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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 mooseisloose
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Belgian brew pops the top to a typical delicious belgian smell of sweet and spice and everything nice. Pours into a chalice with a cloudy dark yellow with a wispy head that is quickly gone. On the taste the first evident element is the big malty backbone with sweet carmel like candiness. Not much hops to speak of excepting for a very earthy touch of bitters. This is a very sweet selection that has a classic belgian flavor. I my opinion this selection is practically a dessert beer.

mooseisloose, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of chocosushi
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heard mized things, time to see for myself finally.

12oz->Leinenkugel's Pint

A ~ Darker than I expected. Not blonde, which is a good thing. Decent lacing.

S ~ Not alot. Bit of grass and a dash of yeast.

T ~ Honey-Wheat...mandarin orange...touch of clove way on the back of the throat. Touch of dry hops lending a dead grass character. Also a Flavor in there that reminds me of a lemon-poppyseed muffin.

M ~ Bit of a kick to it for the ABV, but it seems like it
s the yeast. They did a good job with that. They carbonation is light and sort-of prickly, but not too heavily.

D ~ It's a fact, Choc's Belgian-influenced offerings are much better than anything else they make (these days). And it's a good thing, they should continue with what they are good at. Sessionable? Sure if you like the style. Very light and refreshing. Don't seek out, but definitely try a six-pack if you see one.

chocosushi, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of Thads324
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A : pours a super hazy yellow with highlights of brown with a big frothy white head. cool little bottle from a brewery I've never heard of before. head dissipates quickly with almost not lacing.

S : smells of your typical belgian beer. yeasty up front with subtle citrus notes. slightly bready.

T : starts like a pale ale with freshly baked bread malt flavor and honey sweetness. a melding of belgian yeast and subtle hops dominate the middle before finishing wet, sharp and clean. A bit of a belgian yeast finish with a little bit of citrus and peppercorns. The spicy peppercorn flavor at the end is quite nice and cuts the beers ability to linger, adding to drinkability.

M : mouthfeel is solid. A full bodied beer that is easy to drink and ends clean.

overall a pretty enjoyable beer. Smells more like nothing but yeast, but the flavor is nice. Website states this as a 5.5% abv brew. I think I'll have another.

Thads324, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle tried 15 Aug 2010. Listed as 'Summer Belgian Style Blonde Ale' on the bottle and website. Served in the 0.4 L Steiner Pils snifter.

Small off white head. Well carbonated. Cloudy orange amber in color. Smells of wheat, yeast, sweet citrus, clove and coriander. Spicy and juicy to start. Tastes of yeast, orange, citrus pith. Tangy tart finish and aftertaste with a lingering light bitterness. Medium chewy body. Warming ethanol presence.

Nice to see the offerings from Choc getting better over time.

htomsirveaux, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of mothman
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Unibroue chalice

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Color is a slight hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Very light flavor. I get a touch of orange peel with some yeast. Maybe light lemon zest. Bready malts. Not much here.

Taste: There is a lot more bready malts in the taste. Some yeast again. Light citrus flavors. Kind of like a wit or a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and spiced. Light bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry, somewhat clean.

Overall, a pretty easy drinking beer. Something nice for a hot summer day (if I couldn't find a saison). Decent, but not a ton of huge flavors, granted it is a blonde.

mothman, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a slight fluffy white head. Grassy, lemony, banana and some other fruit flavors in the nose. Very cool and refreshing after a days work. Belgian yeast style flavors in the taste as well with a lingering banana taste. Wouldn't really call this complex by any means but it certainly is hitting the spot right now. Some what sweet. Medium mouthfeel.

kbutler1, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of tronester
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a big creamy white head. Smells of freshly cut hay and cinnamon. Taste is a hint of applesauce up front, with a dry bread middle, and a earthy, citrus, banana and clove finish. Very little bitterness to style. Mouthfeel is creamy, low carbonation. Light and refreshing, an easy drinking beer. Similar to many of Choc's other beers, I wish they would try a few different styles here and there.

tronester, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review based on notes, enjoyed earlier today with some world cup soccer... This is packaged as Summer beer now

Pours a hazed honey color, never really clears, a pinky of of cream colored head. Head fades fast, zero lacing

S: Fruittyness, breadyness,plus peach & apple blossoms

T:: Apple peels, white grape juice, dryness, & white pepper up front. Bits of orange peel, lemon zest, breadyness & green apples are there as this warms. Finishes with a slight grapefruit hop profile, white grapes & dryness

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, fair balance as well

Super drinkability, was shocked quite frankly, this will go down easy in hot weather

russpowell, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of stephens101
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new goody from Choc is always welcome. Poured into my Choc pint glass.

A hazy golden colored brew with a faintly reddish-orange middle. One-finger of white head dissipates quickly into a thin sheet above the brew. There's little to no lace to speak of.

Smells a little metallic with an undercurrent of caramel malts and fleeting notes of lemon and orange. Tastes sweet, malty, spicy (cloves) and citrusy with a biscuity middle and a dash of phenols.

Has a creamy middle, but crisp and dry around the edges, which results in a light-to-medium mouth-feel that remains fairly spry over the duration. Very drinkable and with just enough taste to keep a good beer man interested for a good while.

stephens101, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of bump8628
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new summer seasonal from Choc, this ale pours a cloudy gold-orange hue with a thin cap of soapy, white foam.

It's quite aromatic with lots of spiciness (clove and white pepper) and a little fruit (banana and pear). Clean Pils malt and candy-sweet caramel form the malt-driven flavors while hops contribute a subtle burst of green grass; however the Belgian yeast character is really what drives this beer. Finishes somewhat sweet as it lingers on the palate for a few seconds.

A decent ale, but the sweetness makes this something I really wouldn't want in the middle of summer. Dry it out and I think you'd have a really nice Belgian blonde and a quenching summer ale.

bump8628, May 13, 2010
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Summer Belgian-Style Blonde Ale from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.