Peter Bís Brewpub Reviews




bhensonb
3.8
Peter Bís Skyline Forest
Bomber from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has lots of tequila, berry, leather, wood. Near full body. Flavor is musty/oaky with grape berry and tequila. The overall result is "aged". I like "aged". Has a light sour component. A beer for those who like certain flavor variations.
Monday, May 09, 2016

marcus
3.6
Peter Bís Skyline Forest
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a wine and tequila aroma. There is a slightly sour dark malt flavor with a tequila nd alcohol finish.
Monday, May 09, 2016

bhensonb
3
Peter Bís Amber Ale
Bomber from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is floral with a chocolate note. Med minus body. Flavor is a bit spicy, somewhat roasty malt, a touch of nut, and a hint of chocolate. Better than many ambers, but incredible amounts of hop would help it IMHO.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

bhensonb
3
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
Bomber from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA as "Blonde Ale" at 5.0% and 15 IBU. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is mildly bready malt with some citrus that has an orange aspect. Med body or so. Malt is bready, hop is citrus, and it has an aspect like a "thick" kolsch. Ok for those not looking for lots of flavor.
Friday, May 06, 2016

bhensonb
3.3
Peter Bís IPA
Bomber from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, CA. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Mild hop aroma, tho it has a certain "bite". Med body or so. Flavor is lightly fruity hop and some malt. It is towards dry, and it is bitter. Back in the day this would have been top-hole.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

bhensonb
3.8
Peter Bís Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout
Bomber from AJs in Soquel, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee - light here - alcohol and fruit. Med + body. Itís almost like this had been in a wine barrel. Guess thatís the heat and fruit. But itís whiskey - and I guess for me the whiskey is suggesting fruit. Interesting and fairly good tasting. Whiskey does seem to dominate the coffee.
Friday, April 29, 2016

fordest
3
Peter Bís IPA
From a growler at a Bottle Share. Typical small brewery IPA. nothing to get over excited about.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
3
Peter Bís Crooked Piece of Time
Draft at the brewery, Monterey. Opaque dark brown coloured pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sour cherry, lacto, infected , hint of vinegar. Flavour is dark choc, black cherry, tangy sour, woody. Bug vinous grape character. Funky. Palate is semi sweet and sour, highish carbonation. Some red wine grapey. Interesting
Thursday, February 04, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.1
Peter Bís East Buttress
Draft at the brewery, Monterey. Translucent dull golden colours pour with a lasting thin off white head. Aroma is earthy pine orange, resin, hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of nutty. Grsiny.base malts. Orange and pine hops, solvent, alcohol bite. Palate is medium bodied. Light resin, grainy, tangy, warming alcohol. .
Thursday, February 04, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Peter Bís Equation Pale Ale
Draft at the brewery, Monterey. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white frothy head. Aroma is semi sweet. Orange. Maybe a little el Dorado hop. Flavour is semi sweet base malts, funky orange, bitter lemon, range, bit rough round the edges. Palate is grainy, highish carbonation, grainy, little alcohol.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Peter Bís Stout Resistance
Draft at the brewery, Monterey. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and milky, milk choc, lactose sugars, little dried roast. Flavour is sweet and milky, lactose sugars, chocy roast. Hint of roasted barley. Palate is smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation. Solid sweet stout.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Peter Bís Legend of Laguna IPA
Draft at the brewery, Monterey. Hazed murky orange coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is wheaty. Orange, some mango tropical notes. Flavour is composed of grainy, rough orange and mango, grassy. Rough round the edges. Palate is medium light, dusty, highish carbonation. OK.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Braudog
2.7
Peter Bís Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout
Bottle. The expected oily appearance. The aroma is definitely whiskey-laden. And this drinks with far more boozy aspects than java. Pleasant enough, but I want more coffee. (#6106, 1/24/2016)
Sunday, January 24, 2016

