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1919 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BA SCORE
77
okay

182 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-05-2012 22:57:37 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Vladimirsteel

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-10-2012 01:39:51 | More by Vladimirsteel
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2012 02:05:17 | More by jfcaa193
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Fakexican

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-13-2012 21:37:41 | More by Fakexican
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bpackertx

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-05-2012 21:34:59 | More by bpackertx
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4balance


3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2012 02:51:31 | More by 4balance
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substanceD

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2012 03:33:58 | More by substanceD
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jeffbrew

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2012 02:07:42 | More by jeffbrew
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-21-2012 03:26:29 | More by soonerlight
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

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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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2011 20:17:07 | More by brandoman63
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +19%

11-19-2011 16:47:55 | More by Amp
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 22:01:16 | More by TheBishopco
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Brueghel

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 20:18:20 | More by Brueghel
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brewyou2

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +19%

11-14-2011 18:30:18 | More by brewyou2
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bramsdell

Massachusetts

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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drabmuh

Maryland

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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scruffwhor

Illinois

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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rsdaugherty

Colorado

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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LXIXME

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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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

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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rapayn01

Kentucky

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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mynie

Indiana

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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PokerGod

Minnesota

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
1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
77 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.