Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +4%
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
2.93/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
11-15-2012 06:22:40 | More by ryan1788a5
4.2/5 rDev +21.4%
MC is a beautiful amberish ale.
I am never much for flavored beers, but sometimes some brewer can get it right. At first I didn't detect much maple flavor. However, the the gentle sweetness and oats balanced out nice with a great mouthfeel.
As it warmed, the roundness of the maple shone through without being sweet. Kudos to the brewer.
I can see myself snagging a few more of these. I'll plan a great meal to pair with it.
$6.10 for a 22 - nice.
10-27-2012 03:36:54 | More by openmind
3.98/5 rDev +15%
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
2.98/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
07-05-2012 22:53:10 | More by donkeyrunner
3.6/5 rDev +4%
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.
(originally reviewed: 11-22-2011)
06-22-2012 21:16:33 | More by BostonHops
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a light orange-amber with a faint, wispy head. Faint grain in the nose with some light maple. Rich malts and light grain up front in the taste, light bitterness, crisp floral notes and a dry finish. Moderate carbonation, crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a balanced, yet simple take on an amber. Maple only noticed in the nose, but it was a nice addition. An enjoyable and simple beer, a nice change.
04-18-2012 01:49:14 | More by jsdunlop
3.25/5 rDev -6.1%
Thanks to Chad for sharing this. Served in a Bell's tulip.
A - Finger-plus of white foam settles to thin cap, thick collar, and a few stray splotches of lace. Hazy amber body.
S - Big maple syrup aroma. Some brown sugar and treacle malt in the background. Definitely not a hoppy take on the style.
T - Taste is less interesting. More seltzer and bready flavors, with very little maple sweetness, or any saccharine flavors for that matter. Not offensive, but kind of boring.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and clean finish, no alcohol. Not particularly exciting, but no problems here either.
D - Not an offensive beer by any stretch, but fairly tame on the maple, particularly in the flavor. My experiences with Peak Organic have been fairly middling in the past and this has done little to change my opinion.
04-16-2012 04:10:02 | More by MasterSki
3.6/5 rDev +4%
Subtle malty aroma has fruity and maple syrup hints. It pours a clear, dark coppery brown with a rather thick, pale yellow-tan head. Flavor is better than what the not-so-hot aroma promised: malty with a strong maple syrup tone and hints of caramel and pear. Smooth texture has average body but good fizz and leaves a maple-ish finish.
04-15-2012 18:38:51 | More by Cyberkedi
4.23/5 rDev +22.3%
Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: pours a slightly hazy orangish red color with a finger of off white creamy head that kind of reminds me of pancake mix right after you put it on the griddle, head lingers around nicely before dissipating and leaving no lacing
S: very nice scent with great depth and hints of brown sugar at the end as well as molasses throughout
T: a very nice tasting amber ale with great malty depth, just the slightest sweetness which im assuming is from the maple towards the end, quite delicious
M: medium light carbonation tingle in the forefront, drinks incredibly smoothly, leaves the mouth very clean but just slightly sticky
O: this is just a wonderfully well rounded amber ale, nice character although i had expected more maple character but it was nice on its own
04-02-2012 23:23:10 | More by BigPlay1824
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
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
Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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