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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Choc beer was named after its place of origin, the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw people brewed a homemade beer and taught the Italian immigrants, who came to work in the coal mines, how to make the home brew. Pete Pritchard was one of those immigrants. He came to the US with his family in 1903 and began to work in the coal mines at age eleven. At twenty-one years of age, he was nearly killed in a mine accident. After the accident, Pete Pritchard began making and selling choc beer, along with sausages and cheese in his home in Krebs. A prosperious business developed and in 1925, Peter formally opened a restaurant in his home. Pete's Place Restaurant served choc beer until 1932 when Pete was arrested for the brew.

In 1964, Bill Prichard, the sone of the original owner, developed a "gentleman's agreement" with the powers that be about the illegal choc beer...until a statewide newspaper ran a front page, headline story about the agreement. That was the end of choc beer at Pete's until Joe Prichard, Bill's son who now wears the chef's hat and has the choc beer recipe, reintroduced choc beer as a legal brew in 1995.

Choc brand beer is brewed in small batches in our brewery using the finest ingredients. Starting with beer-perfect Krebs water, we blend American Malted Barley, wheat, and roasted malts with American-grown Liberty and Cascade hops to create more than just a beer... a legendary Choc beer is unfiltered, so all the flavor we create stays where it belongs. And since it's unfiltered, you may notice a cloudy haze in the beer. This is normal. Tradition dictates Choc beer be "bottle-conditions," which means it's fermented a second time in the bottle, as well as aged in the bottle, resulting in a thin layer of yeast at the bottom. You can choose to carefully decant the beer off the yeast, or simply drink it, as we do, and let the yeast travel into your glass. Either way, we hope you enjoy our beer, a handcrafted Krebs original. Style: American wheat Color: Golden opaque Ingredients: 2-row malted barley and malted wheat, Liberty and Cascade hops Bitterness Units: 15 IBU's Alcohol: Alcohol by volume 5.0%, Alcohol by weight 3.9, also available in 3.2% Alcohol by weight version

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (1218) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Very light smell only the orange left behind...ice cold though, taste is another smooth blue moon but with less flavor and quite smooth...a touch buttery, light flavor, no hops, pretty one dimensional, smooth watery ness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Choc American Wheat Beer ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate yeasty, fruity, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, vegetables, wheat, yeast, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150116]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
This is not labeled right. This is twin peaks dirty blonde ale. Not bad, not good. Decent. Smells like malt. Tastes bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chrisv10 (14130) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle as "Choc American Wheat Beer". Hazy pale yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, hop, old hop, yeast and phenols. Flavour is malt, yeast, phenols, wheat, notes of burned plastic, thin, little sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy yellow with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, wheaty and light hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Watery. 160115

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at esbls. Very clear light golden. A ring only. I smell apples and taste malts in the first sip. A little wheat after that. Thin feel and flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Atlanta, Ga - Total Wine - Perimeter - 12 oz bottle. Murky light orange pour, light bubbly white head. Yeasty aroma, hints of bubble gum. Flavor has a heavy dollop of yeast, some raw cake mix notes, a bit of bubble gum, just a hint of lemon tart. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12oz beer courtesy via trade with pfoxyjohn (thanks John!) Cracked this one open while carving up pumpkins and I honestly had no idea what kind of beer it was. Nothing on the label as a style deScription that I could find. So while not a true "blind" tasting, it was at the heart of it I suppose. The beer is a light yellow, semi-clear with small bubbles clinging to my glass. Small thin white head, dissipates into basically nothing...no retention at all. Light lemony/citrus aroma, stale crackers with a dusty-ness to it. Flavor had some bready sweetness to it, some hull atringency that caused a tea-like pucker kinda of flavor. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Nothing really redeeming here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kevinator (1787) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
The story behind it is unique but the beer is not. Faint grainy aroma. It looks like a light beer. Light golden and fizzy. The palate was warery and fizzy. Some wheat flavors but not much else here. Hops were minimal and this a beer definitely better cold. Pretty bland stuff.

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