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Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peak Pomegranate Wheat is a refreshing, yet intricate ale brewed with locally grown organic wheat, organic coriander and a touch of organic Pomegranate and Acai juice from our friends at Sambazon. Not as sweet as many fruit beers, the Pomegranate Wheat has a soft, round mouthfeel from the local, un-malted wheat. The spice from the coriander and the subtle sweetness from the Pomegranate and Açai are a perfect complement.

19 IBU

Added by glid02 on 02-14-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
106
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
28.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 106
Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another fruity wheat beer. A lightish beer, easy drinking. Faint extract taste. A little orange, a little corriander, and berry taste. Like a decent herbal tea. Not my cup of beer. Light colour, faint tastes. Average body. Carbonation is OK.Best I can say is its on the smoother side.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 10/2012.

Pours a murky orange with a 1/2 inch fizzy beige head that settles to wisps of foam on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny clumps of sediment float around in the glass after the beer is poured. Smell is of wheat, grain, and some mild fruity aromas. Taste is of wheat and grain up front with a slightly tart fruity flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but it definitely tastes better than it smells.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 5% ABV, and a single from the mixed pack of Peak Organic brews currently available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and faintly creamy off-white head, which leaves some low-lying ocean swell lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet dark berry fruit - hard to differentiate the pomegranate and/or acai just yet - bready caramel malt and grainy wheat, a mild savoury spiciness, a touch of phenolic yeast, and earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is fairly sweet, still muddled pomegranate and acai berry fruit, equally over-sugared wheatiness, a now understated caramel malt, gritty coriander/clove spice, and leafy, grassy, and earthy hops.

The bubbles are quite lively in their charmingly frothy and more workaday fizzy natures, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and mostly smooth, nothing really getting in the way of that metric here. It finishes on the sweet side, but more or less moderated amongst the blended black fruitiness and equally integrated malt.

Not a bad fruit beer, the guest ingredients ingratiating themselves well enough, without either taking center stage or overpowering the base wheat brew. Tasty for all that, and something I could see killing a number of come backyard BBQ season, which is just too far off on the snowy horizon right now.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden body with a well-sized, lasting layer of white foam.

Smell: Sweetish, butterscotch-scented malts with a fruity aroma sweeping in and smelling strongly of pomegranate (the IT fruit of yesterday) and acai berries (the IT fruit of today) with a minute hint of coriander.

Taste: Malted wheat and barley with a sweet touch of butterscotch candy. Then in comes the fruity additions of lightly tart pomegranate and Oprah-approved acai berries, the latter of which has tasted vaguely reminiscent of blackberries on the (very) few times I've tried them. Touch of leafy coriander. Light, clean hop bitterness that along with the added coriander helps to provide some balance. Finishes semi-dry and lightly crisp with a lingering fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's fruity, it's wheaty, it's sweetish and fine for the one bottle. I'm happy to be getting an extra dose of antioxidants to cancel out all those cell-damaging free radicals while also pickling my liver.

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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated best before 12/2012; served in a pint glass.

I approached this one with a bit of trepidation. First, I am not a fan of most wheat beers. Second, there's pomegranate and acai; fruit choices that may reflect their currently popularity and association with health more than their ability to mix well in a beer recipe.

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden color, slightly darker than your typical wheat beer, with a full and lasting off-white head that has the slightest purple tinge. Visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet, very wheaty, with a fruity aroma of pomegranate (and presumably acai berries; I'm not sufficiently familiar with this aroma to pick it out for sure). There's also a hint of coriander. Unfortunately for me, the mix is too reminiscent of perfumed soap, albeit mixed with baked bread. The aroma did improve markedly with airing/warming.

Taste: Malted wheat with pomegranate and acai berries. In contras to the aroma, this produces a very pleasant and inviting taste that with a light-to-moderate fruitiness and a touch of coriander. Nicely sweet when ti hits the tongue, it soon becomes clear that the balance is lightly tart as well as possessing a light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Notably smooth but lightly crisp. Semi-dry finish.

O: A nicely constructed fruit-flavored, pale wheat. I'll be happy to have another down the road, especially on a hot day.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 8/7/08 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, pomegranate & citrus fruits, wheat and some hops.

