Majestic Wheat Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

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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:
75
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Sammy
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Jolly Pumpkin at Ann Arbor. I think NP beers taste better on tap norally. Sour aroma, not too drinkable. But some apple cider sourish taste makes it in fact interesting to try once. Not a good representative of the style.Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 oline73
2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
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 zeff80
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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 mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

First impression is corn flakes. Cereal taste and sweet to boot. Strong hint of dried mango and grapes. Nose is almost winey with flowers. Taste is quite perfumey. Finally some hop bitterness comes into the aftertaste. Quite attractive golden color, nice enough head. Malty sweetness is abundant, but it veers off with a hint of sourness.

After a few sips it is fairly drinkable, it's just such an odd duck. I suppose we like beers that fit into categories so our left brains can go to work. It's hard to get past the raw grain with perfume, and the sweet and sour character.

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Photo of Tone
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of slight sweet malt, pale malt, slight hops, slight spice, and wheat. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight wheat, hops, and slight spice. Overall, weak appearance, but good feel, and decent aroma and blend.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMMillsy
2.65/5  rDev -19.9%
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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Photo of rspauldi
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.89/5  rDev -12.7%
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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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 HardyA
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of szmnnl99
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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 ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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