The Aristocrats
Peekskill Brewery

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.95 | pDev: 11.39%
Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: A primitive-style sour beer, brewed completely with NYS grown ingredients. Golden colored with intense notes of straw and funk.
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Peekskill.

Slightly cloudy, golden-yellow color, with a small cap of white head; moderate retention and lacing. In the nose, light hints of grassy must, candied fruits. I'm not really sure what they were shooting for in this beer, nor am I sure the label of "saison" is correct for this, but I got flavors of cider and cherry Sweet Tarts, light pale malt sweetness in the background, with a grassy / earthy finish. Pretty interesting, actually. Light body, prickly mouthfeel, even with the lower carbonation. Good overall.

Jun 08, 2014
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dar482 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a huge stale aroma. It smells of lemon, basement, funk, attic.

The flavor has lemon, but also a "basement" flavor that makes the beer seem a bit stale, earhty funk, foot-like, and stinkiness. There's a stiff tart quality and a touch of sweetness and malt.

May 25, 2014
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cavedave from New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is listed as a saison which I hope is corrected soon, not a saison, not hardly. This either is a traditional Berliner Weissebier, or a sour wild ale, unsure as I am not picking up wheat. Live review-

Pours a beautiful gold, cloudy with fine yeast hang. A nice white finger of foam fades to a thin frolicking froth. Lazy lacicles languish on the glass.

Citrus, lemon, earth, deep tart, light funky notes, combine to make an amazing aroma that causes my saliva glands to fire.

All the flavors in the nose are here in a full flavored taste that is simply marvelous. Less true funk than expected, but with earthy tones galore, and deep complex tart notes that stay bright and clean all the way through. In a word, Yummm!!!

Perfect mouthfeel for this, featuring low carb, clean presentation, great clean linger, dynamic finish, brilliant refreshment.

Fan of spectacular sours? You must get this soon as possible. Highest recommendation.

Mar 13, 2014
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Billolick from New York

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"A primitive-style sour beer, brewed completely with NYS grown ingredients. Golden colored with intense notes of straw and funk"

Growler filled at the brewery this afternoon. Pours clouded, dull tangerine, sturdy off white head that fades to a spotted film, thin collar and typical moderate scattered lace.

Some ripe fruit and vinegar on the nose.

This is the most sour and puckering beer I recall coming out of the Peekskill brewery. It is quite tart, definitely acidic, with more then moderate vinegar in the mix.

If sour is your thing, its well worth a try. Not the kind of beer where you will have to taste it and taste to get the sour notes, its a full out sour assault that will have you puckering.More sour to my palate then "funky"

Hope to enjoy some of this on a hot summer day with some peppery cheese and vinaigrette dressed salads..

Crisp, flavorful, sophisticated and refreshing stuff.

Mar 09, 2014
The Aristocrats from Peekskill Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 42 ratings