Peak Organic Fresh Cut | Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Fresh Cut
BA SCORE
3.86/5
381 Ratings
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Fresh Cut
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Flounder57 on 09-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,813
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
381
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottled 6/16/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grass and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop 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 that packs a surprising hop punch that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with faint hints of the underlying bready malts.
T: Much like the smell, flavors of grassy hops stand out in the taste and contribute a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness. The hints of bready malts are a bit stronger compared to the smell, but are still overshadowed by the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted a lot more like an ale than a lager and seemed like a hoppier version of an APA. It's not a bad choice if you like hops and want something that's lighter in body, but I found it unusual that it had lots of crispness for a lager, which seems unusual compared to some of the Imperial Pale Lagers that I've tried.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C+ (3.17) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with way too much carbonation, forcing me to stop pouring with 1/4 of the bottle left, a big fizzy airy slightly creamy but bubbly 3 finger head fades semi quickly but reinforced by tons of bubbles streaming from the bottom even with no etch at the bottom, mostly clear little hazy watery lemon yellow color.

Nose isn't too bad, but quite light and hard to get a lot of aroma out of it, mild grainy toasty pilsner malt, quite grassy and some straw, hint lemony too, some light lemony grassy hops but a decent hop base, little bready and doughy too.

Taste is decent, much more flavor than I expected, quite lemony too, with a lemon rind bitterness, lemony hops, little grassy hops and slightly spicy, fair bitterness too. Malts are light though, little grainy bready doughy, some toasty pilsner malts, a little wheat like it almost seems, mild hay and lemongrass, fairly grassy in the malt category too, again too much carbonation and bitterness just gets rampant. Finish lingers for a while, it dries quite a bit but more lemon rind, and astringent bitterness takes over and almost makes the beer a bit unpleasant, but not quite there.

Mouth is lighter bod, too much carbonation that gets in the way.

Overall meh, nothing special, but then again I don't expect much from Peak Organic, so perhaps it's more on the "good" side for a beer from them, a big hop presence that starts nice, but gets too lemony and astringent, decent malt just wish there was more of it, but too much carbonation, and that lemon astringent character is too much.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 10/15/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a good hops bitterness for the style. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character, but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better options in the style.

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Photo of nickfl
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear straw color with white head. Aroma is floral with elderflower, camomile and some citrusy hops. Taste is also hoppy with citrus fruits, dill and camomile notes. Quite bitter on the finish. Body is medium and well carbonated. Quite nice overall, resembles more a pale ale than a pilsener.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Moderate head that becomes just a ring of bubbles. Decent spots for lace. The liquid is a cloudy dark straw color.

Mild but clean true Czech Pilsner aroma.

The flavor is far stronger than the smell indicates. Starts with a soft pale malt taste with no graininess. The hop comes on very strong and quickly. More neutral bitter than anything else. Borderline harsh, certainly too much for a pilsner. Full bodied for the style but not too rich. Good carbonation.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of woodychandler
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
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!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

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Photo of BEER88
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, Bottled 5/16/15

Pours clouded, dull lighter amber, minor head, but does leave nice looking fine strands and bits of lacing, overlooking a tiny bubble film.

I get some lime, spicy hops and a hint of malt on the nose

Similar stuff going on on the palate, more spicy hops, dull lime and a thin undercoating of malt.

Better then decent take on the style, moderate crispness and bite. Went well with some lemony fish and veggies.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Peak Organic Fresh Cut from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 381 ratings
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