Peak Organic Maple Oat Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Maple Oat AlePeak Organic Maple Oat Ale

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Replaced by The Maple Experience.

Added by indiapaleale on 03-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.56/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear looking amber color with a foamy cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer was semi sweet with some hops on the nose as well. The taste of the beer had some sweet grains upfront along with some light maple flavors in there too. The mouthfeel of the beer was average, it was drinkable and medium bodied. Overall this beer was pretty good, I would probably drink it again some day.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of berliner07
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap. Its a really interesting, fun beer. Color is copper and a really nice head. A nice maple flavor in the nose. Not too sweet, but nice. The mouthfeel is excellent. The level of maple is perfect. Not too overwhelming, but present in every sip. Perfect amount. I'll be getting this again.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Bung
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. Goldish orange pour, finger of off white.

Aroma, pretty subdued. Some malt, maple. Light citrus.

Taste, Some maltiness, not sure about the oat. Maple and orange citrus just don't work that well for me. Some people like the combination, I don't care for it. Finishes with some more of the maple. Reminds a bit of an older bottle of Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Lighter, well carbonated. On the thin side. Easy to drink. Not really sure what to think of this though. Worth trying at least once.

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Photo of u2carew
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
A) Pours with a two finger head. Settles to a quarter inch head. Slight haze. Bronze-amber.
S) Grainy. Subtle maple aroma.
T) There is a mellow malt body but definitely some more prominent hop characteristics. A noticeable maple flavor. A pleasant hop bite in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.
M) Lighter side of medium body. A slight bit dry and tannic in the finish.
O) A decent brew. Would've like to see less of hop content and more malt body. Regardless I'd drink another one.

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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

decent amount of malts added to this one. A nice sugary note became apparent and really helped to pull the whole thing together. hoppy which to be honest suprised me a bit as I had not expected this to be a hoppy beer. The first flavors were that of the sweet citrus hops coming through in waves of ornage and tangerine that were delicately balanced against a nice malty back that really started to show through with big cereal grains and a nice touch of caramel towards the end. The finish had a very sharp cutoff to it and was not as dry as I would have hoped.

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Photo of jondeelee
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Maple Oat Ale smells fresh and grainy from the bottle, like wheat after a rainstorm. A soft-drink-like sugariness rests beneath the grains, providing a brown sugar and vanilla counter. Only the faintest hint of maple syrup gives away the brew's name, and that would be easily missed were the note not on the bottle.

On the tongue, the brew is darker than the nose reveals, with good cocoa and chocolate malt notes, as well as a caramelized brown sugar and vanilla mixture that translates well from the nose. Darker fruit esters (banana, lychee nut, fig) round out the sugars. The brew also bears a good nuttiness, with Brazil nuts and walnuts rising quickly to the surface. What's missing--at least in my bottle--is a hint of maple syrup, which only comes through in minimal amounts that are easily overlooked. For the most part, the sugars are too dark and bitter, or perhaps are too weak against the hops to truly shine through. One reviewer below noted that Maple Oat Ale was good on tap, but "soapy" from the bottle, and I agree, though I think the soapiness comes from the hop/dark malt combo, and not from actual soap.

Overall, this is slightly better than average fare, but lacks the sugariness and excitement that usually comes with maple syrup ales.

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Peak Organic Maple Oat Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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