Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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Reviews by GratefulBeerGuy:
4.45/5 rDev +28.2%
$3.69 per bomber! gold foil over a screw top cap.
A golden hued amber color, light maple syrup look for sure with a full-on 2" bubbly-froth, off-white foam, very thick and well retained.
The gentle aroma of maple syrup, scotch and smoke, caramel with a minty-earthy hop aroma with gentle vanilla and oats.
The first sip really delivers the goods! amazing balance of sweet, smokey, maple maltiness, dry, earthy, minty hops. Very lush, rich and smooth effect with oats and grains from the core. Great depth of flavor with local and organic ingredients keeps this very unique. Organic oats and maple syrup just screams New England! tons of flavor without a massive abv is also refreshing.
A current favorite and perfect for the Autumn and fall season.
12-03-2011 22:37:40 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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3.41/5 rDev -1.7%
A- golden amber color, slight haziness, thin head and no lacing
S- malt, oats, a little maple
T- complex maltiness balanced nicely with hopiness up front, turns roasty, and then finishes a little sweet with fruity esters and a hint of maple syrup.
M- medium bodied, a little sweet stickiness, and good moderate carbonation. coats the tongue more than I prefer
O- given the nice balance on the front of the tongue, it's too bad that the lingering taste is so bitingly sweet.
09-22-2013 09:01:40 | More by oregonianredbird
2.78/5 rDev -19.9%
I was looking forward to this beer because I generally like what this brewery produces. Unfortunately, this beer was not one of my favorites.
A copper color with a small, off-white head.
Faint caramel malt aroma. Alcohol, not pleasant (even though it's only 6.7% ABV).
The taste was vaguely oatmeal with maple syrup. Still very alcoholic.
I thought this was way too much booze and not enough of the oats and syrup.
12-08-2011 22:05:46 | More by lordofthewiens
3.88/5 rDev +11.8%
Bomber bottle, gold foiled (why?) No freshness info to be found.
Pours cloudy/murky medium amber, nice frothy light tan head, lasts and lasts, leaves a thick collar, strands and bit of lacing.
Sniff reveals the expected sweet, maple infused malts.
Malt, malt and more malt...yup, suprise its a malty brew...tasty enough...with maple malts fully in charge. Notes of maple, vanilla, honey. Smooth and flavorful, but with limited complexity.
12-31-2011 02:37:58 | More by Billolick
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
recently purchased, 22 oz bottle.
Pours a lovely, clear orange-amber with a modest sized but very durable tan head. Plenty of caramel malt with a hint of spicy hops. Real Vermont maple syrup is detectable in both the nose and the taste. It is slightly sweet, but has an excellent sweet/bitter/sour balance. Creamy smooth, but with enough carbonation to give it an excellent bit of liveliness too.
O: Take into account that I simply love the flavor of maple syrup and maple sugar, so to me this is delicious, despite a very slight off- or sour-note in the nose and palate.
09-06-2012 23:21:49 | More by chinchill
District of Columbia
2.79/5 rDev -19.6%
Look -- I think if you have "maple" on the lable, it should have some sweetness, some smoothness. This beer has neither.
To be fair, it's advertised as being grown with oats. Maybe that accounts for its grainy taste and chewy mouth feel. You will be disappointed if you expect a sweet, smooth "maple" taste -- there is none.
02-23-2014 19:24:29 | More by yaybeerdcgirl
4.25/5 rDev +22.5%
It's like drinking Maple syrup but in beer style. I personally could take some more maple taste. The aroma is wonderful. The mouthfeel is a little light in my opinion but I like heavier beers. The taste is alright, like I said I could use more maple. If you can get your hands on it it's worth the try.
11-09-2013 23:08:54 | More by ericvillhauer
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -2.6%
A - Clear honey copper color, thin, thin head.
S - Very little smell, faintly maple and sweet roasted malts
T - Quite sweet, the maple taste really stands out. Some hoppiness and brown sugar notes, but the maple is certainly noticeable throughout.
M - A bit syrupy (no pun intended) and viscous. Very light carbonation makes it seem even more so.
O - Pretty good beer, not typically a fan of Peak, but this is decent. A bit too sweet for more than snifter glass, but would be good as a dessert beer.
