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Choctoberfest - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 53
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: EagleTalon on 10-22-2005

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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 53
Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance : Pours a hazy golden color with a modest head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Caramel malt aroma, rather nice

Taste: Starts with caramel up front but the finish is hoppy and a bit grainy

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not bad at all but I would prefer a less grainy finish

Thanks, beerhandy, for the opportunity (368 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.74/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a very thin, whitish head.

Smell: Here we go again. Displeasingly tart, vaguely fruity nose mixed in with some lightly toasted malts.

Taste: Ugh. Tart, infection-laden component nearly obscures the underlying malts and spicy hops. The tartness hangs on with an iron grip until the merciful finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pete's Place, along with Siletz and Northwoods is quickly becoming ingrained in my mind as brewery with infection issues. What a shame. (550 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up at Biergarten Liquors in Jenks today...

Pours an effervescent & murky apricot with a finger of cream colored head. Ohhh now I see it's bottle conditioned... Great head retention, usually a big bugaboo for this brewery, stays murky & pretty good lacing

S: Bready & fruitty, plus wet grain

T: Follows the nose, golden delicious apple & pear flavor, plus a touch of honeysuckle up front. Slight caramel flavor trickles through the fruittyness. some dryness & slight grainyness as well once warm. Finishes fruity, dry with some caramel flavor

Medium bodied, slight carbonation, pretty good balance

Great drinkability, not a perfect Vienna lager, but acquits itself very well. This will go into the fall rotation when ever I can pick this up. was pleasantly suprised by this. This was better than most of the O'Fests/Viennas I've had this fall (864 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orangish copper with a thin head.

The smell is of caramel. A touch of vinegar. A touch of earthiness.

The taste is of caramel sweetness with some earthy hops. A touch of vinegar makes me wonder about the freshness of this sample...But, no freshness date is to be found.

It has a decent, medium body. Smooth.

Easy enough to drink. Would like to try in the fall and re-rate.

Thanks to beertracker, who I'd like to do another trade with in the fall, as I'd like to try this again when it's fresh as it has something to it... (547 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks TheHand for this in a trade.

Appearance: Poured from a 12oz.bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy orange in color.

Smell: Very malty with some roasted grain.

Taste: A smooth drinking lager here. Some caramel malt makes an appearance. Also elements of roasted grains. Hops are tea like and the overall finish is sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: This is a pretty solid Vienna lager. I wish more widely available lagers tasted this good. (467 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Beertracker for this brew.

Pours a cloudy dark orange color, nice carbonation, very nice thick creamy off-white head, tons of creamy sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, slightly spicy, and a good dose of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, spicy, and some caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty Vienna Lager, would buy if it was available in my area, recommended. (418 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from beerhandy as part of BIF 24. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light tan head above the clear orangey amber brew. Head fades quickly down to an even layer of bubbles, with average lacing. Aroma is balanced, with a tending towards grain hulls. Taste follows the nose, but with a bit more tart fruitiness in the middle as I would want/expect. Closes slightly chalky. Mouthfeel and drinkability not too bad, but this one kind of let me down in the end. (513 characters)

Photo of Deuane
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beertracker for another brew in my Okie-beer care package!

A-Hazy deep reddish orange copper body. Medium beige head with a creamy consistency. Head stuck around and left nice lacing.

S-Light, sweet caramel malt with just a hint of sour mash.

T-Sweet roasted caramel with a hint of sour apple. Rather unidimensional but flavourful nonetheless.

M-Medium-light body even bordering on light and a bit thin. Would like a bit more malt backbone to beef up the feel with this one. Light dryness in the finish.

D-Not my favorite style to begin with but save for the light mouthfeel this one has a nice sour tinged roasted caramel malt flavour...at least enough to hold my interest. (691 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy deep golden color witha small head and some lacing.

S: Smell of caramel and a hint of malt & spice. I expected a bit more.

T: Has a slightly sweet taste, with caramel, malt & a bit of spice.

F: Fairly light body, smooth.

D: Decent drinker & unoffensive. Just a tad sweet for my taste. (305 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle of the 2010 batch poured into a pilsner glass.

Dark gold to orange with a wisp of white head and it's quite cloudy for a lager.

Bready malt with some apple skins and strawberry from the fermentation and a hint of sulphur. A bit of spicy hop flavor too but the balance is definitely toward the malt with a sweeter than expected finish.

Some additional lagering time and better fermentation control would go a long way. I won't be picking up another bottle but it's decent enough for a hot summer afternoon spent watching some TV. (543 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
3.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copperish amber color. The head forms tight micro bubbles and is off-white.

S - Fresh baked bread, caramel malts, tangy yeast.

T - Bread crust, light caramel, grainy middle, grassy and spicy hops mixed in with some faint citrus. The lemon citrus really starts showing on the finish. Finishes semi dry with spicy hops left on the palate.

M - Light weight but very creamy and smooth.

This was better than the one I had a few years ago. Maybe the the other one was old but it was awful. This one however was pretty tasty and well balanced. A little rough around the edges but in a good way. An excellent session beer that I could drink all night long. (670 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's that time of year again, and you can smell autumn in the air. This has always been my favorite time, made even better by one of my favorite local breweries rolling out their Munich Lager. This is a hazy light brown brew with a one-finger topping of off-white head. Retention is adequate, and a thin layer of bubble specked lacing is left behind. It actually mells earthy and hoppy up front with a good layer of sweet malt and caramel underneath it all which makes for a good combo. The taste is more mellow than the aroma, but still not bad. Hints of sweet malts, candy and a little spice exist. Some very mild fruitiness lurks down below everything. Carbonation is evident only after a good shake. This one goes down extra smooth secondary to it's light bodied mouth-feel. This is a good session beer to help you welcome in the season. (841 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.61/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 18 Jul 2009.

