Double White Ale | Southampton Publick House

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Double White AleDouble White Ale

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 05-07-2003

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Reviews by elgiacomo:
Photo of elgiacomo
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Pours hazy light yellow with a white head that holds a light cap and leaves just a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is of moderate strength and features orange, lemon, and wheat, some earthy, grassy quality.

Flavor is quite nice with wheat up front then a wave of sweet citrus, lemon and orange, light spice, finishes clean.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, high carbonation.

I'm not a big wheat beer guy but this is pretty quality stuff. I can see why it is so popular with fans of the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured slightly cloudy pale golden in color with a white head that quickly dissipated into lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas lemons, oranges and spices in the nose.
T: Flavors of lemons and oranges really stand out in the overall taste, which is slightly sweet and has some hints of coriander.
M: It feels medium- to light-bodied on the palate and a bit thin.
D: The beer is refreshing and thirst quenching and is relatively easy to drink, even when considering its higher alcohol content as compared to typical witbiers.

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Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one didn’t have much of a head but the body was a gorgeous, glowing orange.

Smell – Oh, this is a heavy-hitting Wit. The orange peel and coriander are huge at the nose. I love it when a Wit doesn’t try to do too much. There’s some light weizeny wheat mixed in here but mostly this is just classic orange peel, nice pepper and coriander, and a bit of medicinal alcohol.

Taste – The lightly bittered orange flavor is right on cue. It’s very rindy, and it stands out a bit more than it did at the Smell because the spices step back a bit. The alcohol though is just right, making its presence know yet not overly strong. There’s a pale wheat flavor here too that really is needed to compliment the big kind of sweetish orange.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied and very smooth but lacking in the giant carbonation that marks the style.

Drinkability – This went down extremely well.

Comments – Thanks to Just E and Sally C for sending this beautiful bomber my way.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, light golden with a thin white head. Head retention is somewhat poor.

S: Coriander, wheat malt, spice and an herbal note dominate. The spice is mostly pepper. Some low orange and lemon aromas.

T: moderately-strong orange, lemon, pepper and coriander dominate the flavor. The esters and phenols are very apparent in the flavor, no mistaking that Belgian yeast was used here. A moderate bitterness with a balance that is slightly bitter despite having some malt sweetness mid-taste. A dry finish with an aftertaste of coriander and bitterness with light floral earthy notes.

M: Medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. Moderate creaminess and a little warmth in the back of the throat.

O: An impressive beer with a nice bitterness.

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Photo of hopsleeroy
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in Virgin BIF-thanks Kempleton.

A-Cloudy and yellow with almost meringue like 3 inch head. Look good
S-Hard to smell with that giant head but had a citrus smell mostly, some spicy notes.
T-Maltier than expected, good citrus tones, some pine flavor, muted spices. There was a slight muted flavor to this one compared to other Wits. A little musty yeast in there too but was good touch.
M-Big and creamy in the mouth, dcently carbonated. Not as crisp on the tongue as lower ABV styles of wit.
D-Very smooth and delicous. Could drink a few of these.

Enjoyed this beer. An a really hot Texas day, I'd choose a lighter more crisp witbier, but this is one I'd pair with food and enjoy over an evening.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm sampling a 2005 vintage of the Double White Ale from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Pours into my tulip glass a lovely cloudy golden straw yellow with a nice bubbly inch of bone white head atop the brew. The pour is light and inviting. Aromas are quite simply beautiful. Sun dried grains/pale malts are enveloped by a beatiful lemony, citric aroma brought on by the coriander and orange peel used in the brew. Spicy fresh yeast tones along with a slighty sour, funky aroma and a touch of herbal hops that really makes this one special. Quite simply an enchanting aroma.

First sip brings a sweet sun dried pale maltiness that's a bit wheaty. It's quickly met by a big blast of lemony, citric spiciness with lots of noticeable coriander and orange zest. Fresh, slightly bready yeast integrates itself beautifully into the brew. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of funky sourness that really adds to the experience. Clean, crisp and a true testament to the brewing skills over at Southampton. An explosive melding of flavors that works really well for me...I think I found my new favoirte witbier. The bountiful mix of coriander and citric spiciness doesn't quit and brings a smile to my face with each subsequent sip.

