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Southampton SaisonSouthampton Saison

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 12-03-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Ego
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

music: Sounds From The Ground - Kin

been seeking this for some time, sure, I am lazy, I could have driven to the damn brewpub...
this is available at DeCiccio's Market in Pelham NY for $9.99 (where I got this one...)

caged corks are so sexy, I mean it is like some wierd BDSM beer ritual thing.. well, maybe I need to get out more..
cloudy clear, half a finger of translucent head, the cloudiness retains itself, I would say straw color except the haze darkens it a bit, the lace is a tide, a sheet that rises and falls in unison when you tilt the glass. 5 minutes later the beer looks the same.. solid.

this one surprised me about how upfront it was, it is like sticking your nose in a flower garden, wow. definite big honey notes, this really makes me think of warmer weather.. it reminds me of allergies.. it smells like.. dare I say it.. pollen ? but yet there is a biting hop inviting my glands to let a bit of drool commence. if willy wonka could make late summer into a candy bar it would smell like this. Letting all this digest I now detect some funk buried in there, a geuze like quality is definitely poking it's head out now! Some peach/apricot has also nudged it's way into the passages of my schnozz. Amazing nose on this one. I am really surprised I am smelling an american brew right now, if it was put in front of me blind I might cry geuze...

taste etc...
one sip is overwhelming, there is a ton going on here. first I will start with mouthfeel which is medium with ample carbonation and carried across the pallette with excellence. the flavor seems to start with bannanas, then you get the prickly sensation of the carbonation and hops.. and then more prickly sensation with the yeast aftertaste... and I can't even tell if I am being accurate.. It is alot to take in so fast even when leaving it in the mouth. The sensations are quick and leave you wanting more. This has more bitterness in the back end than most belgians (except maybe some Fantome beers)... This is great.

no contest. great beer. sure, totally out of season right now but I don't care. This is one american that stands up to the belgian, which to me is quite rare. I would put this up against Saisson dupont any day, and I love that beer..

I have enjoyed numerous bottles of this fine brew by this point (4/2006), and alas the stock of the 2005 seem to be gone. I can't wait for this to be released again, absolutely one of my favorite american beers, in almost any style. bottle to bottle it is just fantastic.

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Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750-ml bottle Sampled through the efforts of SS 05 BIF and Meathookjones.

Corked and caged bottle, 2005 Vintage.

Pours a clear deep golden colored beer with a tall white head.

Smell is light floral and spicy with a pleasant lemon aroma. Clear scent of coriander and black pepper.

Taste is mildly sweet with a good herbal bittering in the first taste. Semi dry with mostly flower nectar sweetness. Good herbal flavor with lots of flower and coriander in the taste bit this is really a spice beer. Nice black pepper in the finish of this beer. A good example of the style far fresher than the average Duvel we get in the USA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Extremely easy to drink Saison beer. Mild and flavorful with a lower than average alcohol content this is like drinking the essence of a pleasant summer day. Outstanding brunch beer that pairs well with anything from fruit to salad to peach sorbet.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a light, white head that sadly, did not have much staying power. The beer itself was a bright sunshine-yellow in color with a peppery/spicy nose. The mouthfeel was medium, bordering on creamy. I experienced a nice hoppiness on the palate, but it was the dry finish that made this an especially tasty beer. As it warmed, it took on a yeast-driven aspect with an intersting mustiness on the tongue. Very good.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.29/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: An obfuscated shade of titian (obfuscated and titian being my secret words for today), with strange little chunks that came in two craptacular colors, cheese curd white and corky brown. Thank goodness there weren't too many. The shallow cake of yeast made a half-moon in my glass.

Smell: Creamy yet spicy, and heavy on the yeast. A little bit of cork too, and with a nice herbal hoppy finish.

Taste: Carbonation on the lower spectrum, which put the yeast and citrus flavors in front, without having any other distinguished flavors. I guess I had high expectations over this one and was a bit let down.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy gold in color with a thick head. There were also some little floaties that would rise to the surface before falling to the bottom only to rise again and repeate the vicious cycle. Nose is full of spices and cloves. Also got a bit of alcohol heat towards the back end of my nose.

Malts come across at first sweet. Then there is a quick tart and cloying spice and clove tang. Cinnamon and ginger. Slight hop bitterness. Also got some light grapefruit and orange rind tones. Mouthfeel is two steps away from being light because the sugars from the malts give the beer a bit of heft. Heavy on the yeast and just a bit less heavy on the bananas. Also a bit too carbontated--kept fizzing way after the pour. Oddly enough I also got a strong alcohol burn as well. Nice beer but not sure I would order it if given the choice.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stylish elegant 750 mL green bottle with a simple label stating "Saison." When this cork snapped out of the botle with a crack, I felt like a kid in a candy store! Silver medal winner 1998 GABF.

