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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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Photo of OWSLEY069


3.43/5  rDev -7%

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.

02-07-2012 15:07:17 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Aroma is quite strong and rye-ish with a rosiny overtone and just a hint of citrus. It pours a dark coppery amber with a fairly thick buff-tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Flavor has a strong rye core with hoppy and citrus tones and a whisper of caramel. Texture is quite smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving behind a nice, if not too persistent, tingle.

02-02-2011 01:51:43 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-29-2014 19:31:43 | More by atrocity
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-20-2014 00:04:12 | More by spinrsx
Photo of Boone757


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2014 18:34:06 | More by Boone757
Photo of Durge


3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

A clear, mahogany colored winter ale with an impressive eggshell cover and tenacious lacing. The aroma has tart rhubarb yeast and strawberry caramel-vanilla. Very interesting, I like it. The flavor brings more tart lemony malt with a bit of ginger-nutmeg. It's a little aqueous in feel, medium-light bodied with mild but tingly carbonation. I get a little bit of an evergreen hop that makes this an overall enjoyable change up for the winter months!

12-30-2012 08:32:00 | More by Durge
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -7%

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.

05-22-2014 21:29:04 | More by puboflyons
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2013 15:59:30 | More by AngusOg
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.18/5  rDev -13.8%

Best enjoyed by June 2012.
Mahogany color, small tan head. A small amount of lace.

Caramel malt aroma. Herbal and citrus.

More of a butterscotch taste. Piney hops with a bit of grapefruit. Taste rather tepid.

Pleasant enough, but kind of a "meh" beer. Definitely a sessionable beer.

01-07-2012 14:36:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a light layer leaving some trails of lacing.

S - butterscotch with some citrus in the background.

T - citrus bite upfront with the butterscotch flavor coming in midway before citrus bitterness finishes things off.

F - light/medium bodied with a refreshing feel.

O - a pretty good beer at a reasonable price.

12-22-2011 00:33:57 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of thecheapies


3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

Looks like a dark cream soda, except the thin head remains.

Toasted wheat, woodiness, light cola, extra toast, strange fruitiness, clove-y spice, and very light maple. Interesting enough to win me over.

Bitter and sweet. Wheat tangy with some roastiness. Earthy/herbal hops, toffee, light mulling spice, and a splinter of soft overripe fruit (pineapple).

Light-medium body with a semi-spicy carbonation. It feels prickly, but I think it works. Thank goodness, there's some noticeable alcohol.

American Dark Wheat, eh? I don't mind this. I'll seek out more. This one here... is good. Good? Yes.

01-25-2013 04:18:33 | More by thecheapies
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-05-2014 01:37:25 | More by smithj4
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-31-2013 16:40:00 | More by JohnK17
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

"The throat of winter is upon me and the cold will linger in me." - Opeth

Clear hazelnut color with an egg shell white cap. Quickly fades to a thin skim with ample lacey smatterings. Nice color.

Suprise! Aroma is tangerine and pineapple (citra) with some bread crust background. I wasn't expecting so much hop aroma from a winter wheat. Me likey.

Taste is tangerine hops up front with a friendly nuttyness in back. Not much of a malt character beyond that nutty blip and I feel that the hops are trying to cover up that fact - but hey, it's an American wheat.

Peak impresses in a usually unimpressive style. With the light feel and citrus hops this could do as a spring beer as well.

12-10-2010 01:15:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-07-2014 08:06:37 | More by KevMo84
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-11-2013 15:49:29 | More by Lovely85
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-29-2013 05:14:19 | More by cliff1066
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a medium clear brown with a decent white head. Good lacing.

Some fairly good citric hop notes and some nutty toasted grain, or whole-wheat toast.

Slight hop bite, some dark toasted whole grain bread, a bit watery in the flavor, but enough grain to pull through. Some light bitterness and husk. Not bad at all. Decent balance.

Lighter bodied, appropriate carbonation.

Decent with my meal for sure. Easy drinking, not filling or overdone. The watery edge to this is a little off-putting, but overall a pleasant surprise.

02-21-2011 01:55:09 | More by OtherShoe2
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New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-24-2013 13:51:41 | More by GrindFatherBob
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New York

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

The strongest thing about this brew is it's intense, spicey, dry-malt, car-freshner scent. Very nice lacing out of this deep brown beer, good foamy white head. Very bubbly.

The taste is interesting. The scent carries over and it's a strong, malty ale. Spciey to an extent, but dry so there isn't most of a carryover of aftertaste. Unique, but not a good high-quantity beer.

11-20-2011 01:28:35 | More by Amalak
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-31-2012 00:05:59 | More by HopStoopid120
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-03-2013 21:56:32 | More by AndrewMichael
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Peak Organic, like Diamond Knot, hop forward dark ale, nothing winter about it other than being dark, would drink year round

We did a large christmas and winter beer tasting panel and this was one of the many that we tried. Most of the beers we tried we solid including this one that the panel liked.

11-28-2011 06:35:08 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-01-2014 17:41:37 | More by NJBeer265
Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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