Waving Wheat | 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: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.31%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tronester on 12-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of climax
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one waved a pretty vibrant golden yellow at me. It was very murky with a modest white head that faded a bit too quickly.

The aroma was inviting and refreshing on this hot Oklahoma summer day. Sweet wheat tones and ample coriander made up a relatively simple nose.

The flavor, on the other hand, was not so simple. It shared same base as the nose with an added bonus of flavors not usually found in a wheat; apple pie, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spice. Excellent unexpected twist.

The feel was fluffy and chalky towards the end. The carbonation does enough to keep it sharp without disrupting the smooth delivery. Good tasting wheat beer for sure.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy shade of yellow with a decent white head that settles into a thin film pretty quickly.

S: Fairly potent aroma carries wheat, lemon and a little yeasty sourness.

T: Flavor starts out with lots of lemon and coriander followed by a white pepper spicyness. The wheat contribution is pretty light and the finish is short and clean.

M: Lighter body with low-medium carbonation and a good slick feeling. I'd prefer a little more carbonation.

Overall, was a nice, refreshing brew that was perfect for a hot, muggy Atlanta evening.

Thanks Chris!

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Photo of jnfs
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow and is cloudy in appearance. There is a moderate amount of head crowning this light appearing brew. The aroma is of lemon, spice and is also sweet. The sweetness is reminiscent of malt with hints of wheat. The taste is remarkably smooth with spiced notes. It finishes off smooth while also remaining somewhat crisp with a soft hoppiness on finish.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy yellow/gold color. Poured a 1 finger stark white head that dissipated to a this skim. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wheat malt, wet bread and lemon zest.

T: Wheat malt and citrus zest give it a good start. A little of a buttery flavor ahead of a spicey finish doesn't go well together.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Crisp and dry; moerately refreshing.

D: The taste in the finish was a little strange an dtruned me off a bit. Looked and smelled great.

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Photo of wolfinthemirror
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very pale yellow, held to the light you can see it's cloudy with that typical golden-white appearance. not much head.

I smell toasted bread immediately upon smelling.

the lemon is very apparent in the taste, with some wheat notes, and the bittering of hops in the end. There are also some herbal subtleties, but the lemon is fully up front, it almost made the beer seem unbalanced, because there isn't much else to the beer. but overall, it was pretty tasty.

the mouthfeel is very smooth, not much graininess as you'll find in some witbiers. there wasn't much carbonation, i expected more.

very drinkable, you could easily have several, pretty sessionable, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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Photo of armock
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheaty malt citrus and yeast

T - Follows the nose upfront with wheaty malt citrus and yeast then a bad spice flavor hurts the finish

M - This beer has a light body with medium high carbonation to it

D - This would be a very drinkable beer if the weird spiced finish wasn't there up until that point I really liked this beer oh well not the first wit I'd buy

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fascinating beer that takes on true Belgian character which sometimes lacks in U.S. brewed beers. Sweet malts seem to be a compromise between pislner and two-row with rich sugar cookie / doughy tastes that engulfs a confectionate sugar taste. Malts set the stage for the wonderful bananna esters, spicy phenols, and underlying bubblegum notes. The beer borrows a lot of what is great about German Hefeweizens. Sprinkle in an appricot, lemony fruitiness, white pepper, corriander, and orange peel and we have a deep and enjoyable beer. The sweetness up front makes me think it will finish that way, but the beer really cleans up at mid-palate for a crisp and drying minty finish. Hop bitterness keeps the beer from cloying but shows a lot of restraint. Hop flavor though contributes more earthiness and floral notes than classic Belgians do. Finishes with a powdery dryness and standard Belgian acidity. A rather enjoyable beer.

Thanks RussPowell!

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Extra in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! 12oz

A: Pale yellow in color with a stark white head, about half an inch or so, fair retention, quite cloudy. Decent lacing. Not a bad looking beer, there are a few floaties though.

S: Tangy wheat malt profile, lemon zest, hint of spicy hops. Not bad at all.

