Friday, January 20, 2006

Southampton Double White Ale

The Southampton Publick House is located in Southampton, Long Island, NY. The microbrewery produces some of the best beers this beer lover has had the opportunity to consume. I've been lucky enough to get ahold of these beers thanks to my fellow friends and traders on www.beeradvocate.com. Today I had the chance to sample the Double White from a 750ml corked and caged bottle. It was simply a great beer:



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 addictive..it'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!

Overall I gave this one a 4.45 out of 5. One of the best witbiers I have yet to sample.

Check out what is going on at Southampton by surfing over to www.publick.com

1 Comments:

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Bryan said...

You are not kidding. This is one of the best beers I've had in the past year!!

 

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