Winter Session Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Winter Session AleWinter Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This winter wheat beer uses dark malting to provide subtle toasty notes. We then single-hop and dry-hop this beer with Citra hops from our friend Brad’s farm. Interesting pineapple notes from the Citra hop provide a stark contrast to the toasty notes in the body. An engaging and sessionable Winter Seasonal.

62 IBU

Added by obireidkenobi on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 6/2013.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and some onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a very earthy flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with the onion and garlic aromas and flavors I am not a fan of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my brand new Peak Organic shaker pint glass (I was told it's a true 16 oz glass, but I havent checked yet).

A -- nice clear dark caramel color with a small white head.

N -- big piny, resiny nose with some orange peel and nice caramelly, toasty background.

T -- again, nice hoppy, piny taste from citra hops. this also adds a good spicy character, but its a hop spice not a spice spice, if that makes sense. I get a toasted marshmallow taste on the back, which makes this a great winter flavor to me. really think the taste stands out on this one.

M -- average mouthfeel, nothing special to report. no problems with it.

O -- I was pleasantly surprised by this. I had no idea what to expect, and I usually don't think of hoppy wheat ales when I think of winter brews. I could definitely drink these throughout the course of a holiday party or a winter camping trip for several hours. Really good quality.

Cheers (and have a safe winter!)!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- Lovely darkish color with small off white head.

s - Out of this world citrusy/resiny nose.

t- I was ready for an "added spice" bomb, like many winters. But, this one got its spiciness from the citra hop. A nice round caramel malt character fills in too. I like it a lot. Drinkable. This is a winter beer you can enjoy more that one of.

I'll be matching my tastings of other winters to this one.

m - Moderately nice mouthfeel.

o - This is a delicious session beer. I'll buy a case, if it is on sale.

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Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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