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1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BA SCORE
78
okay

126 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 126
Hads: 196
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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

9 IBU
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Reviews: 126 | Hads: 196
Photo of Docer
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 6th wheat of the day... all acquired from a trade...

- Cloudy murky yellow and dirty water... fluffy white head, down to a nice lather of lacing...

- Very light scent... slight lemon zest,. bit of bread and wheat...

- Smooth but yet funky.. light bread, lemon zest.. somewhat of a small bite.. herbs.. earthy..

- watery, bland...

- easy to drink... best ice cold im sure... not bad, but not that great either! (418 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixpack of Choc 1919 in the Norman, OK Wal-Mart while driving through to a field expedition in Montana. I was wearing a UT shirt and a WVU hat...I guess that explains all the sideways glances. Poured into a clear plastic hotel cup later that night in Nebraska.

"Choc" is right--this beer is choc-full of bubbly carbonation that builds a sizable, if not overbearing, crème-colored head. A light straw body beneath shows lots of haziness. The aroma is light but delivers some earthy hoppiness to compete with the usual wheaty backbone of grains and lemon peel.

Sadly, the flavor isn't quite what the aroma lets on. Hops get pushed aside by an aggressive, nearly astringent carbonation level, while the wheat flavors are thin and grainy on the palate. Body is bubbly (obviously), while some sharp spices and lemon notes add a crispness to finish. Overall, Choc was an interesting try for my first Oklahoma beer, but I'd probably pass on this one up in the future. Decent as a summer session beer, but needs a boost in the flavor department. (1,053 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to russpowell for this extra!

Poured into Town Hall Weizen Glass. Pours a big 3 finger white head. Color is a very hazy dull orange/yellow. Somme cool looking lines of carbonation bubbles are floating to the top. Good head retention with pretty good lace.

Aroma: A ton of citrus. Very zesty. Lemons, oranges, and spices. Very flavorful for the style.

Taste: Zest and citrus. Lemons, oranges, spices. It kind of has a Belgium style taste to it.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied. High amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and some what creamy. Leaves a very dry aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty decent beer. A lot of zest and citrus here. A good summer beer, but not something I'd specifically seek out. (725 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a pint glass: it's a quite hazy tan color, with a very small head that fades quickly. The aroma is fairly grainy and wheaty, with a hint of hops. Typical american-wheat flavor with a clean (bland) yeast profile, slight tartness, low bitterness. Makes a refreshing drink in the hot hot summer, but otherwise, a pretty uninteresting beer. (355 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this can in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours from the 12oz can a cloudy straw yellow with a huge head of foam.

The smell is of wheat, earth, and lemon zest. Oh and there's some sweet notes.

The taste has notes of wheat, earth, some lemon zest, and a big batch of buttery notes. Not overpowering, thankfully, but it's there.

Light bodied with plenty of carbonation, it finishes lightly bitter with a musky flavour.

Drinkability? It has an interesting taste and is easy on the abv so I'd say it is pretty good.

Head retention turned out to be very good and the lacing isn't too shabby either. (617 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color. At first a one finger white head forms, but recedes in an instant. Almost no lace is left behind.
S: Pale sweet and grainy malt. Very light citrus aromas. Musky and dank.
T: Sweet pale malt again. Some light citrus flavors. Not bad, but nothing special.
M/D: A medium body with a crisp snap of carbonation. A little over carbonated actually. An easy beer to drink. Something to session on a hot day.

Decent. Not as good as the other beers in the family pack. I would not hesitate to drink this on a summer day or a BBQ though. (563 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours into the glass a slightly hazy straw yellow with a quarter inch of light bubbles on the top. A few yeasties made their way in with the pour and it's nice to see this is unfiltered. Aromas start out with crisp wheat malt and a slight lemon zest as well. Grainy and a bit earthy with just a touch of hops in the background. Not much for the olfactory system to pick up on here.

First sip brings crisp pale malt upfront with some wheat husk. Lemon zest and light fruit flavors mix in. Flows down with just a kiss of hops and a touch of bitterness. Pale grains linger on the palate. Crisp and clean but just kind of boring overall.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and a bit spritzy with fast moving carbonation. Even a bit over carbonated for me personally. Goes down smooth and clean but without much flavor. There are too many other more flavorful easy drinking brews that I don't see myself ever seeking this one out again. Thanks to kmpitz2 for the opportunity! (963 characters)

Photo of rye726
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a thin tan head. Nose has wheat malts, spices, citrus fruit and Belgian yeasts. Taste was a bit weaker. Mostly fruity wheat malts and spices. Light, refreshing body well carbonated. A good wheat beer that comes in a can. Perfect for outdoor activities. (279 characters)

Photo of pwoods
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to russpowell for the extra.

12oz. can poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a cloudy rusty tinted orange. 2 fingers worth of white head forms with large some what fizzy buddles and holds for a minute or so before settling to a 1/4 inch skim. Some lacing.

