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Peak Organic Fresh Cut | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Flounder57 on 09-06-2013

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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 329
Photo of Lonborgski
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear deep gold color poured from 12 oz bottle. One finger head that leaves nice lacing.
Smell of sour lemon, maybe a surprising hint of funk.
Taste of dry slightly sour lemons then hop bitterness follows.
Effervescent feel that lingers. Very nice.
Overall, a very nice summer beer.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Meringue head, maize color. Hops are light/airy and not oily. Great pilsener flavor. Carbonation was high out of the bottle but feels perfect on the tongue. A delicious and refreshing example of the style and organic to boot. Top notch.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, you guessed it. That beer came by way of woodychandler. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by citrus, light grassiness. Taste is well balanced citrus hops and malts, extremely refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall would be a great thirst quencher on a hot day.

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Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a straw color.

The aroma offers medium bready sweet malt, light floral, hints of diacetyl.

The flavor is light bready malts, with a gentle bitterness with more floral, hints of lingering grass. The body is medium with medium carbonation with the malt covering the bubbles slightly.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- Pale golden color, a little cloudy, and a soapy three/four finger head.

aroma- Grassy, herbal/spice, and zesty citrus.

taste- Dry bitterness at first with grassy/spicy hops and bone dry malt combining for a crisp/well-carbonated start. The dryness lingers but is cut a little by sweet citrus hop flavors.

feel- Dry, medium/light bodied, medium/high carbonation, and the epitome of a dry/clean/crisp beer.

overall- This has just about everything an American Pils should have. Grassy/citrus hops, dry, crisp bite at first, and a mainly clean finish. Maybe the only knock is that dryness/bitterness lingers a bit, but as it warms up the finish smooths out. Overall, an excellent/world class beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Despite what the approved pic depicts, they are now putting this beer into CANs, making it very attractive to/for The CANQuest (tm), my ongoing, misguided attempt to drink & review EVERY CANned beer in existence.

From the CAN: "Pure Ingredients, Delicious Beer"; "A Dry-Hopped Pilsner"; "[Certified] USDA Organic".

In my barfly world, "Fresh Cut" usually refers to potatoes prepared locally for French Fries, but this works, too. The Crack! was nice & loud and I got a squirt across my fingertips thanks to it being a brimful craft CAN. That is always the sign of a good start, but I have learned to become more gentle in terms of my subsequent Glug. I still got a finger of soapy, bone-white head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a lightly-hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a brilliant lemon/grapefruit/citrus smell & my mouth immediately began watering! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was so intensely citrusy that I thought that I might be drinking an AIPA! However, that said, I also began to perceive a cracker/biscuit malt presence that was totally appropriate for the style. In fact, it began to remind me of lemon biscotti from Enrico's Biscotti Company in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Finish was dry, slightly tart and definitely refreshing. F**k it, I am clearing out the cooler this summer to make room for a whole buncha CANs of this one!

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Photo of DonnieHops
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite Pils....and maybe everyday beer....

Crisp and clean like a pilsner should be but also a peppery, white pepper with a hint citrus flavor.... A ever slight sweet finish.... Fresh Cut is delicious and refreshing....quaffable and grassy......... Luv it!!

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Photo of CommonSense
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25


Not your typical pilsner. This one carries plenty of flavor from the hops, almost reminiscent of a session IPA.

Peak is a consistent brewer that markets their organic beer at competitive prices. Delicious brews from some of the highest quality ingredients.

Try this, it blows any pilsner I've ever had out of the water.


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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear straw color with white head. Aroma is floral with elderflower, camomile and some citrusy hops. Taste is also hoppy with citrus fruits, dill and camomile notes. Quite bitter on the finish. Body is medium and well carbonated. Quite nice overall, resembles more a pale ale than a pilsener.

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Photo of rcamp28
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overall solid Czech Pils. The taste is, as the name suggests, very fresh. Crisp, clean taste. No after taste, which I like. I believe it's dry hopped. Peak, in general, makes really solid beers with quality ingredients. They don't do anything crazy, but all of their cores are good beers that you can't really go wrong with.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding in every category. This beer pours a lovely light amber with a slight haze from dry hopping. Good persistent white head. Nose is breaddy and has lots of spicy hop. A citric tang in the background but no real fruit. No dms, no diacetyl. Breaddy but the hop is so bold! Fluent bread, with a good crust on it. Tantalizing hops with a soft sweet herbal playing second fiddle to plenty of hop spice. Dry, bubbly finish with a bitter that is substantiial but impeccably balanced. I need more of this. I want to review it again.

Clearly dated for freshness on the side of the bottle.

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Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, Bottled 5/16/15

Pours clouded, dull lighter amber, minor head, but does leave nice looking fine strands and bits of lacing, overlooking a tiny bubble film.

I get some lime, spicy hops and a hint of malt on the nose

Similar stuff going on on the palate, more spicy hops, dull lime and a thin undercoating of malt.

Better then decent take on the style, moderate crispness and bite. Went well with some lemony fish and veggies.

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Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is Golden darker yellow, hazy as noted by others, medium body
Fresh smell, citrus/grassy with something sweet only slightly detectable in the slosh
Taste is loaded up on grassy earthy hops, nice lingering aftertaste...
Very crisp and drinkable, smooth, super session beer, great thirst quencher
Available in 12 pack cans is a real plus...have em in a cooler iced right up!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, straw gold coloring, with a foamy, clingy, bubbly, white head, and a steady flow of carbonation bubbling. Nose of grass, evergreen, and pine tassel, with highlights of toasted grains, and a cracker backbone. Flavors are bitter hops forward, with grassy and piney notes, with a floral and lemon follow. Cracker backbone supports the palate. Very hoppy. Smooth, light, and crisp bodied, with a grassy and bitter aftertaste. The finish is crisp and dry. Great warm weather beer.

