Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
02-17-2012 22:46:38 | More by TCHopCraver
2.83/5 rDev -10.2%
In a pint glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Mildly sweet aroma, maybe a little bit of malt. Tart fruit tase, some hops. For me, the beer really went downhill in the mouthfeel. It was, by far, way too bitter. I had to work hard to finish it. I think I'll give the rest of the bottles to my son-in-law; he likes fruit beers.
10-07-2009 15:53:47 | More by lordofthewiens
3.21/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
08-11-2013 00:50:09 | More by BeerDreadz
3.75/5 rDev +19%
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.
06-03-2014 08:27:55 | More by generallee
3.18/5 rDev +1%
Appearance: cloudy, 1 inch head, orange/yellow in color, high carbonation
Smell: wheat and pomegranate
Taste: wheat, some caramel malt, some citrus, and pomegranate
Mouthfeel: sweet with slightly bitter backbone, medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp
Drinkability: An average fruit beer that is equal parts sweet and bitter. I might have this again. The alcohol is very well hidden. There is plenty of fruit flavor, but also plenty of citrus.
02-26-2010 15:34:02 | More by tigg924
2.2/5 rDev -30.2%
Pours a honey golden slightly hazed hue with a large white head forming about two inches thick. Dwindles pretty quickly leaving a collar of lace with streaks unevenly strung between sips. Aromatics stand out with the fruit additions of pomegranate and acai berries. Chalk full of antioxidants even your beer will prevent free radicals. C'mon I like the idea of healthy beer but that might only exist in heaven. With those sweet layers of fruit juice comes some tame layers of coriander spicing. Flavor wise it comes of tart with some bitter medicianl qualities and the coriander weighs a bit too heavy overall. My first Acai beer, and the only one I've heard of besides Eel River another organic brewery. I guess they're serving up what they're respective markets are looking for. The wheat additions here come off grainy but it's a flavor that came through in other Peak Organic brews, possibly a nutiness from the yeast they use? A true cluster fuck of flavors this beer doesn't know what direction it's going in so may I direct it straight down my drain. Mouthfeel overall had a very acrid sour finish with traces of coriander and their yeast weighing my palate down. Overall body wasn't very thick lighter bodied carbonation unnatural with some streaks of residual sugars joining in on the horrid mouthfeel. Drinkability overall is a big pass on this brewery, I've tried the standard line up and it's a continuous down slide with each beer I come across.
06-29-2009 14:49:31 | More by WVbeergeek
3.48/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
11-12-2011 18:19:24 | More by chinchill
3.58/5 rDev +13.7%
Added a new entry to add the ABV and because it was more of a wheat than a fruit beer. Had on-cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington DC.
Pours a hazy straw/golden color with very subtle purple highlights. Head is one-finger of white foam that recedes slowly into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of pale malts with light hints of raw hops. There are also hints of berries that come through every now and then.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malts mostly, and the fruit flavors don't come through as much as the sweetness from them does.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a very nice thickness for the style with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing one but I wouldn't order another one.
Overall this is the first wheat beer I've had on cask and it didn't disappoint. I'd be interested to see how the bottle version stacks up.
02-14-2009 18:41:45 | More by glid02
3.33/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
04-17-2011 14:31:43 | More by Sammy
3.45/5 rDev +9.5%
A- Best before May 2011 notched on the label. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a lot of bubbles due to the high carbonation and a fizzy off-white head.
S- The aroma is wheat and some fruitiness (pomegranate) with very little to no hops in the nose.
T- The taste has some noticeable sweet pomegranate flavors up front along with some wheat and a touch of hops in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.
D- Overall, this is a decent easy drinking beer that is ideal for the warm summer months but not a beer that will blow you away with flavor. I don't think I would purchase this one again.
02-15-2011 05:05:03 | More by cjgator3
3.1/5 rDev -1.6%
Served in a clean weizen glass.
Appearance - Pretty nice light amber tone with a medium off white head. Not really any lacing. Cloudy from the yeast sediment with some fairly chunky pieces in there.
Smell - There was a mild hoppy aroma with a wheaty undertone. Nothing too exciting there.
Taste - Dark fruit and honey with a light wheaty finish. Very mild hoppiness at the end. Not too shabby!
Mouthfeel/Drinkability - Pretty heavy on the bubbly...a bit too heavy for my taste. I'd say it's fairly drinkable other than that.
Pretty decent brew, I think. I've had better, but it was certainly enjoyable. Extra points for having a bit of a unique flavor.
03-05-2010 03:24:54 | More by Mr3dPHD
3.68/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
02-25-2011 06:55:46 | More by aepb1
3.45/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
04-22-2012 22:05:13 | More by puboflyons
4/5 rDev +27%
12oz long neck. Consumed 12/22/09.
A) Pours with a big, foamy head that is white in color. Lacing is tight and very sticky. Clear body. Visible carbonation. Gold in color.
S) Wheaty. Fruity notes of pomegranate but not overpowering.
T) Wheaty nose with subtle notes of pomegranate mixed in. Midway through the wheat pulls out and the fruit stays. Finishes with a dry grain and mellow pomegranate.
M) Crisp. Very bubbly. Light body. Slightly dry.
D) A refreshing and delicious brew.
12-30-2009 22:12:47 | More by u2carew
3.1/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
01-14-2012 01:43:32 | More by Kromes
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