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Archangel Summer Wheat - North Peak Brewing Company

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hosehead83 on 07-19-2010)
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Reviews by stevedem:
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stevedem

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first review so bear with me.

The beer poured a nice light copper color with a thick cream head. The went down, but never went away.

The smell was yeasty and kind of wheat like.

I had it right out of the fridge at first and the taste was pleasantly bitter, wheaty, and had a slight coppery note to it. After I let it warm a little it became much more pleasant after the bitterness held off a bit and the copper note disappeared. After it warmed up I could notice a bit of a tartness which may be from the cherry juice or the alcohol or both, but it was nice.

It's pretty smooth and light, but not so thin as to be watery. There a bit of thickness to it, like a berry juice, that sits really well on the tongue.

Overall, I think it's a nice beer. It's very drinkable and I'd get it again for sure. It's a beer you can drink more than one of in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 04:11:00 | More by stevedem
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-24-2014 16:39:49 | More by Artjsantos
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2014 21:30:20 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 21:40:29 | More by ttylicki
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 3/26/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, earth, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and slight fruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is pretty boring and doesn't really have much of a cherry juice aspect that the label describes.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 05:20:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My first review of a NP brew, had this poured from the bottle into a weizen glass. The aroma was citrus mixed with cherries, which I have to say was one of the more appealing things about the beer. The color was a soft gold, translucent but almost clear. The taste to me however was confusing and almost clashing. I think that he cherry flavor almost was too harsh and took away from the mildness one usually looks for in a summer wheat. Style points for the cool bottle, but not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:41:43 | More by MarkQ617
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 02:51:43 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 02:34:31 | More by nickfl
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-26-2014 05:12:55 | More by Jasoncolliver
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DrBobPierce

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

06-14-2014 02:47:38 | More by DrBobPierce
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barczar

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant clarity, though darker golden than expected. Subtle cherry aroma, notes of wheat and malt.

Flavor reveals more cherry flavor on a toasted malt backbone. Floral and earthy hops add complexity. There's a touch of buttery character, with slight plastic.

Easy drinking brew with the added complexity of cherries, which is nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 21:54:28 | More by barczar
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zeff80

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-10-2014 20:28:52 | More by zeff80
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-03-2014 22:25:58 | More by marmstrong1212
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the brutality of winter lifts and a calmer climate settles in, its as if an archangel has cast its wings over us and nestled us in her calm. And as beers are concerned, that's exactly what's happened- thanks to North Peak Brewing.

Archangel Summer Wheat pours a hazy golden-orange color that carries a diffused glow when back lit. Its somewhat lazy head is slow to release and does so with a creamy froth that casts a solid sheet of foam across the glass. Its semi-stern retention relaxes by mid-session and its lacing breaks considerably along the glass.

Bready-sweet to the scent, the nose is chocked full of light bread, sugar cookie and doughy yeast. Building with a delicate perfume of citrusy spices, mildly of clove and white pepper, and with vibrant oranges- the nose is projects notions that are lightly rich and timidly bright.

Similarly in taste, the sweetness of powdered sugar and light bread coat the palate with a sultry malt upstart. Holding onto its creamy sweetness, lush tangerine flavors fold into the middle palate with a mild tangy taste, laced with sweet lemon, apple and with coriander, clove and peppery spice. There's something of sherbet in the medley, just ahead of a slim grassy bitterness that breaks up the sweetness in finish.

Its creamy-sweetness is playfully dense early on the palate. Its long-lasting bread textures ensure that the sweetness accompanies its taste well into finish, supporting the spice, mild acidity and minty warmth in finish.

Archangel Summer Wheat matches the taste of summer with its own citrusy foreground. Sweetness keeps the fruit front and center, but has a hard time relinquishing control over to dryness or bitterness late, loosing the confidence to let those more refreshing flavors and textures to take over.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 03:34:31 | More by BEERchitect
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Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

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Kentucky

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Michigan

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Archangel Summer Wheat from North Peak Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.