Friday, February 1, 2019

Maine Beer Company Peeper Pale Ale

Beer Name: Peeper
Brewery: Maine Beer Company (Freeport, ME)
ABV: 5.5%
How sold: 500 ml bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.99 for 500 ml bottle

Date Bottled: August 21, 2018
Date Purchased: September 19, 2018
Date Received: September 26, 2018
Date Drank: October 2, 2018
When brewed? Year-round beer. Maine Beer Company recommends to drink this within 90 days of bottling.

What's on the Bottle/Website: "After a few years of home brewing in our garage, my brother and I decided we should open a brewery so that we could share our beer. In 2009 we started with a one barrel system and worked on a single recipe, over and over, until Peeper was born. And now we have enough to share. Cheers!" Read more here!

Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial.

Where distributed: Maine Beer Company usually distributes their beers only in Maine (or in the New England area). Click here for where and when to buy Alchemist beers!

Appearance (5%): Pours slightly hazy straw golden into a pint glass. White head; good lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Pleasing soft tropical citrus and berry with pilsner or yeasty malt notes. 4/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, light citrus and berry flavors with pilsner and bready notes. Extremely refreshing. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied; good carbonation. Very juicy and refreshing. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Pale Ale. When I saw more Maine Beer Company options available, I had to get those too after enjoying Lunch. Loving the refreshing experience Peeper brings. This brewery is legit. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.213/5

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