spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes from 01/14/2011
Ar: Predominantly caramel malt. A bit of herbal hops.
Ap: Slightly opaque, amber pour with 3/4" head that recedes quickly. No lace.
T:Quite a bit of caramel malt up front, sweet for this style. The finish has lightly resinous hops, and is somewhat refreshing.
P: Way over-carbonated for my liking.
O: Not bad. My scores did get knocked down a bit as I was drinking it, as the sweetness kind of took over.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9th February 2008
A 1993 bottle! Pours a deep red brown. Smells and tastes of chocolatey malt. A little watery in the finish with a trace of marmite.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with creamy off-white head and foamy lacing. Notes of wheat and spice. Balanced taste with a slight bitter kick at the finish.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle, 3/24/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Light sweet caramel aroma. Moderate toasted malt flavor. Short duration. Dry finish. Thin/fizzy texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber with copper highlights, a thin ringlet is the only evidence of what could have been a decent head. He puffs up with a few swirls, but leaves no lace behind. Caramelized sugars, red apple skins, cherry skins, lemon skin, and maple crunchies make for a crisp nose reminiscent of fall leaves and the autumn season. His palate on the other hand was a watery disappointment with lemon skin dominating each iota of flavor. Lacking the diversity found in his nose, there is no apple or cherry to be found no matter how hard I looked. A faint undercurrent of crunchy sweetness flitters on by before more lemon swoops in for the kill.
Unforgettable, Pete’s certainly is not taking their run for craft greatness very seriously. If they were, then this meager attempt would be far more wicked where it matters most: flavor.
Maverick34 (2014) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way back in the day when I was in college and drinking mostly urine - Red Dog, Busch Light, Natural Light, and Milwaukee’s Best, Pete’s Wicked was pretty much the only craft beer that was even available back in the 90’s. Sentimentality for the win.
RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a decent biege head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of caramel and malt. Tastes a touch sweet with just a hint of hops. Not as good as I remember, but not bad.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Makes me feel old to rate this. Once upon a time kids, Bass(the real Bass), Sam Adams, Anchor Steam and Pete’s Wicked Ale were the few craft beer choices widely available. And you were glad to have them. This helped start me on my way to beer appreciation. Fond memories. Serving: Bottle
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear deep red with a white head. Scent is malty. Taste is light and bubbly.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of S.L.. Nose is of some Cara, roast, and maybe some corn. no hop aroma. Taste is like a lager and light body of corn grits. Little caramel taste and some roast. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and light body. Overall a sessionable beer and made with quality but for different tastes.