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Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Winter Session AlePeak Organic Winter Session Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 11-05-2010

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
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Photo of JeremyScott
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ricp215
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

really great tasting beer. Nice aroma finish

Photo of MattGrimley
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown, with a small white head. The nose starts with a nice presence of pine, light citrus, and subtle caramel. There are hints of pineapple, but they’re incredibly subtle. On the palate the body is medium to light, and heavily carbonated. The hoppy elements like pine, grass, and grapefruit take the forefront over subtle brown sugar and caramel flavors with just a hint of bread. The flavors are very straightforward, and there’s an undercurrent of flavor similar to a wheat beer. On the ending, there’s a brighter fruit note like a stone fruit or a pineapple that just winks in before defaulting back to citrus pine and pumpernickel bread. The finish is definitely hoppy.

Photo of Peter1977
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jbertsch
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of irishevans
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

Photo of JerryD
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of SuperHop18
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.