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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 06-08-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DerekMorgan, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a mug at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that for the most part is still there. It is a hazy pale yellow yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, lemon, bready wheat, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice lemony tart hop characteristics, citrus, pale sweetness, and chewy wheat malts. Some bitterness in 5 he rear too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, tingly bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid summer brew. I'll revisit this one again in the near future.

Flounder57, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DRBiser, Jul 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Rekrule, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that semi-quickly fades down to nothing

S: House yeast, fruitiness, and a good bit of malt start things off. Goes into a light hoppiness that provides some citrus and spice character

T: Starts off with some fruitiness, spice, and wheat. Goes into some maltiness and the hops, which are citrusy and spicy. Finishes very lightly spicy and malty

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A slightly above-average summer pale wheat. Has quite a bit going on despite a nice simplicity. Easy to drink, organic, and not too expensive. Worthy of a try

BEERMILER12, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

bennetj17, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of albern
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good lemony summer ale. Don't expect complexity and enjoy this for what it is. It pours a clear palish yellow with a small but durable white head. A bit of lace is in there too. The nose is slightly herbal but you really have to stick your nose in the glass, cup your hands around your face, and breath deeply to get much here. There is a bit of wheatiness in the nose, some slight maltiness too with mostly lemon hints.

The taste is light, refreshing, a true summer ale. The lemony tartness is most noticeable, with some sweetish malts and wheatiness coming through. Things dry up a bit in the finish. There is not much aftertaste for better or worse. The texture is a touch course, but only a touch, due to the wheat, but not mouth prickly. It isn't a smooth beer, but neither is it particularly rough. The herbal lemony flavors are pretty much what defines this beer. There is a slightly drying, leafy hop, pepperiness in the finish and that keeps things a bit interesting too. I'd come back for another. If it means anything, I had this after a very boozy DIPA and this really cleansed the palate. Points added right there.

albern, Jul 05, 2010
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

It pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of head. Very high visible carbonation. The aroma has clean malts, wheat, hops and citrus. The taste is good, it's got a nice citrus and wheat presence at first, dying down to some clean malts, toasted grain, a touch of hops, and still continuing citrus presence. The mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. This is just a really good American Wheat. It's very flavorful for it's small profile. Delicious.

shand, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Gregwa, Sep 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

rderedin, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kvgomps, May 22, 2014
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bring on the crispy, refreshing brews of summer!!

Hazy-yeller golden colors, 1" head...pretty average, good sticky coverage, good flow of bubbles and plenty of life.

honey, sweet bread maltiness at first, clover honey, white pepper and golden wheat, herbal greens, slight musty, but pretty clean. A bunch of earthy, hearty aroma's.

This one is wicked lively, crispy and very clean feeling. The flavor's are dry wheat, buttery toasted malt, basil, thyme, rye and wheat, sweet corn...good balance. Plenty of dry, crispy earthy flavor's with a bold yeast and hop combo.

This one is easy drinking with some nice complexity and bonus points for being organic. Easily one of the best overall summer session brews I've had.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jun 09, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopstout, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

lillitnn92, Friday at 03:17 PM
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peak Organic Summer Session Ale is a very clear, golden ale with a thick, fluffy, white head that has great retention and lacing. It has a very earthy smell with a fresh hop aroma that's bright and citrusy. It smells great. It's medium light bodied, smooth and soft. The finish is quick and dry, leaving the mouth a little slick. It has a nice, tight, dry, bitter flavor with lots of lemon peel and a hint of grass and herbs. The bitterness lingers for a while after the taste. This beer is a very pleasant surprise. It has a lot more flavor than I was expecting and it's very refreshing. I'm a fan.

yesyouam, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

oldvines, Aug 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Omnium
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a light yellow/straw color, thin fizzy 1 finger head, no lacing.
S - Im very pleased with the aroma, nice lemon zest, pine and some other earthy hops, some wheat, a little clove, some flowery scents too.
T - Good pale ale hop bite up front, a little citrus taste, dried flowers, then fades to a mild wheat flavor.
M - This is what I like least, the aftertaste is a bit soapy and off putting, but otherwise its refreshing.
O - Decent Pale Wheat, good mild hop presence, and not too much on the wheat, balanced. IF PO could get that soapy aftertaste out, this would be something I'd return to.

Omnium, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Thedrizzle, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden yellow with great clarity. Effervescent carbonation, two-inch bubbly white head. Good retention.

S: Spritzy lemon. Grassy, floral, and citric hop profile. Biscuity malt and bready wheat. Light, vague fruity esters.

T: Blast of lemon and citric tastes up front. Oily hops are mildly bitter. Pale malt tastes surface after the initial wave of hop tastes, with a twang of bready wheat not far behind. Mild buttery tastes are reminiscent of an English style pale ale. Hop tastes turn herbal and grassy towards the end. Finishes dry with bready and buscuity tastes and grassy hops.

M: Light in body, but full and very creamy in the mouth. Lively carbonation adds refreshing crispness.

O: One of the better summer seasonals I've had this year.

Notes: The mild buttery taste I picked up was a tad distracting, but this is nit-picking. It isn't enough to detract from the overall drinking experience. This beer is very easy to drink and very refreshing. Tasty too. You can't really ask for much more from a summer seasonal.

ryan1788a5, Aug 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

claytong, Apr 09, 2012
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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