Simple Sour | Peekskill Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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15
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34
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Pony Bar, NYC.

Watery, not that tart.

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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
3.98 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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