Pietro Piegari - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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2.13/5 rDev -37%
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.
10-17-2011 00:47:48 | More by KarlHungus
2.33/5 rDev -31.1%
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.
03-15-2011 21:03:48 | More by Thorpe429
2.53/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
01-11-2009 04:49:08 | More by RodBurg
2.58/5 rDev -23.7%
Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark amber body with a thin, wispy, white head.
Smell: Meager malt aroma with some light toasty hints to it, but then, oh dear, there are some slight sourish fruit hints as well. I'm getting too old for this.
Taste: Toasty malts with a mild sweetness washed down by a gulp of clean, clear tap water. This is followed by a disappointingly tart, light taste of apricot. Some citrusy hops and a light bitterness make a noble attempt to mask the off-flavors. Drying finish with a remaining tartness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: After finishing a dose of PP Amber, it's hard not to look as bummed out and downtrodden as the dude on the front label. I'm really starting to have some severe misgivings about this brewery.
03-19-2009 19:38:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.68/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
03-14-2009 23:38:41 | More by ATLbeerDog
2.93/5 rDev -13.3%
Feb 22, 2009
Pours dark amber color, with an eggshell white head which didnt stick around for very long. smells kinda fruity, and metallic. Taste is also a bit metallic, which i have gotten before from this brewery. and kinda sour also lots of carbonation. overall not bad, just not that enjoyable to me.
03-01-2009 22:22:41 | More by webbcreative
2.98/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
06-04-2010 03:24:08 | More by GeezLynn
3.03/5 rDev -10.4%
12 oz. bottle tried 11 Jan 2009.
Poured in 0.4 L becker. One inch light brown quickly dissipating head. Highly carbonated. Faintly hazy copper color. Aroma is full of caramel, spiced rum. Tastes a bit like tea leaves and strawberries. Watery malt. Hint of strawberry jam in finish and aftertaste. Overall somewhat weak in flavor. Light body. Modest alcohol.
Sorry about that gford, I hadn't tried this before sending it out to you...
02-20-2009 05:20:00 | More by htomsirveaux
3.08/5 rDev -8.9%
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!
05-22-2009 03:13:20 | More by russpowell
3.1/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
02-14-2009 00:43:56 | More by gford217
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
Bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!
Just pulled out of the box, what, 15 minutes ago?
It pours a cloudy brownish orange colour with a 1 finger, 1/2 finger, small head of foam. It shrunk really fast but there's some decent lacing.
The smell has kind of a sweet bitter thing going on between the malt and hops with a bit of roastiness thrown in.
The taste has a light roasted malt to it but that's quickly overcome by some caramel malt sweetness and, oddly enough, a bit of a tartness that I wasn't expecting. It isn't overpowering by any means but I'm getting it and it's mostly in the finish and kind of ruins it for me. It has to be the character of the hops used(looking at their websire...Centennial) and I'd say the brewers should, perhaps, try others to get the brew closer in line with the style. Of course, that's my humble opinion.
Light bodied with a medium level of carbonation. No probs there.
Drinkability? Sadly, not very good. This just doesn't have the taste I expect from an Amber Ale and I'm pretty fussy when it comes to the style.
11-20-2009 00:57:21 | More by Bitterbill
3.18/5 rDev -5.9%
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!
08-04-2009 21:57:53 | More by Docer
3.2/5 rDev -5.3%
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
06-14-2010 21:10:41 | More by climax
3.23/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
11-13-2010 22:47:30 | More by soju6
3.25/5 rDev -3.8%
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)
01-01-2011 00:16:12 | More by SickGnar
3.33/5 rDev -1.5%
I liked this one, not a bad beer. I really enjoy the Choc beers, I really would like to try the Miners beers they offer. I tend to like the strong amber taste in a beer. This beer is fairly hoppy I do enjoy a good hoppy beer. Overall this is one I think that would make a good export.
12-08-2008 03:58:45 | More by skeetermoses
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
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
02-09-2010 22:49:19 | More by armock
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
A: Clear copper amber color. Poured <half finger white head that dissipated to a thin skim. Lacing washed down the side fo the glass.
S: Light caramel malt aroma with some light citrus
T: Slightly sweet roasted malts. Citrusy hops and a light bitterness to balance.
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Dry feel in the finish.
D: OK and goes down easy enough just not anything special.
01-17-2010 23:30:40 | More by Haybeerman
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Served @ approx 40 degrees
it's a hazy, golden amber/brown colored liquid. A thin head of tannish colored foam forms and dissipates rapidly. It leaves some thin and wispy lacing.
Smells of caramel malts. Light toastiness. Mild toffee notes. Light traces of sweet, dark fruits.
Taste follows the nose. Toasted caramel malts. Light fruitiness. Very earthy. Light hop kiss on the finish.
Medium body with a light-to-medium level of carbonation. Smooth and mellow.
Very easy drinking. A good representation of the style from the boys down at Choc.
03-01-2010 23:07:57 | More by coldmeat23
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
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
Pietro Piegari from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.