Last Laugh | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
18 IBU

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a gassy and huge white head with large bubbles and good retention and a hazy dirty blonde hue. Label states it is a "malt beverage brewed with coriander seed". Does that mean it does not have orange peel? Anyway, it smells of Tang drink powder (which I must admit is pleasing to me) and yeast. It also has an aroma note that reminds me of Celis Grand Cru. The coriander adds a distinct citrus and earthy note. Flavor is light and fruity/spicy with a clean, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy. Overall a good quaff and a treat for Tang and coriander lovers everywhere.

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Photo of brewyou2
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To be totally fair, I am not a fan of overly bitter, hoppy brews.

A - Thick and murky

S - Corriandor

T - Bitter up front but not much aftertaste

M - I could tell I was drinking beer

0 - Average. I wouldn't kick it out of bed but I won't be looking for it intentionally.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

witbier? nope, more like a sweet hefeweizen. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze (after I pour in the dregs) so there must not be any flaked wheat in this witbier...thin head, no lacing, low carbonation, not impressed.

Aroma is sweet like bubblegum. Malty.

Beer is medium to light in body and sweet throughout, seriously sweet. The beer is overwhelmingly sweet. Syrup sweet, nope, not feeling it. next.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Boston Lager glass...

A: pours a hazy light brown with a frothy white head..

S: has a creamy wheat aroma with a soft hint of orange peel, banana, and spice. nothing overly exciting but nice.

T: similar to aroma. a spicy wheat bread crust and banana cream flavor with a orange peel and a touch of bittering earthy hops and rye chips in the finish. rather tasty.

M: creamy light medium body with a silky mouthfeel and a dry dusty finish

Overall, not an mind blowing beer but I will most likely pick this up in the future when a refreshing but satisfying american wheat is desired.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one poured a light clear yellow color, with a bit of white foam that dissipates fairly quickly. On the nose I get some Belgian yeast, banana, some wheat and a little peppery spice. On the palate, this one is very light bodied and refreshing, with flavors of light lemon, some apricot and maybe pear/apple, along with some Belgian spicing, pepper and yeast. ™

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Photo of scruffwhor
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Very cloudy amber and bronze hue. Very quick head and no residual foam. A little sediment floats around here and there.

The aroma makes me think of beer bread dough and just a little toasted biscuit crust. Smells dry and powdery.

Flat banana powder yeast and some bread dough, pre-baking. Then a little Wonderbread crust with maybe some Earthy hop notes. Powdery, gypsum like palate overall. OK session beer.

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Photo of mynie
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark for the style. But then as the yeast settles the beer gets sufficiently cloudy, and the aggressive white head sticks around, so I guess it's not too far off from the norms of a wit.

Smells lightly sour, but most like white pepper with a small hint of bananas. It's different in a not-unpleasant way, but the style unfortunately doesn't leave too much room for any invention that's not striking.

Tastes like it smells, only the yeast is too aggressive and that blots out the flavors. Solid banana, white pepper, and clove profile, cut into a by an intense, seltzery fizziness. The aftertaste is good--they did a damn fine job of making the Belgian yeast shine--but they really need to do more to control the fizz.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky yellow with 1 finger of white head that forms a thick collar.

S - Peppery, musty wheat, twangy yeast, clove, honey, muted orange.

T - Heavy honey wheat flavor, soft orange and lemon citrus, some clove spice in the middle, finishes a little wet.

M - Light to medium bodied, soft velvety carbonation.

This a little rough around the edges. Drinks pretty easy though. Great mouthfeel.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of a generous trader. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours yields a hazy light golden brew with a substantial head of thick white foam with really fantastic retention and a lot of lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite a bit too overrun with coriander. Behind that is a bit of citrus and light wheat. The taste drastically improves upon the nose. There's a good balance between all the components, though it still leans a bit toward the extra coriander spice. Light body with low carbonation and a bit of spiciness in the finish. Fairly drinkable.

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Photo of skeetermoses
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice Golden beer with a good citrus taste.

It tastes like a belgian white although this is a beer that seems to be a little heavy on the carbonation..overall this was one of my favorite beers from the Choc line. not to overpowering but the last bottle I had was surprisingly overly carbonated...nice.

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Photo of soju6
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and some lacing.

S: has a citrus & spicey aroma with a bit of sweetness & malt.

T: Taste is slightly sweet citrus flavor with a bit of spice thrown in. Finishes with a light bitterness.

F: Light body, good carbonation. Refreshing.

D: Goes down easy. A nice simple beer.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh citric aroma. Glowing golden hazy brew with a white head.

Interesting interpretation of a Belgian white. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Surprisingly rich and malty. Some wheat tang. Lots of citrus and spices. Some sweetness but not overbearing. Definitely a very strong sweet aftertaste.

Very balanced.

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

Acquired from davey, courtesy of the Local Goods 3 BIF 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 deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lemon, some spices, caramelized malts and a touch of hops. Somehow it reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal.

T: The taste starts out sweet with the same citrusy lemon flavor that you get in the smell and a touch of caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from some wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild as you would expect and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, it's a decent beer to drink a few of if you want something fruity and mild.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Categorized as Wit, and bottle states American Wheat Ale. Must be some amalgamation of something. Heh.
Nice label art though.
I poured it fairly aggressively so some yeast floaties hanging around. Loud fizzy head that starts at about 1 inch then settles rather quickly. Cloudy pale gold. Definitely corriander and some mild malt of both wheat and barley. I'm having a hard time picking up hop notes on the nose.
Reasonable complex flavors. Spice, malts (wheat, pale malt and breadiness), light citrus and tartness, very soft bittering. Refreshing quality even at moderate temperature. More on the flat side - I'm not sure what I think about that, on the one hand I'm expecting some zestiness, but it's not bad being flatter either. Closer to moderate feel, but not too heavy.
What a weird beer, but I kinda' like it. The malts really lay flat on the tongue, but they are decent tasting and not intrusive. A touch of warmth inside, but my stomach could just be empty.
An amalgamation indeed.
Love the label picture of 3 guys.

