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Archangel Summer Wheat - North Peak Brewing Company

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
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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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

BEERchitect, May 01, 2014
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Archangel Summer Wheat from North Peak Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.