Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Southampton Double White Ale
Double White Ale
Southampton Publick House
Southampton, New York, United States
A "double strength" version of classic Belgian-style "white" ale. A deceptively light ale spiced with Curacao Orange Peel and coriander seed.
12oz Bottles: ~$11.00 6 pack
I picked up a six pack few weeks ago and saved one to review. No special background, I’m just ready for another review.
The beer pours a hazy straw with golden hues and a modest bright white head.
The nose is nice with classic Belgian yeasty aromas with notes of clove and spice.
Taste and Mouthfeel
That was a very nice first sip; almost warming but very refreshing. The sip starts out with a very non-descript touch of sweetness up front on the tongue followed by a cleansing effervescence as the ale washes over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back-end is very easy drinking with an effortless swallow including a carbonation release that continues to mask any flavors. The finish is great; clean crisp and refreshing with light wheat malt sweetness followed by yeasty notes of citrus and peppery spice. There is very little of a final aftertaste just a hint of those yeasty notes.
The subtle complexity is very interesting. With each sip I’m picking up more flavors; citrus, clove and spice on that one.
This beer has a very light and refreshing mouthfeel. It is very clean and refreshing but also leaves a hint of warming; Very Nice.
As the beer warms it seems to be more filling and more robust but still maintains a light mouthfeel. I know that sounds odd. I guess it’s just more flavorful as it warms; that subtle complexity again. Although the mouthfeel remains light it seems smoother and creamier as it warms.
This is a B+ to an A- for me. I really enjoyed this experience.
A - | Southampton Double White Ale is an excellent Belgian Witbier with light wheat malt flavors with notes of citrus, clove, and peppery spice all riding and a bed of classic Belgian yeastiness. What a nice experience.