Pete's Wicked Ale
Pete's Brewing Company

Pete's Wicked AlePete's Wicked Ale
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From:
Pete's Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - English
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 16.11%
Ratings:
516
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 23, 2022
Added:
Sep 04, 2001
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  31
SCORE
76
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3.16 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 23, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Pivotal gateway 90's beer for me. I was working my way through 100 "Beer of the World" at local bar to earn custom pewter mug, this one I enjoyed so much it kept the trend toward craft going.

Feb 22, 2022
 
3.48 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2021
 
3.44 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
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3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Looks like we're gonna bang out a few retired reviews today. Pete's was pretty ubiquitous in the early to mid 90s, seriously was probably in as many shelves as Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada. Right about when Stone came on the scene, was kind of the death knell of Pete's. Mild malty gave way to uber hoppy in neckbeard palates.

Anyways, this poured a slightly darker color than Newcastle, middle of the road amber-brown, but without a big time porter like viscosity, this was mild brown ale territory. Reliable 1/2" light tan head nearly every time. Aroma put down the caramel over the earthiness portfolio of smells.

Taste was at the time, a hoppy brown ale. You'd never describe it that way by contemporary standards. Probably had an ibu level of about 20. Pushed the toasted malt toffee and caramel haracteristics in a way that hadn't really existed in American brews at the time. Around '93-94 it was preferred by myself to SNPA, which is crazy to think of such a thing the last 20 years (opposite). Carbonation was reliable as the product was, there wasn't much variation if any between the numerous 6 packs consumed.

Boston Lager and Newcastle overtook market share for this kind of beer, while the hop craze siphoned some others off methinks.

Mar 03, 2020
 
3 by SimonPuggle from Connecticut on Jul 06, 2014
 
2.25 by Sunstealer from Virginia on Jul 05, 2014
 
3 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on Jul 04, 2014
 
2.75 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky on Jun 29, 2014
 
3.5 by Getalegup from Texas on Jun 15, 2014
 
3 by soulcougher from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2014
 
3.25 by Mikus from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2014
 
3 by Stevotex from Texas on Apr 24, 2014
 
3.5 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2014
 
3.5 by DaveMiller from Minnesota on Mar 30, 2014
 
3 by ParkbrauFan from Iowa on Mar 19, 2014
 
3.5 by bombventure from Washington on Mar 09, 2014
 
3.5 by harpus from Alabama on Mar 05, 2014
 
3.5 by Storning from Virginia on Mar 04, 2014
 
2.5 by thomseye from Michigan on Feb 20, 2014
 
3 by BastardFromABasket from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2014
 
2.25 by Noelito76 from New York on Jan 25, 2014
 
3 by Shafaegalo from Texas on Jan 13, 2014
 
3 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 29, 2013
 
3.5 by BillRoth from Maryland on Dec 18, 2013
 
2.5 by Silverpath6 from Texas on Dec 16, 2013
 
3.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Dec 10, 2013
 
3.75 by SamAdams327 from Indiana on Dec 09, 2013
 
5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2013
 
3.25 by Enriquehopnog from Massachusetts on Nov 22, 2013
 
3 by SingularWalker from Georgia on Nov 22, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by LXIXME from New Mexico

Medium off white head dies quickly leaving a medium or less lacing above a clear amber colored beer.

Mild Aroma of an almost sweet caramel malt with a light nutty edge to it.

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with its sweet caramel and nutty grain malts, maybe a bit more sweet than the aroma.

A slight bitter drying aftertaste on the light medium to medium bodied beer.

The slight bittering effect of the aftertaste is just enough to make you want to take another drink.

Nov 18, 2013
 
3 by sneezye from Oklahoma on Nov 14, 2013
 
3.5 by Mersh from Connecticut on Nov 05, 2013
 
3.25 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma on Oct 14, 2013
 
3.75 by ChrisMon02 from Ohio on Sep 02, 2013
 
4.25 by EBeckett3 from New Jersey on Sep 02, 2013
 
3.5 by Hugh37 from Tennessee on Aug 21, 2013
 
2 by tom79mp from Minnesota on Aug 10, 2013
 
3.75 by Dr_Bahmbay13 from Michigan on Aug 08, 2013
Pete's Wicked Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 516 ratings