Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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Reviews by begforme4484:
4.22/5 rDev +25.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -12.5%
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
3.88/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a light orange yellow, hazy, with only a thin lacing of head on the surface. Be careful when pouring, as this is an unfiltered wheat style, and sediment can end up in the glass. (this is really harmless and tasteless, but it looks bad)
Smell is intense- alcohol, cloves, bananas, hops. The aroma presents like a wheat beer on steroids. Its absolutely pungent.
Mouthfeel is light and airy, which is a huge surprise given the punch in the face the aroma presents. Its texturally very light, but active, with lots of bubbles.
Taste is as intense as the smell, but even more complex. Initially a wash of pure alcohol drowns the taste buds, and is followed by spice, cloves, then an intense, super bitter, resinous piney hop flavor overtakes everything. Finish is dry, with a super subtle fruit taste.
This is one assertive, intense, bad-ass brew. The intense flavor and smell are impressive. A very unique take on the IPA style. I don't know if the two styles- German Heffe-Weiss and American IPA- compliment or fight each other, but the result is a potent, flavorful brew.
Recommended, but be warned- this is one aggressive, assertive brew. Anything that is 8.6% abv, yet actually taste higher, should be consumed in moderation.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2013 15:48:29 | More by WSB
Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe from Peak Organic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.