Choctoberfest | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Oklahoma, United States
chocbeer.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BrewAskew on 10-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
15.77%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.74/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a very thin, whitish head.

Smell: Here we go again. Displeasingly tart, vaguely fruity nose mixed in with some lightly toasted malts.

Taste: Ugh. Tart, infection-laden component nearly obscures the underlying malts and spicy hops. The tartness hangs on with an iron grip until the merciful finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pete's Place, along with Siletz and Northwoods is quickly becoming ingrained in my mind as brewery with infection issues. What a shame.

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Photo of khargro2
1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of TylerBGoode
2.4/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Despite the name, BA has sense enough not to call this beer a Märzen but rather a Vienna Lager. Choc's cleverly named Choctoberfest put a smile on my face when I saw the bottle and it's brightly colored label at my local store, but once this brew made it's way into my bottle, and eventually my mouth, that smile quickly disappeared.

The look of the beer may be the one thing Choc got right on this one. It is dark and inviting, and despite the sweet smell you get, you could easily mistake a glass of this to be an actual malty Oktoberfest brew by appearance alone. The taste is what destroys this beer though, and that's a pretty important category in my book. The beer contains very little malt, or malt that one can really taste and decipher, and a whole lot of sweetness. With little to no bitterness, the brew actually tastes more like a sweetened ice tea than a Märzen or even a quality lager. This is the worst Choc beer that I've ever consumed. More bite and a lot less sweetness would go a long way towards improving this one.

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Photo of sneezye
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of FlyingYeti
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of red_5_sooner
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of webbcreative
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark golden color. Smells like tart apples. Tastes like...tart apples, and a bit metallic. mouthfeel is good though, medium. overall, Its the same flavors that I get from most of the Choc line, that i dont like, tart apples and metal. I really want to love this brewery since its local, but havent found anything yet that I can get excited about....but I will keep searching...

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.61/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 18 Jul 2009.

Poured in the 0.4 L Hutthurmer mug. Large fizzy off white head. Well carbonated. Clear dark amber color. Smell is sweet, almost syrupy. Starts lightly malty and sweet, quickly becoming astringent and unpleasantly bitter. Sort of tastes like bad iced tea. Medium body. Light alcohol.

Hope this was just a bad bottle/batch.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.71/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of sweet fruits like plums and apricots with some mild floral notes present. First sip is fresh and clean but like other beers from Pete's Place there is just not enough flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing but nothing special.

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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Cleaver35
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bump8628
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle of the 2010 batch poured into a pilsner glass.

Dark gold to orange with a wisp of white head and it's quite cloudy for a lager.

Bready malt with some apple skins and strawberry from the fermentation and a hint of sulphur. A bit of spicy hop flavor too but the balance is definitely toward the malt with a sweeter than expected finish.

Some additional lagering time and better fermentation control would go a long way. I won't be picking up another bottle but it's decent enough for a hot summer afternoon spent watching some TV.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy, eggshell colored head into a pub glass that left a thin ring of lace which disappeared halfway through. the body was a light copper and slightly bubbly.
s - hints of toffee and some yeasty bread which a hint of pumpkin spice.
t - toasted bread.
m - a little too thin for my liking.
o - decent lager offering.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

P: Cloudy light orange copper color with a thin bubbly head that vanishes quick.

S: Pilsner malt, powdery yeast, subtle citrus oil, cereal grains, and fresh bread.

T/M: Faint toasted malt, tangy citrus, metal, bitter apple peels, spiced rum and burnt herbs. Medium sticky mouthfeel gentle carbonation. Finishes chalky and has an awful aftertaste that I can't quite make out.

O: Not one that I will revisit and I'm kinda upset because I've been waiting to try this. Powdery yeast and burnt herbs with a roughly put together. The flavors are there but the execution was off.

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Photo of soju6
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy deep golden color witha small head and some lacing.

S: Smell of caramel and a hint of malt & spice. I expected a bit more.

T: Has a slightly sweet taste, with caramel, malt & a bit of spice.

F: Fairly light body, smooth.

D: Decent drinker & unoffensive. Just a tad sweet for my taste.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JakeWright
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ppoitras
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from beerhandy as part of BIF 24. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light tan head above the clear orangey amber brew. Head fades quickly down to an even layer of bubbles, with average lacing. Aroma is balanced, with a tending towards grain hulls. Taste follows the nose, but with a bit more tart fruitiness in the middle as I would want/expect. Closes slightly chalky. Mouthfeel and drinkability not too bad, but this one kind of let me down in the end.

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Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orangish copper with a thin head.

The smell is of caramel. A touch of vinegar. A touch of earthiness.

The taste is of caramel sweetness with some earthy hops. A touch of vinegar makes me wonder about the freshness of this sample...But, no freshness date is to be found.

It has a decent, medium body. Smooth.

Easy enough to drink. Would like to try in the fall and re-rate.

Thanks to beertracker, who I'd like to do another trade with in the fall, as I'd like to try this again when it's fresh as it has something to it...

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Photo of tronester
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, hazy from being unfiltered. Has a large tan head. Smells earthy. Taste is quite smooth, almost has a lemony, citrus like taste. A bit tart and metallic too. Almost has an ale like quality. Very unique for a lager. Good mouthfeel, carbonation is good. Quite drinkable too, I could drink several of these. Bonus points for being bottle conditioned. I don't think I've had a bottle conditioned lager before so this is pretty cool.

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Photo of sajaffe1
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to a 13 oz glass tankard

A- Coppery amber color, quickly disappearing head, no lacing

S- fresh bread, a bit of caramel

T- Noticeable balancing hops, caramel, bready, a touch of apple cider seems to come through after a few sips.

M- smooth, well carbonated, not much body

O- Pretty decent session beer and fairly refreshing. Good if you are looking for refreshment and don't want to get too drunk.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Choctoberfest from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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