Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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3.7/5 rDev -10%
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There's an appropriate level of froth to the head's texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.
S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.
T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There's a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.
M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.
O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it's priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.
05-26-2013 02:42:14 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.64/5 rDev +12.9%
Maine Beer Company - Peeper Ale
Look - Pours a pale yellow slightly hazy with a bubbly head. Lots of sticky lacing. Heavy carbonation, a bubbly bugger.
Smell - Aroma is a fresh smooth apricot (or some kind of citrus) and also floral hop aroma. Light, crisp wheat malts. Slight spice compliments the nose.
Taste - Fruity and crisp, a bit of sour and tart. Light and refreshing as hell. There is definitely a bit of spice or something present that adds to this.
Mouthfeel - Sour, not boozy at all. Nice hop fade that you want to sip to refresh again and again. Very drinkable.
Overall - This is a perfect Spring & Summer brew, it really works well on a nice day. I am sure it would be good on any day, but it stood out particularly in a warm, sunny environment.
05-20-2013 12:50:09 | More by JMScowcroft
4/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured a cloudy yellow with soapy like bubbles and lots of lace. Grainy malts first hit me, and then a citric and clove like spice with bitter hops and a touch of sweet yeast in the aroma. Beer is light-bodied, smooth, has a nice sweetness to it that I wasn't expecting and balances a dry, grainy bread like malt with some citric flavored hops and spice. One of those simple beers that you enjoy every drink and can keep on drinking.
05-20-2013 11:15:49 | More by clayrock81
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.