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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hops202
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an ale glass.

Looks good at first sight. Nose has plenty of maple syrup - certainly smells fresh from VT. Maybe some burnt sugar there with some malt and oats. Nose is the best thing this beer has got going for it. Upon first taste I was truly let down. Syrupy mouthfell as well.

hops202, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of 420Rick
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

420Rick, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +15.3%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of yaybeerdcgirl
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.

yaybeerdcgirl, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Wukk
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Wukk, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

gwiedman1, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +15.3%

MattXT, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

NiceTaps, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of cfinch2
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

cfinch2, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

jayhunter357, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of In_Control_Mike
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

In_Control_Mike, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Lare453, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ericvillhauer
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ericvillhauer, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 10/17/2013 and reviewed from notes...

Solid amber body, no head per se, just a few weak globs of foam on the glass. Aroma was sweet with maple and toffee notes. Taste was of slightly burned sugar; faint hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; semi-sweet finish.

Oats and maple syrup produced a solid, chewy beer. Very nice warm and charred sugar flavors. An interesting niche beer; a collaboration w/local farmers and producers, especially with a unique style like this. A greatly welcomed beer, making up for what it lacks in appearance with a great flavor.

beergoot, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of firedwarftj
3/5  rDev -13.5%

firedwarftj, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of swierczt
2.5/5  rDev -28%

swierczt, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of mpedara429
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.

mpedara429, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
3/5  rDev -13.5%

mikefour77, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Hey-duck
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Hey-duck, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Beermaine
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of VincentFrey
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Nepenthe Homebrew Tulip Glass. Pours copper, with a thick head for a while that slowly dies down but laces a bit nicely

Maple comes through nicely in the aroma, although the back of it seems very much like cereal. I imagine this may be the oats, and that would fit the style, but it’s just not particularly appetizing. Still, given style and added ingredients, hits the major criteria for a specialty beer.

Taste is very different. Different good, honestly. The oats contribute a beautiful fullness and the maple is definitely present despite the many, many issues of brewing with maple syrup. Beyond representing the oats and maple though, it’s a very standard amber ale on the backend. Without the maple, it might even lose the oats entirely except in the mouthfeel.

Mouthfeel is pretty delicious. Full, full beer for 6.2% and a delicious maple coating. Nothing astringent or hot, just goes down easy but filling.

Overall, a good beer that succeeds at it’s specialty. I’d buy it again. If you’re unfamiliar with oats in beer, or hate maple syrup, maybe avoid until you pick up a taste for one or the other. For $5 this a nicely made bomber I’d pick up again if fresh.

VincentFrey, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of oregonianredbird
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

oregonianredbird, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
3/5  rDev -13.5%

scxcrunner, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of DruRho
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DruRho, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

FrankShirley, Jun 23, 2013
Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.