Pietro Piegari - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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4.28/5 rDev +26.6%
pours a murky amber with a chubby finger of even white head which settles into a pretty even foam that leaves no lacing.
smells very syrupy and strong.
taste: bitter up front then quickly evens out with a heavy dose of amber malts.
mouthfeel: refreshing. leaves a very thin layer of syrup throughout the mouth.
this is so far one of my favorite ambers.
08-02-2010 07:47:18 | More by northaustin
4/5 rDev +18.3%
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.
05-29-2010 12:00:45 | More by BeerMark
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
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.
08-07-2011 22:41:58 | More by rebel1771
3.83/5 rDev +13.3%
Pours an orangish caramel color with a nice head that is fast to fade away. Carbonation cannot be determined as the beer is a bit hazy due to the bottle conditioning. Smells of well balanced malts and citrus-type hops. Taste is hoppy up front with a hint of caramel malts that ends with a hit of the citrus hops from the nose. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp but perhaps a bit on the lighter side, not exactly a complaint. I often find Amber Ale to be neither one thing or another but Choc has pulled off a pleasant surprise. It is like they tweaked their Basement Batch by adding a bit more malt backbone, good.
09-22-2008 23:57:26 | More by timbro81
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
07-18-2010 02:45:04 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
06-05-2009 23:58:13 | More by champ103
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
09-25-2008 23:44:20 | More by stephens101
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
10-17-2008 23:43:24 | More by tronester
3.63/5 rDev +7.4%
One of my favorite choc brewes. Got it on vacation, Moore ok.
Pours amber, nice head that disapates quickly, no real lace to be had.
Aroma of malts and bread.
Taste of bread like malts, toast, yet earthy.
Taste of caramel malts, sweetness of raisin bread with a slight hop bitterness at finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth, hop crispness is there
Overall a good malty amber. Would buy again, bring on vacation.
11-18-2012 23:56:18 | More by chilidog
3.63/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured into Old Rasputin nonic pint...
A: a slightly hazy brownish red with a small off white head with good retention
S: a dusty, grapefruit peel and piney hop aroma with a solid caramel malt backdrop that blends with the hops to create an orange liqoure/orange marmalade cake aroma
T: not as hoppy as the aroma led me to expect, however, nicely balance with the malt flavors. that same dusty flavor lingers into the bitter finish but it seems to help give the beer some complexity, as this one seems fairly average
M: light medium body with nice carbonation and a chalky dry finish
Overall, an average amber that is affordable and tasty. worth a shot especially for the price
08-17-2011 01:38:02 | More by OlRasputin989
3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
09-01-2009 04:04:55 | More by tempest
3.58/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
06-28-2010 23:34:49 | More by garymuchow
3.55/5 rDev +5%
A -- A good pour yield a solid head that disappears rapidly and leaves light lacing. Copper / dirty blonde in color and a bit murky.
S -- Toasty caramel malts and slight toffee and fruits.
T -- Lightly toasted malt, nuts, light sweet tart fruit that fades into the background. Not mindblowing but pleasant.
M -- A little thin, consistent with many brewery's take on the style. A faint twinge of hop and a slight residual sweet.
D -- Very easy to drink, I could plow my way through quite a few of these. And as far as amber, I would say easily competitive if not more worth the money spent than other very popular ambers that some other breweries have built their reputation on. I'll pick it up again, although I wouldn't make it necessity.
02-18-2010 04:31:56 | More by CPeterson
3.53/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
08-05-2011 22:04:29 | More by chocosushi
3.48/5 rDev +3%
Thanks Mom and Dad for picking up this unobtainable brew from OK on your trip to AR.
Copper and bronze color intertwined with great bubbling. That is all underneath a good two fnger head and thick foam that lasts through all twelve ounces.
Spritzy, toasted cracker with mild grass and earthen hopping.
The hops come out pretty well, almost take over the flavor of this beer on the finish. Starts with caramel and cracker and finishes with medium orange bitterness and Earth. Good session ale, underrated
09-01-2011 05:33:46 | More by scruffwhor
3.43/5 rDev +1.5%
A-Muddied orange color..
S-Juicy oranges from the hops are the first impression...then some rustic, musty malt backing..
T-The rustic/musty maltiness is in front...lighter impression of juicy oranges...not a blend I experience too often...
M-Medium bodied...semi-dry finish...
D-An Ok amber ale...nothing spectacular and nothing horrible...probably wouldn't buy it again but if offered wouldn't pas it up.
07-05-2010 19:21:11 | More by ZAP
Pietro Piegari from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.