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1919 | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TYE on 02-21-2008

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Photo of Kevinator
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first from this bewery. It obviously has a history, which seems to be their main selling point. In short, it leaves a lot to be desired. The smell did not differ much from a major brewer. Not a whole lot of nuances here. The same could be said for the appearance as it reminded me of straw. What confused me about the taste was that the bottle said it was a wheat ale. Huh? I didn't detect it. I wasn't expecting a hint of hefeweizen but this seemed more lager-like. It was drinkable and would be appropriate for a hot summer's day outside while eating a burger. I don't think I would purchase a six pack but wouldn't turn one away if it was offered at a cookout. Even though this is one of their staple products, I would choose one of the other offerings if you're looking to try something from Krebs.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, dingy, dull yellow body capped by a thin, white head.

Smell: Standard pale maltiness with small hints of lemon and a distant, displeasing background note of stale sweat.

Taste: Predominately pale malts, faintly sweet, with only a slight hint of apportioned wheat. Initial citrus taste alongside a mild bitterness. As you go, there's a particularly acidic vein of lemon-like funkiness in here -- perhaps a nod to the identification of the citric acid cycle by Hans Krebs in 1937. Dry finish with a curiously sharp jolt of acidity.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Unenjoyable. The story behind the brew is far, far more pleasant and I happily give that a full 5 out of 5.

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Photo of alemakesmestrong
2.46/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As an Okie I should support this brew. Good people that make and seel it, but it is a lawnmower beer at best.

Poured a light strawberry blonde.
Smelled of a very light wheat yeast and hidden hops.
Tasted with a decent mouthfeel. Once past that I didn't know what was going on. Light everywhere, in the hops, malt. Just an understated beer. I do drink this beer, to support the cause, but I think this brewery can do much better things.

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Photo of sleazo
2.57/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A_Cloudy orange/yellow with minimal head, no lacing.

S_Rather mild, slight wheaty twang and a hint of lemon.

T_Rather mild yet again. The flavour leans towards the wheat side with subtle hints of lemon and soap. The finish actually has a good bit of black pepper.

M_Thin bodied with a low level of carbonation. Very poor for the style.

T_The taste and the body leave much to be desired. This definitely is not a strong example of the style.

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Photo of bramsdell
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle (bought off sale rack) into an Imp pint glass.

A: Looks like a golden wheat beer. Very little to no head. A bit of lacing, but nothing much.

S: Wheat and sweet. Maybe like a bit of wheat/apple juice. I'm digging deep on smells, and there is a bit of spiciness here.

T: Apple juice. Actually, it's like watered-down apple juice. Aftertaste is all wheat.

M: As non-existent as the flavor. It's very watery.

O: I can't say that it sucks because there isn't anything offensive. It's remarkably un-remarkable. There's nothing here. Sorry, Choc.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Into a pint glass. Has a thin (almost no head) with a hazy light straw colored body.
Smell of honey and the tiniest bit of lemon.
Strong, dry lemon taste. A bit chalky. Out of balance.
Moderate carbonation with a fizzy and crisp texture.
Meh, not a fan.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Small white head quickly dies into a pretty decent lacing above a murky yellow ocher to rusty tan colored beer.

A very light citrus almost soapy citrus hops with a light grain background aroma.

Bland milky grain with some light cooking spices kick to it taste.

A light milky aftertaste that borders on being dry.

Pretty weird and different for a beer, reminds me more of Yoo-hoo style drink, sorry but I'll stick to beer for the time being.

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Photo of Hopswagger
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: Clear with a subtle haze over a pale straw color with minimal head.

S: Slight sulfur aroma, stale dried wheat, salt, subtle lemon esters and a metallic aroma.

T/M: Taste has a dull wheat presence with dried straw, metal, drying acidity, with a dry almost chalky yeast that doesn't seem to fit the style. Slight soap but not in a pungent delightful hoppy way. Light and spunky body that gets chalky towards the end.

O: This is just off for me. Comes across as a witbier abortion. Not something I will ever buy again. Funny thing is I bought this after I drank one a few nights ago. I had been drinking Westbrook White Thai then popped this open. It tastes much better after I had already drank a few Thai's. Oh well, lesson learned.

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Photo of mentor
2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF for the opportunity. Entered into judging in category #14B (Cellar or Unfiltered beer).

