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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic The Maple CollaborationPeak Organic The Maple Collaboration

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%


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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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single at Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA. Gold foiled cap.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head falls promptly, with average lacing. Aroma is grainy depth and sweetness.

Taste is fruity sweet to start, shot of lightly spiced lemon in the middle, and the malt and hops cruise through to the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, could use a bit more carbonation, and drinkability is pretty good. I could see myself drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:01:11 | More by ppoitras
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
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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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 00:14:42 | More by mountdew1
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shand

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 02:39:50 | More by shand
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
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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viaingo

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Amber/Red Ale
Color: Deep amber color
Body:
Head: Small white head. Did not last very long.
Taste:
Aroma: Sweet smell, light hops,

This beer was very fancy, through and through with gold foil at the top. The price was reasonable. It was a beer that I had to try and was not disappointed to do so. For a 22 oz bomber, the 6.7% ABV was not bad. I love everything Peak Organic does and want to eventually try everything they brew.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 11:52:36 | More by viaingo
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elNopalero

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another local brew picked up on a recent Boston trip. This pours a clear auburn color with wonderful foam retention even after half an hour. There’s a sweet, pleasing aroma to this with some maple notes coming through as well. Tastes sweet, too, with a distinct maple flavor coming though on an otherwise smooth ale. Great mouthfeel, pleasing effervescence, and it’s organic and brewed with local ingredients to boot. A nice find!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 20:49:39 | More by elNopalero
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

$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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 22:37:40 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a clear, bright medium amber tone while yielding a 1 and 1/2" foamy beige head. decent retention and lacing in patches. good looking brew.

nose is likewise impressive, though nothing extraordinary. malt-forward with distinct notes of maple and some hops, a touch of toffee.

flavor mostly follows the aroma but doesn't quite fulfill its promise. the depth and interplay of its star ingredients leaves something to be desired IMO... medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a drinkable, moderately tasty beer but not one i would go out of my way for.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 05:30:24 | More by perrymarcus
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
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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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2 1/2" custard head. Body is clear and somewhere between golden and amber. Smells nice, maple, caramel, toffee. Taste is moderately sweet but with far less maple than I expected. In fact I'd describe it more as butter brickle or burnt sugar or even a little nutty like a pecan beer I once had. So still good just not the maple I anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 10:03:49 | More by MoreThanWine
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Large tan head of about 2” to 3” than recedes pretty quickly to a thin cap, very nice lacing though. Bright amber/orange in color (almost looks like a barleywine).

Smell: Caramel malts, some hoppy spice, and noticeable maple.

Taste: Balance is the first word that comes to mind. For all of the sweet components in this beer meaning the maple and the sweet caramel malt, this beer is hopped enough to provide a pleasant amount of bitterness throughout. You rally can taste the maple but I would not characterize it as dominant. The maple flavor just works as a component with the malty characteristics and the hoppy bitterness. In fact the maple leaves itself in the finish as a pretty nice after taste

Mouthfeel: Nicely smooth, the palate is clean at the finish; despite being sweet it is not sticky or cloying.

Overall: Really a pleasant surprise from Peak Organic, I have to say I enjoyed this beer more than the other autumn beers I’ve had including the Oktoberfest. If you like maple, make sure t give this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 23:12:57 | More by BobZ
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Nice copper amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light maple nose. Flavor is maple, hints of caramel with slight bitter finish. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 22:29:24 | More by jdhilt
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Shaw's in North Hampton. Pours a medium to dark amber crystal-clear body with nearly an inch of khaki-colored head that leaves loads of lacing as the beer is consumed. Oats and maple syrup definitely come through in the aroma. Oats, nut, maple, raisin, caramel, and butterscotch all hit the palate in succession. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Fairly quaffable overall - the alcohol isn't really noticeable and the beer goes down pretty easily despite its complexity. Wow. I have never had a beer quite like this. Glad I picked it up. This beer is truly unique and it definitely tastes like a fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 20:42:33 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.