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Ginger Saison - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ginger SaisonGinger Saison

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BA SCORE
83
good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RummyRedbeard on 05-19-2014)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of ginger. No spices or yeast are perceptible.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't notice any characteristics in this beer that would define it as a saison and would consider this to be more like an herbed/spiced beer. It's not a bad beer if you like ginger but in any event it is one dimensional.

metter98, Jun 14, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear but slightly hazy gold with a one-finger white head that recedes fairly quickly. No lacing.

Aroma: Smells of ginger, some hop bitterness, and some bread, and has some somewhat peppery, spicy notes. Doesn't smell like a ginger beer. Smells like a beer with ginger.

Taste: This beer has a nice, dry taste that I like a lot in a saison. The ginger is more than an accent but it's not overpowering. It's somewhat like drinking a good, summery saison while chewing a ginger candy. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: It's light of body in the way a summery beer should be.

Overall: I like this saison a lot. I had it with a pizza from Otto - Portlandest combination ever. The ginger was a risky idea but it really adds a lot to the flavor without dominating it. This is definitely my favorite beer from Peak so far.

illpass78, Jul 03, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Greenish gold color. Small head with some small remnants of ring lace.

Great ginger aroma and it smells like fresh grated ginger root. Little other smells because this is so dominating.

While the ginger is a bit lighter, it is still, by far, the strongest flavor of this brew. The malt is strong enough to prevent this from being a true "ginger ale". Yet, ginger is the only flavor in the swallow and what makes the aftertaste linger. Full body with low carbonation.

I'd say this something of a novelty beer. While I like it, I'll likely never drink it again.

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If you want a spicy ginger beer, Left Hand's Good JuJu is a better option. If you want to know how ginger can be melded with Belgian a Belgian style, say witbier, Westbrook's White Thai is the better candidate.
This leaves me with Peak Organic ginger beer, err...saison. In realty, the aroma is pretty much seltzer with a lot of grated ginger in it. The feel is like seltzer with lively carbonation, and a watery thinness backed by a slightly astringent finish. The taste is like craft ginger beer that one might buy for their kids. It still has the medium-light straw color of beer, however, that is made hazy by the addition of the ginger.
Sometimes I use the descriptor one-dimensional off-handedly, but for this beer where there is no hint of fruit, sweetness, nor herbs-only a bombardment of ginger spice-nothing more can be said.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 10, 2014
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A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fizzles down to a decent cap fairly quickly

S: The ginger starts things off, along with a bit of Belgian yeast that imparts some fruitiness and spiciness. Some clove is also detectable

T: Again, starts off with a strong ginger presence. The yeast then lends some of the fruity and spicy notes once the ginger wears down a little. Some wheat is present quickly as well, before the ginger comes back into play and cleans the palate on the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: The ginger is definitely the star of this beer, but the Belgian yeast imparts some nice saison qualities as well. Very easy to drink and would go extremely well with sushi or something light

BEERMILER12, Jul 31, 2014
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Appearance - Straw yellow in appearance

Smell - The smell is predominantly pickled ginger - like the type that comes with sushi, not fresh-peeled ginger

Taste - The taste reflects the smell: pickled ginger. No saison taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, nothing remarkable.

Overall - Not a great beer.

ghengisflan, Jun 21, 2014
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Ginger Saison from Peak Organic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.