Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
08-20-2014 20:27:01 | More by delta490
3.99/5 rDev +5.6%
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
04-30-2014 03:49:15 | More by BEERMILER12
3.01/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
04-06-2014 19:07:49 | More by smcolw
British Columbia (Canada)
3.94/5 rDev +4.2%
A: Opaque medium brown with a dusting of cream head. No lacing.
S: Sweet salted caramel, hint of fresh coffee
T: Fruity, fresh coffee with slight mocha, nutty finish
M: Medium bodied, silky texture, nice carbonation feel
O: Pleasant, bordering on rather delicious! The coffee flavour is bold and fresh, really nice. Fruity / nutty combo works well.
12-16-2013 02:57:31 | More by JasonLovesBeer
3.93/5 rDev +4%
12oz bottle, day 13 (a Friday at that) of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar.
This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-brick amber hue, with one skinny finger of fizzy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some interesting string cheese lace around the glass as things duly drop away.
It smells of bitter ground and roasted espresso beans, lightly toasted grainy pale malt, a touch of nutty caramel/hard toffee, soft bittersweet cocoa, and citrus, leafy, and herbal hops. The taste again leads with semi-sweet coffee notes, with a more bready and caramelized malt, understated stony minerals, some ethereal milk chocolate, and earthy, leafy, and mildly citrusy hops.
The carbonation is fairly unremarkable, in a pleasant enough way, the body a decent medium weight, but a tad watery in its smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the sweetness of the caramel malt holding tough against the still peppy, but now waning coffee character.
An enjoyable java-infused amber ale, and this from a guy who isn't a big fan of either. Very little acridity from the coffee makes for a smooth, easy-drinking affair, I have to say. I could see this being popular enough around here amongst the hipster bean & brew crowd, outside of the mostly secretive confines of this holiday special.
12-14-2013 05:45:18 | More by biboergosum
Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.