S: Fairly balanced malt aroma and wheat. Some fruity esters but nothing specific really pops out. Some sweetness and richness, maybe toffee. Maybe some diacetyl but it could just be the toffee.

T/M: Wheat is much more present in the taste and lends a touch of tartness. More of the muddled fruity esters and toffee. Body is medium with pretty good carbonation. Finishes rather dry.

D: A pretty straight forward beer without much flair. Drinks pretty easy but I couldn't see myself reaching for this over other wheat beers. (791 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chill-hazed apricot with 3 fingers of beige head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Phenols & orchard fruit

T: Green apples, lemons & some dryness up front. A bit of a dirty phenol taste as this warms, along with hints of boozey grainyness with a touch of dry cider. Finishes with some breadyness & a bit of coarseness, has some real hefe-like quality to it

MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly assertive carbonation

Drinks alright, these are flavors that aren't in my wheel house, but cuts the thirst fairly easy. I'm guessing this will go down easy once it gets hot. This is a taste of history here, so that makes it cool in its own right (653 characters)

Photo of webbcreative
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour a hazy yellow color, with a 2 finger white head. smelll - not getting to much smell, maybe a little bit of yeast, but thats about it. Taste - is pretty much a wheat flavor, and maybe even a littlbe bit of a nutty taste in there. Some citrusy notes as well, also a bit of a lemon flavor. Mouthfeel is kinda thin. Felt like it was a bit overcarbonated.

Overall, this beer is just okay, this still hasnt changed my mind about american wheat beers. Not that its terrible, but I probably wont be getting this one again, there are just too many other great brews out there. (573 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from coldmeat23 a while ago. Finally working through a backlog of random 12oz bottles. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - Half finger of egg white foam that dissipates to a nice cap. Murky lemon yellow brew that is lighter near the edges of the glass.

S - Smells like a wheat beer, with a hint of lemon zest to it. Not particularly strong or interesting.

T - There's a hint of sweet malt on the tip of the tongue, and then...not much of anything - maybe a bit of citrus hop tang at the top of the palate. It's pretty neutral tasting - I've had tap water that tasted stronger (although in a worse way).

M - Lots of carbonation tingle, medium density, kind of dry like a tart beer, pretty nondescript.

D - Not sure of the ABV, but this is a total lawnmower beer. It took me maybe five minutes to down it and was surprisingly refreshing. Preferable to adjunct macro light beers, but otherwise not very exciting. Might get a little bloaty if I had more than a couple bottles. (997 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.43/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, dingy, dull yellow body capped by a thin, white head.

Smell: Standard pale maltiness with small hints of lemon and a distant, displeasing background note of stale sweat.

Taste: Predominately pale malts, faintly sweet, with only a slight hint of apportioned wheat. Initial citrus taste alongside a mild bitterness. As you go, there's a particularly acidic vein of lemon-like funkiness in here -- perhaps a nod to the identification of the citric acid cycle by Hans Krebs in 1937. Dry finish with a curiously sharp jolt of acidity.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Unenjoyable. The story behind the brew is far, far more pleasant and I happily give that a full 5 out of 5. (738 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a not quite light yellow color with a thin fizzy white head. Poor retention and lacing.

Has a surprisingly nice sweet malty scent. Caramel, some mild corn and hibiscus flowers on the aroma. A decent smelling brewski.

Hmmm, very tart and fruity on the palate. I get cherries, peaches and apricots...maybe even a hint of orange zest. Malt and hops are detectable in equal amounts, but are overpowered by the fruity nature of this beer. Fairly full mouthfeel. This is a beer I would try again, but doubt I will buy a whole sixer of it anytime soon. (553 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a small off-white head. Smells of wheat malts with some mild floral notes present. First sip is fresh and tasty but there is just not enough flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing with a subtle bitter finish. (301 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 6 Apr 2008.

Large foamy off white head. Cloudy orange yellow in color. Almost no smell, just a whiff of yeast. As the head dissipates a floral aroma emerges. Grainy sweet to start, becoming yeasty and slightly puckery. Hops are lightly noticeable and add some perfume and a slight bit of bitterness. Medium body. Light ethanol.

Would be nice as a thirst quencher. (385 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Deuane for tossing me a can of this OK beer. Poured from a can into my nonic pint glass. The can says it's legal, so here goes...Appears a cloudy (as always, I kicked up the yum-yums at the bottom of the can) golden yellow color akin to pineapple juice. The head is about a finger thick and off-white in color. Smells of wheat, cereal wheat and a slight fruitiness. Taste is initially sour turning slightly sweet with notes of mild apple. Thin bodied with medium carbonation. I'd like to revisit this one on a warm day. (529 characters)

Photo of Yetiman420
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to drinking this beer that I picked up in a trade about a year ago. This delay could potentially impact my experience (I did not read other reviews prior to this post).

Poured very clean, ala pale ale into a Kennedy School pint glass. Kept the pour going and received the dregs of yeast which created in interesting meteoric shower in the glass. Kinda gross to be honest.

No head and an aroma of imitation macro craft and sourness. Not off to a great start.

