Wild Brew 2010 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
Looking forward to this one, this first collaborative effort that I've tasted between 2 Oklahoma breweries!
Pours a very effervescent apricot, bubbles are clinging to the side of my Smokestack goblet like crazy! Murks up a tad at the end, some lacing, no head retention
S: Apricot & appleskins, not picking up much hops, just a whiff of grassyness
T: Follows the nose, plus a touch of lemon & dirt/funk flavor up front, along with a whisper of estery booze. Much pear, apricot & apple skin as this warms along with some lemony & herbal hops & a touch of candi-sugar. Finishes with a flourish of orchard fruit, white grapes & a kiss of grapefruit bitterness. Almost pulled 4.5
MF: Medium bodied, some lively carbonation that works here, pretty nice balance, also has a champagne type feel
Drinks really easy for the 7.85% ABV, a solid take on the style. I hope this joint-venture becomes a yearly tradition! Better than my overall rating, dragged down by aesthetics
05-10-2010 02:31:35 | More by russpowell
3.15/5 rDev -18.4%
Poured In: Snifter
Appearance: The pour is a hazy amber color with three fingers of head. The head retention is great, lasting a handful of minutes before settling into a creamy, frothy head. The beer is extremely effervescent, and there's a lot of lace on the side of the glass.
Smell: The nose has a nice spicy aroma from the yeast, bringing in clove and pepper. The hops are definitely adding a bitter edge to the nose, as well as bringing in some banana and citrus notes.
Taste: I'm not sure what the best way to describe this is. The hop profile is nice, it isn't overtaking the beer and it isn't attacking my palate with hop flavor. I like this in a Belgian IPA. Some light fruit flavors are coming in at the end of the tasting bringing about some orange and lemon. There are some spice notes like clove and coriander coming through as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated.
04-07-2011 00:51:14 | More by Ek0nomik
4.3/5 rDev +11.4%
Pours to a thick white head with minimal lace and hazy orange-amber color. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast esters, alcohol, with hop and malt notes coming through. Flavor is a clean malty, spicy and hoppy combination. All the elements of the Belgian styles and American IPA are there. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium. Overall, this beer is very complex, hoppy, easy to drink and scratches the Belgian experience all at the same time. No technical flaws or bush-league disappointments here. World-class all the way.
09-18-2010 18:50:20 | More by EagleTalon
3.23/5 rDev -16.3%
A My beer bro Tom brought this back from Tulsa for me a year or so ago, thanks Tomas. Poured from a bomber into Duvel tulip. Hazy burnt orange color decent carbonation and nice white head with lacing sticking.
S Bready yeast, some light colored fruit smell, banana, hops are there, but very little on the nose.
T Light malt flavor with some taste contribution coming from the hops and yeast, nothing really comes forward for me.
M Smooth, easy, maybe a light coating left on the cheeks and tongue.
O I am glad I got to try this beer, decent representation of the style.
03-26-2011 22:31:46 | More by DBoone
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
Obtained in a trade with coldmeat23. Thanks Chris.
A: Cloudy golden brown color with a foamy white head. Good retention.
S: Faint smell is yeasty with a little peppery alcohol and some bready malt. Aromas are surprisingly difficult to pick up at first, but fruitiness develops as things warm up.
T: Sweet and fruity, with apple and pear flavors. Belgian yeast is very distinctive and almost a little tangy. Also a noticeable alcohol burn. Finish is long and sweet with a very light contribution from the hops.
M: Full and maybe a bit frothy, but improves after sitting out a bit.
This was tasty, but lacking the bitterness to balance sweetness. Could use a little tweaking as it seemed more tripel-like than IPA, but definitely grew on me through the bomber.
08-17-2010 04:04:29 | More by GeezLynn
4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
Collaborative brewing between Choc Brewing in Krebs and Marshall Brewing in Tulsa (two first class local breweries)
Really pretty in the glass. Delightfully hazy, orange-gold brew with a nice white head.
Almost no aroma. Maybe a subtle sweet maltyness.
Flavor is a glorious blend. Perfectly balanced malt and hoppy notes. Some citrus and pine. Some spices. Maybe a bit of white grape juice and pears. Maybe a tiny zip of ginger. Nice bitter backbone to balance off of the sweetness, but not too much. Balance is the name of the game here.
