Double White Ale
Southampton Publick House

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From:
Southampton Publick House
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 11.14%
Ratings:
1,132
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 03, 2019
Added:
May 07, 2003
Wants:
  69
Gots:
  99
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: What do brewmasters do in their free time? If you're Phil Markowski, the obsessive brewmaster of Southampton, you brew at home, of course! Phil turned his fascination with Belgian-style White ales into a quest to master one of the most challenging beers to brew. Using rustic ingredients like un-malted wheat, Phil experimented over his stove until he felt it was perfect. Take one taste and you'll agree, Phil got it "white."
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4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
 
4.04 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Oct 22, 2019
 
3.84 by KLReed from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2018
 
3.71 by nasty15108 from New York on Nov 10, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(12 oz bottle, no bottle code or dating, purchased cold... poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: curiously very-clear, yellow-amber liquid; tall, rather loose crackly-sudsy head... does have a mild haze... initial head prevented full pour, but last 1-2 oz carries a big messy load of speckled, swirly sediment

S: big whiff of what seems like lightly-toasted coriander seed; floral, grassy; wheat malt seems to poke through a good bit as well... coriander overtone dominant even after sediment added; lemon peel maybe next most apparent

T: lots spicy, pungent coriander up front, big malty middle, spicy/oily citrus peel looming large in the aftertaste - bold flavors all around... subsequent sips reveal the underlying malt and yeast to be merely a carrying mechanism for the 3-D coriander swarm - it's like you're chewing on fresh seeds, its definition is brilliant

F: light-bodied, but packed with dense fluff... blanket soft and rather dry, with the spice and alcohol combining to ignite some enlivening warmth at the back of the jaw... spice tickles the backs of the nostrils... could use a lil more bounce to its body

O: haven't had this in awhile, initially trying it more than a decade ago, but it feels like its taste hasn't changed, which is great... do NOT like the new label, however, and it's a wonder I was able to quickly identify the beer while scanning the fridges at the bottle shop - rebranding gone wrong

Oct 03, 2018
 
2.51 by Csjacko from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2018
 
3.55 by Knickfan3 from New York on Sep 02, 2018
 
3.34 by CR2036 from Pennsylvania on Aug 01, 2018
 
3.87 by NastyNorseman from New York on Jun 01, 2018
 
4.08 by eluvah from New York on May 17, 2018
 
3.96 by Fenix2009 from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2018
 
3.54 by TheCrowsEye from California on May 03, 2018
 
3.5 by Skellbop from New York on Dec 06, 2017
 
4.1 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2017
 
3.74 by malprep from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2017
 
3.82 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Sep 16, 2017
 
3.23 by AAG from New York on Sep 02, 2017
 
3.55 by itsZachShaw from New York on Aug 24, 2017
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 05, 2017
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 05, 2017
 
4 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2017
 
4.09 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia on Jul 10, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VoxRationis from New York

Served at Crooked Ladder Brewery, recently acquired by Southampton Brewery, into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy, more straw than golden color. Minimal head and little Belgian lacing.
S: Bready with citrus, banana, and spice notes.
T: Bread to toast, lemon to orange citrus, and coriander notes evident.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid effervescence.
O: Really a very enjoyable Witbier, by far the best thing I have had from Southampton.

Jul 07, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance had a hazy yellow colored body with a thin one fingered white foamy head that died within about a minute. The smell had an almost perfect blessing of coriander spices to a lemon citrus blend that adds a spectacular sweetness and just enough yeastiness to assist in a wonderful spectacular aroma. The taste was sweet to spicy with the citruses of lemon and orange to exemplify a more than adequate flavoring for an American brewer for a witbier. The aftertaste is slightly spicy and citrusy. The finish is not as dry as expected but still felt dry and quick as I did expect. The palate is about a light to medium, and fairly sessionable. Carbonation is just right for a Witbier and its good to me as well. Overall, really good witbier, pretty close in style and also a personal favorite by this brewery.

Jun 27, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Nice light golden and slightly hazy look from this beer with a quickly receeding white head. Scent is of a yeasty wit, I can't really pull much more out of it than that...taste is somewhat better than the scent. I'm getting wit yeast with a coriander banana and slight pepper taste. I'm missing the orange and lemon peel advertised on the bottle. Lower carbonation and a medium mouthfeel round out this beer. Maybe not totally my style but I'm not as thrilled about this beer as some others. FYI the bottom of my pour was full of thick ditrius

Jun 01, 2017
 
3.75 by EMH73 from New York on May 24, 2017
 
3.94 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2017
 
4.98 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.04 by TomMahan from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by logicalparadox from New York

Looks beautiful, smells like a classic witbier, nice smooth notes of grain and bread. Lacking the spicy esters from my favorite wits like Allagash, Saint Bernardus, or Blanche de Chambly, but the coriander is present and pleasant, especially on the finish, lending to the sweetness. No trace or hint of the alcohol, so the added kick of the 6.6% abv is an all-stealth payload.

Oct 03, 2016
 
4.28 by HoboDrinkswell from New York on Sep 12, 2016
 
4 by wander4 from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2016
 
4.06 by mindfuldave from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2016
 
4.05 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2016
 
3.82 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Jul 14, 2016
 
3.83 by kguard from Iowa on Jun 23, 2016
 
3.5 by smcel371 from New York on Jun 05, 2016
 
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2016
 
4.09 by CervezaNY from New York on May 08, 2016
 
3.73 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 26, 2016
Double White Ale from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1132 ratings