Majestic Wheat Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

Majestic Wheat AleMajestic Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
17.1%
Liked This Beer
3.3 w/ 76 ratings
Majestic Wheat AleMajestic Wheat Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrDoitchbig on 02-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,253
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
76
Liked:
13
Avg:
3.3/5
pDev:
13.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 25
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of rspauldi
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrDoitchbig
2.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden yellow with some orange tints throughout. The head started off at a very respectable two and a half to three fingers, but the retention was surprisingly poor. With a blink of the eye it was nothing but a cap and left a few dabs of lacing here and there.

Smell: It's a fairly aromatic beer, unfortunately said aroma isn't exactly what I'd call complex. It consists primary of orange peel and wheat malt with a slight spicy edge in the background. It's pretty boring honestly.

Taste: In the smell the orange peel had some balance to it and wasn't overwhelming at all. Not the case here, this is surprisingly bitter. It reminds me of chewing on an orange rind. It's pretty hard to even pick up on any other flavors. There seems to be a light floral hop finish that tries to show itself and could have been a positive aspect, but it's just beaten away by the orange rind. I could continue trying to dig out other flavors from behind the wall of orange, but I'll pass.

Mouthfeel: The suspended yeast provides an enjoyable medium body and the carbonation is good for the style. It even has a slight creaminess to it. This may be the only redeeming aspect of this beer.

Drinkability: If I wanted to chew on an orange rind, I'd chew on an orange rind. I will admit I generally prefer the German wheats over the American versions, but this is especially bad.

Overall this is the second beer I've had from North Peak out of the three that are contract brewed and bottled under their banner. The brewer Mike Hall claims to have installed more than 50 brewing systems across the country and trained ever more brewers, including Sam Calagione. Whether or not that's all true the beer speaks for itself. I'm not impressed.

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Photo of zaraspook
2.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of king75
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- appearance is a light watery gold with an inch of quickly dissipating head.

S- wheat and corn

T- Corn and wheat, a bit watery in taste especially as it gets warmer.

M- very light and clean, but it feels watery

D-goes down easily enough, a decent beer, a step above the generics but not by much.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Jolly Pumpkin brewpub in A2. Pours a clear orange color with a very small creamy white head. Wet dog smell, some orange rind, wheat malts. Tastes a bit like wet dog, with some dank citrus, and skunk. Hoping I got a bad batch. This just isn't good.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of gordavidson
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- A milky orange/ brown liquid with a thin white head. Very thick and creamy looking, but maybe a bit too much for the style.

S- White bread, a touch of cooked vegetables, and a bit of coriander.

T- Very mild flavor of white bread and some spice. A bit of a fruity flavor at the end. Extraordinarily bland.

M- Very smooth, but lacking carbonation.

D- A rather bland take on the style, but it drinks alright.

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Photo of oline73
2.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Terrapin Barrel glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a finger and a half of off white head. Decent retention.

Smell: Very strong bready malt with some spice from the yeast. Some slightly sour citrus notes.

Taste: The first thing I noticed was a fruity sour note. This beer isn't as crisp as I would like. Sort of reminds me of apple juice in a way. The finish is a little bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: Not very good. Some weird flavors going on here. Wouldn't pick this one up again.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weizen glass.

2.0 A: Hazed dark orange color. Just half a finger of frothy white head. Poor retention and no lacing.

3.0 S: Smells like all their beers. Lots of yeast. Below that there is bubblegum and banana with clove underneath that.

3.0 T: Wheaty, yeasty, with banana, bubblegum, and clove.

2.5 M: Medium body. Way undercarbonated for the style. Reasonably creamy.

3.0 D: Pretty average all around. My first NP brew was quite tasty, but all others have disappointed.

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2.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer up on a whim, remembering when my uncle used to take me up to North Peak when I was a kid. Poured out of a stubby bottle into a tulip glass

Its got a nice hazy golden appearance. It poured with about 2 fingers of a nice off-white, somewhat soapy head. It quickly went down but left nice lacing down the side of the bottle. Had a nice amount of carbonation out of the bottle.

The first thing that struck my nose was an overwhelming smell of fresh bananas, with a hint of citrus, and as what some other people has described as a "fresh cut grass smell". It smelled almost a little nutty to me as well.

Tastes a lot how it smells. Its got a banana and citrus taste with a nice hoppy finish. Its got a bit of straw/"fresh cut grass" hint to it as well.

It feels kind thing in my mouth but has decent amount of carbonation, but it seemed to go down as I got closer to the bottom. Had a crisp finish.

Overall, I would say its a decent summer beer. Nothing like the Oberon I was used to. I could definitely finish a few of these in a sitting, but would much rather take an Oberon over this. It is a decent summer beer though, perfect for those hot days.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jsisko01
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a very thin head that dissipates instantly. Has spotted lacing.

Smell - Not very appealing.. Smells very bitter with citrus, lemon zest, and yeast. At first it reminded me of vomit but after a few intakes it changes.

Taste - Citrus, wheat, and clove. Kind of a watery beer. Has a bitter aftertaste with a small alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall - I was a little grossed out by the smell but it tastes better than it smells.. lol. It's still not that good of a beer in my opinion.

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Majestic Wheat Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 17.1% out of 100 with 76 ratings
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