1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial HefePeak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

82 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 24.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Weiss Principal is the international love child of a German Hefe-Weisse and an American Double IPA. This unfiltered wheat beer employs a traditional German Weiss yeast, providing engaging banana and clove flavors. A stern dry-hopping of a pungent American hops provides pronounced citrus, pine & fruit notes.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
View: Beers (25) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by busterthecat:
Photo of busterthecat
busterthecat

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Picked up this new offering after being pretty impressed with Peak Organic thus far. 22oz bottle split into two tall stemmed glasses.

A= Pours a nice cloudy golden copper hue, sits hazy golden orange in glass. A good foamy white head forms and lingers pretty well.

S- Lots of fresh banana, some hay, light bready cloves and nutmeg. A nice bright aroma.

T- Upfront taste is very similar to the aroma. Banana is most prominent. The yeast notes start to come out. Then the beer takes a turn. Lots of grassy and vegetal hop flavors take over. The hops bitterness overwhelms the other flavors and it becomes an unpleasant hoppy mess. Its not a hop bomb by any means, I mighty have liked that. The interplay between the mellow traditional wheat beer flavors and off-hop flavor kills this beer. Like really bad green tea.

M- Medium body. Starts nicely then goes bad. The mouth feel becomes very harsh and unpleasant once the hops come through. Alcohol sits on back of palate. Kinda metallic.

O- The beer starts off good then goes way south. Perhaps could have been good if Peak didn't try to over hop it. The beer leaves a gross taste in mouth. Drain pour for sure. Stay away from this unless you have ever though that it would be good to steep green tea and old grass clippings into a good hefe or wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 02:20:21 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-15-2014 02:47:34 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
Photo of Screper
Screper

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-30-2014 16:02:24 | More by Screper
Photo of coobstar
coobstar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-18-2014 15:23:38 | More by coobstar
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
orcrist_cleaver

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

06-10-2014 21:14:20 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-07-2014 08:07:16 | More by KevMo84
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

04-29-2014 19:30:02 | More by atrocity
Photo of BigTrubble
BigTrubble

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

04-16-2014 02:01:52 | More by BigTrubble
Photo of bark
bark

Sweden

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
Photo of Halluxone
Halluxone

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

11-17-2013 22:05:15 | More by Halluxone
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

11-13-2013 19:01:27 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of Beermaine
Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +19.4%

10-03-2013 00:24:13 | More by Beermaine
Photo of tickingtimebomb
tickingtimebomb

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

09-12-2013 01:20:36 | More by tickingtimebomb
Photo of IrishColonial
IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

08-17-2013 21:29:28 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of billab914
billab914

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 21:21:02 | More by billab914
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

08-10-2013 05:46:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

08-10-2013 05:36:44 | More by largadeer
Photo of Mattias
Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-07-2013 20:06:17 | More by Mattias
Photo of scotorum
scotorum

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-04-2013 04:45:03 | More by scotorum
Photo of Wattie
Wattie

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-03-2013 18:07:04 | More by Wattie
Photo of GinDC
GinDC

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

07-31-2013 01:22:04 | More by GinDC
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

07-27-2013 13:56:57 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
VoiceOfTheSoul

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Rekrule
Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2013 00:36:34 | More by Rekrule
Photo of nquigley16
nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-31-2013 19:58:10 | More by nquigley16
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe from Peak Organic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.