Simple Sour | Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

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

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Photo of Ethanol4one
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers.

On tap at the brewery in a goblet. Would prefer 16oz option.

A: Hazy, light yellow, small froth that's not retained long.
S: Lemon, lemongrass, grape, plum.
T: Lemons, grapefruit, plumish.
M: Well carbonated, light body.

Overall, the best sour I've ever had. Starts tart, fades fast into thin, refreshing citrus with a mildly sour finish. Outstanding sour beer.

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Photo of dar482
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Strand in Astoria, NY.

Hazy lemonade color.

The aroma has a sweet sour lemon with bit of wheat and funk.

The flavor follows with a Warhead lemon flavor, slight gentle malt. Super refreshing. Very tart with light sweetness. A bit more sour than 1809. It has a less wheat and calm characteristic, but more like a lemonade.

Light body, gentle finish.

This is a super refreshing wonderful beer. Of saisons, hefes, and summer styles, this is what I would love to drink. Granted, I would like a wheat hefe with its malt maybe sometimes, but this really pushes the other way and is just lovely.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes! A sour from The Chief! How I miss this man at ithaca but I love what he is doing at Peekskill thus far.

A- simple sour pours a hazy straw yellow with a nice head of white foam that quickly crackles down ever so slowly. Some spotty lacing on the edges shows up while the golden yellow body cannot be ignored.

S- certain wheat, Brett, citrus, and slightly herbal scent. A light clove/banana ester scent is slightly present. Very yeasty and bready them too. It's one of those enjoyable scents that finishes with a dry aspect as well

T- a great initial outlay of citric sour flavor captures the beginning of the taste experience. Some wheat and and very tart flavors emerge as that are outright tasty. Buttery and yeasty flavors coate the palate. Dry finish with a sweetened wheat flavored finish

M- carbonated tart flavors painting the palate

O- such an enjoying beginning to a tart brew that chief will build upon. Really like this and hope its year round!

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Photo of JonAdams
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing and crisp sour.
Poured into a PB pint glass, golden straw color and clear. No head after a few minutes and no laciness on the sides of the glass.
Wonderful full bodied sour, maybe a bit of malic acid taste, could also be lactic acid taste. In any event, it's kind of like the stuff they sprinkle on those super sour gummie worms...

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the few sour beers I've actually liked- a testament to how much I like Peekskill! On tap at the brewery.

Very pale hazy light yellow as it pours. No head and no lacing.

Moderate lemony sourness in the aroma. Smells like lemonheads, but more funky than balls-out sour.

Tastes include lemons, orange zest, barnyard, and floral tones.

Very drinkable. Light body, well-carbonated, goes down really easily.

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Photo of cavedave
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From notes from brewpub, and drinking from growler now.

Big frothy white cap, cloudy straw colored beer. A bare cap after a few minutes.

Earthy, leathery brett and sweet crackery wheat on top of rounded tart and slight vinous hints.

All the flavors of the nose but less brett in the taste. Very clean and light tasting, with a tart end of sip.

Refreshing, low carb., med. viscosity, interesting funk notes in a just dry enough finish.

A simple sour, as its name implies, that could be the base beer for some dynamite things to come. Delicious. Glad I brought home four growlers to share.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 04/15/13 notes. Had this on tap at Gunger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy straw color with one finger of fluffy bright white head and high carbonatioin evident.

s - Smells of sour fruits, sour lemons, brett, earthy notes, hay,wheat, some funk, and citrus hops. Great nose; lots of lemon and sour fruits with light funk.

t - Tastes of lemons, brett, earthy notes, citrus, hay, must, sour fruit, floral notes, and some wheat. Not as sour or funky as the nose, but still good.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Lightly funky and tart, easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice berliner; the nose is great, full of sour fruits and funk. While the taste isn't quite on par, it is very good as well. Would definitely have it again and glad to see another good beer from Peekskill.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub

A cloudy straw color with about one finger of white foam. Some light lace here and there inside the glass.

Leather, earth, tart grape skins, herbs, lemons, and some fresh cracked wheat. Straightforward nose, but pretty deep. Every time I lean in I get a whiff of something different.

A mild tartness prevails with a touch of brett poking through. This lives up to its name. A little bit of leathery, earthy funk, with some light citrus poking through in the finish.

Light bodied, super clean, crisp, and refreshing. Just the right amount of dryness.

This is exactly what you would expect it to be.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Gingerman in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some very faint pale golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a faint ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, lemon citrus, and brett tartness/sourness. Very light notes of white grape vinous-ness and slightly earthy.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of tart wheat flavors along with some more moderate flavors of lemon citrus and white grape. There is a light to moderate presence of brett though not as strong as in the aroma. Slightly earthy with a lingering tartness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Light in flavor and body makes this one real easy to drink.

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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy pale light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving only a minuscule ring of bubbles around the collar of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather simple and has sour flavors along with hints of lactic acid and bits of wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate with a slight amount of tartness and a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Being nice and light, this beer is easy to drink and exhibits some refreshing properties.

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Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the brewery this afternoon.

Pours hazed, chalky lighter tangerine. Egg shell white head, show moderate retention then leaves a few bars and blobs of lace.

Lemon and light mustyness on the nose

More lemons, moderate sour, moderate tart, just a hint of more must.

Real moderation in brewing shown here. The name says it all, its a nice and pleasant simply made lightly sour brew.

Great intro to the world of sours type of beer.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty intense Berliner Weisse. Probably more so than others that seem to carry less body and more citrus. This also seems more wheat forward than anything else. I will also say it seems more one dimensional than I would like. Kind of a punch and then that's what you get.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lazy Boy White Plains, NY - into pint glass.
Pour is golden straw color - pretty clear - with a very small white rim of lacing. Looks like a Coors. Yea, aroma of lacto and wheat, but its very mild. Similar with the taste. Its very mild wheat and slight biscuit, with a slight tartness. Its really nice "session" brew while out at a bar, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. If a bar is pouring this brew, it likely has other craft beer on tap also, so I probably wouldn't get again.
Im thinking if they just bottled it with double the carbonation, it would be a bit better. Its just too flat and one dimensional for me. Im a big fan of Peekskill BC, but this one just didn't hit the mark for me.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Peekskill.

Pale yellow pour, hazy, with a tiny bubbly head that disappeared pretty much completely, leaving no lacing on the glass. Not unusual for the style. Aroma was pretty muted, light scents of soured grains and sweet corn. The taste was predominantly grainy, toasted wheat, light sweetness, some lemony tartness mid-palate, with a big grainy finish. Body was light, carbonation was low, mouthfeel was less lively than I prefer for a Berliner. Not bad overall, but nothing I'd go back for.

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Simple Sour from Peekskill Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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