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Peak Organic Fresh Cut - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Flounder57 on 09-06-2013)
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of openmind
4.86/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My days of "kill me with dem bitter hops" are over. And I think a lot of folks and brewers are going in that direction, too.

However, that doesn't mean that I don't want a nice hop flavor and aroma, and many IPAs fit the bill nicely.

Pilsners and lagers are making a comeback - a nice beer with flavor and less ABV, has an appeal.

So, I tried this one.

Appearance. It looks like beer.

Smell. (I prefer "nose") Out of this world. Bready. Tropical fruit. Spice.

Taste is wonderful. A nice clean start with a bit of pine/spice. mid-point - A night of tropical splendor. And then a nice crisp finish. A ton of dry-hopped flavor, Not bitter.

MF - creamy nice.

This is going to be my "always have a sixer in the fridge" beer for a long time.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +22%

Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%

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

Photo of SoulFroosh
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've been searching for the perfect balance between the hop-bite of a full IPA, and an easy drinking Pilsner-lager. This is it. It's a beautiful beer.

Refreshing, hoppy, crisp, floral, with bite -- but with the lightness and drinkability of a Pilsner-lager. It goes down perfectly. Just the right amount of hop at the front of the mouth. Floral, lemons, grass in the middle -- leaving a perfectly balanced hop/grassy bite on the tastebuds to round off.

Now I just wish they'd package this in a 12 pack for $16 or so to save me buying a 6pk for $10 every time.

Photo of kflorence
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy, light golden in color with a half inch of frothy white foam atop. Carbonation looks to be average. Surprisingly, the head retention is fairly good and there is some lacing on the glass edge as you drink. Wasn't expecting the cloudiness, but it looks quite inviting!

S: Cream corn and fresh cut hops dominate the aroma with a solid light malt profile with notes of honey and butter. A treat for the old nostrils. Fresh cut, fo sho.

T: Follows the nose quite well: light buttery malts and cream corn up front followed by a lemony, floral and grass hop tang, finishing with a marriage of the two. Both classic and revolutionary, this one packs the sweet, light graininess of Czech style pilsener, but with a decidedly American citrus and floral hop characteristic that makes itself known without being overpowering.

M: Light bodied with average, but lively carbonation, this one is extremely smooth and drinkable with a slight bit of chewiness. Very sessionable.

O: Wow. This one blew me away a little bit. Was not expecting so much hop goodness here and was pleasantly surprised to find how well it worked since it makes itself quite known but finishes very balanced. This is my third brew from this wonderful brewery and I must say they are quickly becoming one of my favorites. In terms of pilsners, Pilsener Urquell has always been the benchmark brew for me, and this one satisfies the cream corn and hopiness of the former while adding a decisively American fresh hop characteristic all of it's own to balance out the mix. I would not hesitate to seek this one out whenever I'm in the need of a good pilsener, and I will now pay close attention to what this brewery releases. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of malvrich
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a brown bottle into a 14 ounce pilsner glass
a: the first thing that hit me was the cloudiness of the beer.
secondly, lots of carbonation producing prolific head with good retention and lacing.
golden dark yellow tint to the beer.

s: immediately punches you in the nose with a light but prominent hop aroma. bitterness is promised.

t: as promised, lots of hop bitterness up front. light and, as several others have noted, very citrusy.
not sure if i can pin it down to grapefruit or lemon but citrus is prominent. this hop forwardness is almost but somehow NOT overpowering and in my opinion does not detract from what is a very delicious, well balanced, light and flavorful brew. i am currently favoring pilsners and seeking out different ones to try. this is high on my current favorites list.

m: more body than you would expect from such a generally light tasting pils, but still quite light and highly drinkable. a bit light of medium body. carbonation gives nice tingle on the mouth.

o: absolutely delicious beer. light, sessionable with an unexpected though appreciated blast of hop bitterness lending a very refreshing citrus character. again, not what you expect from a pilsner, but good job by Peak even though liberties were taken.
i will buy this whenever i am in the area of the one store where i have seen it. at 8 bucks per six pack, its an absolute steal!

Photo of lyman77
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another fantastic release from Peak Organic up in Maine!

This beer pours beautifully, with a couple inches of thick but lacy foam. The appearance is a pale, sunny, yellow with a slight cloudy haze of goodness. The nose is pleasant. Slight biscuit and floral notes are present. The head remains intact and present as I drink this. Nice.

As a dry hopped pilsner, there is more initial bitterness than from your typical Czech style. But this beer remains very smooth and clean, the hop notes fade nicely into a tasty lager body. Slightly piney, Saaz hop hints. Did I mention it is smooth? Subtle fruit notes follow on the clean aftertaste.

Overall, I really enjoy this spring release. More complex than some of the traditional offerings in this style, courtesy of the dry hop process. But in spite of that it remains true to the crisp and clean pilsner style. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Peak Organic Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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