Poours a three finger dirty yellow head over a murky yellow-brown liquid. Sediment retained at the bottom of the bottle. Smells yeasty and a touch phenolic. Caramel and a hint of grass. Chocolate is mild, almost nutty.

Tastes not so good. A sour, but not quite phenolic. Almost belgian in quality, but I suspect a wheat yeast. For this reason, I swirled the bottle and dumped in the sediment. The yast tames the phenol some and brings out a fruity ester. The chocolate is much more noticeable in the aftertaste, although quite dry. Aftertaste is dry and cleans the malt off the tongue. Carb is md-heavy and helps the drying effort. Acrid hangs on the flat of the tongue in an unpleasant way. Md body, but not hanging around. Not drinkable for me, I dumped it.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.71/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer? Kind of gross.

Beer is yellow / amber with a mild haze and some head, minimal lacing, some carbonation. Looks like beer.

The aroma is grainy and wet. Eh.

Beer is super thin and really grainy with a harsh aftertaste, minimal yeast character, minimal hop contribution, rough.

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Photo of dwarbi
2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lovely, choppy head. Pure white. Lots of carbonation. Yellow beer with a slightly golden hue. Looks like a pilsner. Smells just a tad better than a macro. Some hints of lemon. Tastes bitter, and a little sour. Tingly on the mouth, very hard to finish.

This beer does have a very good back-story:
Unfortunately, the best thing about the beer itself it the big "legal" label slapped on it.

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my folks for pickipg up this out of reach Oklahoma beer while they were in Arkansas.

Cloudy pale copper color with a light head and okay foam after a few sips. Great bubbling.

Light, powdery banana yeast aroma coupled with toasted, dry wheat and barely. Tooasty and chalky aroma.

Taste is powdered with powdered bread product and banana and clove powder with a little chalk
palate to boot. Not a bad session beer, but nothing special and not worth seeking out is this particular CHOC beer ias unavailable to you.

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Photo of Mexinate
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Number two in the sample pack I received trying to get me to sell this beer. 1919 is supposed to be their signature brew but I don't see why.

Poured into a pint glass the beer looks great - a cloudy dark yellow. The smell backs up my impression that this is a Belgian-style pale but the taste lets me down.

It's very watery with not a lot of follow-through beyond the initial tartness I expected. While light to start, the sour flavor takes hold pretty quickly and then fades slowly. Despite how average this is, something leaves you looking for another sip.

I don't see much difference between this and their Waving Wheat offering besides a different color and a more of a citrus flavor here. Both of them are very drinkable but nothing so far marks this beer as outstanding.

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Photo of ttu94
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a great story to it. Don't know if it is true but fun to read about nontheless. I purchased this beer at the brewery/resturaunt. I would have loved to have eaten their but did not have the time. I think it is great that such a small town has its own brewery. Unfortunatly the only beer they can sell is the 3.2 abv version thanks to OK law. But I was told that two liquer stores in nearby McAlister OK sells a 5% version and it's better.

The beer pours a cloudy light gold color. Has a slight lemmony aroma too it. The taste is malty with a bit of lemmon and biscut flavor to it. Not bad but everything seemed too reserved. I don't know if this is due to the low ABV or what but this beer needs more flavor. O well it's better than any wheat beer brewed in Dallas/Ft Worth area.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy pale gld color. Poured less than one finger wispy white head to a thin sheen on the edges. No lacing.

S: Hay and grass with feint sweet grains. Light spicy bitter.

T: Sweet, bready wheat malt with a light bitter. Not much happening.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Not much else to say.

D: Nothing special, but nothing was really wrong with this beer either.

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Photo of corby112
2.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with banana hues and a thin white head that quickly fizzles away. Not much in the way of lacing.

Spicy aroma with some pepper and cloves countered by some bready yeast, citrus fruit and banana. There's a nice amount of lemon zest providing a nice counter to the spice and yeast notes.

Thin bodied and slightly watered down with soft carbonation and some zesty spice up front that lingers over the yeast and fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. Hints of pepper and clove up front countered mid-palate by a nice bready yeast presence followed by some lemon zest and faint banana.

Overall, this beer has all of the characteristics of the style but nothing stands out and it kind of bland.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a small off-white head. Smells of wheat malts with some mild floral notes present. First sip is fresh and tasty but there is just not enough flavor present. The flavor that is there is good....just not enough of it. It is clean and refreshing with a subtle bitter finish.