T: The taste starts out fruity and sweet with flavors of pomegranate, citrus and caramel. Then some bready wheat and light malt flavors come in next. The hops presence is mild but provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not too bad but it's just not the kind of beer that I would want to drink consistently.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and very faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of slightly tart pomegranate over the top of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat that is followed by moderate flavors of pomegranate that has just a hint of sweetness and a touch of acai (blackberry-like). Hints of herbal hops which fade pretty quickly and contribute almost no bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink, good for a hot day. A nice combination of fruit and wheat that makes this one an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.28/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a honey golden slightly hazed hue with a large white head forming about two inches thick. Dwindles pretty quickly leaving a collar of lace with streaks unevenly strung between sips. Aromatics stand out with the fruit additions of pomegranate and acai berries. Chalk full of antioxidants even your beer will prevent free radicals. C'mon I like the idea of healthy beer but that might only exist in heaven. With those sweet layers of fruit juice comes some tame layers of coriander spicing. Flavor wise it comes of tart with some bitter medicianl qualities and the coriander weighs a bit too heavy overall. My first Acai beer, and the only one I've heard of besides Eel River another organic brewery. I guess they're serving up what they're respective markets are looking for. The wheat additions here come off grainy but it's a flavor that came through in other Peak Organic brews, possibly a nutiness from the yeast they use? A true cluster fuck of flavors this beer doesn't know what direction it's going in so may I direct it straight down my drain. Mouthfeel overall had a very acrid sour finish with traces of coriander and their yeast weighing my palate down. Overall body wasn't very thick lighter bodied carbonation unnatural with some streaks of residual sugars joining in on the horrid mouthfeel. Drinkability overall is a big pass on this brewery, I've tried the standard line up and it's a continuous down slide with each beer I come across.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by November 09 notched on label.

Pours golden yellow with a creamy white head that stays. Web-like lacing sticks.

The smell is of pomegranate juice with wheat tang. There is something else - I'll take it to be the acai. Pomegranate not overpowering.

The taste is of pomegranate (not overpowering or overbearing) that is not too "artificial", more like natural pomegranate juice with wheat tang. Some sweetness leads to a coriander/pepper dryness in the finish. Something herbal mixes in, again I'll take it to be the acai (something I'm admittedly not familiar with). A hint of alcohol comes through as it progresses.

It has a crisp, not too fizzy, light body.

If it were up to me, I would take abv down a bit, to make it more "sessionable", though, on the other hand, I don't know that I would want to "session" it anyway. Still, it has a unique spin on it that works well, making it an above average fruit wheat beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.61/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a berliner-weisse, the beer is a pale, light, yellow-gold coloring that is slightly hazed and visibly carbonated. No head on this brew whatsoever. The nose is candy sweet, with a light roasted quality in the background. Lemon and banana highlights, as well. Flavors are a little more balanced, with a rich, sweet pomegranate highlight that borders on syrupy, overlaying a standard background of roasted wheat. Cloying and unbalanced, this all leads into a semisweet aftertaste. Cloying, cream finish, and the carbonation doesn't quite lighten this up enough. Overly sweet for me, but if you really like quasi-fruity candy, than this might be right up your alley.

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid pale and wheat malt scent along with a mild pomegranate aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale and wheat malt flavor. It's easy drinking with a light to mild pomegranate character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty generic fruit beer, but it drinks well.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this brew.

Best Enjoyed Before: Sep 09

Pours a very nice slightly hazy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, very nice two-finger white head, with lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, fruity, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some yeast notes, very nice fruity/sweetness to it, and a nice touch of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very nice brew, I like it, hit's the spot on a warm day.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of June 2012. Sampled on April 22, 2012. The pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a quick fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a thin malt character followed by loads of fruit. The body is spring-summer light. The taste has a touch of wheat along with the pomegranate with a clean finish. this would be good for hot weather but it is not something I would like to have regularly.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruity nose. Flavor is wheat, fruity and some sweetness. Some bitterness. Best before Jan 2010. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Best before May 2011 notched on the label. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a lot of bubbles due to the high carbonation and a fizzy off-white head.

S- The aroma is wheat and some fruitiness (pomegranate) with very little to no hops in the nose.

T- The taste has some noticeable sweet pomegranate flavors up front along with some wheat and a touch of hops in the finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a decent easy drinking beer that is ideal for the warm summer months but not a beer that will blow you away with flavor. I don't think I would purchase this one again.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, berries, lemon

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with berries and lemon juice/zest and some light spices. There is also a bit of a corn syrup flavour. It ends with a slightly tart aftertaste.

