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 zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white, foamy head. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon and yeast. Some wheat aroma,too.

T - This was a very spicy wit. It was very yeasty, lemony and of clove and wheat.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This was easy drinking and one of the best American witbiers that I've tried.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Dansting. 12oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy straw gold with two fingers of thick, white head.
Plenty of carbonation. Wheaty, slightly spicy aroma. Flavor was a bit sour as if something was not quite right with this beer. Spicing was a bit odd as well, more of a pumpkin pie type of thing than the corriander/clove you would expect from a wit. Some noble hop aroma as well.

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Photo of mhewes
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A : Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that disappears almost instantly.

S : Some wheat, pepper, and citrus smells

T : Citrus flavor along with some spice/pepper. There's just something off with the flavor which is hard to describe. I'm not picking up any wheat flavor in it.

M : Light, good carbonation

D : I've had a lot better witbiers. I'll pass on this one.

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Photo of tmitch75
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Monthly club selection for June. Cloudy pale yellow color with thick white head of small bubbles.

Smells like I'd expect a witbier to smell with notes of lemon peel, coriander, and a touch of pepper.

Taste is similar but more orangey with a nice grapefruit flavor from the hops. Nice light mouthfeel with just the right crispness.

Very drinkable and a pretty good example of the style.

Tasted on 6/23/08.

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Photo of tugdriver7
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being a bit of a German purist when it comes to malt beverages, I am not a real fan of Belgian beers; but I've found that they can be a lot of fun because variety of ingredients does a lot to create some really good flavors. Didn't know a lot about this one (or the brewery), but I'm glad I tried it. Rich, hazy yellow color with massive, foamy head that lasted and lasted (and then laced the glass all the way down). The fruity--citrusy--hops and (orange?) hits your nose immediately, but subtlely. And the taste is reminiscient of the best Belgian white beers, bubbly and a bit on the sweet/fruity side. Very refreshing. Perfect summer beer. Hasn't converted me to Belgians, but I love the change now and then.

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Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting spots of orange in the otherwise white head. Very cloudy and orange gold color--looks almost like a creamsicle.

Classic Belgian aromas of wheat, corriander, nutmeg, and orange peel.

Initially, I thought that this beer was very dry. Soon after the first sip I started to detect some orange flavors along with the spices mentioned above. Dry aftertaste though with some yeast and hop bite. Good body.

This isn't my favorite style, but it is a good representation of it.

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Photo of hiikeeba
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours up cloudy yellow with a dense, creamy white head.

S - Faint smell of something citrusy, and a hint of spice. Very fleeting.

T - Slight citrus flavor, some spice, and finishes with an herbal flavor. Chamomile?

M - Feels a little thin, but nicely carbonated

D - A couple of these would go down easy on a hot afternoon. But the herbal flavor is a odd.

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

June 2008 beer of the month selection. Into a 12-oz mug, this beer has an appropriate color--a quite cloudy straw color--but even a vigorous pour couldn't get much head out of it. Nose is pretty faint. There's some light fruity aroma and a tad bit of spice. Very tart and acidic flavor, making it nicely refreshing, but the traditional wit flavors are hardly in abundance. Coriander is strong, but there's not much yeast character. Body is medium with a neutral texture.

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Photo of dpkpr
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received bottle from a beer-of-the-month club membership. Only discernable freshness indication is on the cap, with what looks like a "3" and a 22 over it. I'll presume that means it was bottled on March 22, 2008, which means it may have been sitting in a warehouse for the past two and a half months. Pours a wonderful cloudy gold with a very nice head. So far so good. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste is consistent with the style. Light, with no discernable hop bitterness. Wheaty notes. Nice, not cloying fruitiness. Nothing spectacular, but respectable. Light body, but nicely balanced. It would probably be great with salad, but could be overpowered by bold tastes. Very drinkable and a good story about Pete to go with it.

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

Pours an effervescent golden with much clarity & 3+ fingers of eggshell white head into my Hoeegarden tumbler. This hazes as I drain the bottle; good lacing & head retention

S: Pepper & phenolic notes

T: Lemony, grainy, some tartness & a touch of grapefruit hops up front. Wheaty & tart notes, apricot, grapeskins. plus dryness as this warms. Finishes grainy, & juicy with nice fruittyness

MF: Medium bodied, spritzy with nice balance

Drinks very easy, a good take on the style. My first Okie beer, pretty good!

