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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 21.77%


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:
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.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: glid02 on 02-14-2009)
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gruvybaby98

North Dakota

4.55/5  rDev +43.5%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 17:49:36 | More by gruvybaby98
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow gold color with a one finger head and some lacing. For a wheat though it is too clear. The smell is of clove, wheat, and pomegranate the smell is of good quality. The taste is of wheat backbone with citrus and pomegranate, there is also maybe a little clove taste too, the taste is good, but there is a little something bitter or metallic in the middle that is distracting. The mouthfeel is good, the is a good amount of carbonation with a little bite. The drinkability is okay the middle of the taste can be distracting.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2009 01:54:05 | More by goblue3509
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 8/7/08 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, pomegranate & citrus fruits, wheat and some hops.

T: The taste starts out fruity and sweet with flavors of pomegranate, citrus and caramel. Then some bready wheat and light malt flavors come in next. The hops presence is mild but provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not too bad but it's just not the kind of beer that I would want to drink consistently.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 14:34:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 00:50:09 | More by BeerDreadz
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shand

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 04:32:16 | More by shand
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berliner07

New Hampshire

4.83/5  rDev +52.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 14:03:03 | More by berliner07
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 23:50:21 | More by spinrsx
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:25:08 | More by GarthDanielson
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 02:26:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 22:05:13 | More by puboflyons
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BrewGirl91


2.88/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 05:13:08 | More by BrewGirl91
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 22:46:38 | More by TCHopCraver
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Kromes

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:43:32 | More by Kromes
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TheCorkStopsHere

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 17:02:35 | More by TheCorkStopsHere
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 02:41:54 | More by CowsCanBark
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 20:55:50 | More by thain709
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 18:19:24 | More by chinchill
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 14:31:43 | More by Sammy
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +23%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 23:11:07 | More by DrDemento456
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WesWes

New York

3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:27:08 | More by WesWes
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aepb1

Florida

3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 06:55:46 | More by aepb1
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cjgator3

Florida

3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 05:05:03 | More by cjgator3
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ryantaussig

New York

3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice pale color. Head dies away too quickly. Leave a bit of lace.

S: Fruitiness and yeast esters play a big role up front. Slight bit of hops in the aroma as well.

T: Yeast and alcohol come forward first. There are fruity notes as well. Bit of hop bitterness comes toward the end balancing the sweetness initially established.

M: Appropriate light body and medium to high carbonation.

O: Easy to go down, but it will eventually burn out your palate around 3 or 4.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 05:15:57 | More by ryantaussig
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

1.3/5  rDev -59%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I got this single 12oz'er from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski VT for a buck eighty. There's writing on the label for best by date, but nothing's marked (lotta good that does...). Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

This clear dark yellow brew gives a healthy inch of dense foamy eggshell head. Smell is... egad, a TON of diacetyl, totally unexpected and out of place. Sheesh, am I going to have to slam a Peak Organic brew??? There's also a bit of fruity sweetness, maybe some other stuff, but the diacetyl is so overpowering that I don't want to smell any further.

Taste is.. dear god... diacetyl, maybe not as bad as the smell, but still seriously strong and unwelcome. There's also some sweet fruity stuff (presumably pomegranate), some hoppy things... but I can't get beyond the diacetyl. Butter and fruit is a disgusting combination. Drain pour, drain pour, bleh, bleh. Somebody, in an act of mercy, please give me a keystone with which to cleanse my palate.

AVOID.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:42:33 | More by BeerNinja007
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruity nose. Flavor is wheat, fruity and some sweetness. Some bitterness. Best before Jan 2010. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 22:31:31 | More by jdhilt
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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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