Southampton Peconic County Reserve Ale | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Peconic County Reserve AleSouthampton Peconic County Reserve Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
263
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.7/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to whoever shared this bottle at Zwanze Day; was very cool to see this opened. 1996 vintage, poured into a taster.

a - Pours a golden-orange color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of old bread, biscuit malts, grapes, lemon, spice, light oak and funk, earthy notes, and some hay. Lightly funky which is nice and lightly tart.

t - Tastes of bready, grapes, wine, lemon, citrus, hay, earthy notes, funk, oak, nuts, dough, biscuit malts, and some light mustiness. Nice but kind of old-tasting.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall this was very cool to try, but seemed past its prime to me. It wasn't very funky or sour and was a bit old/musty; would love to get a newer bottled and try it again. Probably wouldn't seek out the 1996 version.

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4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been searching for this bottle for quite sometime and I give many thanks to billyshears for hooking me up with one.

2011 Vintage poured into my Southampton snifter

A: Poured light golden color with about a two finger head that receded into a thick film around the walls of the glass.

S: Musty funk, white grapes and citrus all play into the beers pleasantly tart aroma.

T: Wow. Super juicy citrus character that is cut by the acidity from the grapes. By the middle of the mouth subtle spice character begin to surface. Excellent dry finish out the back.

M: medium carbonation pricks the tounge. The body of the beer is on the lighter side.

O: Seeking this out was worth every ounce of effort that I put in. Definitely my favorite beer that I have tried from the Publick House next to the Black Raspberry Lambic. Now I just need to find some Hommage.

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4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light golden orange with aright white head. The nose is sweet, lots of grapes, light mint note, hint of creamy lactic. The taste has a ton of white grapes, rather sour and sweet. faint mint and rather acidic. Medium body, a bit juicy and maybe a touch dry.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to callmemickey for opening a 2011 bottle of this. Served in a mini tulip.

Pours a clear light golden color with a short, fizzy white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries plenty of white grapes and a short burst of lactic acid. There's some tropical fruit lingering in the background along with a bit of earth and oak.

The flavor falls back off a bit, losing some of the subtleties of the nose, but the grape and saison components blend quite well. There's a bit of spice in the background to go with the white grape and acidity. Light to medium body with good carbonation and a nice lactic presence through the finish. Quite dry.

Really great stuff. Big thanks again to Ryan for enabling me to finally try this one.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Southampton Peconic County Reserve Ale from Southampton Publick House
4.38 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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