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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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84
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 01:46 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rderedin, Nov 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

lillitnn92, Nov 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

PatGreer, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev +8.7%

AirBob, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light brown/deep dark amber color. Clear. Small head, but it sticks around leaving a pleasant blanket of lace.

There's a funky, bark-like smell. Interesting and a bit wild. Smells like there's a lot of rye in this beer.

Strong toast, bordering on being burnt, is my first impression. The swallow features a solid bittering hop. This is enhanced by the dryness of the beer. A bit thin but the bubbles are also muted, so it works.

smcolw, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of JerryD
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

JerryD, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

1Sundown2C, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

wrightst, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3/5  rDev -18.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

pisano, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

puboflyons, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JamieDuncan, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of LeRose
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

LeRose, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

spinrsx, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Boone757, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

6thstreetbrewpub, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

illpass78, Mar 06, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

BrewMakeMeFeel, Mar 01, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Abra, Mar 01, 2014
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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.