Pours into a tulip with a golden clear honey hue erupting with sparkling small bubbles rising to a pilllowy ivory dense solid head cap. Solid white lace paints the side of the glass. Second pour upped the appearance factor.

Slight funk aromas with a barnyard and easy citrus hint. Dry leather scents with a light floral note.

First swigs: Immediate drying flavor. A little musty. Bone dry hopped saison. Subtle flavors blend with a ferocious body. Easy blend of lemon and vanilla. Bright peppery detection that soon warms up to a tangerine middle.

Light feel with such a violent immediate dry and hopped sizzle that this is quite active on the palate. SPH Saison is an instant foamer.

Last swigs: In comparrison to the model Saison, SPH seems to evoke a more focused. Just awesome. So glad that I was finally able to drink this brew from a brewer considered to be such a master.

Beer is good. Happy out of season saison beering.

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Photo of OldSock
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – 750 ml bottle dated 2005 from Half Time poured into a wine glass at about 45 degrees. Vibrant, haze-free (at least on the first pour, it eventually goes to cloudy) yellow/gold with rapid streams of carbonation. The head pours creamy white about an inch, but falls quickly to a thin covering despite the carbonation. Nice lacing.

Smell – Spice (coriander and pepper), fruit (peach and tropical), strong grassy hops and a yeasty barnyard note as well.

Taste – Similar to the nose, there is a lot going on in this beer. Spiciness is more pronounced than in many Belgian saisons, but all the classic flavors are well represented. Particularly there is a mild tartness that is missing from so many American renditions. High hopiness for a saison, solid bitterness particularly in the aftertaste with in addition to a good grassy hop flavor, but still not over the top.

Mouthfeel – Light body with brisk carbonation. The carbonation is a bit too strong at the start, but by the second pour it has calmed down perfectly.

Drinkability & Notes – After reading Farmhouse Ales I was particularly interested to try this beer, and it did not disappointed. It is drinkable, but it still has loads of complex flavor and authenticity without plagiarizing.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 Bottle Date, Sampled December 2005
As I pours this beer I get a sharp, herbal grassy aromatic note that is quite pungent and nice. The beer pours with a fairly thick, frothy, light tan colored head that never completely dissapears, and even leaves a slight lacing pattern on the glass as I consume the beer.The beer itself is an orangish pale copper color. As I go in for a deeper smell I get notes of orange on top of the herbal notes as well as a hint of lemon, there is a nice mix between sharp herbal notes, a soft almost earthy grassiness and a simple lightly sweet grain note that make up the dominant aspects of the aroma. The aroma reminds me of summer, which is definitely what I want in a good Saison.

The beer has a sharp spiciness to it up front that is a combination of carbonation, spicy ginger, and hot pepper notes. The beer finishes with an astringent, bitter herbal grassy character which is quite nice. This astringency really lingers in the mouth, and makes me want to take another sip, but it is not so evident that it is in any way off-putting; there is just a solid hop character in this beer. Actually, I can't believe how fresh and pungent the hop character is in this beer, it is really quite refreshing, it helps to dry out the malt character considerably, yet still remains light and quaffable. The beer has some real spicy notes to it as well, in fact it is almost hot in a ginger / pepper sort of way; during some sips it is actually a bit too spicy (perhaps a hint of hot, higher alcohols contribute to this), but in the end it is predominantly just perfect.

As I hinted at, the malt character is pretty restrained here by the spiciness and hop notes. There is a solid underlying malt character though; at times a sweet grain character peeks through. The malt is simple to be sure (meaning darker malts were not used), but it is a perfect vehicle for the yeast character and hops to shine. Speaking of yeast character, this beer has that characteristic character that is a mix of mouth coating earthiness and spice notes that I like in Saisons. I can't quite decide if it plays second fiddle to the hop character or not; it is definitely here and quite appreciatively noticed, but the hops seem to one up it in the end. This is a really nice example of a hoppy Saison, and I feel very fortunate to have sampled this beer so far from its birthplace.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a tasting tulip at just over fridge temperature. 2005 bottling, purchased for $10.63 at Cable Beverage, Bardonia NY.

