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

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.37
pDev: 13.35%
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:
Beer added by: timbro81 on 09-22-2008

20 IBU
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 45
Photo of Bitterbill
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of Docer
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

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3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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3.07/5  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!

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2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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Photo of gford217
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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2.51/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

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Photo of skeetermoses
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of timbro81
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Pietro Piegari from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.