Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale

I must say that I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened up this bottle.  Pairing coffee and beer sounds like a good idea but it doesn’t always work out that way.

Typically when it comes to coffee and beer pairings, I mostly see this happen with stout or porters, but this one – an amber ale?  What can I say – I was curious.

I have to thank my relatives for this beer.  I was given the spoils – (which makes me the victor I do believe) by way of my father from Paul and Penny.  The beer was part of the epic Beer Advent calendar for 2013.  By the time it got to me there were 12 left and this was one of them…  Well, enough jibber jabber, let’s crack it open.

The pour yields minimal head and is indeed amber in colour.  Let’s check the aroma…  It’s tangy and hoppy but also smells sweet – like honey.

Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale

Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale

Let’s taste! …  Wow – Ummm – the initial taste leaves me unsure. Several sips later I’m still unsure however it’s growing on me.  Indeed this beer is tasting like coffee – organic and fair trade no less.  I must say, it’s an odd thing to be both clear headed and slightly tipsy.

All in all the verdict is, I can tell they used quality ingredients and I appreciate them going for something different.  I wouldn’t necessarily buy it again but I feel the richer for trying it.

That’s all for now.