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

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81
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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FlyingYeti

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-11-2012 21:08:33 | More by FlyingYeti
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tmitch75

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 03:54:16 | More by tmitch75
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tronester

Oklahoma

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, cloudy yellow, with a massive, pure white head. Fades away rather quickly, but leaves good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast. Taste is quite sweet, very smooth, with a nice kick in the end from the hops. You can definitely taste the citrus peel in here. I don't know what the other spices are, but they add well to the harmony of the beer. Mouthfeel is about average, and the carbonation is a tiny bit high. Drinkability on this beer is very high, I could drink several of these. Choc keeps turning out hits in my book, this is an excellent beer, my second favorite behind their Biere de Garde. It is also bottle conditioned like all their other beers which IMO is always a plus. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 23:00:53 | More by tronester
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micahgoldfus

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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).

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 03:35:02 | More by micahgoldfus
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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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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Beertracker for the trade!

Served at 40 degrees in a standard (Lefthand) pint glass.

The bottle contained a small layer of sediment on the bottom which was poured along with the beer. The beer poured to a white, 2-finger head with a wonderful golden cloudiness. Filtered wheats be damned. In my book, this is what a wheat beer should look like!

The aroma was clean and spicy - consistent with what one would expect from this style. Taste equaled the aroma - clean with light citrus notes. The beer had a full mouth feel. I overuse "clean" once more to describe the finish which was very clean. As the glass emptied, a nice stay remained reminding me of my journey. The one aspect I missed from a true Belgian style was the lack of sourness. Just a hint would make this feel more Belgian than American wheat. I did detect more of the Belgian aroma around ¾ of the way through.

Overall this beer has incredible drinkability. I'd love to have this offering on tap at my house on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 14:24:10 | More by Yetiman420
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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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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

Thanks to wolffman17 for the opportunity to try this one. Served in a nonic. This one was a gusher; shot out of the bottle and filled 2/3 of my glass with a light, fluffy white cascade of foam (looked like a mushroom cloud coming out of my glass). Lots of sticky cloud-like lacing with good adhesion. Hazy, pale orange-gold color. Grassy smell in the forefront, with yeast and clove nicely blended into the background. Taste similar to nose with a pleasant citrusy flavor; however, not particularly astringent for a wit. Mouthfeel was surprisingly more subdued considering the volume of the head, with a mild tartness at the finish. This brew went down so easy that I think I'll have another - would make a great summer staple.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 18:26:35 | More by Jwale73
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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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brewyou2

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13%

11-14-2011 18:30:04 | More by brewyou2
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13%

01-12-2013 23:10:04 | More by DelMontiac
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 21:45:25 | More by smcolw
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zeff80

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white, foamy head. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon and yeast. Some wheat aroma,too.

T - This was a very spicy wit. It was very yeasty, lemony and of clove and wheat.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This was easy drinking and one of the best American witbiers that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 02:23:56 | More by zeff80
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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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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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russpowell

Oklahoma

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

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 03:48:12 | More by russpowell
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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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hiikeeba

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 22:21:20 | More by hiikeeba
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dpkpr

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 00:30:05 | More by dpkpr
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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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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-07-2013 01:47:24 | More by jaydoc
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-22-2012 20:56:59 | More by djrn2
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SGriner

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-02-2014 23:31:36 | More by SGriner
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tugdriver7

Maryland

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

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 23:52:26 | More by tugdriver7
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Waving Wheat from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.