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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
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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2.79/5  rDev -29.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Simple Sour from Peekskill Brewery
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