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Peak Organic Fresh Cut - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Flounder57 on 09-06-2013)
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New York

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with faint hints of the underlying bready malts.
T: Much like the smell, flavors of grassy hops stand out in the taste and contribute a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness. The hints of bready malts are a bit stronger compared to the smell, but are still overshadowed by the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted a lot more like an ale than a lager and seemed like a hoppier version of an APA. It's not a bad choice if you like hops and want something that's lighter in body, but I found it unusual that it had lots of crispness for a lager, which seems unusual compared to some of the Imperial Pale Lagers that I've tried.

01-18-2014 01:27:00 | More by metter98
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-07-2013 04:57:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-25-2014 02:01:54 | More by JAHMUR
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

On-tap 10/15/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a good hops bitterness for the style. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character, but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better options in the style.

10-16-2013 13:14:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours with way too much carbonation, forcing me to stop pouring with 1/4 of the bottle left, a big fizzy airy slightly creamy but bubbly 3 finger head fades semi quickly but reinforced by tons of bubbles streaming from the bottom even with no etch at the bottom, mostly clear little hazy watery lemon yellow color.

Nose isn't too bad, but quite light and hard to get a lot of aroma out of it, mild grainy toasty pilsner malt, quite grassy and some straw, hint lemony too, some light lemony grassy hops but a decent hop base, little bready and doughy too.

Taste is decent, much more flavor than I expected, quite lemony too, with a lemon rind bitterness, lemony hops, little grassy hops and slightly spicy, fair bitterness too. Malts are light though, little grainy bready doughy, some toasty pilsner malts, a little wheat like it almost seems, mild hay and lemongrass, fairly grassy in the malt category too, again too much carbonation and bitterness just gets rampant. Finish lingers for a while, it dries quite a bit but more lemon rind, and astringent bitterness takes over and almost makes the beer a bit unpleasant, but not quite there.

Mouth is lighter bod, too much carbonation that gets in the way.

Overall meh, nothing special, but then again I don't expect much from Peak Organic, so perhaps it's more on the "good" side for a beer from them, a big hop presence that starts nice, but gets too lemony and astringent, decent malt just wish there was more of it, but too much carbonation, and that lemon astringent character is too much.

11-16-2013 02:38:35 | More by jlindros
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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%

Moderate head that becomes just a ring of bubbles. Decent spots for lace. The liquid is a cloudy dark straw color.

Mild but clean true Czech Pilsner aroma.

The flavor is far stronger than the smell indicates. Starts with a soft pale malt taste with no graininess. The hop comes on very strong and quickly. More neutral bitter than anything else. Borderline harsh, certainly too much for a pilsner. Full bodied for the style but not too rich. Good carbonation.

06-01-2014 16:48:08 | More by smcolw
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-02-2013 04:36:50 | More by oriolesfan4
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured grassy herbal hops and a biscuity pils malt.

The flavor was round and delicate as it should be with a springy herbal hop and moderately chewy pils malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a gentle carbonation.

Overall a very well made and tasty pils.

11-09-2013 20:08:38 | More by plaid75
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-16-2013 15:17:11 | More by sendbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-29-2014 14:34:01 | More by PEIhop
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-21-2014 10:42:15 | More by chippo33
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

08-24-2014 23:47:51 | More by WoodBrew
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2014 19:29:15 | More by atrocity
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-01-2013 19:17:17 | More by Boone757
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-29-2014 21:29:06 | More by KevinGordon
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%

A-Far hazier than I would have anticipated if I had anticipated anything about this beer. Hazy yellowish orange. A finger's worth of tight, yet frothy head. Very generous lacing.

S-Shocked me from the first sniff. This is clearly going for the 'India Pale Lager' moniker and it, so far, is on the right track. Obviously grassy but there is also a ton of luscious citrus and other tropi-hop aromas.

T-Just as the nose advertised. Fresh cut grass - what a surprise! Tangerines and all other citrus fruits. A tight, little cracker maltiness. Really tasty.

M-Still light bodied but has more body than many standard Pilsners. Well carbonated. Moderate bitterness.

O-I would consider this an India Pale Lager. I would also consider this a goddamn delicious beer. Peak's best by far. I will go hunting for this sneaky bastard very soon. The ease of a Pilsner with the hop bite of an IPA; sign me up for that any time.

04-16-2014 23:49:02 | More by VelvetExtract
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2014 23:37:57 | More by smithj4
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

11-24-2013 22:52:40 | More by Chugs13
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-29-2014 14:07:45 | More by notchucknorris
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2013 21:22:57 | More by Satchboogie
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New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

There's a very earthy, grassy taste. It leaves a tingly feel on the tongue. There's a sugary candy taste, powdery grape. A very mild hoppy bite. It has a good taste, but there's a strange sugary undercurrent that cuts a bit much.

The color is a dull straw gold, semi-opaque, with a good foamy white head and some lacing. A bubble here and there. Very, very weed-like scent. Strong and lovely.

04-14-2014 02:11:20 | More by Amalak
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 20:52:44 | More by trevorpost
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-21-2013 12:05:16 | More by Rekrule
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%

Bottled 08/15/13

A: Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a half-finger of fluffy white cap

S: Grassy hops stand out with a little bit of pilsner malt. House yeast is present, but doesn't stand out nearly as much as the herbal and grassy hop character

T: Follows the nose. Herbal and grassy hops start things off. Goes into the pilsner malt and a little bit of fruitiness. Finishes with a bit of bitterness but it's clean aside from that

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry

O: A nice, hoppy pilsner. Easy to drink and quite affordable. Give it a go if you're into the style or lagers in general

09-21-2013 07:01:47 | More by BEERMILER12
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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Lacing on the glass as the beef was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pale malts, grassy, floral, tropical, and citrusy hops.

Taste: Nice bready, chewy, and sweet malts. Citrus and tropical hops with light tingly bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, chewy, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: A delicious dry hopped pilsner. Tasty, chewy, and delicious. Only 3 weeks old and very fresh. Not traditional to dry hop a pilsner, but this one is here to stay folks.

09-06-2013 04:29:38 | More by Flounder57
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Peak Organic Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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