Southampton Secret Ale
Southampton Secret AleRated 3.470 by BeerPals
Brewed by Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton, NY, United States
5.1% Alcohol by Volume
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20 Member Reviews
STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
rated 2.7 13 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5
Nothing really inspiring about this beer, not was it a drainpour. The label on my bottle was Secret Ale, so perhaps it’s a few years old. The beer pours out a dark clear copper color with a medium dirty white foamy head. Aroma was sweet malts, earthy with a kind of wet charcoal like angle. Caramel and herbal on the palate, it did seem rather weak in flavor. Light raisins were also detected.
ANTE 2674 reviews
rated 3.5 13 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
Pours out in a crystal clear brownish amber appearance with a firm rocky off-white head. Earth, caramel, nuts and mild dried fruits in the aroma. Medium-bodied with notes of burnt caramel, fudge, grass and cookies. Long firm balanced finish of burnt caramel, nuts, minerals and spicy hops.
HANNAH 1021 reviews
rated 3.9 14 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7
Pours medium-brown with a small, lasting head that contributes notable lacing. Aroma is roasty and nutty with no fruity notes whatsoever; clean, dry finish. Medium-bodied and well carbonated; great session drinkability. This was my first Southampton sampling and I am impressed.
KINGER 2328 reviews
rated 3.7 14 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8
Dusseldorf style Ale, and a very nice one at that. Dark amber/brown pour with a lasting 1/2" thick head and strands of creamy lacing. Great malt nose with a hearty sweetness of nuts and roasted grain. Complimenting aromas of caramel and dark fruits add to the fine scent. Medium malt body with a pleasant sharpness and smooth finish. Toffee, baked bread, and caramel start off a good flavor, and are backed up by some mildly bitter hops and a faint fruitiness. I tasted some light smokiness that really added some depth. Very drinkable, this is a great beer to relax with.
TH3B33RM@N 227 reviews
rated 3.1 15 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6
My first Altbier. Pours a dark copper body. Head was 1 inch thick, bubbly, light caramel head. Aroma was fruits, malts, and some nuts. Not much carbonation. Tastes pretty bland.. slightly boring, its bitter, malty, buttery, nuts. For my first altbier I have nothing to compare it to. The brew was just not that pleasant.
CHEDDERROB 286 reviews
rated 3.7 15 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel - and so is the flavor too with a slightly bitter finish........
DOULOS31 1349 reviews
rated 4.2 16 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
Beer poured a beautiful caramel brown color. Aroma was sweet and earthy. Flavor was a wonderful rich malty flavor, with caramel sweetness and some nuttiness. Could pass as a brown ale, and a great one at that. A touch of bitterness at the end perfectly balanced this beer and made it crisp and refreshing despite the sweetness. I LOVED IT!
BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
rated 2.9 16 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5
This alt pours a deep amber color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, some bread and sweet. A medium to light bodied alt. Malts are caramel and slightly sweet. Hops are a touch floral and a little bitter. Smooth taste. Perhaps a little watery and thin. Kind of bland. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp and a little metallic. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
MOEJUCK 242 reviews
rated 3.2 17 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6
Thanks to aabrewer for sending me this one. The Secret Ale pours a nice amber color with an average sized head. The aroma is a nutty smell backed up with some caramel malt. The flavor is much the same. The taste did get better as it warmed up a little, and the brew was in very good balance. Nothing makes this beer stand out from the crowd, but I guess that means that there isn't really anything terribly wrong with it either. This would be a fantastic summer session beer.
VAC 2186 reviews
rated 3.6 17 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight touch of caramel. A peppery, piney bitterness hits you in the finish. A little weak in aroma. Medium bodied and smooth.