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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Larrydoherty, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

MonicaC, Dec 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

AndrewDeci, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jski, Dec 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

khargro2, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

John_Squires, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jbeervt, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

JoeMans, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Screper, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by June 2013.

A: Pours a clear ruby with a 1.5 finger mostly white head.

S: Can get the wheat background with a spicy hop. Pretty funky aroma going on here almost like a moldy wet old sock.

T: Fairly balanced taste here, good wheat malts and I like the spice from the hop. Certainly sessionable and fitting for the winter.

M: Light bodied with average carbonation. Good clean body, smooth drinking.

Overall not a bad seasonal beer, interesting just wish the aroma wasnt so off. Maybe blending in some more hops would help.

CloudStrife, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of BrewMakeMeFeel
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.

BrewMakeMeFeel, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of LeRose
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.

LeRose, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of WhiteOak
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Bright amber color with a white moderate head.

S- Citric hops dominate the aromatics.

T- Mostly hop flavors here: Fir bud resin, pineapple. Way back behind the hops bitterness is some maltiness.

M, D- Straightforward, medium-light. Not quite enough substance to inspire drinking.

WhiteOak, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, May 22, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, gingerbread like and a note of peppermint. In the taste, orange citrus and just a touch minty. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange citrus hop like aftertaste. Tastes of orange citrus with the hops, but fresh hop like brings the mint like note.

OWSLEY069, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of rtepiak
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a dark end of 10 percent wheat and mostly earthy citrus hops. a tad darker than amber with a nose of pear and raspberry. the beer is simply that with a bitter finish. not something that you can have more than one of in my sense of drinking. one dimensional and simple but there consistent. so it could be a beer to love but is all based on personal

rtepiak, Jan 14, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger thick, off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit hops, flavor is same with the grapefruit hops up front, malts are in background. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $2.25 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Mar 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

alienlifeforcecube, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JamieDuncan, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

pisano, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

blackduckny, Feb 11, 2013
Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.