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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A robust amber ale brewed with locally roasted, organic fair trade espresso with help from our friends down the street at Coffee by Design. This malty amber ale is brewed with substantial amounts of Munich Malt, providing a perfect backbone for the rich, roasty flavor imparted by the espresso.

Peak Espresso Amber is the first Fair Trade Certified beer brewed in the United States. Read more here.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: TrevorGW on 10-29-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 01:42 PM
Photo of angrybabboon
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 11/26/14

A: Pours a clear amber with some caramel and some ruby highlights - medium, off-white head to start, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some splotches of lacing

S: A somewhat rich coffee bean aroma - very roasty, a medium roast (not really burnt) - coffee and coffee beans - caramel malts and caramel underneath - not much depth, and mild overall, but still nice thanks to the coffee

T: Well, it's an amber with some coffee, as the name of the beer would suggest - somewhat of a medium roast coffee, with a nice level of roastiness and some earthy coffee beans - balanced with a nice level of sweetness from the malts - caramel malts, caramel, and maybe even a touch of molasses for additional, but light, sweetness - no bitterness to report, although a light astringency from the coffee in the finish

M: On the light side of medium, smooth, nicely carbonated, highly quaffable, could finish a little cleaner

O: Adding coffee to just about any style = worth a try

This is a decidedly average amber ale made interesting thanks to the use of coffee. It's definitely worth a try.

angrybabboon, Yesterday at 03:16 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

A-Sox, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

wrightst, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

skaboom420, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JKV96, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a clear amber with a slightly fizzy white. The head dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing on the glass and a little around the circumference. The aroma is an interesting blend of the malt body of the ale and the coffee used. No one flavor dominates. The flavor is equally interesting, with a nice malt backbone holding up against a strong coffee flavor. Again, they balance pretty well and two flavors I wasn't sure would mesh actually do so pretty well. The body isn't heavy or slick but there is a little bite and a tingle on the finish. All in all, a unique and well-made beer.

delta490, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jeff8ham, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

david18, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Thefrap, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

beerguy23, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BierBliss, Jul 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

msondel, May 31, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice amber mahogany color with a fingers worth of tan head that fades down to a decent cap with some sticky bubbles

S: Lots of coffee/espresso up front with some sweet caramel malts backing it up. Very coffee forward

T: Starts off with the coffee and caramel malt sweetness and goes into a light coffee astringency. Some breadiness and light fruitiness come forward after that. Finishes with a light roastiness and some toasty maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little on the thin side

O: A solid base beer backed up with lots of coffee and espresso. Definitely recommended for coffee lovers and fans of coffee-forward beers

BEERMILER12, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

jlordi12, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rogerdandy, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Good head that leaves a blanket of lace. Dark amber color. Very clear.

Strong espresso aroma, not a favorite of mine but I note that it's well done.

I should probably disqualify myself from rating this beer. I do not like true coffee tastes. I cannot detect very much beyond this flavor in this beer. If you like burnt, I mean really burnt black patent malt or black coffee that has been sitting on the stove for four hours, then you'll love this one. I don't.

smcolw, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Benjaminwileketchum, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

DamageCase76, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

sammy806, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Yanka, Dec 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Derek, Dec 16, 2013
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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.