Mouthfeel is smooth and rather light with a blast of carbonation that comes with each sip and fills the mouth. Somewhat's hard for me to put my glass down. This 750ml is disappearing just about as fast as I opened it. A truly tasty, drinkable, well crafted brew that I hope to be able to sample again. I need to get myself out to Southampton one of these days!! Many thanks to warriorsoul for giving me the opportunity to enjoy this brew!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow color, some haziness. The head was small, but nevertheless produced some good lacing. Citrus aroma, maybe, if I talk myself into it, a little wheat. Citrus taste, both orange and lemon, with some faint peppery spice. This was a pleasant beer, and I imagine it would be great in the summer.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a smallish white head that that quickly diminishes and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is spices, funky yeast, some banana and clove and some fruits.

The flavor is sweet lemony fruits and wheaty malts with a little yeastiness and some spices and soapiness. The mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly watery with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, a decent wit. I tend to like them sweet and fruity.

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Photo of Nversobr
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of merlin48
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle(XXII reserve) pours a hazed blonde yellow with a small, but sturdy, white head. Some nice sheet lacing.

Aroma is spicy coriander, white pepper, orange peel, lemon, and some earthy yeast. Herbal notes emerge as it warms.

Velvety mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth carbonation.

Tastes like a good wit with notes of lemon and white pepper, earthy yeast, and orange peel. Lots of floral and herbal notes are suggestive of a saison. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste but felt after finishing the bottle.

Really nice. Southampton does an exceptional job with their wits and saisons. Drinkability would be higher for this but for the potent alcohol kick.

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blind Tiger NYC, Poured cloudy, sort of off white,yellowish, not much head, tiny bubble film and leaving well defined lacing. Nose of yeast, and spice. Citrus, yeast, spice, alcohol, carry this one, medium body, silky smooth mouthfeel. Interesting concoction, style buster. Another winner from Phil and crew. Got to meet the brewmaster at the Tiger's S'hampton night, allways a treat.

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Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very strong on the coriander, but I also get a little bit of orange peel. Still, it has one of the heaviest coriander aromas of any double white I can remember. The flavor is more balanced. I get a good dose of wheat and coriander, but I also get some great juicy orange notes. The alcohol is also fairly detectable in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty good.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Apotheosis
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jakester
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is from a bomber brought back from SPH by a good friend. Thanks, Dorothy! I drank this in a Kasteel glass.

This beer looks like liquid gold sitting in your glass. Very pretty. No head, however. Just tiny islands and a ring around the glass. Carbonation is evident, but no lacing.

Aroma is a wonderfully clean coriander and orange peel, kind of lemony, bready wheat. Black pepper and a faint green banana smell, also. Inviting.

The taste is just so clean and fresh, it's inspiring. Fresh, tart lemons, coriander, orange peel, black pepper, tart, bready wheat and yeast. Impressive. Most impressive. The aftertaste is of coriander.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, and damn refreshing. A pretty good bite from carbonation on your tongue. Just the right amount of residual sugar. Finish is like a sweet-tart candy.

I really don't see how this could be much improved. I don't like to give 5's, but...DAMN!

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a large flared tulip glass from a 12oz brown long neck bottle with a crimped cap.

Cloudy,straw colored with a 2" fluffy white head dissapating a bit quick to a creamy looking coating. Lots of streams of extra tiny bubbles in the center of the glass racing to the surface.Just some slight spotty lacing.

Good clean,fresh,moderate aroma clovey,yeasty,slight notes of bannana,hints of corriander,an orangy/lemony citrus aroma,and a strong wheat grain aroma,inviting and complex aroma.

Clove,spicy,yeasty,peppery with some corriander,lemony,very clean. Finishes with a good,crisp,complex citrus taste with a nice touch of tartness.
The 7% alcohol was not even noticable.

Light,creamy mouthfeel with an inticing grainyness. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Would love to drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Double White Ale from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,130 ratings