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Photo of cmgm1592
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an American Pilsner should be. It pairs a traditional Czech style with an enormous amount of hops on the front, which is a nice reflection on the U.S. Obsession with that portion of beer making. Super drinkable super refined.

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Photo of mrz200
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a Peak fan, but have been passing on this offering just based on the description as a Pilsner. Finally grabbed a 6er last week and had 3 of them before I knew what hit me! Delicious hoppy summer brew!

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Photo of BigGold
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at B & G Oysters, Boston, Mass., poured from 12-oz. can into tumbler. Not a polished presentation, but still a pretty good effort at the style.

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Photo of Beric
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 19 June 2015

Appearance: Pours a really cloudy golden color with a soapy white head. Definitely did not expect this to be cloudy, but with the dry hopping I'm not overly surprised.

Smell: Huge citrus hoppiness in the nose and definitely some grassiness too.

Taste: Tons of hops again, with little to no malt presence, which is disappointing. The beer tastes fine, but it's definitely no 'pilsener' (as is reflected in the overall rating). This is basically a session IPA with all these hops, as the subtle biscuity notes that lager heads love are all but absent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. The body seemed a bit thicker than I was expecting.

Overall: A good beer for IPA drinkers for sure- and don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this beer!- but it is not a pilsener.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled 04/06/15. Sampled on June 4, 2015.

Slightly hazy pale yellow pour under a huge white head.

Aroma of European barley and grainy malts, bread, and slightly grassy.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste is sweet and toasty with a mild to moderate balanced bitterness. Ends clean.

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Photo of RonJensen
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first taste of organic beers from Peak. I like the medium ABV percentage on this, Great tasting pilsner and when a beer is organic, it has no chemicals to worry about. I plan to try more styles from this company.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. I like the frothy texture, if not the unimpressive retention. At least a lot of lacing is left behind as the head (quickly) fades. (2.75)

Smell: I seem to pick up a lot of buttery diacetyl, undermining the hop characteristics - Shipyard strikes again? There are nonetheless touches of grass and bell pepper coming through, along with some sugar cookie sweetness. Luckily, the hops shine more vividly as it opens up. It's slightly different for a pilsner, and really not bad smelling at all. (3.25)

Taste: Just like the nose suggested, except even worse: diacetyl runs roughshod over the entire flavor profile. It completely steamrolls both the grassy hops and malt sweetness. I get used to the diacetyl-heavy flavor, but I never learn to enjoy it. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a pilsner, with a good dryness. Even with the lingering malt sweetness, it's dry and easy drinking. High carbonation aids its mouthfeel. At least this part of the beer is successful... (3.5)

Overall: Underwhelming is the only word for this. Maybe I should sample it fresher, but it couldn't have degraded that badly after two and a half months. I will not be on the look for this one again. (2.75)

2.95/5: Oops, our lawn is turning brown

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Photo of Ian_B
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is so close to being something outstanding, but falls flat in just a few too many areas. Decent for the price; a tasty six-pack if you like a beer that is light/crisp and robust in flavour. Bitterness is mild to medium, but well-balanced by a soft bouquet of lightly sweet malt, citrus hops and grassy bitterness. Savory lager/pilsner smoothness but overall crisp and dry finish.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy deep straw producing 2 fingers of foamy, clumpy, somewhat lasting, white head that leaves webby sheets of lace. Aroma is crisp & dry, pilsner malts, biscuit & cracker, lemon/orange & grassy hops. There is something in the aroma that is reminiscent of beaten egg whites/meringue. Taste is a more vibrant version of the the nose: pilsner malt, cracker/biscuit with lemony & grassy hops with bitterness & dryness developing in the mid-sip & intensifying through the finish & aftertaste where it lingers as a heavy & bitterness & astringency. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry, crisp, astringent & lightly prickly.

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Photo of snilsen13
2.66/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured from can
hazy yellow, thin head with some lacing
no strong smell in glass
pine smell just before tasting
medium hop flavor, clean, not much malt flavor
aftertaste is a little sour, but basically finishes dry
thin body, decent carb
easy to drink but nothing special, this beer needs some malt/yeast character.
there are several widely available domestic pils I would choose over this, such as Victory.

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Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Tall 12oz bottle releases a semi-hazy extremely pale golden body into my glass. The head is white and foamy with decent retention dying to a fluffy ring around the beer. Lacing is fairly plentiful with sheets and webs around the serving vessel.

S- Dry hopping provides hop hints out of the ordinary Noble or spicy Saaz range. Citrus fruits are present along with floral, grassy and spicy notes. Slight Pilsner grain and yeast but mostly clean. Lacks overall strength.

T- Feels more like a traditional Pilsener here with a lot of the fruity hops in the aroma failing to show up, they do just a bit with a hint of lemon. Grassy, herbal and spicy hops rounded out by pale bready malts.

MF- Light bodied but a substantial creamy feeling on the palate. Carbonation comes down on the high side of things contributing to that smooth puffiness. Grassy bitter finish.

A solid Pils with just a bit of non-traditional hop hints outside of the normal Saaz barrage. Good but doesn't stack up with the greats in terms of lager yeast and hop bite.

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Peak Organic Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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