Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Crazy4LegMoose:
4.85/5 rDev +18%
serving came from 16.9 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear golden amber hue with 1 1/2 fingers of creamy off white colored head. The head lasts quite a while and leaves very thick lacing on the glass. The last remaining pour contained a bit of yeast sediment clouding the beer only slightly.
S: Great strong aroma of citrus and floral hops w/ slight hints of caramel malt.
T: Great floral citrus hop flavor finished with a blend of flavors including subtle buttered bread, the sweetness of vanilla and hints of ginger tartness. A very complex and great taste.
M: Medium bodied beer that was very creamy and smooth. The carbonation leaves a slight lingering sweetness in the finish.
D: Exceptional beer. This is an excellent full flavored beer that finishes smooth and clean with a hint of sweet caramel malt.
I could drink this all the time if I could get it around here. Bought this on a trip to Portland about a week ago and only found one bottle to bring home. I need to go back for more.
08-18-2010 16:37:00 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured into an impy nonic a light lemony golden color with a frothy one finger white head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled ever so slowly into a frothy mass.subdued citri hops in the nose,they are there but just a bit subdued,a light toasted grain note as well.Bright and lemony hop flavors with some herbal/grassy notes underneath,pretty dry with more of a toasted malt base.A easy drinking dryer APA with good hops,maybe didn't live up to the hype for me but still solid.
11-29-2012 23:14:21 | More by oberon
4.48/5 rDev +9%
A: A pale golden beer that has a slight haze. The rocky, white head pours with a half a finger of foam that leave a slight bit of lacing on the glass.
S: A Medium-strong citrus hops aroma some of tropical fruit along with a strong grassy, dry hopped note. The herbal aroma almost dominates the citrus/tropical hops. There is a low, clean malt sweetness and a moderate floral alcohol aroma.
T: A strong tropical fruit flavor with a medium hops bitterness. There is a medium malt sweetness to support the hops the balance is somewhat bitter. There is a fair amount of fruitiness from the yeast with a touch of spice, almost like a Belgian Blonde, but not a full on Belgian beer but a strong yeast character. The finish is medium. The aftertaste is bitter and fruity.
M: A moderately creamy medium bodied beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation. There is a light prickle on the palate but not bad.
O: A unique Pale Ale with a big citrus and tropical fruit presence and an almost equally strong spicy and fruity yeast/fermentation character. It seems like a beer that could be classified as a Belgian Pale Ale that's been made with American hops.
03-28-2013 01:53:42 | More by MadScientist
3.74/5 rDev -9%
Bottle into frozen mug - got as a gift from Gerard CoalHouse
A: gold clear medium head when poured
S: fresh great
T: clean bitter hint of orange...great
M: perfect carbonation
Overall Delicious - like a light but full-tasting lager-like - loved it wish I had more
04-03-2014 00:16:08 | More by FrunkInBeer
4.22/5 rDev +2.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):
Professional nano-breweries could be the second coming of craft brewers, brewing beer at 1 barrel at a time with "green" thinking in mind.
Heady beginnings, the lace wants to be noticed as it clings to the glass. Shiny copper color displays the bubbles in its true beery fashion. Orange blossoms, ripe pears, shortbread and dusty yeast are in the nose. Long smoothness, a bit of creaminess in the medium body ... bottle-conditioned brews are a step above the rest when it comes to sheer mouthfeel. Orangey hoppiness dials in somewhat strong (not the bitterness, but the flavor). Malt character throws down a crisp, cracker-like flavor, which stays on the palate for a while. The hops and malt go together well, no battle ... just harmony. Finishes with some yeast but more fresh, crisp malt and orangey hop flavor.
Impressive small-batch ale to be had; by far one of the most interesting Pale Ales out there. Different in that the complexities ask the taste buds to work hard, but the beer manages to stay quaffable at the same time.
01-11-2011 02:15:04 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
A visually perfect beer. In an imperial pint glass it was a hazy straw color, nicely carbonated, with a thick white head. The head showed good persistance, and left a wall of lace down the side of the glass while I drank. It had a sweet floral aroma. Mostly a pine taste, maybe a little citrus, and peppery. A wonderful beer, very drinkable.
12-30-2009 12:20:30 | More by lordofthewiens
2.63/5 rDev -36%
Yeah, I get the whole Maine Beer Company deal - tiny, eco-friendly, artisan, blah blah blah. But at over $6 per 500 ml, this better knock my socks off.
Pours and looks nice, but the head disappears quckly. Small island of foam is all that remains after a minute. Smells like flowers, hint of lemon.
Soapy, herbal taste. I didn't like the mouthfeel, i wanted to drink it and be over with the sip. Subtly bitter in a bad way. A bit of the same lemon in the after-taste.
This is a disappointing beer. I gave the 2nd half of this beer to my wife - she didn't care for it either.
05-21-2011 20:48:33 | More by SunDevilBeer
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
Had at the GLB.
The beer is straw yellow with a cloudyness. The head is plentiful with very nice lace
The nose is sweet with a fresh hop profile. The hops are a slight citrus with earthy hint . Very nice
The taste is not a letdown. A soft carbontion reveals a fresh fresh hop flavor not bitter and not overwhelming perfect.. the malt is present but never to much. Very nice.
10-26-2011 18:14:47 | More by bishopdc0
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from bottle to snifter.
A - pours a hazy golden-yellow with 1.5fingers of bubbly head. Good retention with lots of lacing.
S - Smells very fresh and hoppy with floral, pine and citrus notes.
T - definitely less hoppy than the smell indicates. Hints of lemon with a Strong yet dry finish.
M - Medium body with medium/high carbonation. Light overall feel and leaves a dry lemon taste for several seconds after.
O - a solid APA from a promising brewery. Very balanced and refreshing. Not my favorite from this style but a great beer nonetheless.
11-27-2012 04:26:40 | More by Dbrulet
4.15/5 rDev +1%
16 ounce bottle.
The head on this beer is off the chain! A solid wall of off white foam stays at the 4 finger level forever. Stays rocky, super slow morph to stiff merainge (I cant seem to spell that work for the life of me) Also leaves super thick sheeting and thick high lace blobs. Outstanding achievent in head and who amoung does not like....blah blah blah..
Bright nose of lemon, soap, flowers and a hint of ginger.
Quite tasty ale. More lemony hops, some peppery spice, quite dry in the mouth. Bright and flavorful, highly enjoyable and well worth seeking out. A very pleasant suprise from a brewery I did not know much about...I want to learn more and drink more of their brews
06-06-2011 22:16:17 | More by Billolick
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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