Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Spring Beer in the City
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring
*DISCLAIMER: Enter the non-hop-head to weigh in on a spring beer, known for its hoppiness …
Recently I have been warming to IPAs and stronger hop brews, but they have to be balanced. I don’t like my palate to be blown after one beer or to fill me up too quickly. Basically I love beer, so I like to drink a lot of it. Beers that allow me to do that while still tasting great are a part of this quest called Beer411.
This past weekend my fellow blogger and I were in NYC together and ordered a pint of the Peak Organic Simcoe Spring on draft. We sniffed, we sipped and basically came to the same conclusion, “ehh – so what?” (Add in anything I miss below cuz)
Not much to report on the nose, a little grassy, a little citrus. Which is why I was so surprised by my first sip - I got bowled over with malts. This beer has a really crisp, sharp taste which may be due to the organic barley and hops. The flavor hits you right from the top and then … that’s it, nothing lingering or really satisfying about it. We got some cherry and vanilla peeking through but nothing standing out enough to make us order another round.
I say keep it moving and save your five spot for something better, or in this case we were out $7 each -- OUCH!! Just another reason Boston is better than NYC.
The good news is summer ales are creeping in, bring on the hefeweizen.
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Posted by kayteestinch at Wednesday, April 27, 2011