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Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial HefePeak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 25%


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)
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -36.6%
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
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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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VoiceOfTheSoul

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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.

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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.

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Peak Organic Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe from Peak Organic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.