Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale | Pete's Brewing Company

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Pete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream AlePete's Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Pete's Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 09-20-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Jason
3.04/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Tightly knitted tiny bubble off white lace holds well, the tawny clarity shows a stream of active carbonation.

Smell: Malt sweetness in the form of nutty dextrins and faint toasted malt, clean to the nose like a filtered macro-ale.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Very smooth with a creamy moderate body, a half hand of malt brings some sweetness to the palate. Vague toasted grain. The hop bitterness is placid and only helps to balance. Odd lingering sweetness throughout drops out in the drying finish.

Drinkability & Notes: This is it? This is the winter seasonal they throw at us? Not a bad beer but this is weak … this is like getting socks for X-mas, you’ll use them but they are no fun.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ok,ok so I was sucked in to the whole "new" Petes brew by the guy giving out free samples of Mikes Hard Limeade. I told him how Petes just isnt the same anymore,I used to drink it before anybody knew about it,malternatives are for wuss bags etc. Hey it was a long day at work after Saturday I guess.

Anyway-pours a slight orange color. No real head to speak of. Somewhat malty aroma though not all that present. Flavor is mainly malt. Almost fruit like. Tad of sweetness to it. Crisp. Better then average body. An ok beer. I actually had some better expectations thinking maybe theyd put out "a" decent beer. Wouldnt belittle anyone for bringing a full cooler of it to a party.

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Photo of mgdeth
3.66/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer poured nicely, with a white head that left lace on the glass. The color is pale amber, and is reminiscent of many pale ales I've sampled.

Smell - The aromas in this one are subtle. I can only detect a malty sweetness and maybe just a hint of hops.

Taste - The taste actually is sort of creamy. Go figure. The label says is has Cluster hops, and Munich and wheat malt in it. I can taste the wheat, which sort of imparts a sweet flavor to the beer. The hops don't really seem to show up until the aftertaste. A strange, but pleasant, malty flavor hangs around in my mouth as well, which I am guessing might come from the Munich malt. There is also a biscuit-like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, but not lager smooth. Bigger than what I expected, but not a big beer.

Drinkability - Good. The taste is strong, but not overwhelming.

Comments - When I saw "cream ale," I was expected something much ligher colored and lighter bodied. The beer is actually pretty complex. This is quite an unusual ale. I definitely recommend that you give it a try.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer dispenses the 12-ounce brown bottle a luminous amber color with a behemothic sized creamy light tan head and after its demise, the lace forms a rather thin sheet upon the glass. Nose is malt with a slight hint of caramel, sweet malt dominates and maybe I detect a touch of hops, start is sweet with a light grain profile, the top thin. Finish is lightly acidic and the hops modest in their spiciness quite dry aftertaste, a drinkable but only average beer.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, deep golden color with a thick and creamy snow-white head fed by streams of small, fast-rising bubbles. The retention is excellent. The lacing is quite thick, leaving rings of foam on the glass walls.

Aroma: Pleasant aroma of bready yeast and mild citrus hops.

Taste: Opens with a mild honey-like sweetness, followed by a bready malt character, overlaid with mild citrus hops, finishes with a mild metallic bitterness. There is a medicinal note that appears well after the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, creamy and full, soft on the palate, quite pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: A really nice, pleasant and drinkable session beer, not at all intimidating for macro drinkers, and yet far better than a macro. The label art is surreal and stunning.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, in a tumbler glass.

Appearance: Crystal clear amber color, with thin, but frothy, head.

Aroma: Some malt in the nose, a little nutty. No hop aroma.

Flavor/Body: Sweet malt, slightly bready. Very low hop bitterness. Clean finish.

Notes: A new beer from Pete's, so I felt compelled to try it, since it was one of my favorite breweries in the early 90s. There's not much to this beer, but then, there's not much to the Cream Ale style, which has never had a very sharp definition in my mind. A very disappointing beer, but I continue to hope that someday they'll bring some character back to Pete's.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.23/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a burnt amber color, with a 1" head that lasted a bit and left behind lots of sticky lace.

Aroma was not good. Grainy, also had a Day-after-a-bender-first-piss-of-the-morning, kind of smell. Dude just drank 2 40s of OE and now he’s trying to bum money off of you smell. not good.

Flavor was not as bad as aroma, but it wasn’t good. kind of sour, Not quite skunky but old grape juice sour,
with a slight hoppiness hiding beneath.

I checked for a freshness date but didn’t find one. I bought this sixer at a grocery store by my house that rotates their beer often, so if this is old it was hidden in the storage room for a while. I then realize that this is a new beer from pete’s so it can’t be old, it’s just bad.

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Photo of donnyw
2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light-golden appearance, thick head that dissapated somewhat quickly. A little bitterness in the nose. Tastes light, kind of bitter, I've only had one cream ale before and I'm not getting that flavor here, remindes me more of an european pilsner. If you could catorgorize it as such it's not too bad, but as a cream ale I think it misses the mark.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.18/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – Thin light orange in color but with a big foamy head. The head is marvelous and looks like a thick valley fog.

Smell – The light, grainy cream ale aroma was putrid and brought along some light, very faint fruity hops.

Taste – This is nasty, rotten grain followed by creamed corn.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied ale is thin and cheaply carbonated.

Sinkability – Ugh!

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was a yellow ale with a good foamy head. Lots of little bubbles.

The aroma was very very light... hops and a touch of sweetness.

The taste was likewise very light, smooth, with touches of hops and a hint of sweetness.

Not a bad drinking beer... but it's average, overall. Nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.43/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ok bought in the 12 oz brown long neck
Pretty good looking beer when poured ..dark golden with a massive frothy/creamy white head..that stays for a while.
The aroma is rather average..lagerish.
The taste however is strange and not really strange in a pleasant way, starts off ok..smooth malts..but then there is an awful bitter astringency..really cloying..out of place in a creamy ale..its like a cheap malt liquor astringency.
Beer has an average mouthfeel.
NOt drinkable..the bad too much , to make this a beer I would go back to again.

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Photo of danadeny
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden, slight brown color. Lots of carbonation, and little brown head. Smells like a pilsner. The taste reminds me of a light pils, with light hint of malt and vanilla. Little hops bite on finish. This is my first review of a cream ale, so i dont know how it stacks up.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Why are there only 2 other reviews besides this one? Poured with very little head, lacing, or carobonation to speak of. Nice amber color, but no real scent. First cream ale I've tried in quite a while so a little hard to compare to others. Enjoy the sensations at first and very easy to drink. Great name and label for a cream ale. Would definitely try again.

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