01-05-2013 04:14:42 | More by Rukasu
3.05/5 rDev -12.1%
A) Pours with a two finger head then settles to a thin white lacing on top. Clear body. Amber in color.
S) Caramel and toffee notes. A very mellow maple aroma.
T) A bit grainy. Some astringent notes. A decent malt base, but not noticeable "maple" taste. Not much of an aftertaste, just ends abruptly.
M) Medium light body. A bit thin feeling. A lingering slick tongue feel.
O) An average red ale. Not that impressed especially when the rest of the Peak's repertoire are solid brews.
12-24-2011 02:08:45 | More by u2carew
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
A: The beer is clear orange-amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that slowly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of maple syrup in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: Light to moderate flavors of maple syrup are present in the taste, which has some subtle notes of sweetness and hints of bitterness. Flavors of maple syrup linger through the aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied, very smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a nice smooth mouthfeel. It is a good choice if you like some maple syrup but don't want a beer that is overwhelmed by lots of maple flavors and sweetness (like maple candy).
11-16-2012 04:40:07 | More by metter98
3.58/5 rDev +3.2%
Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was an orangey brown, with a thin 1 finger dirty white head. Copious streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was slightly sweet, reminded me of brown sugar, and finished with an oaty smell. Taste was a bit sweeter than expected, but not overly so. Maple was very understated, but balanced with a bit of bitter grainy finish. Felt a bit thin and watery in the mouth. Needed to be thickened up a bit. Overall a respectable selection. If found for a reasonable price, definitely worth a shot.
12-21-2011 00:14:42 | More by mountdew1
4.13/5 rDev +19%
Appearance: Medium dark amber/ruby. Pours a fairly modest head which recedes quickly.
Aroma: Malty sweetness with an evident hint of maple syrup. A woody, sweet aroma.
Taste: Malty and moderately sweet -- not too sweet though. There is nice balance of malt and hops, with a lightly bitter aftertaste. The sweetness from the maple syrup is not overwhelming, but rather contributes nicely to the beer's body and works well with the malty tones.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich and thick, medium carbonation. Very nice mouthfeel!
Overall: I like it. At the outset I wasn't quite convinced, but the appearance and the aroma, but the taste and the mouthfeel really deliver; it's a rich, tasty beer. I was quite curious about the maple syrup in a beer, but it works well. I think that the oats probably contribute to the general softness and nice mouthfeel of the beer -- It's almost like having a nice bowl of steel cut oats with a good helping of maple syrup!
03-18-2012 22:38:10 | More by Arborescence
2.95/5 rDev -15%
The Maple Collaboration was rolled out at a recent tasting. I was all fired up for this, because short of cat food, what doesn't taste great with Maple?
Here's the thing. I am guessing this was brewed in collaboration with the renowned brewer Wayne Maple, because that's the only reason I can think of to include "maple" in the title. There sure as hell isn't any maple in the beer to justify it. Nothing particularly wrong with the drink, but I wound up fixating on the lack of maple, and therefore, the lack of identifiable flavor.
Bummer of an experiencer. C/C+ as a beer, F- for truth in advertising
01-09-2012 19:47:02 | More by lurpy1
3.85/5 rDev +11%
Paid a reason-able price for the bomber (6.49)
A - Mild dark brown very hazy with little head (1/4 inch at best) with a pretty good lacing.
S - Smell is initially sweet mostly from the amber side giving me sweet caramel malts, honey sweetness, and mild hops.
T - Pretty good maple flavor, could mostly be from the amber ale side. Mostly malt forward but enough hops to keep it in check. Eh not bad.
M - Light to medium. Semi bitter.
Overall nothing really to seek out if your a "maple beer" hunter but interesting enough to try. Works rather well.
03-31-2012 04:42:33 | More by DrDemento456
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
This beer? It's a solid brew. Pours a nice red color with tons of carbonation and a tiny head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, caramel malts and some spicing. The taste is quite sweet, with caramel and maple immediately standing out. There's some slight bittering hops to go along with the spices that round off the beer. Nothing special, but still a decent brew. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and smooth, and the drinkability is pretty good considering ABV and sweetness. Overall, a solid, cheap bomber. It wouldn't hurt to give this one a try, although I don't think it'll stun you.
12-18-2011 02:39:50 | More by shand
Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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