RATINGS: 265   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Into a pint glass. Has a thin (almost no head) with a hazy light straw colored body. Smell of honey and the tiniest bit of lemon. Strong, dry lemon taste. A bit chalky. Out of balance. Moderate carbonation with a fizzy and crisp texture. Meh, not a fan.

papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Apperance: Pale yellow body with a fairly thick, white head. Body gets hazy when yeast is poured into it, looks kinda cool with the lazy wisps of yeast floating around. Smell: Airy, citus with some spice notes. Taste: Some barley, mild citrus. Fairly straightforward with subdued wheat character being predominant. Clean finish (a bit too clean) makes it hard to pinpoint the flavours. Mouthfeel: Gets better though a tiny bit thin. Good carbonation, lively in the palate. Some hops linger around in the aftertaste. As it warms, it gets a bit more bitterness & character where those spice notes are more pronounced & the yeast adding a nice touch. Reviewed on: 08-03-2008

jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Booth situation was pretty funny - seems the models hired to pour the beers was in fact overcompensation for the quality of the beers being poured. Sour milk and other off flavors on the nose. Mouthfeel is plain gross. Tasted infected, and probably the worst beer of the entire weekend.

geologyguy (1687) - 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

fonefan (52351) - 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]

mintzmeet (458) - 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.

chrisv10 (18704) - 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.

Rasmus40 (22129) - 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

Strykzone (7797) - 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.

PorterPounder (8357) - 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.

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.

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