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1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place


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176 Ratings

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 12.8%

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

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:

(Beer added by: TYE on 02-21-2008)
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3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Hazed yellow straw hue, big fluffy white head

SMELL: Bready, lemony twang, dusty yeast, vegetal, vague spice

TASTE: Light smoothness, pale malt, bready, faint twang, yeast, clean, modest hop bitterness, semidry finish

It is what it is—a no-frills beer style, and Choc Beer Co. does well here by creating just that. Balanced and easy to drink, they could have followed another path to set it apart from the rest; extra hopping perhaps would have livened it up.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 16:40:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
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South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this one at Twin Peaks in Greenville, SC while enjoying the sights if you catch my drift. Served from tap into a Twin Peaks tall mug. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earth, earth hop, and subtle citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. I can see what they were trying to do with this brew, but it just seemed to fall short in my opinion. There were a lot of things going on in this one that if they would have been a little more balanced. This would have stepped up the enjoyable aspects of this one quite a bit. Doubt I would have this one again given the option, but at least the view was nice while having this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 13:11:47 | More by thagr81us
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2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Into a pint glass. Has a thin (almost no head) with a hazy light straw colored body.
Smell of honey and the tiniest bit of lemon.
Strong, dry lemon taste. A bit chalky. Out of balance.
Moderate carbonation with a fizzy and crisp texture.
Meh, not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:51:25 | More by Fatehunter
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3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can't believe I've never reviewed this one. It's never been my favorite American wheat but it's everywhere here in Okla and has an interesting history. Super grainy all the way through, like the dust produced when running barley through a mill. Hops are light and earthy which adds to the rustic flavor profile. Like I said, just so-so, but a notch or two above most domestic lagers if you find yourself at a bar/party in Oklahoma where this is an option.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 19:34:20 | More by bump8628
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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and grass with not too much else going on. The flavor is also pretty basic. There is a lot of malt sweetness and a strong grain and grass character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much going on here and not something to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 21:24:17 | More by Mora2000
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3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in an pint glass from a 12oz brown bottle.

Color is between gold and amber and is slightly hazed. This beer has never been much of a looker to me as it does not produce much of a head which disappears rapidly. No lace to speak of. I do like the color though.

Aromas are scant, but I'd say an apple/grape comes through without any problem. Some bottles present with a bubble gum smell, but it's inconsistent. The wheatberry whiff is there, but you may need to warm it up.

Flavors top the aroma score. Cracked wheat, apples, honey, and some lemon grass are detectable, but nothing is shaking the earth.

I do like the feel of 1919. A bit undercarbonated for a wheat, but this is not a German witbier copy either.

I've been drinking Choc brews for several years. Overall 1919 is an okay brew and highly drinkable if you want to drink several with friends. Don't expect massive mind blowing flavors here. This beer is brewed because it has history. It's part of the Choc story series which makes it interesting and once you know the story, you can appreciate the fact that this is not intended to be a typical wheat. It is it's own thing. If you're more interested in a somewhat traditional witbier, then check out Choc Waving Wheat which I prefer to 1919.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 01:09:36 | More by DelMontiac
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2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with banana hues and a thin white head that quickly fizzles away. Not much in the way of lacing.

Spicy aroma with some pepper and cloves countered by some bready yeast, citrus fruit and banana. There's a nice amount of lemon zest providing a nice counter to the spice and yeast notes.

Thin bodied and slightly watered down with soft carbonation and some zesty spice up front that lingers over the yeast and fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. Hints of pepper and clove up front countered mid-palate by a nice bready yeast presence followed by some lemon zest and faint banana.

Overall, this beer has all of the characteristics of the style but nothing stands out and it kind of bland.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 06:49:48 | More by corby112
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2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle (bought off sale rack) into an Imp pint glass.

A: Looks like a golden wheat beer. Very little to no head. A bit of lacing, but nothing much.

S: Wheat and sweet. Maybe like a bit of wheat/apple juice. I'm digging deep on smells, and there is a bit of spiciness here.

T: Apple juice. Actually, it's like watered-down apple juice. Aftertaste is all wheat.

M: As non-existent as the flavor. It's very watery.

O: I can't say that it sucks because there isn't anything offensive. It's remarkably un-remarkable. There's nothing here. Sorry, Choc.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 01:30:24 | More by bramsdell
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2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer? Kind of gross.

Beer is yellow / amber with a mild haze and some head, minimal lacing, some carbonation. Looks like beer.

The aroma is grainy and wet. Eh.

Beer is super thin and really grainy with a harsh aftertaste, minimal yeast character, minimal hop contribution, rough.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 16:23:43 | More by drabmuh
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Cloudy pale copper color with a light head and okay foam after a few sips. Great bubbling.

Light, powdery banana yeast aroma coupled with toasted, dry wheat and barely. Tooasty and chalky aroma.

