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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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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:
#38,734
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
133
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Photo of Ben1313
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 BEERMILER12
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a reddish brown color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Maple syrup, toasted oats, husky maltiness, and an underlying fruitiness make up most of the nose. Some very light woody notes as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some toasted malt and oats, light fruitiness, and moderate maple sweetness. Goes into a bit of the woody/earthy notes from the hops as well. Finishes with a lingering maple undertone and more toasted malt

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit on the spritzy side, but not too bad

O: Does a really nice job highlighting the maple syrup and oats. Quite easy to drink and keeps you wanting more of the maple goodness. Solid

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy reddish/amber color with a foamy off-white head, fairly carbonated.. it fizzed up quick.

Aroma: iced tea (seriously), maple sugar.

Taste: definitely getting sweet sweet maple up front, brown sugar, both the aroma and taste are pretty straight forward and simple.. not bad but not great.
a little too sweet, not enough bittering to balance it out.

Feel: medium to thin body, wet finish

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Dark maple color, an aroma of toasted oats. There is lots of oats flavor in this beer, a bit too malty for my liking. I was hoping for just a bit more maple syrupy flavor.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, a 'collaboration' between Peak Brewing and the farmers who get them their production ingredients - got it.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with two anemic fingers of weakly puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly pale beige head, which leaves some craggy sea cliff lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of bready, slightly doughy caramel malt, musty maple syrup, buttered breakfast biscuits, a twinge of sour yeast, and tame earthy, floral, and weedy hops. The taste is more maple sap-forward, the not quite pancake-ready sweetness abounding, with a steady grainy, sort of oaten caramel malt, some persistent diacetyl, muddled dark orchard fruit, and a waning leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly supportive, but not providing of much else in their stoic frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and more or less smooth, the yeast and hops apparently having more productive things to do than mess around here. It finishes on the sweet side, sure, but moderated well enough by the nature of the maple and a few enterprising hops.

Overall, not a bad maple brew, the tree effluent character coming off as robust and not overly saccharine, so, good. As for the oats, I didn't mention them in the mouthfeel, because I was apparently still taken by how they did well to muscle into the malt flavour. Yeah, a decent quaff, one that won't set off any of the usual tongue-scraping sensors.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

look; burnt orange, not much carbonation, nice off white 1/2" head, not quite moderate retention but some, moderate soapy lacing
smell; stale bread, molasses, maple, good but small
taste; sweet maple, roasted malt, pine, balanced pretty well, would be perfect for me if a little less sweet, but it is a maple ale
feel; smooth, with just a little hops and bitter feel and just enough carbonation to balance it, very nice
overall; a nice solid ale that delivers the maple it promises while still being a solid ale, full bodied but so smooth and gentle you can forget its 6.2% abv

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

Photo of smanson56
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a real fan of good maple syrup so thought this beer might be really good . it pours a darker reddish orange color. There is a solid maple aroma to the nose. It lost a lot in the taste IMO as there was this lingering burnt maple taste that was there through every sip of the bottle. This is not a bad beer but there was IMO a strange burnt flavor in the maple.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. 2015. batch. Sampled October 22, 2015.

It is an attractive looking copper-amber color with a long-lasting off-white head.

The aroma is full of maple syrup esters with an undercurrent of grain and oats. Not much hop profile.

The mouthfeel is medium.

The taste is really a maple syrup lover's delight with a bready, grainy malt character interspersed leading up to a mildly bitter finale.

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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 mklisz
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 BeerAndGasMasks
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a maple-ly amber with a vigorous off-white head into the glass. Some maple in the nose. Some syrup in the feel, intriguing. Enjoyable without being overly memorable.

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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 StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

if it says maple on it, chances are i am buying it, and thats not just pertaining to beer. i am a lush for good maple syrup, and anything it graces, so this was a no brainer for me. i expected a little more out of it though. it has a nice maple nose on its amber to pale brown color, but its not real vivid in the flavor, and i think a lot of its glory is either fermented out, or lost to the bit of oxidation my bottle had (did not see a date). the flavor was real malt driven, sturdy and well built, autumnal for sure, almost german bock-esque here, but the maple sort of blends in a little too well with the caramel and toffee and brown butter flavors, its just not rising up like i thought it would. still it brings the maple candy sweetness to the table, and does linger in the finish, more like the sap than the syrup though, and as always, i wish for more of it. well made beer though, and the lighter mouthfeel is a refreshing change of pace in this type of beer, its got huge bubbles and plenty of them, makes it seem light. good beer, but not the maple bomb i still seek...

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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 david18
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of irishevans
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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