T: Smooth wheat malt flavor with a fairly pronounced citrus note, definitely leaning towards the lemon side of the spectrum. Very light flavors that sit on the tongue nicely. Just a hint of spicy hops at the end. Tasty beer.

M: Light bodied, and very carbonated, quite dry as well, disappears without a trace, and begs for another drink. Nice.

D: This has session written all over it, nothing overbearing, lower alcohol, easy to drink. Also would be an excellent gateway beer.

Thanks John!

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Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle from Liquor World in Fayetteville for under $2. Poured into a mug, it appears hazy straw yellow with a shallow head. Overall, this beer has a lot of Belgian qualities, but it's a but of a mess. The flavors seem to be all over the board by traditional standards. I get Cheerioes in the aroma and the flavor's yeasty vanilla isn't backed by the usual smooth wheat bead. Still, it's a tasty and drinkable beer - certainly better than many US-made wits. Worth a try.

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Photo of Docer
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bottle I got in a trade... wanted to try some of their stuff....

- Golden yellow and orange cloudy wheat... nice fluffy white head.. leaves a nice small pillow of lace-maker.. loads of yeast in the bottle..

- Very bready and yeasty smooth sweet honey scent... like squash and a brown sugar.... some spice and wit-zest.... overall kind of the usual!

- Nice complex flavor... bit of fruit, grain, and bready yeast... slight banana, but more zest.... thick, but not too strong.... a nice bite!

- Slightly chewy, not oily so much, but a little dry because of the bite...

- Great carbonation and a very smooth drink and finish!

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to russpowell for this extra.

Poured into Town Hall Weizen.

Color is similar to the 1919. Cloudy, orange yellow colored, but more yellow than the 1919. Good head retention with very good lace. Leaves some nice walls.

Aroma: A lot like 1919, but more spices. Kind of like a saison with black pepper. Wheat, orange peel and clove.

Taste: Wheat and yeast, spices, orange peel, black pepper, clove. A very flavorful wit.

MouthfeelL Spicy and crisp. Light to medium bodied. High level of carbonation. Leaves a fruity/yeast, fairly clean aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good summer beer. I would only drink this on a hot summer day. Pretty refreshing.

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Photo of Cakanator
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle. Pours a hazy golden with finger tip head. Some citrus and breadyness in the nose. Mouthfeel is light, plenty of citrus and clove, maybe a little banana and some coriander. A little fruity for my taste, but maybe should have tried it a little colder. Not bad for sure.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought at Joe's Place in OKC. Poured a hazy light yellow color with a fizzy thin head. Very carbonated with some floaties in there. smells bready, lemon, orange citrus. Taste lemony and bready also. Thin body. Super easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of stephens101
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed gold with a flurry of perpetual bubble activity. A two-finger, off-white head splits quickly from the party after showing it's face, but leaves some thick vertical fingers of lace behind. Coriander, lemon, grapefruit and yeast rise to the nose. Smells promising. Tastes of coriander and orange peel with some subtle malt character floating in and out. Light fruits linger in the middle. Mouth-feel and carbonation are typical of the style. Fun little beer that goes down easy, yet retains enough spunk to keep you interested.

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Photo of champ103
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color. A one finger white head forms and leaves patchy lace.
S: Sweet grain and light citrus aromas. A touch of spice. A skunky aroma detracts though.
T: Sweet grainy malt again. Some citrus and spicy clove. Very standard.
M/D: A light to medium body. A crisp snap of carbonation. An easy beer to drink for the summer time.

Kind of bland and standard. The typical American Witbier.

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Photo of webbcreative
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour yellow color with 2 finger white head. Aroma - not too much going on here, smells a little bread, not too much else. Taste - lightly bread, yeast, little spice. It's not bad it's just too light. Mouthfeel is pretty light for the style.

