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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-03-2013 21:56:32 | More by AndrewMichael
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-02-2013 23:54:35 | More by gmcsierra91
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South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz bottle dated best by June 2013. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head that had good retention an left plenty of attractive lacing.
Smells more like a lager than a dark wheat, with more spicy hops than expected. The hops also out weigh the malts in tasting, although there is a solid malt base and enough malts to keep the beer just mildly bitter even in the finish.
Nice mouthfeel, with somewhat crisp carbonation and a medium body.

Enjoyable session beer, but not particularly a "winter" ale.

03-18-2013 22:12:39 | More by chinchill
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 03:47:25 | More by Willytee3
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-17-2013 20:25:13 | More by Screper
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-16-2013 01:07:19 | More by williahd
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-11-2013 15:49:29 | More by Lovely85
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-04-2013 20:36:52 | More by Axle
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-03-2013 17:42:40 | More by tmars13
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-25-2013 12:36:31 | More by Shatter
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4.01/5  rDev +8.7%

12 oz.

Pours a clear nut brown, off-white lacing.

Smells of grapefruit and pine.

Tastes of piney fruity hops and maple malts. Mild roasted elements.

Medium bodied with a mild carbonation.

A highly drinkable hoppy ale, great flavor. Highly sessionable and fresh. Definitely will have this again.

02-23-2013 03:35:07 | More by Cylinsier
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-18-2013 01:17:31 | More by amstokesdb9
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-14-2013 13:08:31 | More by oriolesfan4
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-11-2013 05:42:05 | More by blackduckny
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North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

A - dark brownish amber with a thin lacing of off white head that quickly fades away

S - citrusy, peppery, spicy

T - citrus, caramel, some spicy peppery hops, bitter finish; very very faint black cherry notes and faint medicinal aftertaste

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

This is my first Dark Wheat Ale. I didn't really know what to expect. This was surprisingly hoppy and flavorful. It has surprising depth for a wheat ale. This isn't at all a bad beer. I could definitely drink a lot of these. It's also a nice change of pace from the other heavy or over-spiced winter offerings.

02-10-2013 01:02:43 | More by tdm168
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light earthy caramel, vanilla and a vibrant herbal hop.

The taste featured a grainy caramel and an assertive herbal hop spice that lingered past the finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty hop forward winter beer.

02-09-2013 03:34:26 | More by plaid75
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-08-2013 20:41:25 | More by JessicaLeigh
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-07-2013 00:27:39 | More by mbs11
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-31-2013 16:40:00 | More by JohnK17
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

A - Pours a clear dark red/brown with a single finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - Nose is pleasant. Dominated by citrus hops with undertones of wheat and toasted malt.

T - Wheat and toasted malt flavors appear first, followed by a caramel malt sweetness and a slight hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Feels light and crisp. Goes down real easy.

O - I was surprised at how much this beer impressed me. It turned me on to the style. I'll be trying any dark wheats that I can get my hands on.

01-30-2013 16:01:00 | More by JStans12
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-26-2013 21:38:10 | More by AndrewDeci
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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

2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-24-2013 13:51:41 | More by GrindFatherBob
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Picked up six pack at Hannafords 11.99 in south Portland.

A - Poured two into my 27 ounce beer mug, resulting in a one finger tan almost coffee ish fluffy head dissapated in a few minutes to a nice cap with some early signs of lacing. color is a translucent brown with amber hue.

S - Nose is toasted malt and cereal with a bright fresh citrus hop aroma. slight woody notes with a hint of smoke.

T - very tasty and balanced. Nice malt taste up front, the character carries over from the smell with a nice slightly toasty malt and cereal with a woody nuttiness, nicely hopped with ample citrus flavor to balance out the malts, the bittering hops provide a delightfully dry finish.

M - very nice light mouthfeel the lends to the drinkability, as I would expect from a wheat ale. Ample carbonation and dry finish, truly a sessionable winter ale.

O - overall I am very impressed. Very refreshing winter ale, not heavy by any means, not filled with a bunch of spices, doesn't let me down. Sure I do like the heavy winter warmers but i think the winter session ale is a good concept, and this example is well executed.

01-23-2013 03:31:28 | More by MaineBrewing
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New York

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Real Ale snifter.

A: Clear brown color with amber hues. Aggressive center pour leads to a 1 finger off white head that fades slowly into a tiny ring. Lacing is spotty but sticky.

S: Hops hit first which is quite a present surprise. Hits almost like a black IPA. Malts and spices come in second but are quite subdued compared to the hoppy overtones.

T: Follows the nose with the hops being a touch more subdued and the malts standing out a bit more. Spices are present but subdued as well.

M: Thin and a touch undercarbonated. Lowlight of the beer.

O: A good winter session beer. Could definitely drink a few of these.

01-20-2013 04:40:22 | More by suspect
Peak Organic Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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