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Photo of webbcreative
2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour a hazy yellow color, with a 2 finger white head. smelll - not getting to much smell, maybe a little bit of yeast, but thats about it. Taste - is pretty much a wheat flavor, and maybe even a littlbe bit of a nutty taste in there. Some citrusy notes as well, also a bit of a lemon flavor. Mouthfeel is kinda thin. Felt like it was a bit overcarbonated.

Overall, this beer is just okay, this still hasnt changed my mind about american wheat beers. Not that its terrible, but I probably wont be getting this one again, there are just too many other great brews out there.

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Photo of thagr81us
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this one at Twin Peaks in Greenville, SC while enjoying the sights if you catch my drift. Served from tap into a Twin Peaks tall mug. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earth, earth hop, and subtle citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. I can see what they were trying to do with this brew, but it just seemed to fall short in my opinion. There were a lot of things going on in this one that if they would have been a little more balanced. This would have stepped up the enjoyable aspects of this one quite a bit. Doubt I would have this one again given the option, but at least the view was nice while having this one.

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Photo of Mistofminn
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this beer tonight as a night cap. Pours a straw golden color, very hazy, almost like a wheat beer. Thin white head produced, but quickly shrinks to a small ring and never returns. No lacing.

The nose is very unimpressive. It actually smells similar to an american macro, but much more hopped up. I get a decent amount of bitterness, however I also get adjuncts galore. Not a good mix.

The taste is pretty much what I would expect. A huge bite from the over carbonation, something I do not like at all in a beer, and the bitterness is completely drown out from the bite and the taste of adjuncts. I'm not impressed at all.

Mouthfeel is thin, and then theres the overcarbonation. Huge bite definitely takes away from the beer. Drinkability also takes a hit from this.

Overall, not a very good beer. This is something I would drink over most macro's, but not something I would specifically seek out again.

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Photo of bonsreeb85
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Special thanks to coldmeat23 for the chance to sample this bottle.

A - inch high foamy head on an unfiltered and cloudy golden body

S - lemon zest, and wheat bread/cereal

T - a bit lacking, some standard wheat beer flavors -lemon peel, perhaps a tad of orange??, and of course who can forget wheat! really not that much happening here.

MF - Heavily carbonated and unfiltered body make for a medium-light bodied beer w/ a full/chewy feel to it. very good for style!

D - not enough flavor. not bad, just lacking. that being said, this is still an ok beer if your just kicking back and looking for something other than soda or water to kill heat and your thirst.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into pint glass
A – Very small fizzy head dissipated immediately to a broken crown despite what appears to be moderate carbonation, brew is a cloudy pale yellow w/ a slight amber 2.5
S – Overall mild yeasty bread with lemon notes 3
T – Semi-sweet bready malts to a mild citrus zest bitter finish with subtle spiciness. A pretty bland beer, but a step above any BMC. 3
M – Light body with moderate carbonation, smooth like a wheat should be 3
O – An easy drinker, I won’t be revisiting this beer unless I’m stuck in OK with nothing more worthy on tap or bottle 3

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and grass with not too much else going on. The flavor is also pretty basic. There is a lot of malt sweetness and a strong grain and grass character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much going on here and not something to seek out.

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Photo of pwoods
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to russpowell for the extra.

12oz. can poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a cloudy rusty tinted orange. 2 fingers worth of white head forms with large some what fizzy buddles and holds for a minute or so before settling to a 1/4 inch skim. Some lacing.

S: Fairly balanced malt aroma and wheat. Some fruity esters but nothing specific really pops out. Some sweetness and richness, maybe toffee. Maybe some diacetyl but it could just be the toffee.

T/M: Wheat is much more present in the taste and lends a touch of tartness. More of the muddled fruity esters and toffee. Body is medium with pretty good carbonation. Finishes rather dry.

D: A pretty straight forward beer without much flair. Drinks pretty easy but I couldn't see myself reaching for this over other wheat beers.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle provided by beerhandy via BB&B BIF.

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a nice thick head. The head dimishes, but never fades. Nice lacing down the glass.

Very faint yeasty smell, maybe a slight hint of malt.

Tastes like an American wheat. A touch of wheat and a touch of yeast and no hops. Fairly bland, but refreshing on a warm day.

Very thin body, no real backbone. Although, I would not expect much body in this style. So, it's on par for the style.

I could drink a few of these under the right circumstances - aka a hot day working outside. Good for the style, which is commonly known to be a bit bland. Just not my favorite style.

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1919 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
3.38 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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