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Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 21.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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:
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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rusty3335

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

02-08-2012 17:48:35 | More by rusty3335
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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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Rusty18

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.4%

12-08-2011 20:33:15 | More by Rusty18
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Slikpitt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-30-2011 02:44:30 | More by Slikpitt
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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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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish, light amber. Nice bubble action. Head was significant enough when poured vigorously. Nice lacing. Aroma is a little sweet, but pleasantly milder than what I was expecting. I actually would have mistaken the fruit aroma for passion fruit had I not known it was actually pomegranate.

Taste is clean, crisp, and just as faintly sweet as the aroma. Mouthfeel provides lively carbonation, and drinkability is great seeing as I didn't get sick of the sweetness.

I usually stay away from fruit beers like this (watermelon, blueberry, etc.) because they're usually ultra sweet for me and seemingly just brewed as gimmicks to be consumed in the summer. However, given my low expectations I was pleasantly surprised. I usually like what Peak offers, as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 03:53:58 | More by jbertsch
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this brew.

Best Enjoyed Before: Sep 09

Pours a very nice slightly hazy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, very nice two-finger white head, with lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, fruity, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some yeast notes, very nice fruity/sweetness to it, and a nice touch of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very nice brew, I like it, hit's the spot on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 00:20:14 | More by Wasatch
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Mr3dPHD

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 03:24:54 | More by Mr3dPHD
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 15:34:02 | More by tigg924
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 22:12:47 | More by u2carew
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

My girlfriend picked two of em out at WFM for a little tasting session last night. Not something I'd normally choose, I was not expecting much here. Got more than I thought I would though. Poured into a standard pint glass.
Freshness date: Dec 2009.

A: Poured a hazy golden yellow with some sediment in the bottom of the glass. High carbonation and decent head. Note: Head in mine was decent, head in my girlfriend's was non-existent.

S: Blueberry, tea leaves, yeast, honey and a faint whiff of lemon.

T: All I could think was iced tea. This might be due to the fruit juice used in the brewing. I'm not familiar enough with acai to note that flavor in the beer, but there was definitely a little berry of some kind poking its way through. Alcohol taste was a little bit too prevalent.

Drinkability: This one has a higher than expected ABV and a "fruit gimmick" goin' on, so I would think 3 would be the limit for me.

Value: Paid $1.99 for a single. This is a good choice for a "fruit" beer and it's organic. Nothing wrong with supporting that.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 16:30:25 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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ToasterChef

Maine

2.05/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was given a free bottle of this at a local event. I didn't taken any notes, but since I plan on never drinking this beer again, I'll pass on what I remember. The aroma was full of yeast, but not a good fresh bready yeast, more like a yeast starter sitting in your kitchen. The taste was too sweet, with a citrusy finish that tasted like grapefruit. The beer was way too carbonated. It over powered the taste and made the mouthfeel rather unpleasant. As for drinkability, I've already said I'll never have one of these again. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this. After about a quarter of the bottle, I had to make a choice, either stay at this crowded event and finish this beer, or leave early and go buy a Christmas tree before an impending snow storm. I decided to dump the beer and go get a tree. I don't regret the choice at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 15:30:38 | More by ToasterChef
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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

Holy head!!! I had to take breaks in between little baby pours to fit all twlve ounces into my mug. This head is super huge. A little yoo huge, but its nice that it retains well. Slightly hazey light amber to dark banana peel mix with ok bubbling. The aroma is very muted spice and toasted wheat and malt. Don't pick up a whole lot of it though, very muted in fact. The taste starts with a light pomegranate fruity tartness. The spices and a little heat hit the palate in the middle. The finish is a little hot and spicey from the alcohol and from the spices added to this brew. Not badoverall, pretty easy to drink, just hard to handle when you try to empty all twelve ounces of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 22:43:58 | More by scruffwhor
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mtbbaboon

Connecticut

2.03/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I picked up a six pack of this because the wife wanted to try it. I poured a bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow with a little sediment floating around it, as I'd expect with a wheat beer. Decent fizzy head that vanishes quickly. Sort of an odd smell to it...wheat and lightly fruity, though pomegranate is not what I smell. The taste leaves something to be desired. It starts off midly fruity...not a whole lot of fruit there, and I guess if the label says "pomegranate", I'll take their word for it. Faint hint of hops and sweet malt. The wheat and fruit seem to be fighting a lot and don't really complement each other nicely. Overall, the taste is just plain funky, and the aftertaste is downright unpleasant. The mouthfeel is what I'd expect with a wheat beer...light body, fizzy, and drinks easily, aside from the taste. I could only drink half the beer. The rest was a drain pour. Sorry, Peak Organics, but I will not try this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2009 16:10:17 | More by mtbbaboon
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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