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Southampton Peconic County Reserve Ale | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Peconic County Reserve AleSouthampton Peconic County Reserve Ale
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Southampton Peconic County Reserve AleSouthampton Peconic County Reserve Ale

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 31
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have been waiting to try this one for a little while now, mostly due to the fact that it had a sticker that says "cellar until march 1st 2011".

The bottle opens with a small pop and poured into my Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - pours a brilliant golden orange with a sizable white head that fades quickly.

S - Smells heavily of tart white grapes with some nice funkiness

T - First sip brings a huge kick of sour grape whit a nice funky saison aftertaste. It almost tastes like champagne but a little more sour.

M - Very light feeling if anything it seems a little over carbonated.

D - Very high I wish I had more of this.

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4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beer made for a 750ml bottle. Mired golden under cottony white summer clouds. Produce market aromas of fresh pear, peach, melon, and grapes with notes of woodpiles and serape rugs. Dry, rusty, tannic like a black water stream tempered by a grape, grapefruit and oak smoothie. Dreamy, yet grounded, like a Spring stroll through a field of corn stubble edged in grey wood. Bitter-sweetly drainable. I'm enamored, completely! Thanks Loren.

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4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Southampton peconic – pours a yellow copper with a little bit of bubbly head. smell is awesome – fruit, green grapes, really just solid. Sweet deliscious candy, smells fantastic, grapes. Mmmm… OH WOW, taste follows the nose, taste is sour and grapes, what a flavor! Mouth has good carbonation and leaves a nice tingle. World class beer. Overall, I wouldn't be surprised to see peconic turn into the next whale…great beer.

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4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 bottle, thanks Greg...Light murky honey gold, not much head... Smells great, white wine grapes funkyness, grape skins, oak, pear juice, awesomeness... Taste is more awesomeness, white wine grape juice, some oak adds depth, perfectly sour, reminds me of a berliner weiss, a better Temptation... Get this

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4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle from the 2011 release into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Tremendous thanks to Hopstoopid120 for sharing this super-limited beauty.

A: Lightly hazy pale orange body with a 1/2" head of coarse white foam. Nice.

S: Holy shite! I did not see this coming. Super sour + sharp, with some light funk and rich citric tartness. Almost like a lambic, but with more pronounced malt and floral notes in addition to the sour fruit and earthiness. Lovely.

T: Lemony sourness at first, with some honey and malt sweetness following the acidity on the way to a supremely dry, tart, clean finish. Awesome.

M: Smooth, soft medium body. Nice.

O: This tasted like a 50/50 blend between a terrifically simple saison (honey sweetness, floral hops, light fruitiness) and a terrifically simple gueuze (light funk and intense fruity sourness). The result is a terrifically complex and delicious beer. Refreshing and exciting, intense and drinkable. Beautiful, beautiful beer.


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4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle to stemless wine glass. To finish conditioning, I stored the bottle next to my water heater to keep it within the temperature range indicated on the label. Sampled shortly after the recommended date on 4/3/11. It was not easy to wait.

A: Pours with a small bright white head that fades quickly to a collar, and lasts for some time after that. The body is a murky soft orange color with yellow tints and light brownish-grey flakes of sediment at the bottom. Lacing between good and fair.

S: Very impressive aroma. Slightly toasted straw, a little grainy, with a beautiful blend of fruit mixed in with the perfect amount of musty funk. Grape first, then lemon, then orange.

T: Lightly sour and funky, moderately tart and acidic. Perfectly tangy. The barrel provides the right amount of drying oakiness and vinous notes. The white grape flavor smacks of Chardonnay yet uplifts the sweet notes on the palate, keeping unwanted bitterness in check.

M: The mouthfeel is the perfect compliment to the flavors mentioned above. Medium-full body with expansive effervescence. Minerally texture. Finishes chalky.

D: The description on the label alone was salivating. The aroma nearly emptied my salivary glands. Even still, Peconic County managed to somehow elevate itself in the short amount of time from my first smell to my first sip. I wouldn't change a thing about the mouthfeel. This beer is nearly perfect.

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4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. CosmicEvan, you da man!

Love the aroma: very juicy, tons of lemon and other citrus. Taste follows suit -- it's pleasantly tart and juicy as hell. How is this not a sour again?

Truly blurs the line between saison and lambic, leaning strongly towards the latter. Might be the best saison I've ever had; hope I can drink this again soon.

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4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this also courtesy of Stakem 2011 bottling enjoyed with kegatron from a tulip in slightly chilled temperature.

The color is a shade of golden with slight rosy hues and moderately hazed with thin white cap after the pour with lace that has a wispy appearance. The smell of the saison is very vinous(expected) with the chardonnay grapes playing an important role in the aroma with a slight hint of creamy light yeast with subtle floral elements and overall juicy white grape fragrance with the mustiness low, sweet and tangy which is very aromatic. The feel has a nice level of juiciness with hint of acidity and honey-like sweet tinged with sour edge which is more tart and astringent than palate jolting, moderate level of puckering which is really inviting I was tempted to bump it up actually.

Taste of Peconic county is fruity and slightly earthy with a mild white grape element that gives a slightly tangy edge to the malt and yeast which is slightly spiced and malt gives a hint of sweetness while the chardonnay barrel gives that flavor of wood with a subtle bitter fruit tannin and the toasted edge which contrasts the yeast in a way that is at times contrasting and complimentary with mild golden raisin tinges and a hint of malt which seems more dry on the palate than sweet. Overall this is a beer that comes at you from many angles simultaneously, not really all over the map,it is well composed but the wine barrel really adds dimension to the saison that you might not find in other barrel aged beers or saisons in general. I really found this to be stellar and by that I mean the grapes take it to another level. The beer straddles the line between white wine and belgian ale, a very complex and heavenly beer.

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