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Peak Organic Fresh Cut - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Reviews: 47
Hads: 299
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 29.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
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Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener | 4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Flounder57 on 09-06-2013

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Photo of rcamp28
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +5.2%
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 -2.1%
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 +14.5%
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 +2.3%
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 +26.2%
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 +16.6%
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%
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 -2.6%
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 -3.1%
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 +9.4%
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 -23.4%
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 -2.3%
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 -4.4%
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 -30.9%
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 -4.2%
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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Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

A - Pale golden body with bubbly white head. Modest retention but nice lacing.

S - Light citrus hop

T - Nice dry pine and floral hops. Malts are doughy and spicy.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. Slick and slightly thin.

O - This was very enjoyable. But I would have preferred a stronger malt presence to give it more body and balance.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -7%

Bottled 6/16/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grass and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that packs a surprising hop punch that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of illpass78
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy straw with a big pillowy white head. Somewhat surprised by the haze. Expected clear. Maybe I didn't read the label closely.

Aroma: Smells of grass, hops, lemon and slight toast.

Taste: Taste follows the nose - it's fairly grass-forward. Decent dry hoppy bite. Finishes easily.

Mouthfeel: Good summer depth.

Overall: Decent pilsner. There are better crafty pilsners on the market - MOAT's comes to mind, as does Narragansett's Bohemian - but it has flavor and appropriate body. A good companion for tacos or pizza. Sneak this to your annoying Coors Light-swilling buddy and then make fun of them for drinking organic beer.

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Photo of droomyster
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a clear golden body with a big white head with good retention and lacing. Aromas are big on freshly cut grass with heaps and heaps of fresh Meyer lemons. Flavors have an initial honey Graham cracker sweetness before the green grassy taste blended with lemon peel dominates the middle and the finish. I'd like a Pilsner that isn't shy about its taste. This is a wonderful summer beer.

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Photo of Fieldzy27
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

White bubbly head with a pale straw body that is hazy and very unfiltered looking.hop aroma is strong with citrus and grapefruit and some herbal notes. Taste is lightly bitter with crisp bite that fades to an ultra clean finish. Best beer from this brewey hands down.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

This is a very good beer. It poured the hazy pale yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent carries a gin like flare with touches of mild pine and hints of citrus. The taste has a great Czech pils base with a neat pine/gin twang. The mouthfeel is m3edium in body with good carbonation. Overall I am really enjoying this beer.

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Photo of jpro
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a cloudy, straw gold... very light, with a wispy head of about one finger of foam - leaves a few strands of lace. Musty tropical fruit on the nose, as well as citrus and light malt sweetness. Taste is pretty hoppy without much malt back-up; citrus rind; light resin; a touch chalky... pretty bitter, actually. Light mouthfeel and high carbonation - pilsnery. Not a bad summer beer, I guess.

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Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

Poured into a tulip glass.
Bottle date: July 07, 2014
Pour date: August 18, 2014

APPEARANCE: pale, honey yellow with a tall 2 inch white, foamy head. Beer shows some sediment and cloudiness. Honeycomb lacing around walls of glass, and head reduces to a little puck in the middle.

SMELL: smells like fresh pine and wet pants with a nice mellow grain.

TASTE: I'm getting lemon-drops, grass, and pine needles. Very well-balanced; neither the hops, grains, or malts overpower. This beer I'd say is aromatically hop-shifted, while the flavor is grain-shifted. Great level of bitterness - makes for a crisp finish. All the flavors dissipate together linearly.

FEEL: pretty bubble and burp-inducing. Not a very filling beer, fairly thin-bodied, but the big flavor makes up for it.

BURP: very pleasent

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: a little hazy; 1 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly; moderate lacing;

S: with the "fresh cut" name, I was expecting a grassy aroma; instead I got a really inviting grapefruit;

T: grapefruit is still present, but what most prevalent is the light malt; low bitterness on finish;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; crisp; dry finish;

O: really enjoyable; thirst quenching;

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Peak Organic Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.