The Sauer Peach | Sloop Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sloop Brewing
New York, United States
sloopbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is Sloop Brewing’s artistic ale. The Sauer Peach’s complex flavors come from a natural sour culture. This tart flavor is woven with sweet peach nectar to provide your palate with a contrastingly balanced beer. It is light in body, and stands at alc. 4.3% by vol.

One theory holds that the Berliner Weisse style ale originated from the Huguenots passing through the Flanders region of Belgium on their way to Germany. Later, the Huguenots established a community in New Paltz, NY, which is just across the Hudson River from Sloop Brewery. This is our interpretation of their beer.

Added by mdfb79 on 10-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

my first beer from these guys is a good one! very sour for a berliner, high acidity, but pretty bright and clean as they go. this is cool with the fruit. most beers with peaches either tastes like real peaches, or they taste like peach ring candy or some similar artificial overly sweet peachy thing. this is unique in that it sort of has both of these elements at work. in the nose its sweet and tart like the candy, concentrated and stronger than any other element. in the flavor though, its more of a natural peach, juicy and ripe, in balance with the other elements. its a cool progression, and the beer ends remarkably dry. the sourness is high, but there is very little of that front end souring sweaty element, just a tiny bit, its pretty clean. the acidity is bright, it highlights the peach, and the wheat malt has plenty of flavor here too, keeping it feeling like beer. great carbonation, even a sort of fuzzy feel from the peach, light and really flavorful. i can see why this one is popular, one of the more interesting berliners i have had in awhile.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head, murky orange yellowish color.

Nose huge sour, acidic bacteria souring, big sourness, Brett sour funk, tart fruity but not really peach, little doughy malt wheat.

Taste big sour acidic funk, little Brett funk and sourness, sorting acidic bacteria, tart fruit and a little peach, golden peach, some creamy wheat and malt, touch d doughy and yeasty.dry sticky flemmy finish, sour peach lingering, acidity.

Mouth is med bod creamy but very acidic tart and flemmy, decent carb.

Overall a nice Berliner, great souring although probably too sour and funky, peach is very light.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"This beer is Sloop Brewing’s artistic ale. The Sauer Peach’s complex flavors come from a natural sour culture. This tart flavor is woven with sweet peach nectar to provide your palate with a contrastingly balanced beer. It is light in body, and stands at 4.3 by volume. One theory holds that the Berliner Weisse style ale originated from the Huguenots passing through the Flanders region of Belgium on their way to Germany. Later, the Huguenots established a community in New Paltz, NY, which is just across the Hudson River from Sloop Brewery. This is our interpretation of their beer. "

From 10/13/12 notes. Thanks to whoever brought this to the Top Hops Tasting.

a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with a few white bubbles and low to moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of peaches, lightly sour fruits, citrus, light spice, wheat, some funk, and light rubber, which I think is from the funk. Nice peach up front, though the funky rubber balloon smell docks it a bit for me.

t - Tastes of peaches, fruit, earthy notes, spice, hay, funk, citrus, lightly sour fruits, grains, and wheat. Better than the nose as that weird rubber smell isn't present in the taste.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation. Not too sour or acedic, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice berliner from a NY brewery I've never heard of. Nose was a little weird and funky, but the taste was much better, and the peach shined through. Would try it again for sure.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Murky apricot body with 2 fingers of white head. Low retention and lace.

S - Loaded with sweet delicious peaches.

T - Nectarines, acidic apricots, canned peaches and wheat.

M - Smooth, medium-light body.

O - Juicy with a great peach flavor.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a snifter. This review is a long time coming since cavedave put it on my radar. The brew appears a clouded golden color with a frothy cap that exceeds your typical berliner head formation and far exceeds expectations regarding the lacing and head retention.

The aroma is strong with more of an apricot jam aspect than peach. Somewhat earthen and lemony with a grain backing presence that doesnt necessarily scream wheat. The more I smell this, I cant get over how much this smells sweet and candy-like which is quite atypical of the style regardless of a fruit addition.

The flavor is quite tart almost to the point of being sharp and acedic moreso than lactic. Just like the aroma hinted, there is a deep fruit apricot flavor that is much more prevelant than the typical lemony lacto fruity quality typically seen in the style. Perhaps the most distracting part of this brew is the candy-like sweetness that lasts long after each sip and feels very unnantural. The sweetness is almost like marshmallow fluff.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Dont get me wrong, this is interesting and enjoyable by its own regard but it isnt something I would want to drink on a regular basis. That borderline cloying sweetness to the finish really clashes with the tartness and makes for quite a disjointed and seemingly artifical brew. Maybe the bottle I tried was an anomoly, if that is the case I wouldnt mind having this again. But as is, I would not seek this out.

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3.45/5  rDev -15%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours clouded

Fruity nose with a lactic back note

Nor then a moderate sour bite....fruity, sour and tasty

Berliner Weiss in a can and its well worth a try....life is good

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Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Half Time Beverages in Poughkeepsie, New York, and shared with Isaac and Will last night.

Pours a golden orange-ish yellow, with a quarter inch fizzy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like peaches, lemons, and some dirty sour funk. Smells great.

My usual problem with Berliner is that there isn't a lot of naturally juicy fruit flavor left over, it's just sour and thin. This remedies that wholesomely. Lots of great sour peach flavor, peach skin and peach flesh both, with some hay, lactic acid, lemons, and lots of dirty tasty barnyard funk. It's pretty sour, but not overwhelmingly so, doesn't get old.

This is light bodied, with an airy, spritzy mouthfeel, and a higher amount of carbonation. It's really, really drinkable and quite refreshing, even in November.

This is one of the best beers I've had from New York State. Maybe this batch is better than previous ones, because I feel this deserves a much higher rating than it gets here.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Updated review)
Hazy straw, all haze
Tart, peach rings, sweet peach, sharply tart. Light mouthfeel. Dry sweet tart. Smooth, with tart lingering on tongue. Brightly and tingly
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The beer has an aggressive apricot jam or a strange chemical candy peach aroma.

The flavor follows with follows with that strange peach flavor. A nice tartness, and then onto a candy and grainy malt body.

For some reason, the beer just doesn't taste exactly right.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Sauer Peach from Sloop Brewing
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