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Waving Wheat - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

Waving WheatWaving Wheat

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BA SCORE
81
good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.31% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tronester on 12-02-2007)
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer is yellow and hazy with a thin white head of small bubbles, low retention, no lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty with this off aroma in there like the beer was fermented too hot. Mildly fusel.

Beer is medium to light in body, sweet up front, yeasty / bready in the middle and nothing on the back end. Nothing much to say about this beer except that it is boring and didn't taste too good and I won't have another.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 17:21:45 | More by drabmuh
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my folks for pickipg up this out of reach Oklahoma beer while they were in Arkansas.

Pale hay and sunshine color, but you can see the great bubbling of this wheat ale all day. Good head, foam and lacing throughout all twelve ounces!

Dried banana meat and peel with just lihtly toasted and untoasted barley and wheat aroma. Dry, sweet, sweet, and tart overall.

Mild toasting adds some cracker flavors. Yeast has some odd fruit flavors and a somewhat chalky dry palate.

Not a bad session wheat, chalky, dry, and keeps your thirst never quite quenched.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 06:01:21 | More by scruffwhor
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into te Boston Lager glass...

A: pours a very hazy yellow-orange with a 1 finger white head with good retention and leaving small streaks of lacing.

S: a bouquet of banana bread, orange peel, and slighlty spicy. very strong and nice.

T: light creamy orangey flavors upfront fade to a spicey yet creamy, tart finish. very unique and quite enjoyable. isn't as fruity or spicy as other wits i have tried, but this light flavor will give this one higher scores on drinkability.

M: light and very lush, with a light carbonation and an off dry finish.

Overall, I felt this beer was damn good. The flavor and mouthfeel are very unique, being light on flavor and body with a suprising creamy quality. Would buy this again if it were more available to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 00:27:31 | More by OlRasputin989
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moosemoose

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass

A: Gold with almost no head.

S: Lemon and orange peel with coriander.

T: Clean, spicy tart. Bad spice finish.

M: Crisp. Doesn't leave the aftertaste of the finish.

O: It was fairly good, but not something I'll buy again. One of the worst Choc beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 05:36:58 | More by moosemoose
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eclaycamp

Kansas

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There’s really nothing more pretty than a Belgian Wheat served in the proper glassware. Waving Wheat doesn’t disappoint in that regard, as the cloudy unfiltered appearance lends the beer a certain appearance. It just looks right. I only wish that the head, which is just barely there, were more prominent. Still, this is one gorgeous beer. The first aroma is of wheat, like fresh wheat that was just harvested. There’s a little bit of clove in the background as well. In the taste, wheat takes a background to the spice profile, clove and coriander. Orange zest and bitterness comes through in the middle. This beer finishes with almost a spicy, black pepper like finish. Mouthfeel is slick and creamy, and the bitterness is understated. Probably my favorite of the Choc “story series”, at least so far (I have a couple left to try). This one is an easy drinker as the others have been, but the unique spice profile makes it stand out more when compared to other beers within the style. Very enjoyable take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:21:57 | More by eclaycamp
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of a generous trader. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pour yields a hazy light apricot color with a very short white head that even a good swirl or two cannot resuscitate. The nose brings a bit of light coriander spice plus some light citrus and grainy wheat. The flavor has some spice as well along with a touch of sweetness. Feel is a bit light and undercarbonated. Drinkability isn't bad at all, though it's not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 20:48:39 | More by Thorpe429
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a very cloudy, almost murky gold color. A good amount of sediment. White head holds for a few, then fades while leaving a nice ring of lace.

Nose is pleasant, some Belgian yeasty notes, along with some spice. Orange and lemon zest round things out.

Tart up front, with some citrus and earthy notes. Some yeasty flavors come in, but not as much as the nose led on.

Lighter body with refreshing carbonation. Refreshing as well. A pretty good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 17:29:09 | More by Bierguy5
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soju6

Missouri

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden color with no real head and some lacing.

S: Primarily a grainy aroma with a trace of citrus.

T: Has a mild citrus and spice flavor with a slightly sticky aftertaste.

F: Light body, fairly crisp & dry, somewhat refreshing. Just a bit too sweet.

