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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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cjgator3

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brownish amber color with a creamy light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and faint hits of espresso. I was hoping for more of an espresso presence in the aroma, hopefully I can pick up more of it in the taste.

T- The taste has some sweet malt and caramel up front with smooth lingering espresso and hops in the finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I love coffee beers and this was a solid one. It would get a higher score with more espresso in the aroma, but the taste was solid. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:24:47 | More by cjgator3
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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

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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.

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Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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