Overall not bad, pretty drinkable. No metallic taste in this one, which has always been my complaint about chic beers. It decent, they just need to kick eveything In it up a few notches.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, pale yellow body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Meager aroma smelling lightly of wheat and lemon with a faint perceived note of spice.

Taste: Delicate, soft wheat flavor with only a marginal touch of sweetness. Squirt of acidic lemon juice. A few unconventional drops of coconut milk. Skimpy spice addition. Faint hop bitterness. Lightly tart on the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: It's more of a Wavering Wheat if you ask me. In terms of the noble witbier style, Waving Wheat underperforms in terms of aroma and overall flavor. However, if you ever find yourself waking up one morning hungry for a comparatively light, chuggable wit, then, I guess this is the beer for you.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with not much of a head. Smells slightly of wheat but there is not a whole lot of aroma present. First sip is like the aroma...not much flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing. Pump it up!

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle tried 15 May 2008.

Muge slightly yellow head. Well carbonated. Slightly cloudy golden yellow color. Smells of coriander and jelly beans. Starts yeasty sweet, slight bit of coriander. Some apple and pear in the middle. Finish is dry and fruity. Medium chewy body. Alcohol barely noticeable.

One of the better offerings from Choc.

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Photo of RodBurg
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Beertracker for this bottle. Poured a light and hazy golden/yellow color with a immense and rocky head. The coarse bubbles stuck aournd for the duration and left nice bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell is lots of yeast, bread, spices, and banana and other tropical fruits.

On the palate there's notes of steamed bread dough, yeast, coriander, orange, and banana. Light in the mouth with a little too much carbonation.

Great offering from Choc. My only real complaint is the over-carbonation. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is yeasty and bready. Pours to a cloudy bright yellow with a nice foamy head. Taste is tropical fruity, mango and papaya, with hints of ginger. The middle is bitter and then the sweetness rturns followed by a slight bitter finish. This is a very refreshing witbier, more bitter than most but with all the characteristics. Its foremost an ale with great belgian style. The body is great lending to a good mouthfeel. Once again Choc beer is out of the box on this one. A good brew that has a good drinkability.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to mhewes for this brew.

Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some applesauce notes. The taste is sweet, malty/yeasty, nutmeg. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew at all, glad to have had a chance to try it.

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Photo of micahgoldfus
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy yellow-orange color that seemed to glow. A nice, fluffy white head fizzled down quickly to a light lace across the top. The smell was clear and crisp: wheat, spice, plenty of yeast (especially after the second pour), and some banana. The taste was refreshing: a pleasant combination of subtle and delicious flavors. There was the wheat and the yeast up front, and then spice and sweet orange finished it off. The thin mouthfeel and the sharp bubbles added to the lingering flavor. This is a nice American witbier, one that I enjoyed on a warm day and would be happy to have another (which I will do right now).

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer slowly to see how clear it would be without the yeast sediment.

It was crystal clear and bright golden in color. The head was thin and wispy and quickly faded back into the beer itself. There was quite a bit of visible carbonation. Of course, once I introduced the sediment to the glass it became exactly as a Wit beer should. Light Hazy gold in color. Very cloudy. Looked as a Wit should.

Aroma was distinctly of a Wheat beer with the yeasty notes, wheat characteristics and a slight spicy nature. Was fairly sweet as well.

Taste is sweet up front and then moves towards a yeasty focus. There is a subtle smoothness. The finish is a combination of sweet/sour. Not much in the way of hop bitterness.

The mouth feel has a tingle due to the carbonation. A slight chalky consistency due to the suspended yeast. Over all rather light.

Pretty drinkable.

I'd say this is a pretty good version of a Wit.

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Photo of ShrLSU
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A -Clear golden color, a little cloudy and no head or lacing.

S - Scents of lemon, yeast, and some breadiness.

T - A little spice with lemon, clove and wheat. A touch of yeast as well.

M - Sharp and crisp and light in the mouth. Quite easy to pound down.

D - This was an average witbeir. Nothing that stands out.

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Waving Wheat from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
3.55 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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