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Majestic Wheat Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDoitchbig on 02-27-2010)
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Reviews by schoolboy:
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +21.6%

I have become a pretty big North Peak fan. There was one I didn't like as much, but I can't remember which. These have been really nice.

This one is nice in the glass. It has a unique malty sweetness I am not used to in the style. But it also has yeast and hops flavors very prominently. It is a unique, not too heavy brew.

This is one to buy for a nice change of pace - it is unique.

02-25-2012 23:51:29 | More by schoolboy
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cynical1027

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-21-2012 03:33:11 | More by cynical1027
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -3%

11.5oz bottle, served in a Stone Levitation glass

A - pours with about a quarter inch of loose, fizzy white foam which falls to a thin film and ring within a few minutes. the beer is slightly hazy, gold in color.

S - light, grainy malt sweetened by a bit of wheat with some subtle lemon peel.

T - light bread and grains, turning lightly sweeter with wheat and citrusy lemon zest. mildly soapy.

M - lightly bodied with moderate to sharp, spritzy carbonation.

D - well, nothing special but also not that bad. if anything, just a bit bland, yet "safe".

11-26-2010 20:49:43 | More by Stigs
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king75

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -21%

A- appearance is a light watery gold with an inch of quickly dissipating head.

S- wheat and corn

T- Corn and wheat, a bit watery in taste especially as it gets warmer.

M- very light and clean, but it feels watery

D-goes down easily enough, a decent beer, a step above the generics but not by much.

10-16-2010 06:12:03 | More by king75
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Jolly Pumpkin at Ann Arbor. I think NP beers taste better on tap norally. Sour aroma, not too drinkable. But some apple cider sourish taste makes it in fact interesting to try once. Not a good representative of the style.Above average mouthfeel.

09-09-2011 13:19:13 | More by Sammy
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2014 04:33:33 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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redleg64

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-03-2012 03:12:17 | More by redleg64
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-30-2014 01:36:18 | More by DCdevyl78
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-27-2013 03:08:06 | More by tommy5
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -23.4%

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden yellow with some orange tints throughout. The head started off at a very respectable two and a half to three fingers, but the retention was surprisingly poor. With a blink of the eye it was nothing but a cap and left a few dabs of lacing here and there.

Smell: It's a fairly aromatic beer, unfortunately said aroma isn't exactly what I'd call complex. It consists primary of orange peel and wheat malt with a slight spicy edge in the background. It's pretty boring honestly.

Taste: In the smell the orange peel had some balance to it and wasn't overwhelming at all. Not the case here, this is surprisingly bitter. It reminds me of chewing on an orange rind. It's pretty hard to even pick up on any other flavors. There seems to be a light floral hop finish that tries to show itself and could have been a positive aspect, but it's just beaten away by the orange rind. I could continue trying to dig out other flavors from behind the wall of orange, but I'll pass.

Mouthfeel: The suspended yeast provides an enjoyable medium body and the carbonation is good for the style. It even has a slight creaminess to it. This may be the only redeeming aspect of this beer.

Drinkability: If I wanted to chew on an orange rind, I'd chew on an orange rind. I will admit I generally prefer the German wheats over the American versions, but this is especially bad.

Overall this is the second beer I've had from North Peak out of the three that are contract brewed and bottled under their banner. The brewer Mike Hall claims to have installed more than 50 brewing systems across the country and trained ever more brewers, including Sam Calagione. Whether or not that's all true the beer speaks for itself. I'm not impressed.

02-27-2010 07:54:54 | More by DrDoitchbig
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radiofish

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-10-2013 04:06:21 | More by radiofish
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-13-2013 23:50:14 | More by HardyA
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oline73

Maryland

2.78/5  rDev -16.5%

Poured from a bottle into a Terrapin Barrel glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a finger and a half of off white head. Decent retention.

Smell: Very strong bready malt with some spice from the yeast. Some slightly sour citrus notes.

Taste: The first thing I noticed was a fruity sour note. This beer isn't as crisp as I would like. Sort of reminds me of apple juice in a way. The finish is a little bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: Not very good. Some weird flavors going on here. Wouldn't pick this one up again.

