Fresh Cut
Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #19
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,292
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.83%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
426
From:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  128
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Fresh Cut is a sensory experience. It conjures impressions of freshly chopped ingredients, a newly mowed lawn, or the air after a cooling rain. This pale lager delivers captivating notes of fruit, grass and spice - highlighted by the luscious Chinook hop. The beer finishes crisp, dry and refreshing, helping to enhance the colorful flavors up front. Obviously we’re crazy about this beer and had to use a thesaurus to express our feelings about it.

Fresh Cut is a dry-hopped pilsner. Chinook, Citra and Centennial hops provide aromas of citrus, grass and spice. Though the front palate is loud with IPA qualities, the finish is distinctly pilsner- crisp, dry and extremely refreshing. Enjoy!

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS: Fish Sandwiches, Lobsters, and meals eaten on rustic outdoors single-origin hand-hewn Amish furniture


38 IBU
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Ronin from Maine

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Jun 30, 2014
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Despite what the approved pic depicts, they are now putting this beer into CANs, making it very attractive to/for The CANQuest (tm), my ongoing, misguided attempt to drink & review EVERY CANned beer in existence.

From the CAN: "Pure Ingredients, Delicious Beer"; "A Dry-Hopped Pilsner"; "[Certified] USDA Organic".

In my barfly world, "Fresh Cut" usually refers to potatoes prepared locally for French Fries, but this works, too. The Crack! was nice & loud and I got a squirt across my fingertips thanks to it being a brimful craft CAN. That is always the sign of a good start, but I have learned to become more gentle in terms of my subsequent Glug. I still got a finger of soapy, bone-white head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a lightly-hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a brilliant lemon/grapefruit/citrus smell & my mouth immediately began watering! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was so intensely citrusy that I thought that I might be drinking an AIPA! However, that said, I also began to perceive a cracker/biscuit malt presence that was totally appropriate for the style. In fact, it began to remind me of lemon biscotti from Enrico's Biscotti Company in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Finish was dry, slightly tart and definitely refreshing. F**k it, I am clearing out the cooler this summer to make room for a whole buncha CANs of this one!

Mar 27, 2016
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DonnieHops from New York

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite Pils....and maybe everyday beer....

Crisp and clean like a pilsner should be but also peppery, white pepper with a hint of citrus flavor.... A ever slight sweet finish.... Fresh Cut is delicious and refreshing....quaffable and grassy......... Luv it!!

Mar 04, 2016
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plaid75 from New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured grassy herbal hops and a biscuity pils malt.

The flavor was round and delicate as it should be with a springy herbal hop and moderately chewy pils malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a gentle carbonation.

Overall a very well made and tasty pils.

Nov 09, 2013
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CaliforniaJohnson from California

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

Poured into a tulip glass.
Bottle date: July 07, 2014
Pour date: August 18, 2014

APPEARANCE: pale, honey yellow with a tall 2 inch white, foamy head. Beer shows some sediment and cloudiness. Honeycomb lacing around walls of glass, and head reduces to a little puck in the middle.

SMELL: smells like fresh pine and wet pants with a nice mellow grain.

TASTE: I'm getting lemon-drops, grass, and pine needles. Very well-balanced; neither the hops, grains, or malts overpower. This beer I'd say is aromatically hop-shifted, while the flavor is grain-shifted. Great level of bitterness - makes for a crisp finish. All the flavors dissipate together linearly.

FEEL: pretty bubble and burp-inducing. Not a very filling beer, fairly thin-bodied, but the big flavor makes up for it.

BURP: very pleasent

Aug 19, 2014
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dar482 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a straw color.

The aroma offers medium bready sweet malt, light floral, hints of diacetyl.

The flavor is light bready malts, with a gentle bitterness with more floral, hints of lingering grass. The body is medium with medium carbonation with the malt covering the bubbles slightly.

Apr 19, 2016
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Beejay from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale yellow, slightly hazy with a large white head.

S: Lots of hop character, but that isn't surprising form something labeled dry hopped. Grapefruit and orange peel.

T: Taste follows, orange peel, and grapefruit hops, perhaps with a touch of pine in the finish. Grain character is light, and otherwise it is a pretty clean tasting brew.. Almost a little humdrum.

M: Light and crisp, with moderate to high carbonation, some cling in the finish.

O: Good, but nothing really calls out as pilsner to me.. this could just be a clean IPA.

Nov 06, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

This is a very good beer. It poured the hazy pale yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent carries a gin like flare with touches of mild pine and hints of citrus. The taste has a great Czech pils base with a neat pine/gin twang. The mouthfeel is m3edium in body with good carbonation. Overall I am really enjoying this beer.

Aug 25, 2014
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 19 June 2015

Appearance: Pours a really cloudy golden color with a soapy white head. Definitely did not expect this to be cloudy, but with the dry hopping I'm not overly surprised.

Smell: Huge citrus hoppiness in the nose and definitely some grassiness too.

Taste: Tons of hops again, with little to no malt presence, which is disappointing. The beer tastes fine, but it's definitely no 'pilsener' (as is reflected in the overall rating). This is basically a session IPA with all these hops, as the subtle biscuity notes that lager heads love are all but absent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. The body seemed a bit thicker than I was expecting.

Overall: A good beer for IPA drinkers for sure- and don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this beer!- but it is not a pilsener.

Jun 20, 2015
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jbfarris from Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 04, 2014
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crhea89 from California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Oct 18, 2013
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leitmotif from Romania

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 14, 2016
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naaagp from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jul 31, 2014
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JratBones from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

May 29, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 02, 2016
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 14, 2016
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T-34-85 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

A: Pale citrus-like grapefruit color with an impressively cloudy unfiltered appearance.

S: Good clean aroma commensurate with the pilsner style, with the addition of a fresh hop aroma from the "fresh cut". A very pleasing aroma and well balanced aroma for a pilsner.

T: Very good tasting pilsner with solid level of bitterness (typical for the style) and a nice level of flavor from the fresh hops present.

M: Good level of carbonation (higher) for the style, and well suited for the hot summer weather at hand.

Overall: This was an extremely impressive pilsner style beer, and one that really shines in the hot summer weather. Very refreshing overall experience, along with a nice cloudy pale citrus colored appearance. I am very much a hoppy IPA guy, but this is a GREAT BEER, very impressed.

Jun 29, 2014
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AaronMello from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 21, 2014
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NastyNorseman from New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 01, 2020
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xungmound98 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jan 13, 2014
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Kvnjander from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.5%

Aug 04, 2014
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stomioka from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Nov 20, 2014
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lzepplin01 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Feb 23, 2014
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Tantonys from Maine

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One mighty fine pilsener. Organic! Excellent hopping. Bright, very floral. Full bodied. Very pleasant. Like taking a walk in a a fresh cut field of barley & hops on a sunny day!

Jun 06, 2019
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 426 ratings