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

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78
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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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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +18.3%

t0rin0, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of russpowell
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!

russpowell, May 22, 2009
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

beernads, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of tempest
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.

tempest, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
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

scruffwhor, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Bitterbill
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.

Bitterbill, Nov 20, 2009
Photo of Haybeerman
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.

Haybeerman, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of ZAP
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.

ZAP, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of champ103
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.

champ103, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of gford217
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.

gford217, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
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.

KarlHungus, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
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.

garymuchow, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of armock
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

armock, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of soju6
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.

soju6, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of htomsirveaux
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...

htomsirveaux, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of coldmeat23
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.

coldmeat23, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of Docer
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!

Docer, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of stephens101
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.

stephens101, Sep 25, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

OKCNittany, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of tronester
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.

tronester, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of chilidog
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.

chilidog, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of ATLbeerDog
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.

ATLbeerDog, Mar 14, 2009
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Pietro Piegari from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.