Pete's Wicked Ale - Pete's Brewing Company
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2.45/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
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?
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
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