TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
The Peak Organic brews have been pretty popular for us lately, and we’ve been looking to expand the selection a bit. We reviewed the Peak Organic "Weiss Principal" a couple weeks ago, and now we’re moving on to a more ’user-friendly’ brew from their facility up in Maine.
The Pomegranate Wheat pours a light amber color, with a fair amount of light, fluffy, white foam. The foam subsides pretty quickly, with very little lacing left behind.
It’s got a great nose to it though, light, fruity, yet not sweet, per se. You can smell the pomegranate, but it’s not over-powering; there’s just enough of the fruity aromas to let you know they’re present.
The palate is even more enjoyable! It’s smooth, easy drinking on the palate, yet still has a little big of body. It’s easily got more body than your average "light" beer, but it’s not a mouthful either. Again there’s enough pomegranate that you can’t ignore its presence, but it’s seamless and well-balanced.
Is this my favorite of the fruit-influenced brews I’ve had? Not necessarily. But, I would recommend it, as I think it’s a better-crafted brew than a variety of other fruit-beers I’ve had. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but you know who you are. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.9%.Appearance: It has a very light and tall frothy head that sits on top of a hazy medium amber colored body. The head quickly making some lacing only at the top of the glass.Smell: In the nose I pick up notes of sour candy, white grapes and a hint of raspberry fruity notes over sour dough bread. Very interesting. Taste / Palate: The taste is light to medium bodied and is a more subtle copy of the aroma. Sour candy and light white grapes mixed with berry like fruitiness within a sour dough wheat maltiness.
Notes: It reminds me, in a way, of some lambic beers that I have had. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden body with a well-sized, lasting layer of white foam.
Smell: Sweetish, butterscotch-scented malts with a fruity aroma sweeping in and smelling strongly of pomegranate (the IT fruit of yesterday) and acai berries (the IT fruit of today) with a minute hint of coriander.
Taste: Malted wheat and barley with a sweet touch of butterscotch candy. Then in comes the fruity additions of lightly tart pomegranate and Oprah-approved acai berries, the latter of which has tasted vaguely reminiscent of blackberries on the (very) few times I’ve tried them. Touch of leafy coriander. Light, clean hop bitterness that along with the added coriander helps to provide some balance. Finishes semi-dry and lightly crisp with a lingering fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s fruity, it’s wheaty, it’s sweetish and fine for the one bottle. I’m happy to be getting an extra dose of antioxidants to cancel out all those cell-damaging free radicals while also pickling my liver. Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 30, 2013
NIce and sweet, a new organic to the list. NIce features and not so heavy aroma but easy to drink. obguthr (6588) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Strong yeasty barley nose with an unripe berry accent. Bubbly clear amber, thin head. Yeasty tart pomegranate flavor. Doughy wheat finish, not too harsh. Exactly what it purports to be. Solid, refreshing.
JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Pale cloudy yellow pour. The aroma is of spicy wheat, coriander and some light citrus as well. Fairly wheaty palate with some zesty fruitiness. A bit of ginger and fruit with some lingering yeasty spice. Fruity but not overdone. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruity nose. Flavor is wheat, fruity and some sweetness. Some bitterness. Best before Jan 2010. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma Of fruit and cranberry. Taste is sweet and fruity but with a dry and slightly sour finish. Interesting. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
12 oz bottle dated best before 12/2012; from Nov. 2011 notes.
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-golden color, slightly darker than your typical wheat beer, with a full and lasting off-white head that has the slightest purple tinge. Visible carbonation.
Smell: Sweet, very wheaty, with a fruity aroma of pomegranate (and presumably acai berries; I’m not sufficiently familiar with this aroma to pick it out for sure). There’s also a hint of coriander. Unfortunately for me, the mix is too reminiscent of perfumed soap, albeit mixed with baked bread. The aroma did improve markedly with airing/warming.
Taste: Malted wheat with pomegranate and acai berries. In contras to the aroma, this produces a very pleasant and inviting taste that with a light-to-moderate fruitiness and a touch of coriander. Nicely sweet when ti hits the tongue, it soon becomes clear that the balance is lightly tart as well as possessing a light hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Notably smooth but lightly crisp. Semi-dry finish.
O: A nicely constructed fruit-flavored, pale wheat. I’ll be happy to have another down the road, especially on a hot day. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2009
a well done beer, has a nice full palate with rich malts and oozing hops. slightly fruity due to the style and a touch of pine all the way.