Exquisite mouthfeel. Nice and smooth and velvety. Simply perfect.
05-29-2010 06:26:44 | More by jmbranum
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of foamy white head that retains amazingly. The aroma has notes of caramel malt and floral hops. The taste starts with caramel flavors and moves to earthy and citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is nice and balanced and finishes clean. Overall a great beer.
06-29-2011 23:52:27 | More by csiewert
3.48/5 rDev -9.8%
Thanks to Beertracker for the Oklahoma brew!
A - Depends on if you include or reserve the yeast: gold or orangey, clear or hazy; white frothy head and sticky lace.
S - The nose is composed of bready banana nuances and typical fruity esters, but the whole thing is really not done well. There is a chemical-industrial component to the aroma that makes it heavy and tinged with some unpleasant aspects that weigh upon the higher points.
T - The taste is similar to the nose, in its good points, but has its letdowns too. The good: the estery component imparted by the yeast produces some very interesting notes of fresh light fruit, pears lemon zest, etc., not tremendous, but it works. And the hop is fairly assertive, with some sour lemon, grapefruit, and coriander seed flavors emanating from the brew. The bad: this beer drinks a little hot, and has an intangible rot-gut quality that is shared with most cheap adjunct brews. I feel a mehhh coming on...
M - Bright and effervescent; well-done, as it complements, enhances and highlights all of the strengths of the brew.
D - Fairly drinkable, but as I am insane over Tripel, BSPA, Saison and BIPA, I am a tough audience and therefore I am not crazed about this stuff. It is an interesting beer, albeit mediocre.
06-07-2010 00:44:49 | More by ktrillionaire
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Big thanks to Beertracker for the hook up on this all Okie collaboration!
A-Slightly hazed pale orange-copper with a medium off-white head that slowly reduced to a thin cap and left nice, wispy lace.
S-Bitter citrus hop zing with assertive lemon and orange zest. Yeast spiciness comes through nicely just behind the hops. A light touch of herbal aroma and a faint biscuit sweetness with warming,
T-Much like the aroma, bitter citrus zest up front with direct support from the yeast spiciness. Malt sweetness is very subtle and barley noted.
M-Medium-light bodied quite sharp and biting with long lingering zip and a dry finish.
D-Certainly not ground breaking but well made nonetheless. I found this to be very refreshing and intriguing on the palate. Well done by two (outside of OK) little known breweries.
11-10-2010 13:35:52 | More by Deuane
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a hazy peach color with a medium off white head. Smells of freshly cut grass and medicine. Taste is caramel sugar up front, with a asprin, clove, and banana middle. Very strong Belgian yeast strain flavors. Finish is very herbal and grassy, raw hop finish, nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, low carbonation. Drinkability is good, I would get this again. A nice colaboration between Choc and Marshall!
05-09-2010 23:28:06 | More by tronester
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
Pours a hazy grapefruit pink with edges of orange and a fluffy white head which sticks for a good while, eventually leaving a thin lace behind. Smells rich with a big fruitiness and belgian yeastiness with an afterthought of sweet malts. Tastes fruity and a bit sour with a nice enveloping of citrusy hop bitterness and a nice malt backbone. Has a slightly sweet edge with an earthy ending. Has a medium body and goes down smooth and slightly dry with a creamy core. Alcohol is well concealed. Seems to lean toward the Belgian strong-pale territory, but also a bit stronger in the hops area than most Belgian IPA's I've had. Very good brew either way.
05-16-2010 23:18:34 | More by stephens101
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish head rough head that dissipates farily quickly.
Grassy aroma from the hops, some slight alcholic notes also, very pleasent.
Taste is biscuty initally with a nice hop bit following and warming alcohol throughout.
Mouthfeel is smooth and consistant throughout.
Very drinkable, maybe too drinkable for the abv. This is one very good effort by a couple of local OK brewers. The is a well balnced version of the stated style.
I look forward to futher collaborations if they are to come about in the future.
05-14-2010 22:52:59 | More by xtalman
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
Dark gold bordering on copper with 3 fingers or so of white head that sticks in clumps.
The aroma is close to balanced between spicy, slightly citric hops and Belgian yeast, which gives off light banana, clove, pear, and honey.