Appearance- Crystal clear very pale orange, with a tight condensed crown. Nice activity inside the glass, a steady stream of tiny bubbles keep the head alive. Two fingers thick... settling to a fine mat. Good lacing with some decent cling.

Smell- Damp hay and earth, followed closely by grassy, spicy hops. Totally classic Saison character, all notes are fully pronounced and bold.

Taste- Earthy, bitter hops twang away in the beginning, opening up to a full and more complex dance of farmhouse characteristics... the finish is dry and very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Creamy, soft, foaming. Elegant and subdued, this drinks way too nicely for words... I'm drinking this by itself, but I can't wait to see how this pairs with food come Springtime.

A classic Saison by all measures.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2005 vintage 750ml bottle. Pours from the bottle into my SN tulip a beautiful, vibrant golden orange hue with a big fluffly two finger head. Spotty lacing adorns the glass...awesome! Aromas of pale, crystal malts touched with grain husks and lemon zest along with a myriad of fruit scents. Green apple, peach, pineapple, orange with a mellow peppery spiciness underneath. Fresh yeast imparts a slight earthen funkiness. A treat for sure.

First sip brings a pale grainy maltiness with a deluge of fruity flavors. Hints of green apple, orange, lemon and pineapple roll over the palate with a wonderful sour tartness accompanying them. Earthy yeast notes impart a mellow barnyard flavor and some peppery spiciness. Exceptionally balanced..this saison is truly a treat for the palate. I get a touch of green hops on the way down along with a snap of spicy bitterness. Lovely, lovely brew.

Mouthfeel is light and arid with a subtle creaminess and good carbonation. Incredibly refreshing...with each sip I get something new. Easily one of the best U.S. saisons I've yet to try. Cheers to Phil and the Southampton crew. If I had easier access to this brew I would drink it on a regular basis. The 750ml bottle is almost too about a 1.5l bottle next time?? Thanks to dmeadows for the opportunity to sample this one.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/18/05- Received via trade with Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 750ml caged and corked bottle. Don't know from what year though. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy and bright golden color. Sheets of yeast coated one side of the bottle before the pour. Full one inch head on the pour with nice lacing.

Smell- Nice barnyard funk as expected. Lots of citrus scents as well. Tart smelling beer.

Taste- Has a nice sweet and sour mixture. Maybe a touch more tart than sweet. Herby and floral hops to go with a nice lemon kick and maybe even a tropical fruit flavor as well.

Mouthfeel- Fairly well carbonated, but goes down smooth with traces of powdered sugar sticking to the roof of my mouth.

Drinkability- Right up there with Fantome Saison. Wonderful beer that I will have to trade for again in the future. Thanks much Steven!

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear but semi hazy straw gold.. lots of visible carbonation and a creamy, even, picturesque head with medium lacing. aroma is sweet with light fruits, most notably some orange blossom notes. yeasty with light hopping. not too spicy or weird. definitely not in the fantome genre. tastes good.. carbonation is a big high but the flavors of dandelion greens, black pepper and crisp euro hops make this a spry drink that begs for a high drinkability. cold it's a little too numbing and warm it gets a little funky like warm soda. this is best at cellar temp and consumed quickly. this beer is a great style achievement.. but unfortunately reaches nowhere outside the box to create its flavors. had this on tap too and made excuses. bottle agrees.. ok, but i don't see this as being a really special saison... not in the leagues of what i expect from phil. still good though, not worth it unless you can find it in a local shop.

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Photo of bruachan
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

made the trip to LI for a wedding, couldn't go back to the mainland without some southampton brews

not thick, but creamy white head. doesn't last too long, though. brilliant light amber; almost gold. ample carbonation rises in wavering columns, maintaining a tight white coating at the surface. some lacing clings to the glass walls

the aroma is peppery with a slight peachy sweetness and a musty hop character. great classic tart saison smell. initially i thought i got a lemony tang out of the bottle, but that doesn't seem to last

extremely dry, this beer has little to no malt character, but the appeal lies in subtlety—of excellent hop use and delicate spice

the bitterness is more noticeable than in other saisons

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this beer as part of the Tria Fermentation School's "The Dude on the Farm" with Scott Morrison.

App: Light sunshine color. Clear but not as much color complexity as Saison Dupont. Looks like it could be filtered. Nice HUGE head that lasts as a creamy, chunky white cap the whole beer.

Aroma: Very nice smell. Spicy with some phenolics, fruitiness, barnyard and pepper.

