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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-29-2013 20:00:13 | More by DRBiser
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-19-2014 03:23:43 | More by DerekMorgan
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3.78/5  rDev +5%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 01:00:34 | More by BEERMILER12
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 15:12:10 | More by yesyouam
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-21-2014 12:34:50 | More by mklisz
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3.78/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:10:33 | More by Flounder57
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-30-2013 02:56:54 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-02-2013 05:40:49 | More by Hopstout
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2012 17:57:35 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-11-2014 23:15:23 | More by bostonryan
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-10-2012 19:28:46 | More by Lawnboy33
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-09-2012 11:14:22 | More by claytong
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3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25


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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 19:03:53 | More by Etan
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3.78/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 18:05:23 | More by ryan1788a5
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-13-2013 16:08:25 | More by JTomczak
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

05-05-2013 02:13:51 | More by rderedin
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-22-2014 00:34:18 | More by kvgomps
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4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a short but medium bodied off-white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, sweet wheat malts, hints of lemony aromas, and a quick earthy and citrus-y hop finish at the end.
T: Tastes of a sweet roasted and wheat malt base underneath a citrus-y (mostly lemony) flavor that gives way to slightly grassy/earthy and citrus-y hops. The citrus and hop flavors were more prevalent that I would have expected given the nose.
M: Very crisp, fresh, refreshing, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, nice moderate abv with refreshing flavors, a really good summer sessionable ale like the name says.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 10:48:28 | More by erosier
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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:18:21 | More by Omnium
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2012 14:28:51 | More by Mikecap
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

05-19-2013 22:22:24 | More by Janeinma
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-12-2013 00:45:41 | More by Thedrizzle
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-20-2012 21:23:25 | More by jbertsch
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Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Shock Top Weizen glass.

The color is a clear yellowish orange with two fingers of foany white head with some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little boozy in the nose at first. There is some wheaty aroma coming out with a combination of lemon and a biscuit-like flavor.

The taste is a little grainy with a slight letus flavor that pulls up a nice bitter hop flavor to hit at the end. There is a nice earthy flavor that is present through this beer and carries a tangy crisp lemon flavor.

The feel of this beer is pretty light and pretty drinable. It makes for a very good summer beer and went well with the pasta I paired with it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 02:07:43 | More by Duhast500
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2012 00:30:57 | More by oldvines
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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