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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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83
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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This winter wheat beer uses dark malting to provide subtle toasty notes. We then single-hop and dry-hop this beer with Citra hops from our friend Brad’s farm. Interesting pineapple notes from the Citra hop provide a stark contrast to the toasty notes in the body. An engaging and sessionable Winter Seasonal.

62 IBU

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 11-05-2010)
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Willytee3

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 03:47:25 | More by Willytee3
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2014 01:33:48 | More by SuperHop18
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2014 15:51:58 | More by pisano
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-07-2014 08:06:37 | More by KevMo84
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-01-2014 17:41:37 | More by NJBeer265
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of July 2014. Sampling it on May 22, 2014 so I came in under that date.

The pour is mahogany amber with reddish hues and a foamy, lasting beige head. There is a slight murkiness to it. Semi-opaque.

The aroma does not seem to exhibit anything punchy. Everything is about equal in intensity with the toffee malts, sugar sweetness, banana, and earthy hops. But I had to think about it as I whiffed it.

Medium to heavy body.

The taste is bit more exuberant with a firm roasted malt character, bananas, sweetness, and a low to medium bitterness finishing it off. I'm a bit late in drinking this one but it was a harsh winter around here and it only feels like yesterday.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 21:29:04 | More by puboflyons
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-11-2014 17:05:23 | More by JamieDuncan
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-29-2014 19:31:43 | More by atrocity
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip from the 12 ounce bottle.

Appearance - a sort o rusty mahogany color, a little hazy. Kind of a "clumpy: head that broke up into little rafts. Pretty good amount of lacing as it was consumed. Bubbles were on the lively side...

The aroma was good - a lot of pineapple up front. The malts - detectable in the nose, some sweetness, a little hoppiness and faintly "earthy". Wheat presence noted.

Taste - nice pineapple notes, the malt is solid, bready, wheaty, toasty flavors. Some bitter bite on the back end, a bit of resin/pine, and I did find it have that earthy quality.

The mouthfeel I did not enjoy. It seemed quite thin and a bit more carbonated than expected.

Overall - unsure. Flavors good, aroma good, balanced, easy drinking. Just watery. I keepw anting to like Peak because I like what they are doing, but they remain a little hit-or-miss for me. This was close to a solid score except for the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:17:26 | More by LeRose
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2014 00:04:12 | More by spinrsx
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2014 18:34:06 | More by Boone757
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2014 01:46:19 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Gfunk

Maine

5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-06-2014 14:40:58 | More by Gfunk
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illpass78

Maine

3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a wheat glass.

Appearance: Pours a clean, clear rusty brown with a one-inch white head that sticks around for a while before fading. Carbonation heavy, lacing heavy.

Aroma: This beer is all wheat and hops. It has a very dense, wheat-malty aroma that gives the impression the taste will be flavorful and toasty. Also some pretty good hop bite in the nose.

Taste: Dark, malted wheat dominates the flavor, while there's also a lot of hop bitterness along with pine and grapefruit. Some toast in there as well. Kind of surprised to see the IBUs clock in at 60+, but they do seem higher than average.

Mouthfeel: This is moderate-bodied but not heavy.

Overall: It's an enjoyable wintery wheat beer. A nice break from the stouts and porters that dominate the winter seasonals. Also a nice nod to the fact that organic beer can also be good beer; if you blinded tasted this with someone, there's no way they would guess it was an organic or health-conscious beer style.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 03:29:39 | More by illpass78
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BrewMakeMeFeel

Connecticut

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Thin amber brown appearance with very small off-white head.

Smell: Pleasant, sweet malts followed by hops with hints of tropical fruit aromas. Complex and well balanced.

Taste: Sweetness from malts quickly gives way to mildly bitter hops and a hint of yeast. Very slight hint of the tropical fruit aroma more prevalent in the smell.

Feel: Thin, with very low carbonation. Perhaps a tad too thin, as it can feel slightly watery when moving around the mouth.

Overall: A good, but not great, winter session ale. I would get this again, but I don't think I'll actively seek it out in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:04:17 | More by BrewMakeMeFeel
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Abra

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was excited to try this from the reviews, but it wasn't my favorite.

The smell was definitely the best part...a very definitive pineapple aroma.
A floral hoppy taste that finishes on the bitter, dry side. Didn't pick up much wheat at all, even though it is classified as a wheat ale.

Overall for my preference, it's not bad for a few sips, but I wouldn't go for it again. And that's only because I'm not crazy about the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 02:42:23 | More by Abra
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-10-2014 04:10:43 | More by JoeMans
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-06-2014 00:01:47 | More by paulish
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2014 20:42:59 | More by iL0VEbeer
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REY_CORTEZ

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-24-2014 23:32:33 | More by REY_CORTEZ
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-20-2014 16:18:32 | More by WreckingBrew
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Act25

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a hazy, mahogany color, with lumpy head and lacing. Not much carbonation.
S: A bit of pineapple, and lots catty hops, over a malt backdrop. Interesting. Original. Bold.
T: The reviews are all over the map, but I found this IPA-like dark session ale to be completely satisfying. The hop profile is great as is the long tingly finish. I'd enjoy this any time and could drink another.
MF: This is where it falls down, thin.

I think this beer gets rapped due to being Organic, and also not really being a wheat beer. Needs to be tasted blind. I found it a hoppy, sessionable, approachable, catty, long finish ipa. Would gladly enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:24:40 | More by Act25
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-13-2014 00:38:37 | More by luvbier
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rhartogsq

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-10-2014 14:37:21 | More by rhartogsq
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GinDC

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

01-07-2014 01:55:32 | More by GinDC
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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.