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Peak Organic Maple Oat Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Maple Oat AlePeak Organic Maple Oat Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Replaced by The Maple Experience.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 03-16-2008)
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Reviews by dirkchivers:
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dirkchivers

California

2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Okay seriously, this sounds wicked awesome and unique. A non-roasted malt beer with oats AND maple! SOund good right? Well i was super let down.

Admittedly, the beer was served waaay too cold, but after warming up to a reasonable temperature the flavor was still pretty bland.

A. No rating as the restaurant bartender can't pour beer so well, the glass was wicked small for the price, wasn't beer clean, and the head tumbled away into nothing-ness. I cant be sure what was the fault of the bar and what was intended by the brewer. The beer was a nice red-brown, good clarity and all that.
S. Maple granola, not strong though, just peaking through. The maple is present as a side note, adding a woodsy aroma. oats are similar in that they are a faint whiff of morning oatmeal. hops are present, making this a delicate balance.
T. basically its a pale all, with a hint of woodsy maple. totally disappointed. the dryness of the beer is rather remarkable, but however it was achieved, the flavor profile was impacted
M. I was expecting the oats to add some body, buuut again this is an average pale ale.
D. just unremarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 03:24:02 | More by dirkchivers
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-04-2012 03:42:31 | More by rinhaak
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear looking amber color with a foamy cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer was semi sweet with some hops on the nose as well. The taste of the beer had some sweet grains upfront along with some light maple flavors in there too. The mouthfeel of the beer was average, it was drinkable and medium bodied. Overall this beer was pretty good, I would probably drink it again some day.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 00:57:53 | More by Knapp85
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14%

12-08-2011 20:32:38 | More by Rusty18
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berliner07

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap. Its a really interesting, fun beer. Color is copper and a really nice head. A nice maple flavor in the nose. Not too sweet, but nice. The mouthfeel is excellent. The level of maple is perfect. Not too overwhelming, but present in every sip. Perfect amount. I'll be getting this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 12:32:01 | More by berliner07
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14%

11-14-2011 14:28:45 | More by Lawnboy33
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Bung

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. Goldish orange pour, finger of off white.

Aroma, pretty subdued. Some malt, maple. Light citrus.

Taste, Some maltiness, not sure about the oat. Maple and orange citrus just don't work that well for me. Some people like the combination, I don't care for it. Finishes with some more of the maple. Reminds a bit of an older bottle of Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Lighter, well carbonated. On the thin side. Easy to drink. Not really sure what to think of this though. Worth trying at least once.

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10-28-2011 02:37:10 | More by Bung
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
A) Pours with a two finger head. Settles to a quarter inch head. Slight haze. Bronze-amber.
S) Grainy. Subtle maple aroma.
T) There is a mellow malt body but definitely some more prominent hop characteristics. A noticeable maple flavor. A pleasant hop bite in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.
M) Lighter side of medium body. A slight bit dry and tannic in the finish.
O) A decent brew. Would've like to see less of hop content and more malt body. Regardless I'd drink another one.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:28:37 | More by u2carew
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

decent amount of malts added to this one. A nice sugary note became apparent and really helped to pull the whole thing together. hoppy which to be honest suprised me a bit as I had not expected this to be a hoppy beer. The first flavors were that of the sweet citrus hops coming through in waves of ornage and tangerine that were delicately balanced against a nice malty back that really started to show through with big cereal grains and a nice touch of caramel towards the end. The finish had a very sharp cutoff to it and was not as dry as I would have hoped.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 02:03:40 | More by mikesgroove
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Maple Oat Ale smells fresh and grainy from the bottle, like wheat after a rainstorm. A soft-drink-like sugariness rests beneath the grains, providing a brown sugar and vanilla counter. Only the faintest hint of maple syrup gives away the brew's name, and that would be easily missed were the note not on the bottle.

