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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Thanks to beerhandy. Pours turbid dark straw with big white head. Citrusy, firm aroma. Tastes citrusy, wheaty, smooth, very bockish. This one is a wheat on steroids. Very complex and well balanced, with finishing apricots, citrus, and a yeasty estery finish. Super smooth finish. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
damoller (2) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
An uncomon beer that fits no beer style except Choc beer. Having had many example before Petes I can attest to the accuracy of the beer in this catagory

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
This is darker than the usual American Wheat, but obviously not a dunkelweizen from the aroma and flavor. The body is a super cloudy clay mud brown (it was cloudy before I swirled up the yeast and dumped it in and downright soupy looking afterward). The khaki-tinged white head is generous and fluffy. The aroma is heavy on wheat with a interesting addition of toasted nuts (walnuts?) Over that thereís a lemony fruitiness and it smells like Iíd expect from a tart beer, but thereís no follow-up of tartness or the slightest bit of sourness in the flavor. The flavor is aggressively wheaty with a bit of toasty malt. Very reminiscent of a lightly toasted slice of whole grain bread. The mouthfeel is slightly chalky or dusty but itís got enough body to keep from being boring. Quite frankly, Iím surprised this one is rated so low, but looking at the other ratings, which are all over the place on such basic details as what color and how cloudy it was, Iím guessing there may not be a lot of consistency from batch to batch. I mean one review calls it a kristweizen because of the clarity and I canít even get light through my glass itís so cloudy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
STLbeerdrinker (6) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2004 does not count
The history of the "choc" beer is reathter interesting. The name is derived from the native american tride Choctaw. The beer was notablely beered during period of prohibition in Oklahoma and was served in wine bottle, as to this day, and was enjoyed by may of the states elite political leaders. Because of this they usally turned a "blind eye" the brewing at Peateís Place. Today it enjoys a regional and statewide following and is worth stopping by Peteís place itallion resturaut. It i s served in I believe 750ml bottles as well as in kegs fo various sizes. It is a satisfatory beer and the history makes it a good addition to your beer collection.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
12oz can from Slikwily.Cloudy golden amber brew with a monster white head.Yeast and wheat.Smells like a bakery before they start baking.Not bad,better than all BMC beers I have ever had.Flavor is odd Kevin but thanks ,this is a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Cloudy orange/brown color.small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Interesting aroma,lightly wheaty smelling with a strong amount of orange crush smell coming through.The flavor was strange,wheat and orange with a hop taste coming on towards the end.but i get something that makes me think they were trying for a heavy body but ended up with something in the middle.Maybe iím crazy,but i do have to say that i like it.Very smooth and easy to drink and iím glad i have 2 more for when it gets really hot around here.Thanks go to Jzzbassman for sending this fine brew my way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
GABF '03, Golden in color with a small white head.Fruity and citrus aroma and flavor. Where's the chocolate? I guess I was fooled.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Draught, GABF 2003. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is trace malt (cookie), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Wow, it's almost as if I got a completely different beer than the rest of the raters. Had it on tap, served very cold, in a pils glass. Light yellow color with an almost lemon scent, small white head. Very carbonated, had a really refreshing taste, although better when it was cold, not that it was bad as it warmed.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Light golden with a cloudy, thin froth of white head. Dusty box nose/aroma. Lightly carbonated and watery texture. Malts were husky, cardboardy and blandish. Hardly any hop aroma/bitterness to speak of. Not repulsive by any means, but very boring.


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