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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-06-2014 14:40:58 | More by Gfunk
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-10-2012 14:37:06 | More by theotherone7
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

01-07-2014 01:55:32 | More by GinDC
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New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +28.2%

Citrus hops and a nutty brown malt smell. Nice hop crisp and the nutty flavor and citrus herbal hop bitterness melding together in the rest of the sip. Very nice. Its slightly sweet but the bitterness from the Citra hop they use really lasts.

This is borderline IPA in my opinion. Especially with the lingering bitterness and the point they make to say that they exclusively use the Citra hop in the process of brewing it. I also try to eat all organic as well so this beer is a huge plus for me and I may be a bit biased but I can't help but say this beer is great.

The nutty malt which is almost like peanuts and the bright citrus herbal hop combination is a bit different so it definitely gives a unique taste but it still stands out as a unique must try beer in my opinion.

12-29-2013 03:10:41 | More by thebrood1987
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-08-2013 20:41:25 | More by JessicaLeigh
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-28-2011 19:24:49 | More by vertijoe
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

04-07-2012 23:45:33 | More by jpcool9
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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%

12oz bottle
A) Pours with a two finger head. Crystal clear amber colored body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Floral hop notes. Caramel. Hints of spruce.
T) Sweet and grainy. Caramel. Toffee. Subtle spruce. A lingering sweet caramel and tobacco.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Light to medium body.
O) A great beer. I will be having another.

02-19-2012 03:05:34 | More by u2carew
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4.43/5  rDev +20.1%

This beer is inspired by Peak's Summer Session beer. Winter Session has a lot in common. The flavor profiles are mildly similar.

Pours dark amber, very clear & clarifyed. The smell is most definitely citra hops, with a whiff of dark malts. The flavor follows along with notes of pineapple, citrus. Turns a bit tropical as it warms.

The mouthfeel is soft, most definitely from the wheat. Winter Session is dark without being roasty, flavorful, & easy drinking.

11-05-2010 15:59:51 | More by obireidkenobi
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

Type: Dark Wheat Ale
Color: Dark amber red hue.
Body: Light carbonation, but very clean for how dark the color is.
Head: Small white head that did not last very long. Added to the taste however.
Taste: Smooth start with the malt taste. It continues with a hoppy taste and a slight bite at the end.
Aroma: Citrus smell with fruit finish. Slightly hoppy with malty smell as well.

Overall this beer was perfect. I loved it slightly hoppy body with smooth finish. I loved the heavy amounts of malty citric flavors. You can find this beer in your local beer stores or and organic section of your grocery stores. I highly suggest hunting this winter beer down and trying it, you will definitely not regret it!


11-28-2011 02:10:24 | More by viaingo
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-11-2013 05:16:56 | More by mjtiernan
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-24-2012 20:18:37 | More by wilfonzo
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-29-2013 07:54:04 | More by beerman999999
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-26-2012 16:55:26 | More by MightiestBeard
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-16-2012 23:47:50 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-19-2012 23:37:24 | More by Molson2000
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-07-2013 00:27:39 | More by mbs11
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-30-2012 00:31:00 | More by mattparsons
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North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

A - dark brownish amber with a thin lacing of off white head that quickly fades away

S - citrusy, peppery, spicy

T - citrus, caramel, some spicy peppery hops, bitter finish; very very faint black cherry notes and faint medicinal aftertaste

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

This is my first Dark Wheat Ale. I didn't really know what to expect. This was surprisingly hoppy and flavorful. It has surprising depth for a wheat ale. This isn't at all a bad beer. I could definitely drink a lot of these. It's also a nice change of pace from the other heavy or over-spiced winter offerings.

02-10-2013 01:02:43 | More by tdm168
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4.23/5  rDev +14.6%

Appearance: Brown, with a hint of ruby red, pours a thin head.

Aroma: Interesting! Rather strong toffee/caramel, with some fresh fruitiness — presumably due to the wheat and Citra hops — and a hint of hops. Delicious aroma!

Taste: Not as sweet or candy-like as you might expect from the aroma, but the toffee/caramel characteristics are certainly there. Initially the taste is almost disappointing, because it doesn’t compare with the aroma, but it’s the aftertaste that counts here, and the sweet notes linger at the back of the tongue. The wheat and fruity notes are quite masked, but the beer has a certain freshness to it, which is peculiar when combined with the toasty sweetness. Good stuff, but it could use a bit more depth.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice and round.

Overall: I’ve had one or two brews by Peak Organic at pubs in the US, but I haven’t formed a clear impression of them yet. They have some very interesting sounding beers, and I do hope to get my hands on more; this one is promising.

02-16-2012 21:37:51 | More by Arborescence
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep red brown, with a mild white head. Solid lace.

S: Legitimate toffee notes, pecan, peanut brittle, with a very slight hint of coffee. Very nutty.

T: Nuttiness and dark chocolate. Notes of caramel popcorn, walnuts are there too. Some grassy hop character at the end lends a good balance. Not sweet at all overall, just a hint of brown sugar in the finish.

M: Light to medium-bodied, crisp and smooth, drying.

D: Kind of a winter beer for CA in a way, the hops start to give a pale ale feel making an interesting mix with the wheat character. Full flavoured, a nice surprise in this rare category.

02-21-2011 00:20:58 | More by Halcyondays
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4.15/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured into 5oz taster glass til gone..really nice white head with dark brownish color and with a little lacing. Smell is lacking and tastes better than smells . I never had dark wheat before but tastes and looks are great just lacks smell that would balance everything! Tastes malts and light toastyness that is pleasant and a hint of wheat. Mild Carb and easy to drink so I'll have another. I'm sure its old being June but still enjoyed and like organic beer for flavor!

06-06-2012 02:54:37 | More by Mounty4Life
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured a 2" beige head with decent life. I've seen the body described a variety of colors but to me this is just a clear amber.

The smell is a powerful smack in the face with pine. Then the taste actually tones down the pine a little and comes forward with tart grapefruity hoppiness.

One thing I've come to expect from Peak is intense fresh hops and here's yet another example. It's like walking through a Christmas tree lot. I realize others had milder experiences with it, but perhaps my regional proximity and luck of timing got me an extremely fresh sample.

This isn't one of those holiday spiced Winter beers, it's a warm your chest from the inside type of beer.

01-14-2012 13:07:26 | More by MoreThanWine
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light earthy caramel, vanilla and a vibrant herbal hop.

The taste featured a grainy caramel and an assertive herbal hop spice that lingered past the finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty hop forward winter beer.

02-09-2013 03:34:26 | More by plaid75
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Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

On-tap 12/18/2010 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, bananas, dark malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a bitter burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel comes in. Then some bready flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character bring a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very good beer worth drinking for a long time.

12-19-2010 23:51:38 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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