Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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Reviews by begforme4484:
4.22/5 rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this beer on tap at Saratoga Brewfest back in mid June, now having a 22oz bomber of it.
First, it seems that the beer I had on tap, and the bottled version are a tad different. At Brewfest, on tap it was 10%abv(as stated by the brewer), and the bottle states 8.6%.
Also, the label says "An Imperial German-Style Hefe-Weisse". I was told by the brewer that it is a cross between a German wheat hefe, and an American IPA.
The appearance is very murky, looks unfiltered. It's a cloudy amber with an orange glow in the middle when held to a light. Forms a substantial head with any level of pour aggression. Leaves a lot of film on the glass.
Smells like a heavy Hefe. The German yeast adds a very distinct scent. A bit on the spicy side, cloves and peppery. A bit fruity from the hops as well.
The taste is what sells this beer to me. The flavors meld very well. A banana and wheat flavor upfront, which melts a way to a nice bitter earthy and piney hop bite.
A medium to almost full bodied mouth feel. A bit dry and lingering, but not unpleasant.
I do love this beer, best I've had from Peak.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2011 07:31:24 | More by begforme4484
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3.33/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
The colour is orange-yellow, the liquid clear (there is some yeast in the bottle). The finger thick off-white head sinks slowly leaving some lacing.
The smell got phenolic spices and fruity-bitter hop notes. Orange juice and a grand bitterness.
The taste is bitter and very citric (lemon-lime soda). Thick fat hop flavours and spice hefeweizen-yeast. The aftertaste is very bitter with notes of fruit candy.
The carbonation is strong and fresh. The liquid sticky and sweet.
Not a bad beer at all, but I rather enjoy a DIPA and a hefeweizen on their own.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 09:42:18 | More by bark
2.95/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottled in 2011. Drank in June 2013.
Poured a nice golden color with a one finger foamy white head. Leaves a nice solid lacing down the glass. After being in the fridge for two years, much of the hop profile is gone though there is a strong bitterness left in the finish. Some cloves and bananas up front. It has a strong bready base with a spicy middle. Strong carbonation. I bet this would be really nice with the full hop profile when it was fresh. I'm digging a nice bitter wheat beer on a hot day.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2013 21:15:28 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe from Peak Organic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.