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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peak Maple Collaboration is a truly local project. It’s a new twist on our previously brewed Maple Oat Ale. We worked with local farmers and small businesses to craft this beer with Maine-grown organic oats from GrandyOats and Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms. The Maple Collaboration is a copper-colored brew with a dynamic mouth feel from the organic oats and a subtle richness in the finish from the organic maple syrup. The beer is in support of Chefs Collaborative, the nation’s leading environmentally conscious culinary organization.

26 IBU

Added by MrHurmateeowish on 10-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,817
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
133
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of berliner07
4.95/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was a treat. Wasn't sure about maple in beer. Two things i love seperately, but not sure how they pair. Pour looked really nice. Amber color. Looks complicated but inviting. Nose is FULL of a really nice maple aroma. Not overly sweet, just perfect. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style. Full but not cloying. The flavor is spot on. Perfect mix of maple and malt. You can tell it's a really high quality maple. So full of flavor, but not overly sweet.

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Photo of akd500
4.8/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tried at the Beer Fest. Was tasty.

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Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.64/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drewtechie24
4.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

$3.69 per bomber! gold foil over a screw top cap.

A golden hued amber color, light maple syrup look for sure with a full-on 2" bubbly-froth, off-white foam, very thick and well retained.

The gentle aroma of maple syrup, scotch and smoke, caramel with a minty-earthy hop aroma with gentle vanilla and oats.

The first sip really delivers the goods! amazing balance of sweet, smokey, maple maltiness, dry, earthy, minty hops. Very lush, rich and smooth effect with oats and grains from the core. Great depth of flavor with local and organic ingredients keeps this very unique. Organic oats and maple syrup just screams New England! tons of flavor without a massive abv is also refreshing.

A current favorite and perfect for the Autumn and fall season.

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Photo of braican
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of b2hogan
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of ericvillhauer
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's like drinking Maple syrup but in beer style. I personally could take some more maple taste. The aroma is wonderful. The mouthfeel is a little light in my opinion but I like heavier beers. The taste is alright, like I said I could use more maple. If you can get your hands on it it's worth the try.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very maple forward but had enough body to carry it through. Pretty good job from PO.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a slightly hazy orangish red color with a finger of off white creamy head that kind of reminds me of pancake mix right after you put it on the griddle, head lingers around nicely before dissipating and leaving no lacing
S: very nice scent with great depth and hints of brown sugar at the end as well as molasses throughout
T: a very nice tasting amber ale with great malty depth, just the slightest sweetness which im assuming is from the maple towards the end, quite delicious
M: medium light carbonation tingle in the forefront, drinks incredibly smoothly, leaves the mouth very clean but just slightly sticky
O: this is just a wonderfully well rounded amber ale, nice character although i had expected more maple character but it was nice on its own

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Photo of harsley
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of openmind
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

MC is a beautiful amberish ale.

I am never much for flavored beers, but sometimes some brewer can get it right. At first I didn't detect much maple flavor. However, the the gentle sweetness and oats balanced out nice with a great mouthfeel.

As it warmed, the roundness of the maple shone through without being sweet. Kudos to the brewer.

I can see myself snagging a few more of these. I'll plan a great meal to pair with it.

$6.10 for a 22 - nice.

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Photo of lowlyone
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arborescence
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Medium dark amber/ruby. Pours a fairly modest head which recedes quickly.

Aroma: Malty sweetness with an evident hint of maple syrup. A woody, sweet aroma.

Taste: Malty and moderately sweet -- not too sweet though. There is nice balance of malt and hops, with a lightly bitter aftertaste. The sweetness from the maple syrup is not overwhelming, but rather contributes nicely to the beer's body and works well with the malty tones.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich and thick, medium carbonation. Very nice mouthfeel!

Overall: I like it. At the outset I wasn't quite convinced, but the appearance and the aroma, but the taste and the mouthfeel really deliver; it's a rich, tasty beer. I was quite curious about the maple syrup in a beer, but it works well. I think that the oats probably contribute to the general softness and nice mouthfeel of the beer -- It's almost like having a nice bowl of steel cut oats with a good helping of maple syrup!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another local brew picked up on a recent Boston trip. This pours a clear auburn color with wonderful foam retention even after half an hour. There’s a sweet, pleasing aroma to this with some maple notes coming through as well. Tastes sweet, too, with a distinct maple flavor coming though on an otherwise smooth ale. Great mouthfeel, pleasing effervescence, and it’s organic and brewed with local ingredients to boot. A nice find!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Peak Organic Maple Collaboration pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the surface leaving on a couple spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is sweet with notes of maple, oak, vanilla and a touch of grass.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, slightly syrupy with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is sweet. Maple, toast malt, oak vanilla and a touch of honey. It finishes dry with mild bitterness and a touch of grass. Once gone the oak and pale malt lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty beer that reminds me of a 'light' barleywine. Easy to drink and it would go great with a stew.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Shaw's in North Hampton. Pours a medium to dark amber crystal-clear body with nearly an inch of khaki-colored head that leaves loads of lacing as the beer is consumed. Oats and maple syrup definitely come through in the aroma. Oats, nut, maple, raisin, caramel, and butterscotch all hit the palate in succession. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Fairly quaffable overall - the alcohol isn't really noticeable and the beer goes down pretty easily despite its complexity. Wow. I have never had a beer quite like this. Glad I picked it up. This beer is truly unique and it definitely tastes like a fall beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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