D: Not a beer I would go out of my way for, as I am not partial to Witbier. Came as part of a Choc 6-pack mixer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 20:25:17 | More by soju6
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tart, sour slightly phenolic initial aroma. The spices hit next (coriander?) and a pale wheat malt. Orange comes in in time too. Nice complexity, but within the range of typical.
Poured into a 7 oz glass. Very white head that settled out fairly rapidly. Very clear (poured to enhance). Pale golden.
A little heavy on the tart, pushing more to sour and almost like a sour beer in intensity. I really like the softness of the feel. Subtlier flavors - soft wheat, very tame on the spices with a citrus type tartness.
This is perfectly drinkable, but the flavor will keep me from seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 22:32:02 | More by garymuchow
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Bright glowing yellow

S-Spicy..black.pepper...anise....some orange peel...

T-Spicy on the taste too...Zesty...some citrus tartness as well...

M-Medium bodied....creamy textures with a mild tartness on the finish.

D-A little too unbalanced leaning too far on the spices in my opinion...Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 20:14:18 | More by ZAP
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climax

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one waved a pretty vibrant golden yellow at me. It was very murky with a modest white head that faded a bit too quickly.

The aroma was inviting and refreshing on this hot Oklahoma summer day. Sweet wheat tones and ample coriander made up a relatively simple nose.

The flavor, on the other hand, was not so simple. It shared same base as the nose with an added bonus of flavors not usually found in a wheat; apple pie, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spice. Excellent unexpected twist.

The feel was fluffy and chalky towards the end. The carbonation does enough to keep it sharp without disrupting the smooth delivery. Good tasting wheat beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 00:56:54 | More by climax
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy shade of yellow with a decent white head that settles into a thin film pretty quickly.

S: Fairly potent aroma carries wheat, lemon and a little yeasty sourness.

T: Flavor starts out with lots of lemon and coriander followed by a white pepper spicyness. The wheat contribution is pretty light and the finish is short and clean.

M: Lighter body with low-medium carbonation and a good slick feeling. I'd prefer a little more carbonation.

Overall, was a nice, refreshing brew that was perfect for a hot, muggy Atlanta evening.

Thanks Chris!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 03:58:43 | More by GeezLynn
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jnfs

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow and is cloudy in appearance. There is a moderate amount of head crowning this light appearing brew. The aroma is of lemon, spice and is also sweet. The sweetness is reminiscent of malt with hints of wheat. The taste is remarkably smooth with spiced notes. It finishes off smooth while also remaining somewhat crisp with a soft hoppiness on finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 23:51:20 | More by jnfs
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy yellow/gold color. Poured a 1 finger stark white head that dissipated to a this skim. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wheat malt, wet bread and lemon zest.

T: Wheat malt and citrus zest give it a good start. A little of a buttery flavor ahead of a spicey finish doesn't go well together.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Crisp and dry; moerately refreshing.

D: The taste in the finish was a little strange an dtruned me off a bit. Looked and smelled great.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 21:26:31 | More by Haybeerman
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wolfinthemirror

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very pale yellow, held to the light you can see it's cloudy with that typical golden-white appearance. not much head.

I smell toasted bread immediately upon smelling.

the lemon is very apparent in the taste, with some wheat notes, and the bittering of hops in the end. There are also some herbal subtleties, but the lemon is fully up front, it almost made the beer seem unbalanced, because there isn't much else to the beer. but overall, it was pretty tasty.

the mouthfeel is very smooth, not much graininess as you'll find in some witbiers. there wasn't much carbonation, i expected more.

very drinkable, you could easily have several, pretty sessionable, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 05:55:48 | More by wolfinthemirror
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armock

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheaty malt citrus and yeast

T - Follows the nose upfront with wheaty malt citrus and yeast then a bad spice flavor hurts the finish

M - This beer has a light body with medium high carbonation to it

D - This would be a very drinkable beer if the weird spiced finish wasn't there up until that point I really liked this beer oh well not the first wit I'd buy

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 00:39:28 | More by armock
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fascinating beer that takes on true Belgian character which sometimes lacks in U.S. brewed beers. Sweet malts seem to be a compromise between pislner and two-row with rich sugar cookie / doughy tastes that engulfs a confectionate sugar taste. Malts set the stage for the wonderful bananna esters, spicy phenols, and underlying bubblegum notes. The beer borrows a lot of what is great about German Hefeweizens. Sprinkle in an appricot, lemony fruitiness, white pepper, corriander, and orange peel and we have a deep and enjoyable beer. The sweetness up front makes me think it will finish that way, but the beer really cleans up at mid-palate for a crisp and drying minty finish. Hop bitterness keeps the beer from cloying but shows a lot of restraint. Hop flavor though contributes more earthiness and floral notes than classic Belgians do. Finishes with a powdery dryness and standard Belgian acidity. A rather enjoyable beer.