Taste is powdered with powdered bread product and banana and clove powder with a little chalk
palate to boot. Not a bad session beer, but nothing special and not worth seeking out is this particular CHOC beer ias unavailable to you.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 03:06:22 | More by scruffwhor
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2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into pint glass
A – Very small fizzy head dissipated immediately to a broken crown despite what appears to be moderate carbonation, brew is a cloudy pale yellow w/ a slight amber 2.5
S – Overall mild yeasty bread with lemon notes 3
T – Semi-sweet bready malts to a mild citrus zest bitter finish with subtle spiciness. A pretty bland beer, but a step above any BMC. 3
M – Light body with moderate carbonation, smooth like a wheat should be 3
O – An easy drinker, I won’t be revisiting this beer unless I’m stuck in OK with nothing more worthy on tap or bottle 3

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 04:35:22 | More by rsdaugherty
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New Mexico

2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Small white head quickly dies into a pretty decent lacing above a murky yellow ocher to rusty tan colored beer.

A very light citrus almost soapy citrus hops with a light grain background aroma.

Bland milky grain with some light cooking spices kick to it taste.

A light milky aftertaste that borders on being dry.

Pretty weird and different for a beer, reminds me more of Yoo-hoo style drink, sorry but I'll stick to beer for the time being.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 20:14:28 | More by LXIXME
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3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Boston Lager glass...

A: after swirling the last 1/3 of beer in the bottle, it pours a murky light brown, similar to a mud puddle. head is 1 finger and has good retention

S: nice aroma of wheat, powdered sugar, and lemon zest

T: a full palate of wheaty goodness, caramel malt sweetness, then becomes slightly fruity before a clean finish with a hint of hop bitterness

M: medium full body that is creamy upfront that goes down smooth with a chalky dry finish, although i feel it is appropriate for this style.

Overall, alot better than i had expected. not usually a fan of the american pale wheat ale, but this one is damn good. It is highly drinkable any time of year. I could drink this in fall and winter as it has a nice caramel sweetness throughout the beer. Only bought a single in a mix a sixer, but I will seek out a six pack

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 23:59:56 | More by OlRasputin989
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3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

As others have commented, this is an unusual beer. Choc does not filter their beers, so the beer is cloudy and golden. You usually find sediment at the bottom of the bottle, depending upon how you pour and whether you rinse the bottle before recycling.

The taste is difficult to describe, though I found the wheat flavor and smell much more pronounced than the typical hop bitterness of most pale ales. It is not an especially high alcohol beer, so if you like it, then it is quite drinkable as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 21:55:56 | More by rapayn01
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4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The flagship. Supposedly a weirdass, minimally hopped American wheat. Before reviewing, lemme say that I love how American wheats have evolved just in the past several years, how the wheat is like a blank canvas and it's absolutely acceptable to paint whatever you want upon that canvas. I'm not going to turn that into a metaphor for America, but someone probably could.

This smells like honey, barley, and wheat. Nothing intense or impressive.

Tastes like honey, barley, wheat, and a hint of an odd, generic fruitiness the likes of which I cannot wrap my head around. It--if it were more aggressive or pronounced, I could describe it better. But this is immediately, recognizably new *and* understated. That runs counter to whole the world works, these days. It tastes sour and fruity and weird, and I like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 02:57:05 | More by mynie
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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 OZ bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- Murky, cloudy dirty straw color. Fine bubbled head dissipates quite quickly. No lacing at all.

Smell- Citrus notes very subdued. Not a strong aroma of much of anything. Unimpressive smell.

Taste- What a bizarre taste. I'm lost for words to find a good description. Its very sweet, like frosting, yet fruity and yeasty. Not what I was expecting. Quite tasty, in fact.

Overall- It's so different I couldn't drink it on a regular basis, but I can see how one would acquire a taste for it. It is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:31:11 | More by PokerGod
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3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popping the top yields the classic earthy wheat beer smell with a hint of spice albumin if I'm not mistaken. The brew pours to a singapore sling-like deep yellow and orange. On the taste the brew is spicy like allspice at the start then very wheaty and sour in the middle. Finishing more sour yet hearty at the finish. The aftertaste is quite spicy almost like a meatpie then the bittterness is barely evident and fades out chalky yet lingering. A stout wheat brew in a great American style. This beer would go great with a big fat steak or a bowl of chili. Tasty indeed.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 00:16:30 | More by mooseisloose
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a pale yellow with a thick and super white head. A bit of sediment in this very hazy offering. The head dissipates slowly, leaves a bit of lacing.
A vibrant wheat aroma, a bit of grass, some cloves and minimal banana. Smells sweet and light and quite nice. A bit of citrus hops, but very very faint.
Taste starts out a bit watery, then fills the tongue with a solid wheaty base, followed by a bit of tannin with a hint of grassy and earthy bits. finishes with a clean yeasty character and a bit of lemon like hop. Mouthfeel is nice, vibrant and the finish is very clean and refreshing.

Not a bad offering. could use a little more citrus hop, but still very refreshing. Would make an excellent summer brew that is quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 20:15:23 | More by Thads324
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3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy golden color with a finger of foamy white head that retains and laces fairly well. The aroma has notes of spice and citrus, along with a very slight amount of berry. The taste starts with orange and spice and then finishes with some blueberry notes. The mouthfeel is nice and balanced and finishes clean. Overall a good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 21:56:15 | More by csiewert
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3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- The beer's a medium yellow with some orange green and blue highlights. A little under a finger of head and no lacing coming out of that head.

