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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Peak Maple Collaboration is a truly local project. It’s a new twist on our previously brewed Maple Oat Ale. We worked with local farmers and small businesses to craft this beer with Maine-grown organic oats from GrandyOats and Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms. The Maple Collaboration is a copper-colored brew with a dynamic mouth feel from the organic oats and a subtle richness in the finish from the organic maple syrup. The beer is in support of Chefs Collaborative, the nation’s leading environmentally conscious culinary organization.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: MrHurmateeowish on 10-23-2011)
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.2%

11-24-2011 06:01:10 | More by dtx00
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Barbie

Maryland

2/5  rDev -42.4%

11-03-2012 23:17:32 | More by Barbie
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-14-2012 00:41:56 | More by MarkSmithVT
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flyersfan900

Virginia

2/5  rDev -42.4%

10-28-2012 20:13:45 | More by flyersfan900
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atrocity

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

04-29-2014 19:29:45 | More by atrocity
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swierczt

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -28%

10-29-2013 17:20:15 | More by swierczt
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

11-28-2013 01:25:18 | More by In_Control_Mike
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

No mas!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 22:05:46 | More by lordofthewiens
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yaybeerdcgirl

District of Columbia

2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 19:24:29 | More by yaybeerdcgirl
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured out a light copper color. Almost a maple syrup color. Interesting… A finger of nearly white head with little retention and no lacing. I don't trust beer in twist cap bottles...

S: Sweet maple syrup and floral and semi dank hops.

T: Same as the smell. The beer base is a lot lighter than I anticipated. It is almost like maple syrup mixed with a pale ale. Some fruity esters poke through in the background.

M: Medium, sticky body and medium carbonation.

O: The amount of maple flavor is spot on. My main issue here is the beer base. The hop profile seems bizarre for this beer and didn't sit well with me. More subtle hops and a darker malt bill would've suited this beer much better.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:36:45 | More by mpedara429
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear red with hues of orange. An inch of white head fades quickly. Small specs of lacing.

S: Caramel, slight toffee and molasses, a touch of sugary maple, subtle berry fruitiness, hit of butterscotch, and an underlying earthiness.

T: Butterscotch and a slight coffee impression open. A wave of maple syrup washes over the palate. Slight fruitiness is hard to pick up underneath the maple. Tea leaves. Sugary malt sweetness builds and becomes slightly cloying. A pinch of brown cocoa and some earthy undertones are all but drowned. Finishes with a buttery maple flavor.

M: Medium bodied. Slightly viscous and mouth coating. Low carbonation.

O: This beer is a train wreck. Far too sweet, and the flavors at work just do not mesh well. Peak organic keeps trying to force the issue with these amber ales. Much like the coffee flavors of Espresso Amber, the maple just doesn't seem to belong in this beer. The distinct house yeast further muddles things, adding an unpleasant buttery/butterscotch flavor into the mix. If there's one good thing to be said about this beer, it's that the maple at least tastes very natural and authentic.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 06:22:40 | More by ryan1788a5
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 19:47:02 | More by lurpy1
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber with a runaway beige head. What was once a runaway head that almost expanded out of the glass it then ran away from sight. Eh retention.

Aroma is some maple sweet twang a little bit of oven baked oats and caramel sweetness.

Taste is fruity apple juice with a little bit of leafy hops. Not much maple but some. Seltzer-y mouthfeel.

I've had better maple ales. I've had better amber ales. I've had better Peak beers. This beer is a let down on many levels. It's odd that Peak's Oak Aged Mocha Stout tastes like maple sugar candy and Peaks Maple Collaboration tastes like a bland amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 22:53:10 | More by donkeyrunner
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-25-2012 00:47:26 | More by ZacharyJ
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jnice1984

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-16-2011 02:22:52 | More by jnice1984
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-31-2013 02:13:25 | More by firedwarftj
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MystikCelt

New York

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-01-2013 04:43:47 | More by MystikCelt
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-27-2013 11:29:41 | More by scxcrunner
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-23-2013 22:24:25 | More by Lare453
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johnhenryconway


3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-19-2011 05:04:02 | More by johnhenryconway
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-21-2013 17:30:29 | More by mikefour77
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz Bottle
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 02:08:45 | More by u2carew
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Went into trying this beer with somewhat scepticism because i'm not a huge fan of maple in my beer but quickly realized that this beer didn't have a very big maple taste.

Although i don't perticularly like the maple i think the beer in the long run lacks its desired flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 15:22:21 | More by KELPAK
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

kind of a murky amber brown with a smallish light tan head that sticks around for just a bit at 1 finger that laces well.

kind of a kind of slightly getting a maple sweetness when taking a huge whiff. other than that, some grainy hops and caramel. really subdued.

a bit more of a maple (almost honey-like) sweetness in the taste with some cereal grains and slightly toasted white bread. some herbal hops behind that. a buttery aftertaste with just a bit of sweetness on the finish.

medium/light bodied with prickly carbonation and a bit of syrup left on the back-end.

meh.. very forgettable. It offers little in the way of maple flavors, just a bit of sweetness, it offers little in the way of oat body. It's okay.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:24:53 | More by silentjay
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ah'm a sucker for maple syrup, molasses, or anything related, so seeing this on the shelf was waving a red flag at me. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

First, my own prejudice, but I expect maple beers to be dark; weird. Pours a very light amber. Smell is terrifically sweet, with a five o'clock shadow of maple & malts. Almost a cedar-like tint, too.

The Maple Collaboration is less maple than mint. Very minty. I can feel my teeth glinting. Heavy dose of Cheerios, grainy, cereal, husk included. Oaty. This is like a horse's feed bag. Cut rate sweetness that might be maple, might be malts, disappointed there's not more molasses. Late, tongue-tingling bite in the hops. Slow & low.

Not bad, but I feel victimized by false advertising, the maple syrup is the pale ghost of a possibility. Decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 04:23:25 | More by maximum12
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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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