Simple Sour | Peekskill Brewery

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
peekskillbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with wheat, corn and brettanomyces. This Sour is quick, dry and refreshing.

Added by cavedave on 02-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,857
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
272
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.01/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.79/5  rDev -28.6%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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2.38/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Pony Bar, NYC.

Watery, not that tart.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Simple Sour from Peekskill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 272 ratings