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Pietro Piegari - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
20 IBU

(Beer added by: timbro81 on 09-22-2008)
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
Photo of GeezLynn
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My first Oklahoma beer after a big trade with coldmeat23. "Chapter 1, A Legacy Begins (off the label)" - seems like a good brew to start my tour with.

A: Cloudy red/orange shade with a large, frothy white head.

S: Mostly medium malts, with a little soggy cut grass smell.

T: Nice maltiness and a little dried fruit followed by an "off" flavor I can best describe as latex-like. More bitterness than typical for the style, which is a positive addition here.

M: Medium-bodied and fully carbonated.

Overall, I think this isn't too far from being a solid amber. Eliminate some of that "off" flavor and you'd have a pretty decent beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at Liquor World for a buck and change. The beer poured a slightly hazy red with a tall off-white head. This is a basic, but tasty and drinkable beer. It's clean and has a pleasant toffee and light chocolate orange. Oddly enough, the aroma reminds me of pizza crust. Still, this is a nice, basic lager. Worth a try if you're looking for a decent session beer.

Photo of russpowell
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours caramel with a pinky of sand colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Toasty malt & not much else

T: Toasty malt, dryness & a touch of grainyness as this warms. Grainyness & dryness are the main features as this warms. Finishes dry & toasty, plus a touch watery

MF: Light/medium bodied, low carbonation

This drinks more like a mediocre American Brown, sorry Pete's Place, y'all missed the mark on this one. Either jack up the hops or malt or both!

Photo of rebel1771
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very pale amber color with an absolutely massive head that fades slowly.

S: Sweet caramel malts dominate the smell with a small citrus hop note near the end.

T: Subdued caramel malt make up the majority of the brew with the flavor of toasted bread showing through. A hint of hops come through as well to balance everything out.

O: Pretty darn good beer. Nothing crazy, just simple and delicious.

Photo of SickGnar
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep amber, reddish even, with coppery edges. Decent head with okay stick and stay and lacing. Quite hazy even with a careful pour.

S: Sweet caramel malts. Fruity with a sour/tart edge. Faint grassy hops in background. A touch restrained. And while it is interesting enough, it is not what I was expecting.

T: Definite sour/tart note. I get the feeling it wasn't supposed to be there. Underlying the twang are malty caramel notes and a general grainy sweetness - a sort of rounded multi-grain caramel sweetness. There are some fruity esters and a bit of toasty grain in the background. Hops are floral and vaguely citrus. Not bad flavor at all, but not really to style due to what seems like a flaw.

M: Medium light body with medium, yet lively, carbonation. Drying finish is accentuated strongly by the odd tart / sour note.

D: Not bad and okay drinkable overall, but I have to think the tart / sour thing is a ding on this beer. Or at least the 6-pack of it that I picked got. I would like to sample it as an amber and not some sort of weak & mild Flanders.

(from notes - tasted May 2010)

Photo of Docer
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle acquired from a trade.... nice to have something different over here in OR.

- Ever so slightly cloudy dark copper.. bit murky.. little to no head whatsoever... very light dusting of lacing in the glass.

- Sweet caramel malt, little bit of spice, pumpkin... overall kind of a malt and syrup..

- A smooth caramel malt, little bit of a zippy fresh zing.. slight zest... light carbonation makes it kind of a watery one..

- Little zingy and sour... ads to it's character which is lacking just a bit. Slight chewiness.... but not much.

- Super drinkable and light... hardly any carbonation makes it go down easy... but it is a basic amber, nothing really stands out.. and it isn't very complex overall. No hard feelings Choc!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from davey, courtesy of the Local Goods 3 BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front followed by some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is mild but is strong enough to bring a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent mild beer that is worth drinking for a while.

Photo of 4balance
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of a generous trader. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Body is a moderate amber with a bit of haze. There is a huge off white head with a strong amount of lacing. The nose is a bit off with some cardboard and odd fruit plus a bit of bread and toast. The flavor goes far downhill with a bitter metallic bite and some cardboard. Weird tannic character as well. Mild bread, but that's about all that is there that should be there. Feel is a bit thin and metallic. Not a fan of this one at all.

Photo of climax
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This one poured in the traditional choc fashion of hazy and dull. The color was amber, with some tan floaties in there. The head was mediocre, as was the retention.

The nose was a good balance of leafy greens and sweet caramel malt. Peat moss and some other unrecognizable spices rounded it out.

The same bit of smoked peat and spice were heavy on the pallet. The balance is still there, but distracted by the odd gamut of flavors. Apricot finish.

The body was medium, and the carbonation was very sharp. It had a smooth chalkiness to it that was pleasant and interesting.

Interesting, yet forgettable

Photo of bushwack
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of soju6
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy amber color, with a small head and no lacing.

S: Has a citrus and grain aroma with a trace of malt.

T: Light citrus and malt taste with a mild bitter finish. Has a slight metallic aftertaste.

F: Medium body, quite smooth and very little carbonation.

