Review - Peak Organic Brewing Company's Maple Oat Ale
"A copper-colored ale with a soft, dynamic mouth feel from the organic oats and a subtle hint of sweetness in the finish from the organic maple syrup. Brewed with Maine-grown organic oats from granola company GrandyOats. Brewed with Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms in Morrisville, Vermont." -- Peak Organic Brewing
Pours a cloudy orange/amber color producing a fizzy off-white head with short duration. Nice sticky lacing left behind as the head has completely vanished. Excellent clarity. Aroma is of subdued malts with some light white bread notes, not as aromatic as the Amber. Initial taste is slightly acidic with some very active carbonation that carries some of the sweetness to the tongue, and moves toward a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, the carbonation is overwhelming with a watery texture. The mouthfeel is creamy and malty and is slightly citrusy but grows in bitterness.
The maple doesn't come through as strongly as expected, although the grain bitterness does show up in the finish taste and the mouthfeel.
Reviewed on November 22nd, 2008.