Beer Name: Summer Session Ale
Brewery: Peak Organic Brewing Company
Style: American Ale
Average Score: 79/100
What it looks like:
Slight haze, dull orange and haze with a understated luminescence like a pearl. Tall head that fell quickly, bright white. Medium lacing. A tight stream of tiny bubbles cascade to the surface.
Appearance Score: 10
What is smells like:
Initial hop was awesome but equally pushy is a nose of a strong malt more like a pilsner. The malt has taken over and smells like toasty cereal. My first sniff of hops was very appealing now I can’t seem to find it again.
Aroma Score: 25
What is tastes like:
First sip is lack luster and is leaving my wanting more flavor. Hoppy ands uber bubbly upfront. Refreshing and very very light. Based on that I would say it is fitting of the title “Summer Session”. Slight fruitiness, followed by a solid euro malt flavor finishing with a crisp snap. Slightly dry in my opinion, I would expect that a easy sipper would be much smoother. Grapefruit brightness at the end.
Taste Score: 40
I expect a smoother sip from a session ale even if it is designated as summer. The end dryness leaves you feeling like you didn’t drink anything at all. Nothing to complain about. Nothing to right home about either. A bitter dry finish leaves me looking for more. I would say this is a medium to light bodied brew. It’s starts out creamy but ends dry and thin. I really like the amount of carbonation despite missing the bubbles in the appearance.
Mouthfeel Score: 9
Personally I think that Peak did a very good job, I love their unique malt flavor, its buttery beautiful goodness. The nose alone is magical. A couple of tweaks and this is a solid upper 90’s beer. The dry finish leaving me wanting something more quenching. For the malt profile alone this one is Worth A Taste. But if you are looking for something a little smoother you should try their nut brown.