Archangel Summer Wheat | 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): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hosehead83 on 07-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.67%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.77/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a beer mug, pours a foggy orange with little to no foam head, which sits around the edge of the glass.

smells of floral notes, wheat.

Tastes kinda watery with wheat, citrus notes.

Feels thin with low carbonation to note, so drinks smooth, you can almost feel the foggyness in it.

Overall, good for warmd ays, but left more to be desired.

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Photo of stashcraft08
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Premo88
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. on-tap served in pint at Whole Foods, Waugh Dr., Houston, TX
(June 21, 2016)

L: mostly clear gold, very dark, almost bronze/copper; soft pour renders just a cap of white foam; keeps a slight collar; some activity in the glass

S: fruity ... sweet corn ... grain alcohol; as it warms, it does have an occasional whiff of cherry sweetness

T: wheat pilsner comes to mind -- a little earthy hop bite but fruity with some bread malt; it quickly becomes a medicinal glass of corn water with a metallic flavor, like corn syrup without the sugar; the flavors of the first sip are gone ... so medicinal; warmed up, the bottom third offers a pinch of cherry flavor

F: light, crisp, easy to drink -- nothing remarkable but very solid

O: it has a great opening act but crumbles into a rubbing alcohol flavor that never seems to improve; there's enough hints of cherry flavor that I'd be willing to try it again, especially fresh at the brewery, but I wouldn't dare buy a 6-pack. it's just not that good.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy orange with a thin, white fizzy head. Head retention is moderate to poor, with any lacing slipping back into the beer almost instantly. The aroma is dull,and weak with notes of wheat, and biscuit malts. The flavor profile has a bit of a lactic sourness, with notes of wheat, and bread malts. Mouth feel is fizzy, with a medium-thin consistency. Overall, it's so-so. The lactic sour and bread qualities bring up memories of so-so goses.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of donspublic
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear wheat beer. Mild tart finish

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDW4195
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.27/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tmcarter23
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours with a slight haze, gold to amber body, 1” persistent white head S: Banana, clove, light wheat toast.
T: Fresh bread crust and wheat malt with very slight clove and banana – less than on the nose. Slightly tart, sour finish.
F: Medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: A not outstanding but easy to drink summer wheat.

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Photo of Gerred
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ryand14
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Desimoaj
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/3/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of cherry juice, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of cherry juice, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/yeast/cherry balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice fruited pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of cherry juicy, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Archangel Summer Wheat from North Peak Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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