Majestic Wheat Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DrDoitchbig on 02-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of yankeej13
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of BradDurbin89
4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Stubby bottle poured into a standard pint.

Standard pour left a 2-1/2 finger creamy white head. Golden orange body with slight haze.

Nice citrus aroma with balance of wheat. There is a very subtle spice, but the citrus is the dominant aspect.

Medium citrus flavor with a hint of spice and balanced mild hop. Medium carbonation

The mouth feel is nice, a touch grainy, there is nice medium carbonation.

It is a nice balanced beer. It is easy to drink, but not too light. Overall, pretty good. I've been trying many of the North Peak beers and I've become a fan. Nice addition. I'm a big Founders Fan too. This isn't my preferred style. But, still a decent b

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Photo of boyfromthenorth
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

So, been working on this beer for a while. Probably my least favorite from NP. Not sure really what style it is. Wit or American Wheat beer. Confusing. That said, this beer used to be just terrible but they were new so I thought they needed more time. IPAs can hide a lot of flaws but this beer couldn't hide a thing...so Big improvement. As others have noted , something has changed in the this brewery since December. Don't know what but very happy. If they could keep working on this and make it into Spotted Cow thennn - home run. Still a nice light wheat/wit beer. Just needs some more work still.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have become a pretty big North Peak fan. There was one I didn't like as much, but I can't remember which. These have been really nice.

This one is nice in the glass. It has a unique malty sweetness I am not used to in the style. But it also has yeast and hops flavors very prominently. It is a unique, not too heavy brew.

This is one to buy for a nice change of pace - it is unique.

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Photo of Steimie
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of michiganbeerman3
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Doublicious
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Scparks
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Cikemascio
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jeffwright
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of LJWalker
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubacharlie
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slight hint of fresh strawberries and oranges seems to emanate from the head, which is an off-white color and pretty short. Quickly dissipating, the head leaves a thin film with a ring at the edge and a modicum of lacing. A clear golden color, the brew is well carbonated and feels good on the tongue. After sloshing about the last dregs in the bottle, the yeasty sediment is added to the glass stein to add some haziness and a bit more citrus to the flavor.

Frisky hops hit the palate first, followed by cereal grain malts and a hint of cloves. Almost a pale ale in style, but with the lightness of wheat, this ale is nicely done.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/22/2015. Pours lightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hops notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, light banana/pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy darker colored amber. Forms a thin, patchy but still rocky-bubbly surface coating of white head.

S: Strong wheat aroma. Lemon, yeast, and a mild funkiness.

T: Bready and yeasty. A little clove spice. Lemon and lots of wheat flavor.

M: On the lighter side of medium with heavier carbonation. Slight tartness on the tongue.

O: Fairly good and quite drinkable, but nothing too exciting and couldn't see coming back to this one again.

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Photo of JordanEllwanger
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light amber and slightly cloudy. Only the tiniest amount sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A thick full rich creamy white head fading quickly leaving laces behind. Smells Malty with a trace of fruit in there. Some sort of berry maybe. Tastes lightly malted yet very sweet, with a bitter undertow.
Cheers!

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the laziness of summer winding down, the thirst for crisp, refreshing and citrusy taste remain high. A dry, bready backbone and a hop-forward attitude begins to frame the flavors that North Peak brewers have so keenly sculpted for precisely this time of the year.

Above its creamy straw body and its fluffy white foam stance, the supple breadiness of fresh dough begins to align with citrusy hops for an inviting, tantalizing perfume. Its racy flavors fall on the tongue with malty wheat flavor and feel, a soft confectioner's sweetness and a hint of fresh-baked cereal grain.

As the malt sweetness and bready textures begin to dissolve on the palate, the middle is awash with hops. White grapefruit, under-ripened orange, pineapple, lemon and melon gives the beer a hoppy balance that closes with the modest bitterness of citrus leaf and light minty spruce.

While the finish trends bitter, crisp and malty-dry; its medium-light body is supported with the undertow of light bread and its associated starchy substrate. With an aura of citrus wafting about in aftertaste, a late charge of dough returns to remind the senses of the beer's wheaten soul.

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Photo of Myotus
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 47°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 12Jan16) into a Spiegelau wheat glass. Consumed on 14Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of white foam that shrinks into a quarter fingers worth after 2 and a half minutes. Gold in color with a mild amount of cloudiness. Ascending bubbles are moderate in quantity and both small and medium in size. Lacing is moderate in quantity and very thick.
SMELL: Strong aromas of wheat nearly overpower mild lemon zest aromas and subtle aromas of spicy and floral hops.
TASTE: The initial taste is composed of strong wheat and mild lemon zest flavors. Mild spicy and floral hops enter immediately to bring balance to the brew, unlike in the aroma. Subtle grass and hints of bitter hops complete the final act as all previous flavors press on.
FEEL: Light-bodied and lightly carbonated. Goes down smooth. Finishes very crisp.
NOTE: A good Wheat Ale. Very refreshing. This is definitely something you drink during and/or after mowing the lawn on a hot day. This is nothing mind-blowing, but it is still worth checking out in my opinion.

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Photo of redleg64
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of marcb105
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Majestic Wheat Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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