S- Aroma of corn, with some yeast characteristics. Some light wheatiness and sweet lemon, as a lemonade powder.

T- Taste is light and malty with some yeast to back it up. Spice is there but not very powerful. There's a similarity to Sprite- a sort of sweet lemon/lime flavor. This could prove to be a decent outdoor summer beer, very quaffable.

M- Light with some lingering sweetness.

O- I'm happy w/ my previous statement- very quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 05:56:37 | More by zdk9
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3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Choc pours a hazy cloudy straw gold, almost like an unfiltered Wheat beer. Had I known it was a Wheat Ale I would have kept the yeast instead of tossing it. Disappointingly there is no real head to speak of, as it rims the glass but really does nothing else. There is also no real aroma to this beer. Maybe a faint grainy thing going on, but not much else. The first taste is lemony, almost too much so, like when you accidentally bite into a lemon seed or hit the pith when eating one. Mouthfeel is light and borders on watery, with carbonation that adds a nice zing to the finish. I actually like the taste. As I mentioned, lemon hits the tongue first, before cereal graininess takes over and finishes things off. It has this kind of off key sourdough finish to it. It stands out against what is otherwise a very simple and straightforward flavor profile. I could see someone pounding a sixer of these down on a hot summer day or at a party. It’s a beer that would go really well with BBQ or outdoor events. For me, though I find it refreshing, I probably won’t be seeing it out again – there are far more interesting things to explore in today’s market.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:20:55 | More by eclaycamp
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4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my go to lake/river beer. However, I have heard that cans will no longer be available. Shame.

Appearance is probably really nice. Sorry, but I drank them straight from the can.

Smell is a nice wheaty, yeasty, apricoty, bready little number.

Taste is superb. I like my wheat without a lot of spice and this one really delivers. Easy to drink in quantity or just for enjoyment.

I really really like this one.

Serving type: can

03-28-2011 02:11:45 | More by GoNowhere
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3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a generous trader. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pour yields a light apricot color. The beer itself is quite hazy. There is a good white head and plenty of lacing. The nose brings some very light wheat, but that's about it. The flavor leads further with some mildly-tart wheat plus the addition of a bit of sweetness and some very mild stone fruit. The feel is light and crisp with good carbonation. Certainly refreshing. Nice body leads to higher drinkability; in the end, however, there's nothing really bringing me back for more.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 21:07:00 | More by Thorpe429
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3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A new, or newly discovered, brewery! That's the reason why I got this beer. The only reservations I have about it are that the brewer is from Oklahoma. I've not drank a good beer from Oklahoma. Actually, I don't think I've ever had an Oklahoman beer until this Choc 1919. So, let's see if this beer represents Texas' northern bordered neighbor well!

The 1919 is bottle-conditioned and so it has some yeast sediment in it...but by "some" I mean an insane amount. I've only come across this amount of sediment in 750 mL bottles of bottle-conditioned Belgian ales. So, when you pour this beer out you need to make sure you pour about half of it out, swirl the rest of the beer to stir up the sediment, and then pour the rest out (and I still didn't get it all!!!). I actually had to swirl a couple of times to get it all. Poured into a hefeweizen glass, 1919 looks exactly like pineapple juice. The head is white and very bubbly. Other than looking like pineapple juice, 1919 looks like...chalky pale gold...if that makes sense. I'm a sucker for pouring out all of the sediment so the appearance of the beer differs depending on how much you pour in. I can still see clumped sediment floating around and much of the clumped, heavier sediment has settled on the bottom.

1919 tastes very much like a regular wheat beer...but it lacks the usual or expected flavors other than the wheat breadiness like banana or cloves. There is some lemon-citrus tang, however. It has a light-medium body to it that has a sort of creamy feel to it, and I'm sure the more yeast sediment that is added the creamier it gets. Overall I'm not too impressed by the beer. It's very drinkable, even with the excess in sediment, but there isn't anything that's too flavorful, as in overly enjoyable. It's not a bad tasting beer but it's not something I'm finding very appetizing. I'm not the biggest wheat beer fan though. Still, this is a decent beer that is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 07:54:39 | More by BeardedRiker
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2.33/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first from this bewery. It obviously has a history, which seems to be their main selling point. In short, it leaves a lot to be desired. The smell did not differ much from a major brewer. Not a whole lot of nuances here. The same could be said for the appearance as it reminded me of straw. What confused me about the taste was that the bottle said it was a wheat ale. Huh? I didn't detect it. I wasn't expecting a hint of hefeweizen but this seemed more lager-like. It was drinkable and would be appropriate for a hot summer's day outside while eating a burger. I don't think I would purchase a six pack but wouldn't turn one away if it was offered at a cookout. Even though this is one of their staple products, I would choose one of the other offerings if you're looking to try something from Krebs.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 15:01:23 | More by Kevinator
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1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
77 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.