Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peak Organic Brewing Company Winter Session Ale

Strap your boots on and don't get your tongue stuck to a pole, you goober, and get ready to hit the slopes with this review of Peak Organic Brewing Company's Winter Session Ale.

I've reviewed a ton of Peak beers on this blog before (like at least 6 of 'em), so you might be thinking that Peak beers are fucked out by now (like tucking your pants into your shoes). Well, they're not. They're all pretty GD (that's the religiously-correct way of saying "goddamn") good, and the Winter Session Ale is no exception. The Winter Session Ale is classified as a "American Dark Wheat Ale" and its so GD dark because Peak uses a lot of dark malt. They also use Citra hops from their friend Brad's farm. That must be cool to have a friend like Brad. You just call him up and say "heyy Brad, we're gonna make some winter beer today, can we stop over on the way back from the Piggly Wiggly and pick up some hops? When it's done you can come over and get drunk with us and compare penis sizes."

I was surprised at how much of a pungent, strong taste this beer had on first imbib-ation. The phrase "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" is popular this time of year, and that's what I thought of when I first tasted this. Roasted nuts. It didn't taste nutty at all like, but it had this roasted, malty quality to it. And it was quite delicious! I simply had to have a few more. It was easy to drink, and despite the strong taste, it is only 5% ABV. But it's a great beer to knock back a few while sitting in front of a fire watching the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I got a six-pack of this on sale for $7.99, normally priced at $8.99 (I saved 100 pennies!!!!).

This beer will only be on sale a short time, as winter doesn't last forever, unless you live at the McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica. I doubt they sell it down there too, so you're gonna be stuck there being cold and sober. How boring!

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 7/10

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