Southampton Abbot 12

Southampton Abbot 12

Rated 3.880 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southampton Publick House

Southampton, NY, United States

Style:  Abbey Quadrupel

10% Alcohol by Volume

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Southampton Abbot 12 is our version of a Belgian Abbey-style Dark Ale. This unique style of ale is referred to as "Quadruple" and is brewed by only a few Belgian Trappist breweries. Southampton Abbot 12 is made with imported ingredients and is formulated to allow the beer to age for several years in the bottle.

ID: 10287 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Most noted beer attributes

honey 100%
freshly cut grass 100%
hydrogen sulfide 100%
cooked onion 100%
piney 100%
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Overall Rank321
Overall Percentile99.4
Style Rank10 of 250
Style Percentile96
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.7
Average Score4.035
Weighted Score3.880
Standard Deviation0.409

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  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    WOW! I give this a HUGE holy crap. When I close my eyes, this is the best Belgian I've ever had. Lacing for days. The lacing has lacing. It's spicy. It's sweet. It's....downright thoughtful. Holy moly I like this better than anything I've ever had.

  • HANTRAN 551 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Reviewed as night cap to a VERY long 4th of July so take with a grain of salt. This is a fantastic nose, winey and spicy, with serious carmel and malt scents and very nice hoppy spicyness; a very big nose with retention. Pours a serious greyish head that does not linger which sits over a foggy copper body. Mouthfeel is rich, heavy and full with nice carbonation. Flavor is sweet and surprisingly uncomplicated; lots of brown sugar/carmel flavor with some ripe fruit, perhaps fig, and a small hint of hops bitterness. Alcohol is totally masked. Somehow they have pulled off a very clean and dry finish which is a bit of a shock. Overall is hard to grade; this beer is not complex in the sense of developing various flavors but it excellently balanced throughout and the finish is just amazing; a major brew!

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a ruby brownish color with small head and small lacing. Aroma was grapes and a little nutty. Flavor was of caramel matls candy suar bready some plum but not enough. Good beer not amazing.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing his bottle. Pour was ruby brown with thin head and little lacing. Good grape/winelike aroma. The flavor was a caramel malty base, maybe a bit too much for the style, with some belgian candy sugar, toffee, a touch of fig/plum and some roasted nutty/chocolate notes. Wonderfully complex and quite tasty!

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. Pour was ruby brown in color, flat with no head really, but the bottle had a firm pop upon opening, strong appearance of carbonation bubbles rising steadily to the surface. The aroma was caramel, toffee, nuts, grapes. The flavor was all of the aroma plus some boozy notes, chocolate, toasty, bready, molasses flavors. The spices and dark fruits were notably missing for the style, almost came across as an imperial oktoberfest or barleywine if I didn't read the label. A little sticky, very malty mouthfeel. Thanks, Eugene for this wonderful experience!

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I have to admit that I was thrilled to find a Quad from Southampton as I have really grown to love their beers. This one was a maghony color with a very very sweet taste. It is different from some other quads but quite enjoyable none the less. This was more of a dessert beer, but a quality attempt at a hard to reproduce Belgium classic.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy of Adrian910ss: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a big off-white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some hints of dry fruits (figs and plums). Taste consisted of some sweet malt with some very subtle Belgian yeast and some very subtle dry fruits such as figs and plums. Body is slightly above average with no alcohol discernable. I don’t know if my expectation were too high or if I got another so-so bottle of Southampton but I wasn’t impressed at all and thought this was quite far from the staple of the style (Rochefort, Westy, St-Bernadus).

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    2003 vintage. This Belgian Quad pours a deep reddish brown color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized beige foamy head. Aroma is dark malt, raisins, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied quad. Malts are fruity and chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, touch of vanilla, brown sugar, etc etc. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. Hides the alcohol very well only a touch in the finish. Excellent sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of alcohol.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.2 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A murky brown appearance. The aroma consists of raisins, chocolate, and caramel. The flavor is molasses, grapes, brown sugar, with a slight alcohol burn. The finish is sweet. This was a good beer.

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    2006 bottle here tasted smooth in its young age...a red brown color with a light head. Aromas of sweet grain and roasty caramel. Good malty notes of licorice/fennel came through first. Flavors of brown bread and toasted cereals, sweet citrus, figs, touch of spice. Light dry yeastiness in the very finish..... Mouthfeel was smooth though the body was on the lighter side for the style and i would have liked it richer or heartier... The beer still carried the alcohol well along with some crispness. Ill keep another on the shelf for a awhile and see how it does.

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