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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ericj551 on 06-08-2010

A traditional summer wheat beer marries a West Coast pale ale. Locally grown wheat provides a complex mouthfeel and Amarillo dry hopping gives a citrusy aroma.

61 IBU
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jared!

Pouring a clear light orange-yellow with a dense, white head that falls off leaving no lacing, this beer looks decent. The nose is decent as well. Moderate hop character, fruity and citrusy with a rather clean, cracker-like malt backbone. Grainy with a moderate dry wheat aroma, there's not too much going on here. The palate opens with some hop flavor, moderately citrus-like. Rather mild in flavor, there's no real bitterness here, and even the hops taste a little muted. Moderate grain flavor is present with a definite wheat presence. Drying on the finish with no real lingering flavors, this feels just a touch watery. Crisply carbonated, this is a refreshing beverage, though not particularly tasty.

Photo of IrishKevin
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jealmanzar
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Minkybut
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was piss colored and poured a nice fluffy head. The beer was a little bit hoppy with a citrus hint to it. The beer had a tiny bitter finish but not too bad and had great lacing. I would drink again.

Photo of Artjsantos
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Celtics76
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of taospowder
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bennetj17
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jlindros
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bleh, screw cap... really?!

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, just a bit of lacing, mostly clear slight hazy golden tan colored beer.

Nose has a cereal grain malt, light sweet syrupy like sweetener with a light lemony aroma, and bit of wheat really gives it a kids cereal like aroma, hint of wit like spices, light fruity aroma, just a hint of grassy hops, little weak straw and dankness.

Taste starts with more cereal grains, sweetness, little syrupy candy like flavor, with light fruity flavors and lemon, with the toasty wheat, again give it a cereal like quality, and a slight step up from Leinenkugel, but that's not saying much. Wheat brings light wit like spices very light, little wet dank hay and grassy hops. Finish gets a bit more bitter with light grassy hops, little dry but more sweet candy cereal flavors.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, not much of a wheat beer at all, more like a macro so called wheat, more like candy cereal grains with a bit of fruit, more Leinenkugel like wheat beer than a real wheat. The hops are decent though which might be the saving grace of this beer. It's light and drinkable for a summer beer though, so definitely sessionable, but probably wouldn't get it again. And after all that, there really aren't any "off" flavors, just not the best overall flavors for the style.

Photo of Etan
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz.

A: Straw yellow with a small white head.

S: Floral hoppiness, light apricot bite, some bready malt.

T: Moderate hop bitterness, grassy, buttery yeast, a bit of citrus.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: I do not like the yeast profile on this at all. Way too buttery.

Photo of Brianedonovan
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" white head. Clear bright straw yellow color body. Smells mildy of citrus. Taste has some citrus peel plus malt and a mild bitter hops finish. Certainly a step up from other summer ales, and quite refreshing, but not overly complex. Definitely above average though, and so far I've liked every single thing I tried from Peak Organic.

Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at EuroMarket. For such a light beer, the Ringwood (creamy, earthy fruit) character is too heavy. There is, however, a pleasant fruity citrus burst that remind me of Citra hops and Narragansett Summer Ale. The hops are complemented by a mild, sweet wheat bread. The body is appropriately light and drinkable for session/summer beer. Worth a try if you enjoy Ringwood beers.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce twist-off bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Enjoyed Before: N 13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-hued body with small-sized, white head.

Smell: Moderately lemony, but, there's also a little hint of tangerine. Grainy, modestly wheat-scented malts. And a single pat of sweet cream butter.

Taste: Soft wheat character, faintly grainy, lightly sweet, with, as always, the buttery diacetyl tones from the Ringwood. Bright, light citrusy lemon taste pops in as does the bitterness, but, what would be a more cutting hop quality, is, I feel, blunted by the buttery hint throughout. Drying, smooth, buttery-lemon finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Skosh of a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: While I found the twelve ounces agreeable, but I wonder where it finds a home at. It's not overly wheaty and the hops are somewhat muted by the diacetyl character (at least in this batch), so, I do wonder "who is this for?" I could see this being replaced sometime down the road.

Photo of jb413
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a golden orange with a small one-finger white foamy head and clear body. Head had little retention before shrinking down to a ring. Refreshing look. Essentially no lacing.

S - Clean malt, slight citrus, spice.

T - Straightforward light bready malt backbone with some slight lemon and grass. Peppercorn-like spice throughout. Some faint hops on the way out. Decent flavor.

MF - Clean, light-bodied, lively carbonation, semi-dry finish. Highly drinkable of course.

O - A decent session ale. Bready, some citrus and peppercorn. For what it is, it's not bad.

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.