RATINGS: 271   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle from robanion, no filtered hazy yellow, big foamy head, still there in the end. aroma of yeast and bread. Typical for a wheat. Flavor was like a wheat, good carbination, and a bit sour with a small end of hops. This was a pleasant wheat. Thanks for the trade, proud to be the 21st rater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (11020) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Bottle... Looks like unfiltered peach juice with a small, fizzy, white head. I like the aroma, but donít know what to make of it. Super fruity. Almost artificial, like a scented candle or scented liquid hand soap. The flavor is mostly nondescript, but has some decent, grainy, mash notes. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Cloudy yellow, lots of yeast in the bottle, pretty off white head. Wheaty aroma. Thick and chewy. Flavor is tart, wheaty, and yeasty, with a clean dryish finish. I for one appreciate the amount of yeast in the beer and am not off-put by itís cloudy color, on the contrary, I applaud the color and the chewiness of the beer, hence the 4/5 on appearence and 4/5 on palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BoomerSooner (17) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Was not very impressed by this. I much prefer Boulevard Unfiltered. To be honest this beer made me burp excessively. It has the color of a dijion mustard. A little hint of Lemon flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle thanks to BeerHandy. Poured dirty amber with a white frothy head. Has a sweet malt/wheat aroma. Decent wheat flavor with a little citrus character to it. Not "chewy" enough for a wheat beer. Average brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Man, Iím a dummy...thought that "Choc" beer referred to chocolate, didnít even consider the Choctaw Nation... Very hazy, murky amber color, big, bustling fizz above, swiftly settling... Aroma is spicy, sweetish, very airy...much like a weizen, more like a witbier...slightly citric and sour, ...very wheat-like, arousing, uplifting...nice. Taste? smooth, easy, simple, even, but with appropriate weizen complexity...easy to drink, but with adequate character to make the time well-worth-spent...like I said, though, an easy quencher, with sufficient taste. Cheers to the best Oklahoma beer Iíve had in long while!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 5, 2005
pours an off color golden brown with a medium lasting head. Nice malty wheat aroma with a touch of floral hops. Good wheat flavor with a touch of citrus. Smooth drink with medium mouthfeel. Great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10562) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3573) - 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.

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