Poured in the 0.4 L Hutthurmer mug. Large fizzy off white head. Well carbonated. Clear dark amber color. Smell is sweet, almost syrupy. Starts lightly malty and sweet, quickly becoming astringent and unpleasantly bitter. Sort of tastes like bad iced tea. Medium body. Light alcohol.

Hope this was just a bad bottle/batch. (356 characters)

Photo of OKCNittany
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Thin head that disappeared before I could discern the color. No lacing at all. Reddish brown, hazy body.

S: Aroma was mostly caramel malt w/ some yeast present.

T: Heavy caramel taste, but a bit grainy. Had enough hops to keep it in balance. I had this a few days earlier on tap (in a cup though) & the malt was complemented by a strong ripe dark fruit flavor - but this was not the case with the bottle.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation - but it caused a lively tingling sensation as if it here more heavily carbonated. Also had an odd tasting (can't place it) dry finish.

D: Overall not bad - I didn't expect much so I was very pleasantly surprised. Would make a fine session beer. (732 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a clear light amber color (if you pour carefullly off the sediment) and permanent white head. Aroma is malty and a bit sharp (is there wheat in there?) with caramel notes. Flavor is semi-dry and malt oriented, with no discernable hop character other than balacing bitterness. Finishes dry and malty. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy. This is a bottle-conditioned malt-oriented amber lager with a distinctive original "choc-beer" personality. Not an extraordinary beer, but a solid citizen nonetheless. (511 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy, eggshell colored head into a pub glass that left a thin ring of lace which disappeared halfway through. the body was a light copper and slightly bubbly.
s - hints of toffee and some yeasty bread which a hint of pumpkin spice.
t - toasted bread.
m - a little too thin for my liking.
o - decent lager offering. (346 characters)

Photo of tronester
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, hazy from being unfiltered. Has a large tan head. Smells earthy. Taste is quite smooth, almost has a lemony, citrus like taste. A bit tart and metallic too. Almost has an ale like quality. Very unique for a lager. Good mouthfeel, carbonation is good. Quite drinkable too, I could drink several of these. Bonus points for being bottle conditioned. I don't think I've had a bottle conditioned lager before so this is pretty cool. (448 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of sweet fruits like plums and apricots with some mild floral notes present. First sip is fresh and clean but like other beers from Pete's Place there is just not enough flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing but nothing special. (379 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

P: Cloudy light orange copper color with a thin bubbly head that vanishes quick.

S: Pilsner malt, powdery yeast, subtle citrus oil, cereal grains, and fresh bread.

T/M: Faint toasted malt, tangy citrus, metal, bitter apple peels, spiced rum and burnt herbs. Medium sticky mouthfeel gentle carbonation. Finishes chalky and has an awful aftertaste that I can't quite make out.

O: Not one that I will revisit and I'm kinda upset because I've been waiting to try this. Powdery yeast and burnt herbs with a roughly put together. The flavors are there but the execution was off. (578 characters)

Photo of Higravity
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly I think this beer has suffered in the bottle some. It has low carbonation and that really effects the rest of the perception of this beer. So I only punished it in the mouthfeel as it still smells really good. Like sweet wort with a mince of german hops and a light touch of alcohol. The taste is how I prefer my Octoberfest beers, a little on the sweet side full of caramel and toasty flavors. Good stuff I think it would be better on tap. (447 characters)

Photo of jmbranum
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Large creamy head head on a hazy brownish-amber beer.

Nice, rich aroma.

Flavor is pretty malty with just a hint of malt and caramel. Nice finish. Surprising hop bite.

On the negative side, I think this need more malty-caramel-maple notes.

Not a bad beer, but it is merely average compared to other Octoberfest beers. (328 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz SPLIT->Orval Chalice
A ~ Pours reddish brown. Finely carbonated, characteristic of the brewery.

S ~ Toast, Caramel, & Straw. Hint of hops & Bread-crust

T ~ Leading the show: Buttered Toast, Toffee, Leaves (hops)
In the Mix: Lemon Peel, Grapes, Sweet Corn, Pepper, Wet Straw

M ~ There is malty & hoppy cloy & there is also an organic, vegetal quality. Carb is abundant.

D ~ Good Local, not out of this world. A good session beer that Tastes fresh. The label artwork looks great this year. (501 characters)

Photo of webbcreative
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark golden color. Smells like tart apples. Tastes like...tart apples, and a bit metallic. mouthfeel is good though, medium. overall, Its the same flavors that I get from most of the Choc line, that i dont like, tart apples and metal. I really want to love this brewery since its local, but havent found anything yet that I can get excited about....but I will keep searching... (386 characters)

Photo of skeetermoses
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Between the 2 beers I have tried from Pete's place this one was the clear winner, the other beer being Choc original. It seemed to be a good single bottle beer, I tried one bottle right after eating, and was not that impessed, but I had another bottle while working on an art project, in which I had not eaten or had drunk anything for quite some time and was pretty blown away by the flavor of this local brew. The second time around was much better. (451 characters)

Photo of ttu94
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

got this sixer in OK city. I'm not really sure if put to a test that I could tell the difference in a Vienna lager and an "American style" Marzen but I thought oktoberfest beers were called marzens but who cares about labels lets talk about beer.
This beer pours a cloudy brown color with a huge creamy head that leaves a ton of lace. The smell could almost be considerd a malt bomb. Super sweet malt character. Has an almost nutty flavor at times. The taste has almost too much malt sweetness to it for my liking. This beer has a nice smoothness to it most likely from the bottle conditioning. Not a bad beer. Of all the US made oktoberfest beers it reminds me most of St. Arnolds version. Nothing like the German versions but thats ok. (738 characters)

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Choctoberfest from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
79 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.