BVery
2.8
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Sweet grains with some hop zip. Not bad in the style.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3
Peter Bís Wheat
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Hazy yellow to light gold pour. Small white head. Wheat, mild citrus, bread. Maybe a touch vegetal.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3
Peter Bís Amber Ale
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Clear deep orange amber pour with a small dense ring head. Bread. Sweet caramel. Bit of raisin. Some mild hop poking through.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.9
Peter Bís Stout Resistance
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Either they are dialing this in, or Iím too many beers in, but I like this better than the prior reviewers, by a good margin. Very dark dense brown pour with a creamy brown head. Really good roasty aroma. Cocoa, hint of dark fruit, hint of coffee. Slick palate. This is damn good.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.2
Peter Bís Vivid Horizon
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Clear amber pour. Small dense white head. Sweet grains. Somewhat bready. Pretty good in the style.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
2.9
Peter Bís Paddling Canoe
Tap at the brewpub. Pretty good example of a weaker style. Lager yeast with some light green apple in here. Tolerable.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.3
Peter Bís Legend of Laguna IPA
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Mostly clear - very slight haze - light gold pour with a small head. Pine and citrus. Very slightly unbalanced finish but not bad.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
2.8
Peter Bís Full Metal Hop 2.0
Tap at the brewpub. One of those armpit sweat / body odor IPAs - I just donít dig this type. It is well made, though.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.8
Peter Bís Elbow Room
Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a small white head. Banana and mild clove, hint of pepper. Very well made!
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.7
Peter Bís Strike A Gourd
Tap at the brewpub. Deep amber pour with a small dense ring head. Big aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Hint of dark fruit / grape. This is cool.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

BVery
3.7
Peter Bís ChupHOPcabra Black IPA
Tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown pour with a clingy nitro head. Citrus hops on top of roasty malts. Solid black IPA.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

bytemesis
3.7
Peter Bís Full Metal Hop
Pours clear Amber, med beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is pretty dank, tropical citrus, pine, biscuit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, tropical citrus, pine, hint of caramel. Medium body. Interesting...
Saturday, August 22, 2015

larryLSB
3.8
Peter Bís Lynchburg Legacy
On tap at Peter Bís. Clear amber ale with a medium off white head. Nose was mild, some funk, fruity, taste was mildly sour, overall decent.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

DSG
3.4
Peter Bís Stout Resistance
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Black with a brown head. Pleasant roasty aroma with coffee. Roasty flavor with coffee, a dark fruit hint and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, slightly over-carbonated.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3.1
Peter Bís Legend of Laguna IPA
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Aroma of citric hops and diacetyl. Flavor has mild sweetness, citric hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Pretty easy-drinking.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
2.5
Peter Bís Amber Ale
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. As Inclusion Amber. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and vegetables. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, a vegetal hint and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3
Peter Bís Wheat
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. As Ford Ord Wheat. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of wheat, light graininess and fruity esters. Wheaty flavor, sweetish and slightly sourish, fruity, with a bitterish finish with mild hops. Light to medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
2.5
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Aroma of graininess, yeast and fruitiness. Sweetish flavor, grainy and fruity. Light-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3.2
Peter Bís Lynchburg Legacy
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear amber. Sourish oaky aroma with dark fruits, whiskey and a bit of caramel. Slightly sourish flavor with caramel, whiskey, wood and dark fruits. Medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3.2
Peter Bís Je Tíaime
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Nice aroma of fruity esters. Sweetish fruity flavor with light phenolic spiciness. Medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3.6
Peter Bís The Broken Hand
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Lovely hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits. Flavor has some sweetish malt, lots of fruity hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice and easy-drinking.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3
Peter Bís Dear Abby
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear amber. Aroma of fruity esters and candy. Sweetish flavor with malt, fruity esters, candy, caramel and a slightly spicy finish. Medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
2.9
Peter Bís Aisle 5
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Fruity aroma with floral notes and yeast. Flavor has some sweetish malt, a bit bready, fruitiness and a drier finish. Quite light-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
3.2
Peter Bís Dr. Strangelove
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Clear golden. Aroma of citric and slightly piney hops and a minerally yeast note. Flavor has mild maltiness, citric hops and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Refreshing.
Monday, March 16, 2015