Overall – Pretty decent as far as fruit beers go. I didn't notice the pomegranate at all.. it pretty much just tasted like mixed berries. A summer beer worth trying once.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Wow darker than expected! Pours a hazy yellow with slight amber tones. Nice half inc of bubbly head as well.

S - Smells of a bit of wheat and berry. Maybe a bit of hops but it's faint at best.

T - Acai berry and Pomegranate is a pretty sweet combination. Not overly sweet or bitter. A nice malt and wheat base as well. It's a fruit beer that's not too fruit or beer! Tasty!

M - Light to medium as expected. Really natural not artificial flavor.

Overall I liked this fruit beer. Even more so than Eel Rivers Acai berry since it had more of a balanced flavor and actual beer aspects. Worth trying if you like a good fruit beer!

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holy head!!! I had to take breaks in between little baby pours to fit all twlve ounces into my mug. This head is super huge. A little yoo huge, but its nice that it retains well. Slightly hazey light amber to dark banana peel mix with ok bubbling. The aroma is very muted spice and toasted wheat and malt. Don't pick up a whole lot of it though, very muted in fact. The taste starts with a light pomegranate fruity tartness. The spices and a little heat hit the palate in the middle. The finish is a little hot and spicey from the alcohol and from the spices added to this brew. Not badoverall, pretty easy to drink, just hard to handle when you try to empty all twelve ounces of it.

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Photo of tigg924
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, 1 inch head, orange/yellow in color, high carbonation

Smell: wheat and pomegranate

Taste: wheat, some caramel malt, some citrus, and pomegranate

Mouthfeel: sweet with slightly bitter backbone, medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp

Drinkability: An average fruit beer that is equal parts sweet and bitter. I might have this again. The alcohol is very well hidden. There is plenty of fruit flavor, but also plenty of citrus.

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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper-amber color with a one-finger head into my glass.

Aroma is full of wheat with hints of pomegranate/acai in the nose. Not too strong though.

Taste is smooth with pomegranate and acai showing upfront. A small hint of clove as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering pomegranate/acai flavors and wheat. Not bad. A bit sweet.

Not a bad ale. Easy to drink. Follows the pomegranate/acai gimmick but otherwise is quite drinkable.

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Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Added a new entry to add the ABV and because it was more of a wheat than a fruit beer. Had on-cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington DC.

Pours a hazy straw/golden color with very subtle purple highlights. Head is one-finger of white foam that recedes slowly into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with light hints of raw hops. There are also hints of berries that come through every now and then.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malts mostly, and the fruit flavors don't come through as much as the sweetness from them does.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a very nice thickness for the style with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing one but I wouldn't order another one.

Overall this is the first wheat beer I've had on cask and it didn't disappoint. I'd be interested to see how the bottle version stacks up.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

In a pint glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Mildly sweet aroma, maybe a little bit of malt. Tart fruit tase, some hops. For me, the beer really went downhill in the mouthfeel. It was, by far, way too bitter. I had to work hard to finish it. I think I'll give the rest of the bottles to my son-in-law; he likes fruit beers.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a golden yellow color with almost no head

S: Pomegranate, açai, and coriander up front with a bit of a wheaty undertone. Some sweet breadiness as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the pomegranate and açai and goes into the coriander and sweet bready and wheaty maltiness. Finishes with a sweetness from both the malt and pom/açai juices

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A good wheat beer if you enjoy the mix of pomegranate and açai. Very easy to drink, but pushing the sweetness a little for a wheat beer. Wouldn't mind enjoying this more in the summer

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle at Simon Pierce with a lovely female companion (gotta have one) this beer was an amber color with one finger of khaki-colored head. The retention was not much to speak of and the lacing thin. The aroma was fruity but in an artificial way with some dry wheat notes and a little sweet malt. The flavors were similar, dominated by the artificial tasting fruit (organic? really?) but muddled by the Acia berry and the dry wheat. The combination seemed to be competing with rather than complimenting each other. The mouthfeel was good, the body light-medium and the carbonation excellent for a summer beer. Fine tuning to be done gentlemen...

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Photo of goblue3509
3.31/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow gold color with a one finger head and some lacing. For a wheat though it is too clear. The smell is of clove, wheat, and pomegranate the smell is of good quality. The taste is of wheat backbone with citrus and pomegranate, there is also maybe a little clove taste too, the taste is good, but there is a little something bitter or metallic in the middle that is distracting. The mouthfeel is good, the is a good amount of carbonation with a little bite. The drinkability is okay the middle of the taste can be distracting.

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