On the tongue, the brew is darker than the nose reveals, with good cocoa and chocolate malt notes, as well as a caramelized brown sugar and vanilla mixture that translates well from the nose. Darker fruit esters (banana, lychee nut, fig) round out the sugars. The brew also bears a good nuttiness, with Brazil nuts and walnuts rising quickly to the surface. What's missing--at least in my bottle--is a hint of maple syrup, which only comes through in minimal amounts that are easily overlooked. For the most part, the sugars are too dark and bitter, or perhaps are too weak against the hops to truly shine through. One reviewer below noted that Maple Oat Ale was good on tap, but "soapy" from the bottle, and I agree, though I think the soapiness comes from the hop/dark malt combo, and not from actual soap.

Overall, this is slightly better than average fare, but lacks the sugariness and excitement that usually comes with maple syrup ales.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 18:30:32 | More by jondeelee
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mrclog

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this out of a bottle into a pint glass. It poured an amber color with very little head. The head thas was there very quicly disapeared. I got very little maple smell and even less maple flavor. All this being said it is still a good ale but not one that I would call a maple oat ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 00:40:36 | More by mrclog
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a pint glass
Thanks for my girlfriend's parents, Neil and Joyce, for treating us to this.

Cloudy, orangey-amber in appearance with a one-finger head of light tan foam. Relatively poor retention.

The aroma was very crisp and dry initially. Perhaps the dryness was a result of the flaked oats used in this brew. As the head dissipated, the aroma mellowed out and transformed considerably. Some crystal malts were noticeable. Slightly fruity. Subtle maple syrup notes were detectible as well.

The flavor profile was rather unimpressive. Crystal malts came through up front. Fruity in the center. The finish was somewhat hoppy and quite bitter. The hops were earthy and a bit citrusy. Overall, this beer seemed overly dry and devoid of flavor.

The liquid was lighter bodied with a lively, spritzy effervescence. I was hoping for a bit more heft and smoothness.

I love the fact that Peak Organic Brewing uses locally-sourced, organic ingredients, but they missed the mark on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 13:44:46 | More by Damian
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up on a whim from Russell's. I usually enjoy Peak Organic so I figured this would be nice.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a light copper colour with a big two finger white head. This quickly faded to leavea thin white halo and a small white cloud.

S - Some light malt aromas. Huge maple granola on the nose. Lives up to the name though is almost cloyingly sweet.

T - Very close to the nose here. More malt sweetness and lots of maple granola type tastes. The maple is a bit cloying though now.

M - Just average here. Slightly lower carbonation makes this feel thin and watery.

O - This is a nice beer, especially when you want that maple kick. Just think its a bit too thin, and tastes a bit too cloy to really work for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 06:51:45 | More by rudzud
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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a translucent ruddy red orange. Head is medium, white, a little fizzy. Some spots of lace but nothing substantial.

S: Does have a maple oat nose, with a bit of piney hops, not pungent at all.

T: Very much a pale ale initially, orange and pink grapefruit with a noticable malt backbone. Just when you think where does the name show up, it squeaks in a the finish with a tasty sweet aftertaste, very granola like. I'ts pretty neat to transition between flavours as disparate as these and not have it be a mess.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty easy going, crisp and frothy, fresh, well built.

D: Peak's been impressive as of late. Certainly a unique flavour profile, just a plus that it's organic.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 23:37:26 | More by Halcyondays
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largadeer

California

1.9/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Maple syrup and oats are good together, so I figured this might be decent. Nope, not so much.

The beer pours a dull, hazy copper hue topped by a small receding head. It smells like bland unsweetened oatmeal served in a tin bowl. The palate is metallic above all else, though there's a bland toasted malt character beneath that. Neither maple syrup nor oatmeal make much of an appearance on my tongue. It's a rather dry beer, particularly in the finish which is both unpleasantly metallic and earthy. All told, I think I finished about 3 or 4 oz of this; it just wasn't worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 02:46:06 | More by largadeer
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Peak Organic Maple Oat Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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