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

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
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:
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(Beer added by: tronester on 12-02-2007)
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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
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!

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Photo of zeff80
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of russpowell
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!

Photo of drabmuh
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.

Photo of smcolw
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.

Photo of mothman
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.

Photo of tempest
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.

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

Thanks goes out to mhewes for this brew.

Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some applesauce notes. The taste is sweet, malty/yeasty, nutmeg. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew at all, glad to have had a chance to try it.

Photo of scruffwhor
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.

Photo of Haybeerman
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.

Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ZAP
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.

Photo of champ103
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.

Photo of Jwale73
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.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of allengarvin
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

June 2008 beer of the month selection. Into a 12-oz mug, this beer has an appropriate color--a quite cloudy straw color--but even a vigorous pour couldn't get much head out of it. Nose is pretty faint. There's some light fruity aroma and a tad bit of spice. Very tart and acidic flavor, making it nicely refreshing, but the traditional wit flavors are hardly in abundance. Coriander is strong, but there's not much yeast character. Body is medium with a neutral texture.

Photo of garymuchow
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.

Photo of armock
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

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