The hops are stepped up some in the taste with more spice and citrus and a little coarse herbal/earthiness. Controlled fruity esters and some sweet Pils malt form the rest of the flavor profile. The finish is semi-dry with a carbonation level that fits the beer perfectly.
Well done! Let's see some more Oklahoma collaborations, especially if they are as good as Wild Brew 2010.
05-06-2010 17:26:53 | More by bump8628
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
A collaberation between Choc(Krebs) and Marshall brewing and....me and russpowell. Thanks Russ!
Man, Choc sure does fill their bottles well...
This pours a cloudy yellow orange with a 2 finger head of foam. Lots of bubble activity and the foam is holding its own, after a few moments, are maybe gaining a bit. Impressive.
The smell is nice. Yeasty, hoppy, spicy. Some sense of orange peels. A good nose.
The taste is also yeasty, has some strong hop "kind of" bitterness; more of a hoppy flavour than tongue twisting bitter with orange peel.a bit of pine, and a nice use of cloves. Some other fruits giving a mild tartness that fits in the grand scheme of things. I like this unusual taste.
On the light side of medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not as smooth a mouthfeel as it *could* be.
Drinkability? I'm liking the flavours so I'm going to step out on a limb and say....it's good. A well made brew, for sure, and cellaring *could* be a possibility. Oh and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this: The head retention is superb as is the lacing. A very interesting *find* by Mr Powell!
05-23-2010 21:14:02 | More by Bitterbill
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
Purchased a 22oz bottle and iced it down with others for my club. RTBTC.
Not a huge fan of IPA's but gave this one a try because of a reccomendation from a friend and because its a "red dirt" brew.
I expected a heavy alcohol taste because of the ABV, but was surprised how clean the taste was. This beer got better as it warmed up. The last six ounces tasted better than the first.
Clove and orange aromas added to the bitter/crisp exchange.
This is a beer that should be poured and looked at for a few minutes before drinking.
09-06-2010 04:28:44 | More by Tulsatime
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
Amber dark Golden glow. Lovely Belgian IPA-first one of the sort. A great mixture of fruit and caramel blended with the bitter hoppiness of the IPA. Very unique and surprising sips and a fun experience. I enjoyed the taste but had trouble finishing this rich and full flavor beer.
12-27-2010 21:59:15 | More by ryan58813
4.13/5 rDev +7%
A - Pours a turbid dark burnt orange. The head is extra frothy and holds excellent retention. Larger bubbles on bottom morph into tiny bubbles on top. Stays together throughout the entire glass leaving sheets of bubbles on the sides of the glass. Gorgeous beer!
S - Apples, bubblegum, honeysuckle flower, sweet Belgian yeast, tart, heavy fruit esters.
T - Creamy mouthful. Taste of green apples, honey, Belgian yeast, white grapes, pale malt. Peppery spice in the middle. Finishes with mild citrus hops that are very crisp and dry.
Let this one warm up for the hops to come through properly. This beer defiantly seems to be less than 7.85% ABV. The alcohol never really came out in the smell or flavor. I don't have alot of experience with this style but from the ones I've tried, they seem to be all over the place. This is one of the best I've tasted.
I love that these 2 breweries came together to make this beer.
It would be cool to see more collaboration like this.
Thank you Choc & Marshall!
05-15-2010 02:38:18 | More by StaveHooks
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Thanks to Deuane for sharing this bomber on 10/24/10.
A - Slightly hazy pale orange body with half a finger of creamy off-white head and a cyclone of carbonation bubbles through the center of the liquid.
S - Nose features a fairly prominent citrus hop character suggesting lemon and orange as well as a semi-spicy Belgian yeast quality. As the liquid warmed, hints of grassy, leafy hops also emerged.
T - Like the aroma, the flavor combines spicy yeast with fruity hops reminiscent of citrus and fleshy tree fruits. Hop presence is subtle, although some grassy notes emerge in the backend to help bolster the bitterness of the brew.
M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and hint of bristly carbonation. Touch of dryness with mild hop bitterness and residual sweetness on the palate.
D - Fine example of the style. While this collaboration ale doesn't really venture outside of the box, I found it to be pleasantly simple and tasty.
10-26-2010 21:15:05 | More by ffejherb
Wild Brew 2010 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.