D: Non-offensive amber ale. The label seems to present a depressing image/feeling. Beer came as part of a Choc 6-pack mixer.

Photo of champ103
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms. Spotty lace is left behind.
S: Grainy sweet malt. Lightly toasted. Not much else though.
T: Toasted caramel malt. Not overly sweet. Just enough floral hops for balance as the taste lingers. Very simple, but hits the spot.
M/D: A medium body that is well carbonated. Smooth and easy to drink. Something I can session.

This is a good beer. A no frills type that I really enjoy. Recommend.

Photo of KarlHungus
2.13/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer gushes out of the bottle upon opening. It pours a cloudy amber color. The head is massive, and recedes slowly into a thich cap of airy foam. The aroma is of light caramel malt, and not much more. The taste is similar to the aroma, but a bit stronger. There is, however, a nasty chalky thing going on in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this is a bad beer that I will not be drinking again.

Photo of BeerMark
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pietro Piegari from Krebs Brewing Co / Choc Brewing Co. pours a burnt amber color in my glass. Plenty of carbonation and leaves some lacing behind. Smells malty with some spiciness. Taste is quite good mixing the malts with some hops. This beer is a tasty representation of the American Amber style. Will pick some up from time to time.

Photo of chocosushi
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz->Pint glass

A ~ Deep Amber with a 1/4" of white, cratered head.

S ~ Sweet malts, toast w/ honey & a touch of floral/citrus hops

T ~ Sweet with a hop background. Notes of caramel, waffle cone, yeast roll...notes of earthy hop oils. Also Choc's brewer's yeast. Simple taste.

M ~ Creamy, semi-thin mouthfeel. Hops are a good backbone for the sweet malt.

D ~ Very enjoyable, but so different from the first time I had it earlier in the year. Doesn't wow the palette but is a good, not-overhopped ale. Worth trying, yet from other reviews it seems like they are having consistency problems.

Photo of garymuchow
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loud fizzy sound upon pouring, and the sound continued.
Malty, generally one dimensional aroma with a touch of hoppy grassiness in background.
Amber of orange with large off-white tan head. Quite clear.
Mild malt flavors with slight brunt _(or at least excessive toastiness), caramel (but not sweet), with bitterness showing late and lasting through an extended finish. Not a lot of hop flavors beyond the bittereness, but the finish isn't too bad. This warmed up nicely and when I added the yeast from the bottom of the bottle the fruity flavors increased.
Carbonation is soft and fine and mixes with a moderate light body.
All is all this is adequate. Drinks easily and lightly. I would accept this one if offerred.

Photo of tronester
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a thin tan head. Smell is of toasted grain. Taste is very biscuity, malty with a hint of tart fruit. A nice earthy finish as well from the hops. Mouthfeel is rich, nice smooth carbonation. Quite drinkable, this is a nice, simple ale to relax with.

The first bottle of this I had tasted extremely tart and sour, so I was worried, but I guess I just got a bad bottle the first time around, as this one is quite nice.

Photo of RodBurg
2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Beertracker for this bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with little head.

Very light biscuit malt scent.

There are watered down flavors of caramel malt, biscuit, and citrus. Mouthfeel is weak and over-carbonated.

Didn't dig this one. Maybe its better when had fresh.

Photo of Shasty
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pete's has been putting out some tasty brews these days. While not quite as bold as some of the west and east coasters, there are still some quality, respectable brews coming out of Krebs lately.

A fizzy tan head grows and fades quickly leaving a thin layer of foam on top and no lacing. Light amber in color, this brew looks like a keeper, but that's not the part that counts. There's not a lot going on in the aroma department. I smell faint spice and distant malts and maybe even some caramel sweetness. The aromas are quite subtle, almost indiscernible.

Tastes malty and sweet. Very drinkable, with a certain almost creamy smoothness, but not overt. The spicy and sweet smells are also incorporated in the taste in the same subtle manner, which is not to say at all there is not taste to this brew. As with some of their other brews, I'm feeling a leaning toward some fruitiness, a fruitiness which is trying to break out, but not quite getting there.

I could most definitely have a few of these and be content, not wanting anything more.

Photo of gford217
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of htomsirveaux poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small whitish head that recedes to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is sweet with caramel malts and some light fruits, especially apples. Slight toastiness in the nose but the sweetness is more prevalent.

The taste starts out with the same sweetness, fruit first and then giving way to a light caramel malt backbone. There is more of a toasted character than in the aroma. There is a hint of tartness to the finish, if ever so slight.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lower carbonation than I was expecting.

This is a fair amber ale but nothing that stands out. The sourness of the finish is a little off-putting but it's not too bad overall.

Photo of armock
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured an amber color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet caramel malt

T - Follows the nose with sweet caramel malt up front then some bitter hops come through

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - I like this beer quite a bit theres nothing super special about it but it has a good taste I think I could drink a few of these in a sitting worth checking out sometime

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of sweet fruits like cherries and apricots with some mild floral notes present. First sip is fresh and tasty but like other beers from Pete's Place 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 not so nice bitter finish.

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Pietro Piegari from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.