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Photo of Mexinate
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass, the pour was strong but the head was not quick to rise. After the pour there was only maybe a 1" head that dissipated quickly. A nice hazy pale yellow translucence and a lot of rising bubbles don't make me miss it.

Smell is weak grass, and a little citrus. The cloves come out a little more on the tongue but it's nothing overpowering. Sweetness and a tart flavor round out the after taste. It's really a light drinking wit and if I had the taste for two or three more I could really pound these down without any problem. The only issue I would have would be the tart flavor lingering in my mouth. Otherwise, very nice, easy-drinking summer beer.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wolffman17 for the opportunity to try this one. Served in a nonic. This one was a gusher; shot out of the bottle and filled 2/3 of my glass with a light, fluffy white cascade of foam (looked like a mushroom cloud coming out of my glass). Lots of sticky cloud-like lacing with good adhesion. Hazy, pale orange-gold color. Grassy smell in the forefront, with yeast and clove nicely blended into the background. Taste similar to nose with a pleasant citrusy flavor; however, not particularly astringent for a wit. Mouthfeel was surprisingly more subdued considering the volume of the head, with a mild tartness at the finish. This brew went down so easy that I think I'll have another - would make a great summer staple.

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Photo of scootny
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wolfman17 for this one. From a 12 oz stubbie bottle into a Witte glass. On the cold side, say 42 degrees. A bright and hazy yellow gold. The glass is thick with yeast. A one and a half finger head rises, hangs for a few, and departs leaving some lace and a wispy covering of foam. Mild carbonation is evident.

Lemony and sweet. Light wheat malt and mild hops as well. As it warms yeasty fruitiness develops.

Taste is like the nose, lemony and sweet. Wheat malt core is nicely structured to support the flavors. Present but not overpowering. Hops kiss the back of the palate in the finish. There is a too strong phenolic band-aid component however that is keeping me from truly loving it. As the beer warms it diminishes but it never really gets out of the way. It is standing on a lovely Belgian banana/fruit yeast aspect that would really take the beer somewhere.

Mouthfeel is medium and perfectly carbonated. Refreshing in it's nature as my mouth is craving more.

Drinkability could be a perfect five were it not for the phenolic monster in the room. Definitely a four point five.

Could be I got a bad bottle because no one else mentioned the strong armed band-aid monster. There is much to recommend here and as such I would love to try another bottle.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Beertracker for the trade!

Served at 40 degrees in a standard (Lefthand) pint glass.

The bottle contained a small layer of sediment on the bottom which was poured along with the beer. The beer poured to a white, 2-finger head with a wonderful golden cloudiness. Filtered wheats be damned. In my book, this is what a wheat beer should look like!

The aroma was clean and spicy - consistent with what one would expect from this style. Taste equaled the aroma - clean with light citrus notes. The beer had a full mouth feel. I overuse "clean" once more to describe the finish which was very clean. As the glass emptied, a nice stay remained reminding me of my journey. The one aspect I missed from a true Belgian style was the lack of sourness. Just a hint would make this feel more Belgian than American wheat. I did detect more of the Belgian aroma around ¾ of the way through.

Overall this beer has incredible drinkability. I'd love to have this offering on tap at my house on a hot summer day.

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

Acquired via trade from timbro81, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a little faint but contains mostly wheat and Belgian yeast with a little citrus.

T: The taste is very bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat, lemon and light spices. The malt character is thin overall but pretty hearty for the style. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it's a good beer to drink for a while but normally I'd prefer something a bit more flavorful. I didn't really find anything to special about this beer that would make my want to pick it again.

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Photo of tronester
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, cloudy yellow, with a massive, pure white head. Fades away rather quickly, but leaves good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast. Taste is quite sweet, very smooth, with a nice kick in the end from the hops. You can definitely taste the citrus peel in here. I don't know what the other spices are, but they add well to the harmony of the beer. Mouthfeel is about average, and the carbonation is a tiny bit high. Drinkability on this beer is very high, I could drink several of these. Choc keeps turning out hits in my book, this is an excellent beer, my second favorite behind their Biere de Garde. It is also bottle conditioned like all their other beers which IMO is always a plus. Highly recommended.

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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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