DSG
2.8
Peter Bís Freddie Mercury
[2/16/15] Draught at Peter Bís Brewpub in Monterey. Dark brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, licorice and candy. Sweetish-sourish flavor with caramel, a roasty hint, a bit of candy hints and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
Monday, March 16, 2015

brokensail
3.2
Peter Bís / Santa Clara Valley Berliner Weisse
On tap @ ISO: Beers. Clear straw colored beer with a small white head. Kind of salty and briny nose with a bunch of lemon, some white vinegar, and yogurt. Kind of grassy. This is super thin and a bit watery, but it does have good sourness. Decent amount of lemon zest and juice. Slight salt and mineral note. Okay.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

GG
3.3
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
On tap @ Peter Bís This was brought to me as the Blonde Ale, so it will be rated as such although this was really hoppy for a Blonde. The appearance was a golden yellow body, zero carbonation with a scant white head. Aroma had light pine hops with a lighter lemony juice twist. Flavor had some pine hops, straw and lemons. Refreshing and quite tasty with the hops.
Monday, November 10, 2014

Travlr
1.7
Peter Bís Dark Wheat
Variegated muddy brown color, scant white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is very bitter up front, and unbalanced, lacing a malt backbone, but also lacking the usual wheat characteristics. Drain pour.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Travlr
2.8
Peter Bís Chocolate Porter
Second best beer of a four beer tasting palette. This one had a slight edge of smokiness and chocolate, light body. Below average.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Travlr
2.9
Peter Bís IPA
This one had almost no aroma to speak of, other than a slight whiff of pale malts. Taste had just a hint of bitterness, and not much character. Wrong hops all around, I think.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Travlr
3.3
Peter Bís Stout Resistance
This was the best beer of a four beer tasting palette. Dark brown, scant off white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, with similar taste. Medium body. Average
Thursday, August 21, 2014

GarrettB
3.4
Peter Bís SOS Hefeweizen
July 29th, 2014 - Peter Bís is a hidden gem in Monterey. I cannot guess why their Ratebeer scores are so low, but I believe the line of beers I enjoyed at their brewpub were a testament to the quality coming out of this hole-in-the-square. We found out about it thanks to a helpful liquor store owner near the aquarium, who commented on the bottle of Peter Bís Hefeweizen I picked up in the search for something local. I didnít have this bottle until after the brewpub visit, but it holds up to the great stuff being served out of the taps. Itís a cloudy brew, tapioca colored, with a heavy, sweet smell of clove, banana and tapioca. The taste is thick too, dragged along by a thick body that weighs down the tongue, and lots more tapioca flavor on the body. This should have led the pack in terms of tasting order, but I like it all the same, and should you be looking for a bottle to bring home or around Monterey Big Sur, consider something from Peter Bís.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

maddmatt639
2.9
Peter Bís Legend of Laguna IPA
Good retention and light lacing. Smells of pepper, spices and floral. Tastes of spicy peppers, peppers and hops. Very spicy and medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 29, 2014

maddmatt639
3.2
Peter Bís Stout Resistance
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of dark roasted malts and sweet malt. Tastes of roasted malts and coffee. Sweet aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 29, 2014

maddmatt639
3.1
Peter Bís Amber Ale
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of rich malt and floral. Tastes of toasted malt, slight hops and sweet bread. No aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 29, 2014

maddmatt639
2.8
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of sweet malt and floral. Tastes of sweet malt, grass and slight hop character. Mild sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Peter Bís Belly Up Blonde
Keg at Peter Bs, Monterey, 29/04/14. Clear golden with a moderate white head. Nose is bread dough, floral notes, light citric peel, touch of hoppage. Taste comprises caramel, light vanilla, toasty maltage, citric rind, hint of orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light dryness and subtle bitterness in the close. Ok.
Thursday, June 05, 2014