Peak Organic Winter Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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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
4.01/5 rDev +8.7%
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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