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Pete's Wicked Ale - Pete's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

511 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pete's Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001)
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DarthMalt

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

TWO WISHES:

1) I wish I knew then, what I know now.
2) I wish I could go back to then, and taste the original Pete's


I distinctly recall a severe dislike for the taste of Pete's Wicked Ale back in the days of my mis-spent youth. I also had a severe dislike for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale back then, as well. Today, I find SNPA a very enjoyable beer--Pete's, I do not!

This is regrettable, since, what I recall as a tongue-wincing hop moster at one time, would probably be in my short list of "go-to" macro-micros now (those that pinch hit for the big beers during a shopping crisis). But, Pete's, from what I've read, has long since lost its title as a respectable micro.

The pour almost fooled me with its rather deep amber hue, and tan, dimpled head, almost as though I could expect some flavor from the beer. That came to a screeching halt at the first whiff, which, along with the taste, exuded that fusel-spoutin', crystal-cheatin', hangover-laden, "Alcohol-Death-by-Anhauser-Busch" smell, that is only surpassed in repulsiveness by.....Anhauser-Busch.

This was a tough one to choke down, and squeeking out any flavor whatsoever came as a tedious chore.

Hops? There aren't any, as far as I can tell. But what do I know, with a case of Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Stone, Marin, and Moylan's bombers sitting in the basement?

R.I.P. Pete!

PS - They would do well to rename this beer, "Pete's Limpid Ale."

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2003 13:02:20 | More by DarthMalt
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Pete's Wicked Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.