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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Strong hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruits atop toasted malt and caramel. Taste is big citrus fruit, tropical fruit, floral hops, caramel, toasted malt, light grains and hints of toffee. Body is medium and slick with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus fruit, tropical fruit notes, floral hops, caramel and toasted grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Greenlife grocery. Pours brown with a thick khaki head. Slight note of banana on the nose. Lots of Hoppiness on the tongue with a roasted malt thing. Finishes with a hint of bitterness. Echoing other sentiments I find this beer not sessionable and a bit weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a dark brown color. Smell is hops and malts. Taste is hops and bitter up front, than some malts kicking in, a touch of wheat. Overall an interesting and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Rerate 11/03/2012 - on tap at Cherry Tree in Brooklyn by myself waiting for Erica to do whatever girls do when they get ready for an hour. Not changing the score, seems to be pretty consistent from bottle to tap, but I’ll just add that there’s a grainy-bitter hop profile that comes through more on tap. 4/8/12 - 12oz bottle from variety pack bought in Congers. Drank on Easter from lager glass. Pour is dark gold with pretty big off-white head. Aroma is definitely the highlight with this one. It’s very fresh-smelling, even in such a wide-mouthed glass. Fresh hops and malts on the nose - can’t get more granular than that. Taste is not quite as satisfying, but definitely decent. Some earthiness/spice in there and a fair bit of hops, which is a relief for a winter beer (they usually bore me with the spice/vegetable flavors). Pretty good actually, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9568) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1784) - 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.

   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.

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