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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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13

Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet and sugary, with leaves, tea, fruity notes, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-brown color with a tan head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes mid-plus sweet, lots of odd leafy notes, some tea flavor, and a light-mid bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it drinks cleanly, with average carbonation, and a mild dryness
Overall Impression: This is some solid stuff, not a favorite for me, but sold stuff. There are a few different things going on, but overall, it works pretty well. For a winter beer with a nice low ABV, I could see this being an easy one to session. Interesting, but still clearly not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. This has a fruity candy-like aroma that makes me think of candy like Tutti Frutty and Ferrari cars. It’s tropical fruits like pineapple. Similar taste but more bready. Smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2016
A very unique dark and hoppy wheat ale. On draft in Camden, Maine... Bits of sweet maltiness paired with sour hop and yeast notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Tap at Luckywell. Hazy brown, white head. Hippy nose. Dry and astringent. Mild toasty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle - Pours brown with amber highlights and a nice head. Nice citrus and roast malt aromas. Interesting taste, a lot going on, but it seems muddled and somewhat aqueous. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours brown from a bottle, citrus hop aroma, wheat toast flavor, rather bitter throughout. Good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Not sure what the description is all about i just tasted a normal thick winter lager that had nothing to distinguish itself from a dark ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour is transparent caramel color with a fairly tight white head. Nose is slightly burnt toast, caramel malts, and a faint herbal grassy hop. Flavor follows, a bit thin up front, burnt toast, sweet caramel malt, overly bitter hop presence, herbal and hay like finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1701) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I can think of at least obstacles Peak Organic Winter Session Ale has to overcome. Firstly, it dubs itself a “session ale,” but is 5% ABV, which is higher than what most people consider a true session beer. Secondly, it calls itself a winter beer, yet there are no spices to the beer like a winter warmer. Beer drinkers tend to hate it when breweries slap “winter” on a beer of any style other than a traditional winter warmer. And lastly, no one can seem to agree on what style category this belongs to; that tends to activate most beer geeks’ OCD responses. Disirregardless of all these things, I found it to be a surprisingly great wheaty amber-style beer that’s extremely efficient for its weight and has a palette that could be enjoyed year-round.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had an expiration date of 6/2015 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful reddish/copper color with a near crystal clarity. Pours to a fairly large, off-white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.

Smell: Spicy/citrusy hop aroma coupled with sweet toasted malt. Quite enticing.

Taste: What I really like about this beer is that it defies most traditional style category guidelines and shows how arbitrary they are. This beer has elements of amber ale maltiness, IPA hoppiness and wheat beer… wheatiness. There’s a toasted malt sweetness noticeable right away, it creates for candy-like tastes of caramel and iced coffee. This was hopped with just Citra and it was a good choice. There’s considerable bitterness from beginning to end (but especially through the middle) with different flavors coming from it. Spicy and herbal at first with notes of citrus and tropical fruit on the finish. The wheat gives it a consistent bready character and accentuates the dry bitterness from the hops, creating for an almost pretzel-like flavor. Overall, this one of the most creative recipes I’ve encountered in a while and I really appreciate that.

Drinkability: If you hadn’t told me this was only 5% ABV I’d probably estimate it as being a little bit higher. I find arguing over what is and is not “session beer” to be a futile debate, though I could see this being relatively sessionable if you consider back-to-back servings to be sessionable. There’s quite a bit of body to this brew, it’s not light at all. The mouthfeel is crisp with just enough carbonation. It finishes fairly clean with a minor dry sensation that eventually fades. I wouldn’t consider it refreshing, but it’s actually versatile enough to stand up to a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This is one of my favorite beers. I could drink these all day. Amazing color, delicious taste and aftertaste. Perfect winter beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass due to the fact that this is not a dunkelweizen. Here’s why. The appearance was a dark brown color with a close resemblance to black color. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had some dark roasted chocolate malts with no banana esters any where in the entire 6 pack. The taste was mainly sweet through the chocolate malts with a light roasty coffee quality in the background. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but smooth. Overall, for an American dark wheat ale it fits but not as a true dunkelweizen.

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