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Choctoberfest - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BA SCORE
78
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EagleTalon on 10-22-2005)
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3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to a 13 oz glass tankard

A- Coppery amber color, quickly disappearing head, no lacing

S- fresh bread, a bit of caramel

T- Noticeable balancing hops, caramel, bready, a touch of apple cider seems to come through after a few sips.

M- smooth, well carbonated, not much body

O- Pretty decent session beer and fairly refreshing. Good if you are looking for refreshment and don't want to get too drunk.

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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.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11%
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.

Photo of chocosushi
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of soju6
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
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

Photo of TylerBGoode
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Despite the name, BA has sense enough not to call this beer a Märzen but rather a Vienna Lager. Choc's cleverly named Choctoberfest put a smile on my face when I saw the bottle and it's brightly colored label at my local store, but once this brew made it's way into my bottle, and eventually my mouth, that smile quickly disappeared.

The look of the beer may be the one thing Choc got right on this one. It is dark and inviting, and despite the sweet smell you get, you could easily mistake a glass of this to be an actual malty Oktoberfest brew by appearance alone. The taste is what destroys this beer though, and that's a pretty important category in my book. The beer contains very little malt, or malt that one can really taste and decipher, and a whole lot of sweetness. With little to no bitterness, the brew actually tastes more like a sweetened ice tea than a Märzen or even a quality lager. This is the worst Choc beer that I've ever consumed. More bite and a lot less sweetness would go a long way towards improving this one.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Photo of bump8628
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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...

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.73/5  rDev -48.7%
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.

Choctoberfest from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.