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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of Gfunk
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
Photo of BrewMakeMeFeel
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
Photo of Abra
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
Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JoeMans, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

paulish, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

REY_CORTEZ, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of WreckingBrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WreckingBrew, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Act25, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

luvbier, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of rhartogsq
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rhartogsq, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of GinDC
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

GinDC, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

smithj4, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Best before June 2014.

Real nice crystal clear and brass dark copper brown with some cola size rising fast bubbles. Head doesn't form much, only about a tan finger that dissolves to a thin puck and leaves a collar.

Toasty aroma, not much hop action as described going on but I am not expecting it to be. Nice soft caramel and fairly straight forward, there is a hint of some fruit though.

Palate is heavily carbonated, and very metallic and mineraly. First sip I am looking for some of that malt caramel sweetness and instead I get a large blast of carbon dioxide. Large mineral and metallic finish on this beer, my fillings feel like they are on fire. Some warmth and time provides a little more malt depth, but the aftertaste is really not pleasant. Texture on this is really odd and destracting as my tongue feels run over by sawdust.

Overall it's just another reminder why I steer clear of organic beer.

smakawhat, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

beerman999999, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of thebrood1987
4.73/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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.

thebrood1987, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +8.7%

AngusOg, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. Best before June 2014 notched on the label.

Pours a very clear deep bronze/ brown color. Small amount of off white head from the pour, but what's there seems to retain nicely. Decent lacing as well.

Strange aroma, almost smells a bit off. Maybe it's the toasted wheat, it definatly has a toasted aroma. Nutty cardboard?

A much cleaner taste, light toast notes broke up by some dry citrusy hop bitterness. As it warms hints of a dry tropical fruity hop. Finishes with a clean, light bitterness.

Light and drinkable.

Definatly sessionable and a clean beer. That's really all I can say about this beer. As a true beer geek, this is not something I would seek out.

dogfishandi, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tpauer, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bandi, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Rekrule, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JG-90, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jbeervt, Nov 18, 2013
Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.