Waving Wheat - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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Reviews by jnfs:
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
05-15-2010 23:51:20 | More by jnfs
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3.65/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
09-02-2009 04:06:00 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours an effervescent golden with much clarity & 3+ fingers of eggshell white head into my Hoeegarden tumbler. This hazes as I drain the bottle; good lacing & head retention
S: Pepper & phenolic notes
T: Lemony, grainy, some tartness & a touch of grapefruit hops up front. Wheaty & tart notes, apricot, grapeskins. plus dryness as this warms. Finishes grainy, & juicy with nice fruittyness
MF: Medium bodied, spritzy with nice balance
Drinks very easy, a good take on the style. My first Okie beer, pretty good!
05-28-2008 03:48:12 | More by russpowell
3.45/5 rDev -2.5%
Thanks to wolfman17 for this one. From a 12 oz stubbie bottle into a Witte glass. On the cold side, say 42 degrees. A bright and hazy yellow gold. The glass is thick with yeast. A one and a half finger head rises, hangs for a few, and departs leaving some lace and a wispy covering of foam. Mild carbonation is evident.
Lemony and sweet. Light wheat malt and mild hops as well. As it warms yeasty fruitiness develops.
Taste is like the nose, lemony and sweet. Wheat malt core is nicely structured to support the flavors. Present but not overpowering. Hops kiss the back of the palate in the finish. There is a too strong phenolic band-aid component however that is keeping me from truly loving it. As the beer warms it diminishes but it never really gets out of the way. It is standing on a lovely Belgian banana/fruit yeast aspect that would really take the beer somewhere.
Mouthfeel is medium and perfectly carbonated. Refreshing in it's nature as my mouth is craving more.
Drinkability could be a perfect five were it not for the phenolic monster in the room. Definitely a four point five.
Could be I got a bad bottle because no one else mentioned the strong armed band-aid monster. There is much to recommend here and as such I would love to try another bottle.
04-10-2008 21:19:55 | More by scootny
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
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!
07-29-2009 21:57:56 | More by Docer
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
Being a bit of a German purist when it comes to malt beverages, I am not a real fan of Belgian beers; but I've found that they can be a lot of fun because variety of ingredients does a lot to create some really good flavors. Didn't know a lot about this one (or the brewery), but I'm glad I tried it. Rich, hazy yellow color with massive, foamy head that lasted and lasted (and then laced the glass all the way down). The fruity--citrusy--hops and (orange?) hits your nose immediately, but subtlely. And the taste is reminiscient of the best Belgian white beers, bubbly and a bit on the sweet/fruity side. Very refreshing. Perfect summer beer. Hasn't converted me to Belgians, but I love the change now and then.
06-29-2008 23:52:26 | More by tugdriver7
3.58/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
11-25-2010 17:29:09 | More by Bierguy5
3.68/5 rDev +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.
05-15-2011 15:21:57 | More by eclaycamp
3.03/5 rDev -14.4%
A -Clear golden color, a little cloudy and no head or lacing.
S - Scents of lemon, yeast, and some breadiness.
T - A little spice with lemon, clove and wheat. A touch of yeast as well.
M - Sharp and crisp and light in the mouth. Quite easy to pound down.
D - This was an average witbeir. Nothing that stands out.
08-24-2008 02:27:16 | More by ShrLSU
3.25/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
06-14-2011 05:36:58 | More by moosemoose
3.88/5 rDev +9.6%
A - Pours up cloudy yellow with a dense, creamy white head.
S - Faint smell of something citrusy, and a hint of spice. Very fleeting.
T - Slight citrus flavor, some spice, and finishes with an herbal flavor. Chamomile?
M - Feels a little thin, but nicely carbonated
D - A couple of these would go down easy on a hot afternoon. But the herbal flavor is a odd.
06-24-2008 22:21:20 | More by hiikeeba
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
06-08-2010 03:58:43 | More by GeezLynn
3.55/5 rDev +0.3%
Smell is yeasty and bready. Pours to a cloudy bright yellow with a nice foamy head. Taste is tropical fruity, mango and papaya, with hints of ginger. The middle is bitter and then the sweetness rturns followed by a slight bitter finish. This is a very refreshing witbier, more bitter than most but with all the characteristics. Its foremost an ale with great belgian style. The body is great lending to a good mouthfeel. Once again Choc beer is out of the box on this one. A good brew that has a good drinkability.
10-19-2008 18:48:51 | More by mooseisloose
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Acquired via trade from timbro81, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is a little faint but contains mostly wheat and Belgian yeast with a little citrus.
T: The taste is very bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat, lemon and light spices. The malt character is thin overall but pretty hearty for the style. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it's a good beer to drink for a while but normally I'd prefer something a bit more flavorful. I didn't really find anything to special about this beer that would make my want to pick it again.
01-31-2008 04:57:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
03-15-2011 20:48:39 | More by Thorpe429
4.2/5 rDev +18.6%
Monthly club selection for June. Cloudy pale yellow color with thick white head of small bubbles.
Smells like I'd expect a witbier to smell with notes of lemon peel, coriander, and a touch of pepper.
Taste is similar but more orangey with a nice grapefruit flavor from the hops. Nice light mouthfeel with just the right crispness.
Very drinkable and a pretty good example of the style.
Tasted on 6/23/08.
07-05-2008 03:54:16 | More by tmitch75
3.88/5 rDev +9.6%
Received bottle from a beer-of-the-month club membership. Only discernable freshness indication is on the cap, with what looks like a "3" and a 22 over it. I'll presume that means it was bottled on March 22, 2008, which means it may have been sitting in a warehouse for the past two and a half months. Pours a wonderful cloudy gold with a very nice head. So far so good. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste is consistent with the style. Light, with no discernable hop bitterness. Wheaty notes. Nice, not cloying fruitiness. Nothing spectacular, but respectable. Light body, but nicely balanced. It would probably be great with salad, but could be overpowered by bold tastes. Very drinkable and a good story about Pete to go with it.
06-13-2008 00:30:05 | More by dpkpr
4.15/5 rDev +17.2%
Poured a hazy yellow-orange color that seemed to glow. A nice, fluffy white head fizzled down quickly to a light lace across the top. The smell was clear and crisp: wheat, spice, plenty of yeast (especially after the second pour), and some banana. The taste was refreshing: a pleasant combination of subtle and delicious flavors. There was the wheat and the yeast up front, and then spice and sweet orange finished it off. The thin mouthfeel and the sharp bubbles added to the lingering flavor. This is a nice American witbier, one that I enjoyed on a warm day and would be happy to have another (which I will do right now).
09-24-2008 03:35:02 | More by micahgoldfus
3.93/5 rDev +11%
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.
06-10-2010 00:56:54 | More by climax
3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
Interesting spots of orange in the otherwise white head. Very cloudy and orange gold color--looks almost like a creamsicle.
Classic Belgian aromas of wheat, corriander, nutmeg, and orange peel.
Initially, I thought that this beer was very dry. Soon after the first sip I started to detect some orange flavors along with the spices mentioned above. Dry aftertaste though with some yeast and hop bite. Good body.
This isn't my favorite style, but it is a good representation of it.
06-29-2008 21:45:25 | More by smcolw
3.03/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
11-14-2010 20:25:17 | More by soju6
Waving Wheat from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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