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

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 66
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.31% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tronester on 12-02-2007

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, pale yellow body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Meager aroma smelling lightly of wheat and lemon with a faint perceived note of spice.

Taste: Delicate, soft wheat flavor with only a marginal touch of sweetness. Squirt of acidic lemon juice. A few unconventional drops of coconut milk. Skimpy spice addition. Faint hop bitterness. Lightly tart on the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: It's more of a Wavering Wheat if you ask me. In terms of the noble witbier style, Waving Wheat underperforms in terms of aroma and overall flavor. However, if you ever find yourself waking up one morning hungry for a comparatively light, chuggable wit, then, I guess this is the beer for you. (767 characters)

Photo of Cakanator
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
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. (275 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
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. (426 characters)

Photo of homebrewhawk
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Dansting. 12oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy straw gold with two fingers of thick, white head.
Plenty of carbonation. Wheaty, slightly spicy aroma. Flavor was a bit sour as if something was not quite right with this beer. Spicing was a bit odd as well, more of a pumpkin pie type of thing than the corriander/clove you would expect from a wit. Some noble hop aroma as well. (402 characters)

Photo of mhewes
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A : Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that disappears almost instantly.

S : Some wheat, pepper, and citrus smells

T : Citrus flavor along with some spice/pepper. There's just something off with the flavor which is hard to describe. I'm not picking up any wheat flavor in it.

M : Light, good carbonation

D : I've had a lot better witbiers. I'll pass on this one. (369 characters)

Photo of Mexinate
3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass, the pour was strong but the head was not quick to rise. After the pour there was only maybe a 1" head that dissipated quickly. A nice hazy pale yellow translucence and a lot of rising bubbles don't make me miss it.

Smell is weak grass, and a little citrus. The cloves come out a little more on the tongue but it's nothing overpowering. Sweetness and a tart flavor round out the after taste. It's really a light drinking wit and if I had the taste for two or three more I could really pound these down without any problem. The only issue I would have would be the tart flavor lingering in my mouth. Otherwise, very nice, easy-drinking summer beer. (673 characters)

Photo of ShrLSU
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (316 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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. (398 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of mugglesandhops
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (277 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (299 characters)

Photo of moosemoose
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with not much of a head. Smells slightly of wheat but there is not a whole lot of aroma present. First sip is like the aroma...not much flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing. Pump it up! (270 characters)

Photo of armock
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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 (446 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.32/5  rDev -7%
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. (593 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (472 characters)

Photo of scootny
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,272 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (564 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (965 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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. (668 characters)

Photo of mooseisloose
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (514 characters)

Photo of Bierguy5
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer slowly to see how clear it would be without the yeast sediment.

It was crystal clear and bright golden in color. The head was thin and wispy and quickly faded back into the beer itself. There was quite a bit of visible carbonation. Of course, once I introduced the sediment to the glass it became exactly as a Wit beer should. Light Hazy gold in color. Very cloudy. Looked as a Wit should.

Aroma was distinctly of a Wheat beer with the yeasty notes, wheat characteristics and a slight spicy nature. Was fairly sweet as well.

Taste is sweet up front and then moves towards a yeasty focus. There is a subtle smoothness. The finish is a combination of sweet/sour. Not much in the way of hop bitterness.

The mouth feel has a tingle due to the carbonation. A slight chalky consistency due to the suspended yeast. Over all rather light.

Pretty drinkable.

I'd say this is a pretty good version of a Wit. (921 characters)

Photo of RodBurg
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Beertracker for this bottle. Poured a light and hazy golden/yellow color with a immense and rocky head. The coarse bubbles stuck aournd for the duration and left nice bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell is lots of yeast, bread, spices, and banana and other tropical fruits.

On the palate there's notes of steamed bread dough, yeast, coriander, orange, and banana. Light in the mouth with a little too much carbonation.

Great offering from Choc. My only real complaint is the over-carbonation. Would definitely drink again. (541 characters)

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