09-13-2011 01:49:08 | More by oline73
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-19-2014 02:32:03 | More by StoutHunter
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -12.9%

Poured into a weizen glass.

2.0 A: Hazed dark orange color. Just half a finger of frothy white head. Poor retention and no lacing.

3.0 S: Smells like all their beers. Lots of yeast. Below that there is bubblegum and banana with clove underneath that.

3.0 T: Wheaty, yeasty, with banana, bubblegum, and clove.

2.5 M: Medium body. Way undercarbonated for the style. Reasonably creamy.

3.0 D: Pretty average all around. My first NP brew was quite tasty, but all others have disappointed.

01-13-2012 00:21:52 | More by DavoleBomb
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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-14-2013 02:19:49 | More by marcb105
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BradDurbin89

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +25.5%

Stubby bottle poured into a standard pint.

Standard pour left a 2-1/2 finger creamy white head. Golden orange body with slight haze.

Nice citrus aroma with balance of wheat. There is a very subtle spice, but the citrus is the dominant aspect.

Medium citrus flavor with a hint of spice and balanced mild hop. Medium carbonation

The mouth feel is nice, a touch grainy, there is nice medium carbonation.

It is a nice balanced beer. It is easy to drink, but not too light. Overall, pretty good. I've been trying many of the North Peak beers and I've become a fan. Nice addition. I'm a big Founders Fan too. This isn't my preferred style. But, still a decent b

03-02-2011 02:30:33 | More by BradDurbin89
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-14-2014 21:40:46 | More by ttylicki
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-09-2013 03:47:26 | More by ssimpson89
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Supergenious

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-27-2013 23:42:01 | More by Supergenious
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Steimie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-03-2012 11:08:32 | More by Steimie
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-19-2013 06:01:13 | More by Morakaton
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Stubby bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- A liberal pour with a sediment swirl left a 2-1/2 finger, off-white head atop a hazy, golden-orange body with loads of carbonation. The head settles to 1 finger (and about 1/2 at the end) and leaves fluffy, sticky rings down the side of the glass.

S- Initially I picked up a mix of orange, a slightly musty yeast and wheat aroma with light spicing (peppery). The citrus and spice really dominate the smell throughout the drink.

T- It has an assertive flavor that gives strong citrus (somewhere in the orange to grapefruit spectrum) and slightly lesser spice (black pepper perhaps) characteristics. Later on I noticed a really bitter finish. Not sure if it's from the hops or a citrus zest addition.

M- The feel is slightly grainy, which I'd consider good for the style. There's a substantial foamy carbonation.

D- It's a little assertive for the style. It isn't bad, but it isn't the gentle thirst quencher I'd expect either.

I was drawn to the marketing of this beer initially. The stubby bottle and retro look to the label kind of stands out on the shelf. I wasn't overly impressed with this beer, but I'm looking forward to trying the IPA I picked up on the same beer run. If it's decent, I'll give theh amber a shot too. Who am I kidding? I'll probably try the amber no matter what.

03-07-2010 17:15:34 | More by GRPunk
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david131

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

A- A milky orange/ brown liquid with a thin white head. Very thick and creamy looking, but maybe a bit too much for the style.

S- White bread, a touch of cooked vegetables, and a bit of coriander.

T- Very mild flavor of white bread and some spice. A bit of a fruity flavor at the end. Extraordinarily bland.

M- Very smooth, but lacking carbonation.

D- A rather bland take on the style, but it drinks alright.

03-16-2010 02:55:34 | More by david131
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mactrail

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

First impression is corn flakes. Cereal taste and sweet to boot. Strong hint of dried mango and grapes. Nose is almost winey with flowers. Taste is quite perfumey. Finally some hop bitterness comes into the aftertaste. Quite attractive golden color, nice enough head. Malty sweetness is abundant, but it veers off with a hint of sourness.

After a few sips it is fairly drinkable, it's just such an odd duck. I suppose we like beers that fit into categories so our left brains can go to work. It's hard to get past the raw grain with perfume, and the sweet and sour character.

09-19-2011 01:50:46 | More by mactrail
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Majestic Wheat Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
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