American pale wheat is a style I've had limited experience with. Actually, I've had lots of limited experience with Gumballhead.

1919 contains a nice touch of sourness that I've some to enjoy in my beers. The body, flavor, and finish of this beer are all much better than one would expect from the pour. Hops and bitterness take backseat to the sour and maybe a touch of citrus. Would be better outside on a warm sunny day as opposed inside on a gloomy February evening. (959 characters)

Photo of RodBurg
4.47/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Mercury Lounge in Tulsa. I have no idea why 1919 and Choc are listed as seperate beers. I always thought they were the same thing. Anyway, pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small, fizzy white head. Not much lacing, but a little.

Smells of mouth-puckering sour lemons, funk, orange zest, and wheat.

Light on the palate. A funky lemon flavor hits pulling lighter sour citrus and wheats notes in tow.

Being a former Oklahoma resident this one holds a special place in my heart. By far my favorite session beer and what I always reach for when I'm in town visiting the family. (604 characters)

Photo of xfactor9600
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A nice yellow color with the initial pour with nice head and decent lacing.

S - A fruitful aroma.

T - Very "zesty" in terms of fruit appeal that finishes with a tart bite.

M- perhaps overly carbonated. I felt as if the carbonation was a bit much because of the tartness.

D - I enjoyed the tartness of the beer, bit it may not be for everyone. (354 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with a twist-off cap, poured to a Widmer pint glass. A hearty 'thank you' to coldmeat23 for this one. The side label tells an epic tale, entitled "Chapter 4/Cold Beer & Meatballs"...I won't spoil it for you, but suffice to say, Prohibition was uncool...

A: Milky, wheat-colored yellow/tan - any carbonation is undetectable. Head builds to more than two fingers of fluffy, near-whiteness; drops to a denser lid of cream, leaving speckles of lace, then long sheeting bands.

S: Musty wheat, a dusty and somewhat papery nose-tickler. A funky lemon zest, simulates a barnyard 'funk' where none should exist....hmmm.

T: Wow, lemony tartness dominates. Takes a couple sips to get used to. Traces of clove and spice, that wheat 'breadcrust' flavor is expressed nicely.

M: Active, springy carbonation and a light-medium body. Seems to become more mellow/creamy with warming. Crisp at first, rather refreshing, yet a little sticky in the finish.

D: Not bad. Good flavor, a spicy 'wheat' boldness with generous citrus. A little imbalanced but drinkable enough, with a modest and sessionable ABV. My first Oklahoman beer...OK? A little better than... (1,157 characters)

Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Meer's Gold - Choc (bottle)
A: snifter. Nice, opaque straw yellow color. White head. Mild to high head retention. Nice and light lacing.

S: nice sour notes. Some lemon in the nose. Hints of spices.

T: very mild flavor. Light citrus notes slightly sour.

M: low bodied, with a mild carbonation level. Really mellow.

D: I could drink quite a bit of this, due to the body. A little bland though. (405 characters)

Photo of scootny
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz stubbie with an engaging story about the brewery. Makes you want to like the stuff as it pours. A nice enough sight in my UFO glass. Murky golden with a moderate head. Spotty bits of lace. A decent amount of carbonation activity that refreshes the thin cap on top of my glass.

Smell is lemon, light banana, and clove

Taste is clean wheat sharpness, with the lemon, banana, and clove from the nose. The depth increases as it warms up, becoming more German in it's taste. Malt is light but present and supportive. Finish is dry with a mild and quenching hop bitterness

Drinkability is a strong suit as I would find it easy to enjoy several of these while snacking or munching on sports food in front of the tube.

Thanks to Wolfman for this one.
From tasting notes dated 3/14/18 (789 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like the story about this beer, so given the chance I decided it was at least worth a try. The beer has a hazy, straw-gold color and is topped by a frothy, pale, off-white colored head. The aroma is surprisingly fruity (at least I wasn't expecting this), but has a lot of grainy notes to it (grassy-grain, pale-cracker notes) as well as some faint herbal aromatics, a touch of honey, some melon and some sweet, green apple aromas. An interesting aroma, though it is not particularly inviting.

The beer has a very light body to it and there is a soft tartness to it that I was not expecting at all. The beer is quite dry with only a touch of grain sweetness. There is a soft bitterness in the finish that is actually quite noticeable given that everything else about the beer is so light. I was definitely hoping for something that was a bit less macro-oriented (aka bland). The historical story of this beer tempted me with the promise of a taste of history and character. Instead my misgivings were well founded and this comes off more like a bland, light lager competing type of beer. This of course does have more flavor than a light lager and is not bad for what it is, I was just hoping for a bit more. (1,210 characters)

Photo of mikereaser
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden yellow leaving one inch foam that slowly dissipated. The smell malty, yeasty. The taste is a balance of slight wheat and citrus that makes this a very drinkable beer. I'm not sure if i would seek this out, although i've never said no to a beer. The story behind the beer is very fascinating and a fun read.

Overall, not bad but not my favorite. (361 characters)

1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.