Southampton Pumpkin Ale | Southampton Publick House

Southampton Pumpkin AleSouthampton Pumpkin Ale
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Southampton Pumpkin AleSouthampton Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by slander on 01-02-2003

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Ratings: 599 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Relevant label data: ABV is 5.0%

Pumpkin-orange color to the body; thick, foamy off-white head. Pumpkin aroma; cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dull pumpkin flavor; mild bitterness; barest trace of vanilla. Medium body; watery.

A rather dull and flat pumpkin ale. Perhaps it's past its prime (it was purchased in late 2014 although there was no brewing/bottling date noted on the bottle or label), and although the aroma suggests great things, the flavor and feel come across as bland and limp. I appreciate a good, flavorful pumpkin ale, but this sample falls short in the overall satisfaction department...

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Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TMoney2591
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Second City glass.

Not sure where all of these SPH beers are coming from all of a sudden, but I'm not one to argue, especially when a new pumpkin beer is involved. This stuff pours a clear golden-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of thoroughly sweet pumpkin pie spices, all of which are undercut by a strong (and sweet) vein of caramel. The taste focuses on nutmeg, clove, and brown sugar, with the caramel being replaced by dried maple syrup, draining the majority of the sweetness from the proceedings, leaving only spice, spice, and more spice without any point. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a generally solid pumpkin spice beer, though the heft of the spice on the tongue relative to all else will likely keep me from re-indulging in this during future pumpkin seasons.

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Photo of zbodnar1
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malprep
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of _B33r_
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of SwG237
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of RyanByorick
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no bottle date, poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear amber-ruby color with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- pumpkin spice aroma with highlights of cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, mixes with vanilla whipped cream notes. Toasted caramel malt base with notes of raw pumpkin and spiced bread

T- nice mixture of spices up front, picking up a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla sweetness seems to complement the spicing nicely. Sweet malty backbone gives flavors of pie crust, caramel, vanilla cream & raw pumpkin, more spices on the linger

M- medium-light body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a light creamy-dry finish

O- the addition of vanilla works well with the spicing, one of the better pumping beers I've had this season

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Valentno7
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Southampton Pumpkin Ale from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 48.7% out of 100 with 599 ratings
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