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Last Laugh - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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81
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
18 IBU

(Beer added by: stephens101 on 05-09-2009)
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Reviews by emmasdad:
Photo of emmasdad
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one poured a light clear yellow color, with a bit of white foam that dissipates fairly quickly. On the nose I get some Belgian yeast, banana, some wheat and a little peppery spice. On the palate, this one is very light bodied and refreshing, with flavors of light lemon, some apricot and maybe pear/apple, along with some Belgian spicing, pepper and yeast. ™

More User Reviews:
Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Liquor World in Fayetteville AR. The label calls this an American Wheat, so my expectations were low, but it turned out to just be a tasty twist on the wit style. Some dinstinct differences are a lime note in the aftertaste and a lack of vanilla and Belgian spice is dialed back. The aroma is an odd fruity herbal smell. I'm curious how this beer was made, it certainly straddles the wit-American wheat line. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent peach with a pinky of beige colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Lemons, white pepper & coriander, hints of honey & nectarine

T: Lemongrass, coriander, peach juice & a bit of herbal hops up front. Some grainyness & juicyfruit as this warms. Finishes juicy with ever so slight rubber band twang & coriander

MF: Light bodied, spritzy

Drinks really easy on a warm humid spring day, not the best wit I've ever had, but true to the style for the most part. One of the better beers from Pete's Place IMO

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a gassy and huge white head with large bubbles and good retention and a hazy dirty blonde hue. Label states it is a "malt beverage brewed with coriander seed". Does that mean it does not have orange peel? Anyway, it smells of Tang drink powder (which I must admit is pleasing to me) and yeast. It also has an aroma note that reminds me of Celis Grand Cru. The coriander adds a distinct citrus and earthy note. Flavor is light and fruity/spicy with a clean, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy. Overall a good quaff and a treat for Tang and coriander lovers everywhere.

Photo of Docer
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle acquired as an extra in a trade... big thx! Finishing my Blvd. and Pete's wheat excursion..

- Light and somewhat cloudy straw yellow... hardly any head, some mild lace.... and a ton of yeast settled at the bottom.

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Very citrusy and bright zest... slight sweetness.. some bread and biscuit... very herbal... coriander perhaps..

- Smooth and sweet.. light on zest, nice tart finish.. bit of grain, wheat...

- Nice tart finish, leaving the mouth watering.. very nice on a hot summer day as it is now.. at 107 Deg. F!

- Great interpretation of style, and great carbonation... seems both Petes (Choc) and Blvd. are mastering Wits etc.. a pleasant beer that I am thankful to have.

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a very light blonde before, whoops, dumped in the sedimented yeast and it's now a cloudy dark yellow with a full white head.

S: Aroma has a lot of that floral and fruity yeast similar to their Belgian White, but this one is a little more malty.

T: Lemon flavor is pretty distinctive along with the wheat. It's lightly hopped with some other muddled flavors (bottle says coriander, I get a lot of plastic). The finish is pretty short and bland.

M: Light and crisp. Maybe a little over-carbonated for my preference but well-within style.

Overall, an adequate beer to wash down some spicy food with, but fairly bland for a witbier. There is also some of the plastic/latex flavor I've gotten from several of the lighter Choc beers that really detracts from an otherwise decent beer.

Photo of brewyou2
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To be totally fair, I am not a fan of overly bitter, hoppy brews.

A - Thick and murky

S - Corriandor

T - Bitter up front but not much aftertaste

M - I could tell I was drinking beer

0 - Average. I wouldn't kick it out of bed but I won't be looking for it intentionally.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lemon, some spices, caramelized malts and a touch of hops. Somehow it reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal.

T: The taste starts out sweet with the same citrusy lemon flavor that you get in the smell and a touch of caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from some wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild as you would expect and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, it's a decent beer to drink a few of if you want something fruity and mild.

Photo of 4balance
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of a generous trader. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours yields a hazy light golden brew with a substantial head of thick white foam with really fantastic retention and a lot of lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite a bit too overrun with coriander. Behind that is a bit of citrus and light wheat. The taste drastically improves upon the nose. There's a good balance between all the components, though it still leans a bit toward the extra coriander spice. Light body with low carbonation and a bit of spiciness in the finish. Fairly drinkable.

Photo of jmbranum
4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh citric aroma. Glowing golden hazy brew with a white head.

Interesting interpretation of a Belgian white. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Surprisingly rich and malty. Some wheat tang. Lots of citrus and spices. Some sweetness but not overbearing. Definitely a very strong sweet aftertaste.

Very balanced.

Photo of climax
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a very bubbly hazy gold. The head was large and frothy, and the retention was admirable as well.

The nose was bright and chuck full of sharp fresh lemon, mint, and yeast. Good balance of sour fruit and malt backing.

The flavor is refreshing, yet doesn't follow up as well as I thought to the nose. All the flavors were there and blended well, just not as bold as I was anticipating. Bitter lemon, wheat, cracker light malt, were capped off by a dash of spice.

