Simple Sour
Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #736
Ranked #16,237
3.9 | pDev: 11.28%
Feb 06, 2022
Feb 17, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed with wheat, corn and brettanomyces. This Sour is quick, dry and refreshing.
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draught at Gramercy Tavern, NYC. A beautifully restrained farmhouse-style sour ale. More than tart but not quite mouth-puckering. Body is light and clean with soft carbonation. The finish is short but refreshingly sharp. An excellent accompaniment to food where the acidity cuts through duck fat and butter and cleanses the palate. Highly enjoyable. So much so, I had three… along with my roast oysters and duck meatloaf.
Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can, pours a clear yellow color with visible carbonation. A moderate bubbly head retains well.

The nose opens up with a touch of funk, evoking rustic notes of horse blanket. This is contrasted by the sweet aromas of wheat, bready malt and corn adjuncts. There are also tart aromas of lemon and lime, and a hint of floral hops.

The brett flavors produce a tartness that is assertive, yet not too acidic. Overall, the taste is redolent of an unsweetened lemonade, along with notes of lime, wheat, peppery hops and rustic dryness. Light and refreshing with a rather smooth mouthfeel despite the acidity. The carbonation is moderate and the finish is dry and tart with lemony notes.

Despite the tartness of this beer, it is not too mouth puckering and quite accessible. I enjoyed its relative simplicity, as the name implies.
Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 2.56 by Sewercap from New York

Nov 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 5/11/18.
A: Pours a cloudy, lemon yellow with little or no head or lacing, and only a thin, white rim.
S: Savory aroma predominates, consistent with diacetyl, although a subtle lemoniness is appreciable.
T: Lightly tart for a sour. Light lemon, but funkiness predominates, verging on overpowering other flavors. Definitely a buttery flavor that cannot be denied. No appreciable lactic acid flavor or bitterness.
M: Light bodied and moderately to well carbonated.
O: Have tried this twice. Odd set of aroma and flavor characteristics for a sour. Simply did not do it for me. Drinkable, but just barely. Wound up blending it with sweetened fruit juice and that did not even really help.
Jun 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by AlvinLin from New York

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 3.01 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by charlieh10 from Connecticut

Aug 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Reviewed from notes taken February 2015.

Served on-draught into a tulip @ The Ginger Man, New York, NY.

HEAD: None. No lacing.

BODY: Light weak lemonade yellow with a cloudy murky haze. Clean, lacking any visible yeast or hop sediment.

AROMA: Mild tartness. Lemony twang. Citrusy fruity hop character. Wheat. Lemonade. Clean 2-row barley. Yeasty esters.

Sourness is light/weak, coming in at about a 2/10 in terms of intensity.

It's a weak aroma, almost suggesting a watery brew.

I detect no overt alcohol or off-notes.

TASTE: Lemonade-esque, with a watery sugary taste, mild tartness, and disappointingly restrained sourness (maybe a 2/10 in terms of intensity). The fresh what malt base is nice, but ultimately this is a painfully shallow (and true to its title, simple) brew, replete with hints of cider that may signal some off-flavour or even the use of cane sugar.

No overt alcohol or overt off-flavour comes through.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, as light-bodied as a beer can possibly be, watery, and well-carbonated. Thin and weak, lacking much of a presence on the palate.

This mouthfeel doesn't elevate the beer as a whole. Should feel more puckering and acidic.

OVERALL: A drinkable Berliner weisse with ill-enough tartness, sourness, or twang. I wouldn't bother with this again, but one could do worse.

Low C (2.79) / AVERAGE
Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by ebwang from New York

Apr 26, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by tsan236 from New York

Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by Spreetaper from New York

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4 by knicks19947 from New York

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by eddiefl from New York

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by kingslotty from New Jersey

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Whole Foods Brooklyn:

Appearance: pours a pretty, hazy straw-yellow, with minimal white head. Super sudsy and carbonated, just looking at it. Lots of little bubbles clinging to the edges of the glass.

Aroma: lightly puckering, but overall mild for a sour. Some funkiness, but mostly tart lemony scent.

Taste: it's a pretty basic sour, as evidenced by the name, but it's really solid in its representation of the style. Light, with a fair amount of tartness and lactic acid. Lemony sourness, but not overly puckering or anything. A sour for those new to sours, but it was a welcome relief to see at a Whole Foods.

Feel: less carbonated than many sours I've had, but it still stood up pretty well to the flavors. Slightly, slightly sticky.

Overall: this "Simple sour," is very simple, but solid nonetheless.
May 12, 2016
Rated: 2.38 by BltByKrmn from New York

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by jvillefan from California

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by cvengeance from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2015
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Rated by dallas-beer-guy-12 from Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On tap at Pony Bar, NYC.

Watery, not that tart.
Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 4 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Aug 24, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by vermilcj from Ohio

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by mrebeka from Michigan

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by powdersoldier from Washington

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by tobek from New York

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by Wukk from New York

Jul 30, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by JoeyDubs from New York

Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Icemann383 from New York

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2015
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