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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 98
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 20.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: glid02 on 02-14-2009

Peak Pomegranate Wheat is a refreshing, yet intricate ale brewed with locally grown organic wheat, organic coriander and a touch of organic Pomegranate and Acai juice from our friends at Sambazon. Not as sweet as many fruit beers, the Pomegranate Wheat has a soft, round mouthfeel from the local, un-malted wheat. The spice from the coriander and the subtle sweetness from the Pomegranate and Açai are a perfect complement.

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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 98
Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 5% ABV, and a single from the mixed pack of Peak Organic brews currently available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and faintly creamy off-white head, which leaves some low-lying ocean swell lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet dark berry fruit - hard to differentiate the pomegranate and/or acai just yet - bready caramel malt and grainy wheat, a mild savoury spiciness, a touch of phenolic yeast, and earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is fairly sweet, still muddled pomegranate and acai berry fruit, equally over-sugared wheatiness, a now understated caramel malt, gritty coriander/clove spice, and leafy, grassy, and earthy hops.

The bubbles are quite lively in their charmingly frothy and more workaday fizzy natures, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and mostly smooth, nothing really getting in the way of that metric here. It finishes on the sweet side, but more or less moderated amongst the blended black fruitiness and equally integrated malt.

Not a bad fruit beer, the guest ingredients ingratiating themselves well enough, without either taking center stage or overpowering the base wheat brew. Tasty for all that, and something I could see killing a number of come backyard BBQ season, which is just too far off on the snowy horizon right now.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a golden yellow color with almost no head

S: Pomegranate, açai, and coriander up front with a bit of a wheaty undertone. Some sweet breadiness as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the pomegranate and açai and goes into the coriander and sweet bready and wheaty maltiness. Finishes with a sweetness from both the malt and pom/açai juices

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A good wheat beer if you enjoy the mix of pomegranate and açai. Very easy to drink, but pushing the sweetness a little for a wheat beer. Wouldn't mind enjoying this more in the summer

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Photo of gonzo000
3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I really want to like Peak Organic beers, but this is another one that is lacking something. Flavors were not right, hard to find something to approve of here. Will not revisit.

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Photo of HuskyHawk
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

I like the idea, but they should drop the coriander. From bottle so no appearance notes. Smell us classic wheat beer with dark/red fruits but not strongly. Taste is initially nice on fore palate, but then there is a sourness i didn't expect. Could be tartness from the acai berries, but it keeps this from being refreshing. It's not like the intended sourness in a Gose, it's a brighter tartness that doesn't fit. Disappointing.

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Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.9%.

Appearance: It has a very light and tall frothy head that sits on top of a hazy medium amber colored body. The head quickly making some lacing only at the top of the glass.

Smell: In the nose I pick up notes of sour candy, white grapes and a hint of raspberry fruity notes over sour dough bread. Very interesting.

Taste / Palate: The taste is light to medium bodied and is a more subtle copy of the aroma. Sour candy and light white grapes mixed with berry like fruitiness within a sour dough wheat maltiness. Notes: It reminds me, in a way, of some lambic beers that I have had.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and very faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of slightly tart pomegranate over the top of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat that is followed by moderate flavors of pomegranate that has just a hint of sweetness and a touch of acai (blackberry-like). Hints of herbal hops which fade pretty quickly and contribute almost no bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink, good for a hot day. A nice combination of fruit and wheat that makes this one an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of gruvybaby98
4.55/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I normally don't like wheat beers, nor fruity beers. But this was offered to me when I ordered food at an organic pizza restaurant in Tampa, FL. I asked for a sample and it was great! I kept expecting a weird aftertaste, but it was totally delicious.

It was fruity, but not in an over-powering way. And sweet, but didn't have the sugary feeling I get after having some sweet beers (such as Angry Orchard).

Now if only I can find a case of this in North Dakota...

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice beer... It kicks a little at first but it gets better while you drink it. Nice sweet and sour taste .The sweetness from the acai berries in it leaves a nice after-taste. The smell is really nice and feels good in the mouth too. I would probably have it again.

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Photo of shand
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat pours a very slightly hazy straw color with a persistant finger of head. The aroma is nice, it's got a nice wheat character over a fairly generic slightly tart/sweet fruity character. A lot of the tart flavor goes out the window on the tongue, with a lot more sweet berry flavor appearing behind the tart pomegranate that overwhelms the middle. The finish is a nice wheat/berry/pomegranate deal, and the beer's strongest aspect. The mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is solid. A pretty good fruit/wheat deal.