Taste: Very similar to Saison Dupont but with more fruit flavors. Spice of clove and coriander, some banana and nice finish of hops and pepper. Lemon end.

Mouth: Clean, light and liquid. Tingles with nice carbonation.

Drink: Beautiful style, really well done. Could definitely drink much more. Obviously the Dupont yeast but with slightly warmer and sweeter.

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Photo of grassrootsVT
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a lofty white head into a chimay goblet. A bubbley trail of carb trails from the bottom. A straw color - head not rocky but smooth and lasting with lacing.

aroma of spice and fruit...appley.
taste is not at first to style...but then...what is the style? and i struggled with this designation. dupont, for me, is the baseline.
at first, taste is of a tarty dry metallic nature - with a spicy lingering...kind of heavy. something seems to coat my mouth in the finish: hop presence? rustic flavors? i think that the finish is too present...there is a long LONG unending character to it. i even tried rinsing my mouth with honey... in retrospect, it reminded me of a tannin rich spanish tempranillo wine. it is dry, without a freshness to it...immature and not ready?
other than the dryness, the mouthfeel is light to medium, accurate, i guess. the drinkability for me was in the mid range. the finish is a large turnoff for unpositive ending that was good until the finish.
would like to find this beer again and rereview. so, if anyone wants to send me a bottle...

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A-This beer pours a golden mustard yellow with a clear body and a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles. The big rocky head is pure white and keeps its shape above the rim. Nice lacing with each sip.

S- Nice soft citrus flavors with some floral notes and a faint hop note that really gives it depth. In the background there is a hint of sourness and a hint of peppery spice. The overall smell has a soft wheat or pale malt quality to it that is wonderful.

T- Nice fruity spice in the malt flavors followed by a slightly sour finish. The fruit notes are more orange and a faint lemon rather than grapefruit. The finish has a nice noble hop taste but the pepper notes and sour notes give it much more depth and balance. This beer has a nice dry finish but the note of green hops lingers.

M- Medium light mouthfeel with a slight tartness but no astringency. A bit of a watery mouthfeel and the carbonation is not noticed as much in the mouthfeel.

D- It looks like a yellow fizzy beer but it has so much depth and character in such a smooth refreshing beer it is mind boggling. The great flavors and nose are fruity and spicy but very thirst-quenching. This is a great style and a great beer.

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Photo of weeare138
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a case of this with sckressler...
Pours a hazy gold with a lush 2 finger white head that lasts for several minutes. Tons and tons of carbonation race to the top with excitement. Lots of sticky lacing is left behind on the inside of the glass.
Smell is of orange rinde/peel, lemons, floral bouquets, along with some of the tart farmhouse aromas resonating from the glass.
Taste is exellent. It's slightly tart but enjoyable with some fruity tones and light lemon and old orange musk and apple skins that blends nicely with some coriander and pepper. Seriously one of the best saisons ever sampled.
Mouthfeel is smooth with fine carbonation despite the heavy amount of traffic in the glass. They really got the dryness down right in this one too.
Drinkability is very enjoyable. I shared some with non fans of the saison style and they even enjoyed it.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled in 2005, 750mL bottle into a goblet.
This is the first 750mL bottle of a Southampton brew that really came through for me. Cuvee des Fleurs and Grand Cru were both too... something, perhaps too harsh; I found them unbalanced and disappointing.
With this brew I detect many similarities between those two, perhaps many of the same ingredients, but:
Reminds me quite a lot of Westmalle's tripel and Cave Aged Hennepin in flavor.
This doesn't have as much alcohol as the afforementioned so the fragrance isn't as striking; it looks at it should for the style. Yeast, wheat and citrus are found in the smell.
Wonderfully well balanced. Definately on the dry side of the spectrum. Very crisp. Tasty yeastyness with a solid citrus (mostly lemon) tang. Just the right amount of bitterness in here.
Light enough, coupled with a razor blade balance make this supremely drinkable.
For the price I could get twice as much Hennepin... and would generally make that choice... but this is an excellent saison and I would definately revisit it.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great story:

I sampled this beer during a Belgian Beer tasting where I had 10 or so different saisons. After the smoke cleared, this beer emerged as my favorite one.

I think it might even be better than .... dare I say... Saison Dupont.

My sample poured a brilliant clear golden color after a careful decanting off the 750 mL bottle.

Great, lively aroma. Noble hops, spice, must, yeast complexity. Slight soft pils malt undertone. Very impressive.

Great complexity in the taste. Tart and slightly sour, but malty and balanced as well.