The body was on the light side, and carbonation was pretty modest. The feel was zesty with a somewhat chalky finish. Definitely an easy to drink beer on a hot Oklahoma Evening.

Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and some lacing.

S: has a citrus & spicey aroma with a bit of sweetness & malt.

T: Taste is slightly sweet citrus flavor with a bit of spice thrown in. Finishes with a light bitterness.

F: Light body, good carbonation. Refreshing.

D: Goes down easy. A nice simple beer.

Photo of champ103
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes in an instant. Not much lace to speak of.
S: Lemon, grass, grain. A light malty sweetness. Though it has a skunked aroma as well.
T: Light lemon and grass flavors. Sweet grainy malt.
M/D: A light body that is over carbonated and watery. This would not be hard to session if the opportunity arose.

Nothing much is here. An overall bland beer. It might be something good to bring to a summer BBQ.

Photo of hangh
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden head that is pretty fine. Thin layer sticks to the glass. Small carbonation bubbles continued well after the pour and mixed the taste well. Head disappeared rather quickly

S - There is a definite wheat smell within the beer with a hint of mint flavor. The overall smell is kind of mild but it is still distinct. Could be better but a very nice smell.

T - Very cool and nice beer. Goes down really smooth and tastes great. The wheat taste is strong and there is some lemon hints as well. Little or no aftertaste and it leaves you wanting a little more.

MF - Light and refreshing. Carbonation is not very strong but bubbles are very fine.

D - Easy to drink and worth the taste

Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Described on the bottle as an "American Wheat Ale", Last Laugh does share a lot of commonalities with Witbiers. The soft malt character captures the delicate, soft, powdery texture of pilsner-based Witbiers along with a citrusy, cotton candy, confectionate sweetness. The sugars seem to evaporate in a cloud of vapor, leaving light peppery, acidic, and hop skeletons behind. Phenolics of white pepper, tartness, and plastic linger behind along with assertive hop bitterness and flavor (these I did not expect). Fruity with the citrus rinds of oranges and lemons, the beer remains drinkable and refreshing throughout. The hop flavor and bitterness were pleasant surprises and make me think of Three Floyds Gumballhead. While the plastic notes I could do without.

Thanks russpowell!

Photo of garymuchow
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Categorized as Wit, and bottle states American Wheat Ale. Must be some amalgamation of something. Heh.
Nice label art though.
I poured it fairly aggressively so some yeast floaties hanging around. Loud fizzy head that starts at about 1 inch then settles rather quickly. Cloudy pale gold. Definitely corriander and some mild malt of both wheat and barley. I'm having a hard time picking up hop notes on the nose.
Reasonable complex flavors. Spice, malts (wheat, pale malt and breadiness), light citrus and tartness, very soft bittering. Refreshing quality even at moderate temperature. More on the flat side - I'm not sure what I think about that, on the one hand I'm expecting some zestiness, but it's not bad being flatter either. Closer to moderate feel, but not too heavy.
What a weird beer, but I kinda' like it. The malts really lay flat on the tongue, but they are decent tasting and not intrusive. A touch of warmth inside, but my stomach could just be empty.
An amalgamation indeed.
Love the label picture of 3 guys.

Photo of IpeeA
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tronester
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a small, pure white head. Smell is faintly of grain. Taste is light and refreshing, a hint of tartness from the wheat, a get a flavor of applesauce with cinnamon as well. Very clean finish. Very little hop flavor or bitterness, but that is normal for this style. Mouthfeel is good, quite high carbonation levels though. A good, simple beer. This is more of an American Pale Wheat Ale than a Witbier IMO, but it is a good choice for a simple, no frills beer.

Photo of bonsreeb85
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to coldmeat23 for this one.

A - cloudy lemonade w/ a thin fizzy head

S - lemon and lime, grapefruit, wheat bread and some biscuit.

T - more subdued version of the aromas, very weak, but decent flavor. Mostly a yeasty wheat bread w/ a slight zing of lemon pepper and grapefruit. not terrible, just weak.

MF - chewy unfiltered characteristic gives the beer more depth and body but still remains light and crisp. lots of tiny bubbles invade the palate and make for a coarse and aggressively carbonated brew. I find this refreshing, but others may dislike it.

D- good summer session, i like the balance - not too sweet, as so many wheats/wits tend to be

Photo of stephens101
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A large white, three finger head fills up the pilsner, acts like it wants to stay for a while, but decides against it and quickly leaves. Was it something I did? Some random lacing is left behind. Color is a hazy yellow with pale yellow edges. Looks good. Smells of fruit and coriander, but there's something else in there I can't quite put a finger on. Lets see, maybe some sour bread or yeast. Not for sure, but its a bit atypical. Moving on. Tastes nice with more typical coriander and light fruits. The malt presence is a bit more prominent that expected, making the mouth-feel light to medium, but still very drinkable, albeit not as light as expected, even with the big carbonation. All that being said, I will return to this one.

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Last Laugh from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.