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:
270
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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13
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41
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0
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Photo of Prost76
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccryder
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsal78
2.87/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGVG
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JakeEarsing
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rabbi72
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, toasty, with a slight pine taste.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark brown with amber hints at the edges and a minimal khaki colored head; little to no lacing. Aroma is bright and inviting, citrus and pine hops upfront with caramel, toffe, bready, and soft wheat notes. Taste is more malt focused then the aroma; mostly bready with a touch of toffee, very little hop flavor or bitterness. Finishes relatively clean with a fair amount of sweetness. Medium-light body and low-moderate carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good beer, its nothing extraordinary. The aroma was a relatively hoppy but the flavor was very malt focused and one-dimesional.

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Photo of mrovelli
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beric
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 12 December 2015

Appearance: Pours a solid brown with a bit of an off-white or dishwater brown head that sticks around for a while and leaves a bit of lacing, though nothing insane.

Smell: Bright hops with your typically Citra hop qualities- grapefruit, generic citrus, and a pinch of pepper. Smells like an IPA for sure.

Taste: Hmm...this is where the beer loses me. It looks like it's trying to play off a harvest ale and a spiced winter beer at the same time and it just doesn't do it for me- commit to one or the other. The beer is essentially a hopped-up Dunkelweizen, meaning you get some of the wheat beer flavor characteristics- the breadiness from the malt, the slight banana notes from the yeast- and then a reasonably assertive hop not at the end. It isn't as well done as Schnedier und Sohn Hopfenweiße though, for instance.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than expected for a wheat beer, but good carbonation.

Overall: This tastes like a hoppy, dark version of Goose Island 312- the same weaknesses are there: a relatively thin body, poor assertion of wheat flavors. This one includes a funky assertive hoppiness I just can't readily get behind.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DrewBest
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harryhops
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csikic93
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown. Smells earthy, dirt, and pine. Tastes bitter but smooth.

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Winter Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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