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Peak Organic The Maple Collaboration | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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:
#38,784
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
133
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 52
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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 beergoot
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 10/17/2013 and reviewed from notes...

Solid amber body, no head per se, just a few weak globs of foam on the glass. Aroma was sweet with maple and toffee notes. Taste was of slightly burned sugar; faint hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; semi-sweet finish.

Oats and maple syrup produced a solid, chewy beer. Very nice warm and charred sugar flavors. An interesting niche beer; a collaboration w/local farmers and producers, especially with a unique style like this. A greatly welcomed beer, making up for what it lacks in appearance with a great flavor.

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Photo of firedwarftj
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of swierczt
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of mpedara429
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured out a light copper color. Almost a maple syrup color. Interesting… A finger of nearly white head with little retention and no lacing. I don't trust beer in twist cap bottles...

S: Sweet maple syrup and floral and semi dank hops.

T: Same as the smell. The beer base is a lot lighter than I anticipated. It is almost like maple syrup mixed with a pale ale. Some fruity esters poke through in the background.

M: Medium, sticky body and medium carbonation.

O: The amount of maple flavor is spot on. My main issue here is the beer base. The hop profile seems bizarre for this beer and didn't sit well with me. More subtle hops and a darker malt bill would've suited this beer much better.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Hey-duck
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Beermaine
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of VincentFrey
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Nepenthe Homebrew Tulip Glass. Pours copper, with a thick head for a while that slowly dies down but laces a bit nicely

Maple comes through nicely in the aroma, although the back of it seems very much like cereal. I imagine this may be the oats, and that would fit the style, but it’s just not particularly appetizing. Still, given style and added ingredients, hits the major criteria for a specialty beer.

Taste is very different. Different good, honestly. The oats contribute a beautiful fullness and the maple is definitely present despite the many, many issues of brewing with maple syrup. Beyond representing the oats and maple though, it’s a very standard amber ale on the backend. Without the maple, it might even lose the oats entirely except in the mouthfeel.

Mouthfeel is pretty delicious. Full, full beer for 6.2% and a delicious maple coating. Nothing astringent or hot, just goes down easy but filling.

Overall, a good beer that succeeds at it’s specialty. I’d buy it again. If you’re unfamiliar with oats in beer, or hate maple syrup, maybe avoid until you pick up a taste for one or the other. For $5 this a nicely made bomber I’d pick up again if fresh.

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Photo of oregonianredbird
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- golden amber color, slight haziness, thin head and no lacing
S- malt, oats, a little maple
T- complex maltiness balanced nicely with hopiness up front, turns roasty, and then finishes a little sweet with fruity esters and a hint of maple syrup.
M- medium bodied, a little sweet stickiness, and good moderate carbonation. coats the tongue more than I prefer
O- given the nice balance on the front of the tongue, it's too bad that the lingering taste is so bitingly sweet.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of DruRho
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of blmar311
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of YAndreK47
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, oats, and some subdued maple aromas. Taste is much the same with malty and earthy maple flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of 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 good beer but the maple presence in the smell and taste seems to come out more as the beer warms up.

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Photo of jlindros
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy head, decent lacing, hazy tan color.

Nose maple, fresh cut bleeding-oak-tree-like earthy aroma, light caramel brown syrupy malts, herbal, weird syrupy estery thing too.

Taste sweet brown malts, caramel like but a thin syrupy flavor, some maple, light toffee, nutty, toasty, etc. Mild herbal earthy bitterness, light corn stalk. Finish is dry lingering mild grassy bitterness, syrupy brown malts and light maple.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied feeling but a bit thin, decent carb.

Overall ok, nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MystikCelt
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Freggs
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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