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Photo of berliner07
4.8/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Didnt have the highest hopes for this one (not usually into fruit beer), but was very pleasantly surprised. The color is perfect. Pale, straw, very clear, but just enough to be interesting. Aroma was awesome. A distinct, but faint berry smell comes acroos. Not overwhelming. Just right. Mouthfeel is thin, as it should. The coriander really pops up front, along with the berry, then a faint wheat flavor. This really came together. A nice treat.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, berries, lemon

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with berries and lemon juice/zest and some light spices. There is also a bit of a corn syrup flavour. It ends with a slightly tart aftertaste.

Overall – Pretty decent as far as fruit beers go. I didn't notice the pomegranate at all.. it pretty much just tasted like mixed berries. A summer beer worth trying once.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a berliner-weisse, the beer is a pale, light, yellow-gold coloring that is slightly hazed and visibly carbonated. No head on this brew whatsoever. The nose is candy sweet, with a light roasted quality in the background. Lemon and banana highlights, as well. Flavors are a little more balanced, with a rich, sweet pomegranate highlight that borders on syrupy, overlaying a standard background of roasted wheat. Cloying and unbalanced, this all leads into a semisweet aftertaste. Cloying, cream finish, and the carbonation doesn't quite lighten this up enough. Overly sweet for me, but if you really like quasi-fruity candy, than this might be right up your alley.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 10/2012.

Pours a murky orange with a 1/2 inch fizzy beige head that settles to wisps of foam on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny clumps of sediment float around in the glass after the beer is poured. Smell is of wheat, grain, and some mild fruity aromas. Taste is of wheat and grain up front with a slightly tart fruity flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but it definitely tastes better than it smells.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of June 2012. Sampled on April 22, 2012. The pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a quick fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a thin malt character followed by loads of fruit. The body is spring-summer light. The taste has a touch of wheat along with the pomegranate with a clean finish. this would be good for hot weather but it is not something I would like to have regularly.

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Photo of BrewGirl91
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was such a weird beer. It smells fruity (pretty normal, right?), movie theater popcorn (not too weird since it smells buttery and all), and like old gym sock (uhhh, weird).

My boyfriend and I shared a glass of this and the more we drank, the less we liked it, which is sad because I always really want to like a beer. I'm glad I just bought a single bottle of this. It cost me all of a dollar-ninety. That's all it was worth.

My first thought was the acai seemed pretty gimmicky. It's very sour and fruity. I can't detect the hops at all. Kinda vinegary.

The warmer it gets, the worse it gets. It's not even crisp when real cold. So when it's warm it's just sour.

I could see girls really liking this for its fruitiness and with it being Very mild, but personally, this is just sad.

I would not buy this again.

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Photo of TCHopCraver
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from note written on 6-19-11.

The Pomegranate Wheat pours a light straw-gold with a three finger head after a soft pour into a pint glass. A scallion-esque haze settles on the top of the beer. The lacing is decent, with light dots and short, jagged lines.

The aroma is very wheaty. I am not picking up much pomegranate until I swirl the glass. After that, the pomegranate jumps out of the glass. This is very fruity with a nice earthy yeast complement.

The taste is a good balance between pomegranate and a good Witbier character. It's quite fruity with a little Belgian yeast influence. The fruit flavor might be a bit fake tasting, but overall the beer is nice and crisp tasting.

The mouthfeel is very light and crisp with just a little earthy astringency on the sides of my palate. I'd say it's pretty standard for a wheat beer.

Overall, I liked this beer. some of the has to do with the fact that it was 95 degrees and humid in Florida today. However, it was nicely crisp and refreshing. Perhaps a bit too fruity, but pretty good.

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Photo of Kromes
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A clear gold color with a thin line of white bubbles for a head.

S: A big wheat aroma with some hop and a fruit roll-up smell. Not bad.

T: The Pomegranate flavor is the dominant flavor in the beer. It isn't too bad....a little weird as that particular fruit flavor doesn't lend itself well to beer. When the fruit flavor dies down, there is a decent wheat and hop flavor that lingers.

M: Light and crisp. Refreshing mouthfeel.

O: In my experience, the experimental fruit beers don't always pan out. This one however is palatable and would be nice on hot summer day.

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Photo of TheCorkStopsHere
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Peak Organic brews have been pretty popular for us lately, and we've been looking to expand the selection a bit. We reviewed the Peak Organic "Weiss Principal" a couple weeks ago, and now we're moving on to a more 'user-friendly' brew from their facility up in Maine.

The Pomegranate Wheat pours a light amber color, with a fair amount of light, fluffy, white foam. The foam subsides pretty quickly, with very little lacing left behind.

It's got a great nose to it though, light, fruity, yet not sweet, per se. You can smell the pomegranate, but it's not over-powering; there's just enough of the fruity aromas to let you know they're present.

