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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Espresso Amber AlePeak Organic Espresso Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%


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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atsprings

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been intrigued by this one since I first researched this brewery when their beers came to NC. 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a crisp dark amber with a decent off-white head that diminishes to a ring and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is espresso in front of caramel malts. The taste is a very unique blend of caramel malts and espresso with a slight pine hop backbone. The beer is on the light side of medium with well hidden alcohol and decent carbonation. This one is a unique beer to say the least, one I may very well try again down the line.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 03:39:46 | More by atsprings
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-10-2014 18:06:10 | More by rogerdandy
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 19:07:49 | More by smcolw
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-16-2014 16:22:36 | More by Bartos
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-18-2013 16:54:38 | More by sammy806
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Yanka

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-17-2013 23:42:02 | More by Yanka
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2013 03:05:53 | More by Derek
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:57:31 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-15-2013 07:03:25 | More by Erik-P
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 05:45:18 | More by biboergosum
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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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