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Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale - Pete's Brewing Company

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Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream AlePete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale

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138 Ratings

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 15.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pete's Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-20-2004)
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

LXIXME, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

AngusOg, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

JamLand, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

djrn2, Feb 12, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Either my sense of taste and smell are different from other reviewers of this ale, or I just have bad taste in beer. Either way, I think this beer is a tad maligned.

I've had bottles of this beer that were wonderful. Those that were wonderful were definitely creamy with a lovely amber color and pleasant aroma that went down smooth. These samples I could drink consistently throughout an evening without changing to anything else. However, I have had samples that were a bit on the bitter side.

Overall, this is a solid beer worth trying.

Analog_kid, Sep 03, 2012
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3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wicked Ales were some of the first craft/non-Bud style beers that started me on the road to realy good beer.This one has a nice clear golden yellow color with some light carbonation moving up to a just off white head. This head quickly settles down to a light ring of slick foam. (No lacing) The aroma was mostly grainy, cereal like, with some malt sweetness and herbal hops. On the tongue it is a fairly smooth and has mild malt sweetness and light cereal like gain noted that dry out in the mild herbal finish.

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

MisterDrow, Jun 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

bonbini26, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Burt, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

imperialking, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of yesyouam
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wanderlust Cream Ale is a clear, light amber beer with a splotchy, light khaki head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a slightly sweet, grainy, malty aroma with a note of caramel. It's light bodied, smooth and foamy with a slick finish. It tastes quite sweet. It starts off with sweet light malt and caramel. A light, herbal bitterness comes in later in the taste. The sweetness prevails through the aftertaste. This is too sweet to have more than one, really. Twelve ounces is more than enough.

yesyouam, Apr 05, 2011
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2.2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found this brew to be quite watery. I feel like it should be used mostly for beer pong and oter drinking games. It's very easy to put down a few in a sitting. I like most cream ales I feel that they are a classic style and I like that a lot. This brew should be revisited because I can't remember a whole lot about it other than I wasn't impressed.

Knapp85, Mar 24, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grade for the group = C+.

"Could drink a lot - nothing stands out."

First, the beer pours semi-dark with a slight head and is light brown in color with a slight tint of red.

Once the beer was poured and samples whiffed, the beer was found to give off a slight ale smell.

Once in the mouth, the beer had a lightly carbonated, crisp, clean, very smooth, less filling, acidic sense to it. However, others stated that they "feel no lust for this beer whatsoever... wouldn't even use for mouthwash."

As far as drinking the beer is concerned, we concluded that the beer is crisp, light, easy to drink, but unremarkable. However, one stated if they were asked to drink more, they'd state, "ABSOLUTELY!"

Finally, when tasted, the beer was stated by many as being sweet, buttery, and creamy in taste that has a strong after taste that fades. Others stated it had an unpleasant finish without much bark.

nosurrender23, Feb 24, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: looks like cream soda. Very thin head fades fast.

S: creAmy and sweet. Caramel malts with light honey tones.

T: sweet and creamy. Light roasty flavors. Heady malts with sweet hoppy undertones.

M: medium bodied. Fills the mouth well

D: decent tasting cream ale. Nothing too special

whisperjet, Feb 18, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle says it was brewed in Utica, NY...Not sure why this says San Antonio, TX. The bottle is right though.
Never the less-what a crazy beer! I like it overall. A semi-light beer, medium head goes quickly to nill, big carbonation stays.
Taste is creamy and malty, but light and easy to drink. Most cream ales I have had are darker than this. But Wonderlust is totally different! More of a easy drinking summer cream. Worth a try!

knm, Feb 17, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep amber/gold with a thick creamy head the dissapates quickly to a slight cap on top.

S: Malt, corn, a slight hop aroma

T: sweet, malty, corn is present along with a slight taste of carmel offset by a bit of bitterness

M: on the heavier side of medium bodied. Light carbonation. Lets you know you drank something.

D: Overall this is highly drinkable. It would go well with grilled burgers or hot dogs on a warm summer evening.

gestyr, Nov 06, 2010
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3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to swalden29 for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is pretty malt with some malt sweetness and some corn notes. The flavor is more of the same with cream, malted sweetness and some adjuncty corn notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Mar 27, 2010
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2.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream ale is an amber color with a huge soapy off white head.

smells of wheat and sourness. not bad, but a bad indicator of what is to come.

tastes grainy, funky, sour. not much positive flavor notes. there is some positive wheat and slight spice notes, however. this funky taste is overbearing and difficult to drink. even worse once it warms up a minute.

somewhat creamy mouthfeel. doesn't quite live up to the 'cream' ale expectations.

drinkable, but why? this beer offers me nothing that i enjoy

+ probably a good crossover beer. im sure it appeals to someone

- what is that sour funky taste here? this could be a good beer if it weren't for that off grain/metallic/old socks taste.

= this is the second texas brewed beer that i've had this week and have been disappointed with. ah, well, at least i can still rely on real ale and (512) to keep me satisfied.

vdread, Jan 25, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pale amber, with nice clarity and modest amounts of leisurely carbonation. A soapy eggshell cap comes and goes fairly quickly, but does stay as a ring at the beer's edge.

S: Malty sweetness has a touch of a creamed corn aroma to it. A very light musty cut grass aroma rounds things out.

T: It does taste oddly creamy, in a sugary sort of way. There's a white bread flavor that makes up most of what's happening. Bitterness is quite mild and adds a hint of lemon. Finishes with a lingering malty sweetness.

M: The body is quite thick for a beer with this ABV. Carbonation feels a bit high.

D: I honestly didn't enjoy this that much. Seems an OK take on the style, however. The relatively low alcohol content makes it an easy drinker.

Rayek, Dec 31, 2009
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3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Although, they were unable to scan the bottle properly, and ended up using the Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde price. Close enough, I suppose!

Appearance: Pours a brilliant, amber body with a creamy-looking, mid-sized, white head. Excellent clarity, but it seems a tad darker for a Cream Ale.

Smell: Fairly mild nose of sweetish, lightly toasted malts with a mere hint of earthy hops.

Taste: Lightly toasty, lightly sweet maltiness. Faint, far-off fruity esters. Light earthy hop character with an equally light bitterness to counter the sweetness. Drying, brief finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple, easy-drinking beer that I would coldly accuse of being forgettable, but, come on, what Cream Ale isn't?

ChainGangGuy, Aug 09, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a creamy whipped white head that finally settles to soft peaks after about a minute or so and leaves sliding lace on the glass. Faint cluster hops and caramely malt in the nose. Tastes somewhere between an amber ale and pilsner, I guess that is kind of what this style is. Toffee and cookie dough with a semisweet chocolate kind of bitterness. Medium light bodied. Drinkable but not my cup of tea, probably the best Pete's offering I've had.

biggred1, May 07, 2009
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Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
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