love this beer!

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Photo of woosterbill
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip; shared at a tasting. This is the Trappist IPA aged for a year in red wine barrels with wild yeast. Yeah.

A: Rich medium-amber body with a 1/2" of fine, creamy off-white foam. Very nice.

S: Holy shit. Super funky, super oaky, and slightly tart. Herbal, medicinal yeast, backed up by faint grassy hops and richly tannic oak. Simply amazing.

T: Holy shit, moreover. Everything from the nose is here, but with the order totally reversed: sweet, vanilla oak starts things off, followed by vinous tartness and a bitter, hugely funky finish. So complex, so delicious, and still so balanced. Wow.

M: Fairly full body with moderate carbonation. Works well, but nothing too spectacular.

D: This is so delicious, I could drink it forever. It's so rare, though, that that isn't possible. Pity.

Notes: Huge, huge thanks to the generous BA who brought this to the tasting (he requested to remain nameless). Thanks, man. I hope I can repay the favor someday.

This was my first experience with one of Southampton's limited releases, and I think I may be driving to Long Island in the future. This was a truly spectacular beer, plain and simple.


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