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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This winter wheat beer uses dark malting to provide subtle toasty notes. We then single-hop and dry-hop this beer with Citra hops from our friend Brad’s farm. Interesting pineapple notes from the Citra hop provide a stark contrast to the toasty notes in the body. An engaging and sessionable Winter Seasonal. ABV: 5% IBUs: 62


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
A dunkelweizen- had it pegged for a old ale based on the bottle. It has the earthy malt aroma that shows up consistently in Shipyard’s family tree, also decent hop notes and banana from the wheat. Fully retained, not explicable head laces out the glass. Light brown, looks like an amber. Tastes of semi-sweet dirtiness, while the wheat’s main contribution is to give the beer a gritty feel. Not really a sessionable style, as its pretty dense and filling. Oh well nobody’s perfect.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, burnt sugar and citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, earth, toffee, burnt notes. Medium bodied. A little weird.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear caramel hued amber with a medium to large beiged yellow head. Sweet caramel and toast on the nose. Loads of caramel and a ton of grain. Sweet grain into a soft bitterness on the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vikasdesai (18) - USA - FEB 15, 2012
A nice package, i do my best to support small breweries but would much rather drink a winter ale from sam adams, mostly hoppy, with no sweet taste, goes down smooth but is mostly forgettable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Location/Date:Beer drank on February 14th, 2012 with Ben M-L.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper.
Aroma: Aroma has some malt, but more hops than normal for the styel.
Taste: Decent bitterness, balanced by sweetness from roasty malt.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A hop forward version of the style, interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arborescence (29) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Appearance Brown, with a hint of ruby red, pours a thin head. Aroma Interesting! Rather strong toffee/caramel, with some fresh fruitiness — presumably due to the wheat and Citra hops — and a hint of hops. Delicious aroma! Taste Not as sweet or candy-like as you might expect from the aroma, but the toffee/caramel characteristics are certainly there. Initially the taste is almost disappointing, because it doesn’t compare with the aroma, but it’s the aftertaste that counts here, and the sweet notes linger at the back of the tongue. The wheat and fruity notes are quite masked, but the beer has a certain freshness to it, which is peculiar when combined with the toasty sweetness. Good stuff, but it could use a bit more depth. Overall I’ve had one or two brews by Peak Organic at pubs in the US, but I haven’t formed a clear impression of them yet. They have some very interesting sounding beers, and I do hope to get my hands on more; this one is promising.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - JAN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Color:Copper red Aroma: Some toasted caramel, bread, hint of orange Body: Hoppy bitter, light sweetness, some citrus, breadish Finish: Some sweetness and more hops Over-all/Mouth-feel:Medium mouth-feel

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sailracer (424) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Very little carbonation and a fairly light body. The flavor was hoppy and bitter with the bitterness tending to overpower the flavor. The mild carbonation makes this one go down easily which lives up to its "session" billing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TATE (352) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On tap at Nocturnem Draft Haus. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I don’t remember ever having a dark wheat beer. The color was dark ruby and there was no head. The mouthfeel was a little to carbonated for me. This was very drinkable with quite a bit of hop bite to go along with it. Just came across as average to me though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Thanks, Mom! Pours clear, copper-red with a creamy, off-white foam head. Has a rather nice aroma of toasted caramel, pine, orange, and sweet bread. Flavor follows reasonably well. Quite citrusy with light to medium sweetness, plenty of toasty bread, modest bitterness. Light to medium bodied with mouth-filing, lively carbonation. Slightly sticky to finish, mild sweetness, some citrus, pine and grass hops, light toast. Decent enough beer, though the overall character seems to falter after the aroma and limp a bit thereafter.


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