Summer Belgian-Style Blonde Ale - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
26 IBU

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 05-13-2010)
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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a hazy light gold from the bottle. The two-finger white head says hello before quickly settling to a touch of foam. Nice aroma of Belgian yeast, spice, malt and tropical fruit. Those are all present in the taste, with banana and grain leading the way. Medium light mouth that's crisp and dry. A very drinkable summer ale.

Photo of Rbaker1515
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of EF4
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SGriner
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of robbee
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of SammyD
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of impending
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B+

12oz into a wine glass. Pours a hazed orange gold, fluffy white froth didn't linger.

Aroma is subdued but complete with a gritty yeast, light skinned nearly ripe fruits and even subtler spices.

Taste is full flavored, held together with yeast and delicate hopping. Little citrus and clove are interesting. Negligible bitter. Aftertaste fades quickly away leaving a crisp notion on the tongue. Light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Nice brew for a muggy del city day. warms well.
Cheers
jd

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of allenc85
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  thin layer of white bubbles on top of a hazy golden and significantly effervescent ale. 

S:  Great yeast aroma with a clean fruity musk.  Super vibrant, spices and banana. 

T/M:  Spicy yeast, black pepper, clove, banana alcohol,  bubblegum, and honey wheat bread.  Silky mouthfeel that shows its  carbonation nicely. Finishes powdery with lingering  dry grass and bitter green apple peels. 

O: As usual the Choc team delivered another fine seasonal. I really enjoyed this and will pick more up for sure. Super clean and vibrant with just a touch of fruity bitterness. The finish is not much desired for its a little rough, but a well done ale.

Photo of 4balance
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay Chalice; murky golden color with chunks of yeasty goodness sitting in the bottom of the glass, small head reducing to tiny ring.

Smells instantly of Belgian yeast, lots of spice; clove, pepper and bananas.

Tastes like a freshly baked loaf of bread, clove, rich malts, little bit of alcohol, touch of honey, wheat and bananas in the back.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, mild carbonation, minor dryness, slick.

Overall a decent brew, if you like Belgian styles then it's worth a try. Smooth easy drinking summer beer.

Photo of yamar68
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 4balance for this one. Poured from bottle to snifter:

Pours a hazy honey gold with a quick couple fingers of head that fades out to a consistent collar. Wisps of with head remain scattered across the center of the glass... good lacing.

Yeasty, wheat, clove, sour banana, white grapes, pretty unique.

The taste is equally unique. Warming grains, subtle biscuit, some dirty yeast presence.

Overall, this is an interesting take on the style. Glad to have had the chance to try it.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. served into an Orval chalice.

A - Looks like apple juice with a fleeting white head.

S - Bubblegum flavored candy, sweet malt, clove, apples.

T - Sweet malts, pears, golden delicious apples, bubblegum, green bananas, rough wheat malt mixes with alcohol to create a strange astringency. It starts thinning out toward the end and finishes powdery but wet.

M - Medium body with ample carbonation. Slick finish.

Great yeast esters providing classic Belgian flavors but the astringent wheat character seems to come in and trample things a bit. Overall not bad though.

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Thanks Mom and Dad for picking up this unobtainable brew from OK on your trip to AR.

Cloudy and pale copper, bronze, unpicked barley color. Very light bubbling and head.

Very yeasty banana, fruit, clove, and slight earth aroma along with the slight toasty aromas from the malt.

Taste is powdery in texture. The flavaors have yeasty bubblegume and banana. The malt add sweet biscuits and bread with no noticeable addition from the hops.

This is a session Okey brew. One that I would buy again if it was ever available in the Chi-town area.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin, white head and cloudy, dirty orange-gold color. Aroma is primarily Belgian yeast compounds: peppery, spicy and fruity. Flavor is spicy and interesting with notes or coriander and clove. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonation is moderate. Overall, this is a tasty brew that looks like a very good homebrewed Blonde.

Photo of rapayn01
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is now called Choc Summer Belgian Style Blond Ale.

I am not a big fan of Belgian wheat beers, but this is a pretty good sample of the kind. The flavor (and smell) should be familiar to anyone who likes this style -- wheat and Belgian yeast. It is a pale yellowish color and the Choc beers tend to have a good deal of residue at the bottom of the bottle, meaning the drink can be somewhat cloudy depending upon the pour.

Photo of Mora2000
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is now called Choc Summer Belgian Style Blond Ale.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some grass from the hops and a little bit of spice. The flavor is similar. I don't get much fruit, which is somewhat surprising. I do get some wheat and a lot of Belgian yeast notes, along with some coriander and white pepper. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of HopeinHop
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A Beautiful golden haze in my glass, little head but there is a lace around the edge, nicely carbonated.

S: A bit of banana with other fruits mixed in maybe peach or orange, honey

T: Fruity with mild citrus hop, sweet malt to balance..gives way to dry slightly peppery finish

M: Delicious, enjoy the body the malt has here and wonder if there's any wheat in the grain bill

D: I would say high. It's refreshing and tasty and would be a great addition to tons of food. Okie-kamokie brewya!

Photo of bashiba
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a nice sticky white head, good lacing and amazing head retention all the way to the bottom.

The smell is very classic belgian blonde, lightly funky and spicy with some pepper notes and a touch of sourdough and grain.

The flavor is all about the yeast, spicy and a bit funky, yet very light and balanced, some mild crystal malt is noticeable along with a touch of spicy noble hops to even it out. Has a very nice pepper charachter to it.

The mouthfeel for me is the high point, great silky creamyness with nice carbonation levels.

A very nice American example of the style.

Photo of beagle75
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, pale golden color with a persistent residue of white foam. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Belgian yeast dominates the light malts, with hops not really becoming a factor. Black pepper and some restrained funkiness linger, suggesting a strong flavor profile to come.

T: Begins dry, with rustic toasty grain that is surprisingly assertive compared to the smell. Brightness reigns early, with balanced acidity. Fruit is barely detectable, giving way to fairly pronounced crisp black pepper in the middle, which is otherwise fairly seltzery and vacant. The finish is mildly bitter in a respectable way, staying bone-dry but leaving a green herbaceous quality.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, creamy even to the point of being chewy, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This is a satisfactory Belgian-style blond ale, true to its label and description. The smell outdistances the flavor, which leaves the palate wanting for greater intensity than what is delivered.

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Summer Belgian-Style Blonde Ale from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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