Thanks RussPowell!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 02:44:18 | More by BEERchitect
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Extra in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! 12oz

A: Pale yellow in color with a stark white head, about half an inch or so, fair retention, quite cloudy. Decent lacing. Not a bad looking beer, there are a few floaties though.

S: Tangy wheat malt profile, lemon zest, hint of spicy hops. Not bad at all.

T: Smooth wheat malt flavor with a fairly pronounced citrus note, definitely leaning towards the lemon side of the spectrum. Very light flavors that sit on the tongue nicely. Just a hint of spicy hops at the end. Tasty beer.

M: Light bodied, and very carbonated, quite dry as well, disappears without a trace, and begs for another drink. Nice.

D: This has session written all over it, nothing overbearing, lower alcohol, easy to drink. Also would be an excellent gateway beer.

Thanks John!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 01:26:06 | More by pokesbeerdude
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle from Liquor World in Fayetteville for under $2. Poured into a mug, it appears hazy straw yellow with a shallow head. Overall, this beer has a lot of Belgian qualities, but it's a but of a mess. The flavors seem to be all over the board by traditional standards. I get Cheerioes in the aroma and the flavor's yeasty vanilla isn't backed by the usual smooth wheat bead. Still, it's a tasty and drinkable beer - certainly better than many US-made wits. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 04:06:00 | More by tempest
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Docer

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bottle I got in a trade... wanted to try some of their stuff....

- Golden yellow and orange cloudy wheat... nice fluffy white head.. leaves a nice small pillow of lace-maker.. loads of yeast in the bottle..

- Very bready and yeasty smooth sweet honey scent... like squash and a brown sugar.... some spice and wit-zest.... overall kind of the usual!

- Nice complex flavor... bit of fruit, grain, and bready yeast... slight banana, but more zest.... thick, but not too strong.... a nice bite!

- Slightly chewy, not oily so much, but a little dry because of the bite...

- Great carbonation and a very smooth drink and finish!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 21:57:56 | More by Docer
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to russpowell for this extra.

Poured into Town Hall Weizen.

Color is similar to the 1919. Cloudy, orange yellow colored, but more yellow than the 1919. Good head retention with very good lace. Leaves some nice walls.

Aroma: A lot like 1919, but more spices. Kind of like a saison with black pepper. Wheat, orange peel and clove.

Taste: Wheat and yeast, spices, orange peel, black pepper, clove. A very flavorful wit.

MouthfeelL Spicy and crisp. Light to medium bodied. High level of carbonation. Leaves a fruity/yeast, fairly clean aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good summer beer. I would only drink this on a hot summer day. Pretty refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 21:26:11 | More by mothman
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Cakanator

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle. Pours a hazy golden with finger tip head. Some citrus and breadyness in the nose. Mouthfeel is light, plenty of citrus and clove, maybe a little banana and some coriander. A little fruity for my taste, but maybe should have tried it a little colder. Not bad for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 22:19:20 | More by Cakanator
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mugglesandhops

Oklahoma

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought at Joe's Place in OKC. Poured a hazy light yellow color with a fizzy thin head. Very carbonated with some floaties in there. smells bready, lemon, orange citrus. Taste lemony and bready also. Thin body. Super easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 18:48:47 | More by mugglesandhops
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed gold with a flurry of perpetual bubble activity. A two-finger, off-white head splits quickly from the party after showing it's face, but leaves some thick vertical fingers of lace behind. Coriander, lemon, grapefruit and yeast rise to the nose. Smells promising. Tastes of coriander and orange peel with some subtle malt character floating in and out. Light fruits linger in the middle. Mouth-feel and carbonation are typical of the style. Fun little beer that goes down easy, yet retains enough spunk to keep you interested.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 21:06:18 | More by stephens101
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champ103

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color. A one finger white head forms and leaves patchy lace.
S: Sweet grain and light citrus aromas. A touch of spice. A skunky aroma detracts though.
T: Sweet grainy malt again. Some citrus and spicy clove. Very standard.
M/D: A light to medium body. A crisp snap of carbonation. An easy beer to drink for the summer time.

Kind of bland and standard. The typical American Witbier.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 02:51:05 | More by champ103
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Waving Wheat from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.