Black Raspberry Lambic
Southampton Publick House

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From:
Southampton Publick House
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 8.46%
Ratings:
197
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 10, 2021
Added:
Jan 16, 2012
Wants:
  484
Gots:
  31
SCORE
100
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Notes: None
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Ratings by SpeedwayJim:
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4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

750ml foiled, corked and caged bottle into a Southampton oversize snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear dark purple. Pink head with low retention but thick, clingy legs. Spot on.

Nose is tart raspberry, plastic, sharp funk. Moderately aromatic and again, very appropriate.

Tart raspberry with good acidity. Fruit sweetness is full and very present to balance the sour. Plastic, cobwebs, and straw. Sour aftertaste. Really solid and one of the top American lambics for sure.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Foamy in the mouth with a messy finish and a lingering aftertaste. Really enhances the taste.

A definite winner and one of the few American lambics worthy of being mentioned in the same vein as the classic Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen offerings.

Mar 13, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
4.63 by edthehead from New York on Oct 10, 2021
 
4.59 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Oct 09, 2021
 
4.98 by Raziel313 from California on Jun 30, 2017
 
5 by fthegiants from California on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.99 by maljay26 from Florida on Mar 05, 2017
 
4.93 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Dec 19, 2016
 
5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Oct 30, 2016
 
4.92 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Oct 17, 2016
 
5 by CSO from Illinois on Oct 02, 2016
 
4.79 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jul 02, 2016
 
4.41 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on May 25, 2016
 
4.73 by CTJman from Connecticut on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.94 by kamikazeokami from Oregon on May 04, 2015
 
4.84 by socalbrewlvr from California on Apr 30, 2015
 
4.58 by Zack_B from Florida on Apr 30, 2015
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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jaken0ss from New Jersey

raspberry jam in liquid form

Apr 20, 2015
 
4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2015
 
4.71 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2015
 
4.6 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2015
 
4.84 by riemster from Ohio on Mar 18, 2015
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4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dar482 from New York

The beer smells of an earthy red wine and berries

The flavor follows of cranberries, blackberries, cherries. It's a medium plus tart quality without too much to back it up. There's apple cider vinegar tart. A light clean finish.

An earthy and reasonably complex beer, but I really could have used more aggressive fruit qualities.

Feb 09, 2015
 
4.79 by sfr26 from Pennsylvania on Feb 09, 2015
 
4.78 by JavaNoire from Iowa on Feb 07, 2015
 
4.5 by KAF from Iowa on Feb 07, 2015
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4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hookah97 from Illinois

Fantastic beer, was probably better fresher but still great. I don't regret going after it.

Feb 05, 2015
 
4.42 by halo3one from Georgia on Jan 19, 2015
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4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mlhyatt from Georgia

Pours a dark red/black with a slight pinkish hue on the head. Head is not think but gives a decent half inch head.

S- super tart. Sharp fruit with a good dry finish.

T- tons of black berry. Super sweet and sour. Lots of dry wood and oak. A slight bitter ness on the back end that makes the sourness a little tamed. It literally tastes like those blackberry warheads that I used to eat as a kid, so it is slightly nostalgic.

M- medium body with a mid level carbonation. The sour ness of this beer is tamed a little bit by the woody finish.

O- an amazing lambic. As far as a blackberry beer goes I can't imagine this getting any better. The taste is definitely the highlight of this beer. Still seek out in the future.

Jan 19, 2015
 
4.54 by hooliganlife from Missouri on Jan 18, 2015
 
4.08 by Holland from Illinois on Jan 03, 2015
 
4.61 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2014
 
4.53 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
by obiwan_k3n00bi from California

This is a tricky beer to rate.

It came out a few years ago and I never had it fresh. I has been a personal whale of mine since I got into the trading world and was lucky enough to randomly try some because of circumstance.

The beer is all about the nose. It reminds me of raspberry pie. Jammy is the most used term and it's on point. There is something else there, like a pepper or something towards the backend of the smell, but it blends perfectly with the brilliant black raspberry.

Taste was basically a stellar but clear aged fruited american wild. It has the same issues that older RR bottles have, but I think this has aged a much more gracefully.

In short, I have a habit of hating on beers that people want because they rarely live up to the hype. This beer is clearly past its prime, but one of the few beers that I've been more interested in seeking out after I've actually tried it.

Nov 10, 2014
 
5 by sjrodriguez from California on Nov 10, 2014
 
4.9 by blabaer from California on Nov 09, 2014
 
4.5 by gueuzedreg from Colorado on Nov 02, 2014
 
4.75 by HitchSlap from Colorado on Oct 31, 2014
 
4.75 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri on Oct 28, 2014
 
4.5 by PeakedInHighSchool from Missouri on Oct 27, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
by drmcleod10 from Missouri

Side by Side with VSB, Fencerow, Black Raz Bu
Thanks Tim for bringing this long time want

A - red, brown, pink colors here fairly opaque. Small foam head that recedes back into the glass.

S - One of the most natural and delightful smelling beers. Fresh black raspberries and funk here. Like someone picked them fresh blended them and presented it in front of you

T - Taste follows the nose here and definitely edged out VSB here. Tons of black raspberries tart acidic funk and a smooth finish

M - Light bodied crisp and clean, good amount of carbonation here

O - Overall this edged out VSB, although my first bottle of VSB tasted better than the one opened at this side by side.

Thanks again Timmy

Oct 27, 2014
Black Raspberry Lambic from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 197 ratings