1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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Reviews by BeardedRiker:
3.35/5 rDev -0.6%
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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3.66/5 rDev +8.6%
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
1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
77 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.