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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Formerly known as China Peak Pilsener. Our Peak Pilsner is a light, dry, golden colored lager brewed with imported Bohemian Pilsner malt, along with Vienna and Munich malts. We used a unique blend of European and Domestic hops to give this beer a distinctive hop spiciness and floral aroma. This refreshing pale lager was created to commemorate our local Summit, "Chinese Peak", and its renown use for Ski and Snowboarding.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Had at he ballpark on Fresno on a hundred degree day. Incredibly refreshing with a nice color and a wonderfully easy finish. Home run of a pils.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear, light golden color. Pure white, thin head that dissipates quickly. A very distinct banana aroma. A medium-bodied mouthfeel. A mild flavor, but certainly a classic pilsner. Just dialed back a notch or two. It finishes a little more mild than your average pilsner. A good balance of sweet and bitter while avoiding offending the palates of those who would otherwise dislike pilsners. I like this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear golden pour with a white head. Nice hippy nose of floral hops, some citrus peel, and a hint of pine. A nice malty sweetness to the nose, too. The flavor has a moderate malt sweetness along with a strong hop profile. Tons of tangerine and floral hops with just a light pine bitterness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap at the West Coast Brewfest. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is spice and bread. Flavor is bready and fairly much noble hop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
Sampled on 3/29/2011. This pilsner pours a slightly hazy light gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, spicy and sweet. A medium to lighter bodied pilsner. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are slightly spicy. Good carbonation. A touch of spiciness and a bit of residual sweetness. A very drinkable pilsner. Would be nice on a warm summer day, or while mowing the lawn. Nothing wrong with a good lawnmower beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap at the China Peak ski resort, formerly named Sierra Summit, formerly China Peak. I was looking for the rarity in this tick, and the beer was a pleasant surprise after a day of skiing. Pour was light amber-yellow. Nose lager yeast, light grass/hay and hops. Taste was lightly sweet and a nice bitter crispness and bite. Great beer to finish a sweaty day of exercise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This crisp but uneventful Pilsener manages to juxtapose pils malts to winking spicy hops, but the nearly silent personality gets boring quickly enough.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the clear golden.
-The aroma is rather quiet, even for this delicate style.
-The finish does promote spicy hops to a herbal bitterness.
-This is very clean, but it is highly forgettable.

On tap at the north Fresno location.


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