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1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
77
okay

186 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 12.8%
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:
9 IBU

(Beer added by: TYE on 02-21-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

hellraisinT1000, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

boomer3, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

FriedGold2112, May 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

MouthfulOfchris, May 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Vladimirsteel, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Fakexican, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

bpackertx, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

4balance, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

substanceD, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jeffbrew, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

soonerlight, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of DelMontiac
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.

DelMontiac, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19%

Amp, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19%

TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19%

Brueghel, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19%

brewyou2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of bramsdell
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.

bramsdell, Oct 12, 2011
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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.

drabmuh, Oct 02, 2011
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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.

scruffwhor, Sep 01, 2011
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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

rsdaugherty, Aug 30, 2011
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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.

LXIXME, Aug 27, 2011
1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
77 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.