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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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  rDev -16.2%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Orange, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

CheekyBroad, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

jlindros, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by January 2013.

Appearance: pale golden hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of creamy white foam. Not too bad looking.

Smell: a little bit of creamy wheat smell with a nice fruity aroma of banana, tangerine, and a little lemon; quite tropical, really. I tend to like fruity pale wheat ales; they really fill the bill for something like a summer session beer.

Taste: nice and light malt character; not quite as wheaty as the malt in the aroma, but not bad. The fruitiness comes through in the flavor as well, and the overall effect is quite balanced and pleasing. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: light bodied but with a surprisingly good carbonation and creaminess. I was not expecting this!

Overall: this beer is definitely as-advertised: a great summer session ale. It also happens to suit my palate quite nicely; I'd definitely have this again.

flagmantho, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
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  rDev -16.2%

ladyivory, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

EnronCFO, Sep 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

DouglasChasse, Sep 05, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a slightly hazed, vibrant, bright, goldenrod coloring with a slim, filmy white coating on the surface. Aromas of toasted grains and a surprising hops presence. Bitter and slightly resiny on the nose, which is a nice change of pace. Flavors are definitely hop-centric, with a green, peppery, bitter influence overshadowing a subtle toasted grain backbone. A little unbalanced on the palate. The aftertaste is light, crisp, and clean, with some citrus influence on the green hops characteristics. Crisp, light, and slightly drying finish. Very tasty.

GarthDanielson, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

meehandennis, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

amstokesdb9, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

PGVG, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

gfx, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BarronFlood, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

oldvines, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Vera, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jbertsch, Jul 20, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - chill hazed golden color with a white head that thinned out but still left waves of lacing.

S - tropical and citrus fruits with some earthiness in the background.

T - full of tropical fruit and citrus, it's sweet, it's tart and it's all held together with a solid malt backbone.

F - crisp, light and refreshing.

O - one the better examples of the style done organically, cool!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Marcos999, Jul 17, 2012
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.