The palate is even more enjoyable! It's smooth, easy drinking on the palate, yet still has a little big of body. It's easily got more body than your average "light" beer, but it's not a mouthful either. Again there's enough pomegranate that you can't ignore its presence, but it's seamless and well-balanced.

Is this my favorite of the fruit-influenced brews I've had? Not necessarily. But, I would recommend it, as I think it's a better-crafted brew than a variety of other fruit-beers I've had. I don't want to throw anyone under the bus, but you know who you are.

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Photo of CowsCanBark
2.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow, a tiny bit cloudy, with a one-finger white head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing left on the glass.

Smell: It's weird, very light hops and wheat smell, with the main scent being very sweet caramel or butter. It's odd and unexpected, but smells good.

Taste: Completely what I wasn't expecting; the forefront is a light wheat taste, followed by a pretty strong sweet pomegranate/berry taste. Perhaps there is also a tiny hint of hops buried in this. There really isn't much, just light wheat and the strong, too sweet taste of pomegranate. The finish is watery and a bit grassy.

Mouthfeel: Light body, light carbonation, not refreshing though, but not off-putting.

Overall: It's ok, but I wouldn't buy it again. The pomegranate taste is just too overbearing. Quite a few unexpected elements in this organic brew.

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Photo of thain709
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, golden yellow body with a small, creamy, one finger, white head...the head falls to a wispy cap but doesn't leave much lacing...slow carbonation bubbles can been seen

S - The wheat ale part really comes through with pale malts, wheat malts, and some coriander...the fruitiness is more along the lines of extract smelling

T - There is a strong wheat backbone to the beer...the fruit is lingering around in the background...again, it's sort of on the fake side of things...berry flavors are present...the spice brightens things up but there is a strong wheat malt presence that overpowers the spice towards the end

M - Light bodied...crisp and refreshing...a hint of smoothness

O - This wasn't a terrible beer, but it could have had more fruit flavors...the base of the beer really came through and the fruit flavors were more on the fake side

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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated best before 12/2012; served in a pint glass.

I approached this one with a bit of trepidation. First, I am not a fan of most wheat beers. Second, there's pomegranate and acai; fruit choices that may reflect their currently popularity and association with health more than their ability to mix well in a beer recipe.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden color, slightly darker than your typical wheat beer, with a full and lasting off-white head that has the slightest purple tinge. Visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet, very wheaty, with a fruity aroma of pomegranate (and presumably acai berries; I'm not sufficiently familiar with this aroma to pick it out for sure). There's also a hint of coriander. Unfortunately for me, the mix is too reminiscent of perfumed soap, albeit mixed with baked bread. The aroma did improve markedly with airing/warming.

Taste: Malted wheat with pomegranate and acai berries. In contras to the aroma, this produces a very pleasant and inviting taste that with a light-to-moderate fruitiness and a touch of coriander. Nicely sweet when ti hits the tongue, it soon becomes clear that the balance is lightly tart as well as possessing a light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Notably smooth but lightly crisp. Semi-dry finish.

O: A nicely constructed fruit-flavored, pale wheat. I'll be happy to have another down the road, especially on a hot day.

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Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another fruity wheat beer. A lightish beer, easy drinking. Faint extract taste. A little orange, a little corriander, and berry taste. Like a decent herbal tea. Not my cup of beer. Light colour, faint tastes. Average body. Carbonation is OK.Best I can say is its on the smoother side.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Wow darker than expected! Pours a hazy yellow with slight amber tones. Nice half inc of bubbly head as well.

S - Smells of a bit of wheat and berry. Maybe a bit of hops but it's faint at best.

T - Acai berry and Pomegranate is a pretty sweet combination. Not overly sweet or bitter. A nice malt and wheat base as well. It's a fruit beer that's not too fruit or beer! Tasty!

M - Light to medium as expected. Really natural not artificial flavor.

Overall I liked this fruit beer. Even more so than Eel Rivers Acai berry since it had more of a balanced flavor and actual beer aspects. Worth trying if you like a good fruit beer!

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid pale and wheat malt scent along with a mild pomegranate aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale and wheat malt flavor. It's easy drinking with a light to mild pomegranate character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty generic fruit beer, but it drinks well.

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Photo of aepb1
3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Semi-translucent golden body with a small white head

S- Wheat and maybe some faint fruit

T- Sweet wheat and fruit, pomegranate specifically. An interesting flavor

M- Light body and on the higher end for carbonation...

D- Interesting tastes of pomegranates makes it easy to drink one and I'm sure I'll think of it again and try and find another.

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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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