Mouthfeel was lively and almost velvety. A true thirst quencher, it had the substance to make it interesting, a texture that improved with every sip.

The drinkability was high, especially for a style that I'm slowly warming up to.

A terrific beer.

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Photo of egajdzis
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices (cardamom, coriander), citrus, and yeast. Taste of more citrus, lots of spices, vanilla, lemongrass, yeast and finishing with some light pepper in the background.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 edition. Nice pop on the cork pull, then a nice loud fizzy sound with the pour.

Pours out a hazy gold like a saison tends to with a medium-sized white head of fizzy, crackling foam. Quite a nice sheet of lace left after some sipping.

Spicy aroma has lots of yeasty funk in it, some crisp apple, a bit of orange, and some biscuity scents. Quite a nice malt presence, but the hops give it its little nip in the nose.

Taste is a big yeasty explosion of fruits(apple, pear, even a bit of pineapple, perhaps?), little hoppy spicy kick that bites on the tongue fairly nicely before finishing pleasant and dry. Lemons come through pretty well in the aftertaste, and it's quite a kick.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Adds to the overall refreshing feel of this brew.

Overall: A nice saison that can stand up to any of the great Fantome or other Belgian offerings without flinching. A big flavor that pulls through like a saison should. Nice!

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Photo of LuckySevens82
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle courtesy of goodbyeohio. Thanks Jim.
Pours a hazy golden color with a modest and delicate 1 finger pure white head. Lacing and collar are superb but retention is a bit lacking.
Smell is wheat, some citrus, and a whole lot of yeasty goodness. Some spicy hops are detectable in the nose as well. Very bready, and very inviting.
Taste is straight up what I would expect from the style. Delicate flavors of wheat, a bit of tarness, and just a hint of citrus. An innitial sweetness is met soon after by bitter hops that are both well balanced and very very refreshing. Bready, yeasty and just damn good.
Mouthfeel is good. Fairly light, which is what I want from the style, and definitely something that goes down easily.
Drinkability on this one is insane. I could easily drink this one all night with no complaints at all.
Overall, an excellent beer from a great brewery. My sample was poured a bit too cold and was still impressive. Yet, as this one warms, the flavors open up and this one just becomes so damn enjoyable it's hard to put down.

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Photo of jakester
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was bought at the brewery by a friend and brought back for my pleasure. Thanks, Dorothy!
This took an honest ten minutes to open! First, the cork broke at the bottle line, then I tried a bladed cork puller. No good. Then a cork screw. All that did was pulverize the goddam cork. Eventually I got it with the screw, but Jeez! It was so friggin' tight!
I had this in a Kasteel glass.

Pours a cloudy gold/orange with a two finger head of white foam. The head drops fairly quickly to a coating and a ring. Minimal lacing. Looks highly effervescent.

Smell is barnyard citrusy-funky, musty oranges, black pepper, moldy pineapples, yeast and wheat. Just like a saison!

Taste is tart, dry, musty, horsey, not much residual sweetness at all. A whole lotta flavors working in unison to give you one hell of a saison experience. Lemons and oranges, yeast, and wheat. Black pepper, coriander, they're all in there! Aftertaste is very long and pronounced. Awesome beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth but dry, like brut, highly effervescent. Finish is a strong grab at the back of the throat, but not like hop bitterness. Big burps!

As saisons go, this has to be a great one. It's got it all. Tart/sour, barnyard, prickly, moldy, spicy...What more do you want?

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, glowing straw colored beer with a huge creamy head that left thick strings of lace. Mildly musty aroma that kind of smells like a field of hay and spring flowers with a dash of lemon zest. Flavors of wheat, spicy hops, and citrus fruits with a bitter orange finish. Body is fairly full, but light enough to be refreshing. It's not that strong of a beer, but I swear my stomach warms after a few sips. An interesting beer that beer that becomes more enjoyable as it warms.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange color with a cloud-like 3 finger head that retreats leaving chasms amongst big chunks of foam. Nose is orange and lenon citrus, musty/funky and light coriander spice. Very nice. Flavor is right on for a saison, and right on with the nose. The initial flavor is slightly sour, moving to a musty, barnyardy flavor, followed by a lemony crispness, finishing with another blast of mustyness. The spiceyness runs through the whole taste experience. The feel is solid moderate with a moderate bubble. Man. I do enjoy. This is a pretty darn good beer. I would never have known this is an American made beer. May be the best saison I have had to date.

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Southampton Saison from Southampton Publick House
4.27 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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