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Photo of ZAP
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting take on this....wheatiness (unmalted and malted Red Wheat) is very evident on the aroma and taste...but it also has a bright citrus element and some unique spicy notes (Inidan Corriander) as well...hopped with Cascade and Centennial and while not overbearing in their strength they do provide a little hop citrus notes to the other citrus dimension.

Unique flavor....nice effort...I couldn't drink a lot of this as it has a richness to the palate for some reason but it is worth trying.

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Photo of hangh
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden head that is pretty fine. Thin layer sticks to the glass. Small carbonation bubbles continued well after the pour and mixed the taste well. Head disappeared rather quickly

S - There is a definite wheat smell within the beer with a hint of mint flavor. The overall smell is kind of mild but it is still distinct. Could be better but a very nice smell.

T - Very cool and nice beer. Goes down really smooth and tastes great. The wheat taste is strong and there is some lemon hints as well. Little or no aftertaste and it leaves you wanting a little more.

MF - Light and refreshing. Carbonation is not very strong but bubbles are very fine.

D - Easy to drink and worth the taste

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Photo of climax
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a very bubbly hazy gold. The head was large and frothy, and the retention was admirable as well.

The nose was bright and chuck full of sharp fresh lemon, mint, and yeast. Good balance of sour fruit and malt backing.

The flavor is refreshing, yet doesn't follow up as well as I thought to the nose. All the flavors were there and blended well, just not as bold as I was anticipating. Bitter lemon, wheat, cracker light malt, were capped off by a dash of spice.

The body was on the light side, and carbonation was pretty modest. The feel was zesty with a somewhat chalky finish. Definitely an easy to drink beer on a hot Oklahoma Evening.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a very light blonde before, whoops, dumped in the sedimented yeast and it's now a cloudy dark yellow with a full white head.

S: Aroma has a lot of that floral and fruity yeast similar to their Belgian White, but this one is a little more malty.

T: Lemon flavor is pretty distinctive along with the wheat. It's lightly hopped with some other muddled flavors (bottle says coriander, I get a lot of plastic). The finish is pretty short and bland.

M: Light and crisp. Maybe a little over-carbonated for my preference but well-within style.

Overall, an adequate beer to wash down some spicy food with, but fairly bland for a witbier. There is also some of the plastic/latex flavor I've gotten from several of the lighter Choc beers that really detracts from an otherwise decent beer.

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Photo of ryan58813
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite summer beer so far.

Strong bite at first with a smooth mouthfeel once settled. Nice taste of orange tones. Would even recomend a slice of orange with it if you so dare. Reminds me of some of the lighter belgian abby brews.

Overall simple in the best way with a very pleasant fruity aftertaste. Great cold or room temprature. All great qualities for summer beer.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale, straw yellow color. Poured a wispy white head that clung to the edges of the glass. Very little lacing

S: Citrus zest and wheat malt. Light fruity aroma and perhaps some spices.

T: Sweet wheat malt. Citrusy zest. Some wet grain lingers through the bitter.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. A tart and crips finish.

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Photo of wolfinthemirror
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass, looks light yellow with a tinge of pale green. somewhat of small soapy head which stuck around.

I get subtle hop aromas in the smell and some grains. It smells nice.

My first impression on the taste was malts, the coriander is definitely detectable, with some slight bittering towards the end. Almost reminds me a bit of the Samuel Adams Pale Ale on the taste, with less hops.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, moderate carbonation. refreshing feeling on a warm day.

with the lower abv, it's pretty sessionable, but I think i would look elsewhere for a session brew. 1 was enough for me, not too crazy about this one.

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

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a thin white head

S - Is of citrus and wheaty malt

T - Follows the nose lots of citrus upfront with some wheat and spice rounding things out

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

D - I'm enjoying this beer its a good easy drinking wheat beer its refreshing and has a good taste if you like wits this is one thats worth trying sometime

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Described on the bottle as an "American Wheat Ale", Last Laugh does share a lot of commonalities with Witbiers. The soft malt character captures the delicate, soft, powdery texture of pilsner-based Witbiers along with a citrusy, cotton candy, confectionate sweetness. The sugars seem to evaporate in a cloud of vapor, leaving light peppery, acidic, and hop skeletons behind. Phenolics of white pepper, tartness, and plastic linger behind along with assertive hop bitterness and flavor (these I did not expect). Fruity with the citrus rinds of oranges and lemons, the beer remains drinkable and refreshing throughout. The hop flavor and bitterness were pleasant surprises and make me think of Three Floyds Gumballhead. While the plastic notes I could do without.

Thanks russpowell!

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Photo of Yeastcakes
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving notes - shaker glass, on tap, just cool of room temp
A - lemon zest, nutmeg.
A - half-inch of head on pour that dissipates to a thick persistent film. Cloudy banana yellow, some lacing.
M - low carb, amazingly full body for what I was expecting from the color. Slight slickness.
T - chocolate chip cookie dought comes to mind with slight lemon in the way back.
D - I can see why I think this beer got its name. The flavor is completely different than what I was expecting and it was very good. I like this one.

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Photo of tempest
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Liquor World in Fayetteville AR. The label calls this an American Wheat, so my expectations were low, but it turned out to just be a tasty twist on the wit style. Some dinstinct differences are a lime note in the aftertaste and a lack of vanilla and Belgian spice is dialed back. The aroma is an odd fruity herbal smell. I'm curious how this beer was made, it certainly straddles the wit-American wheat line. Definitely worth a try.

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