gripweed57 (2461) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2017 Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep reddish brown colored beer with a white head. Hoppy somewhat applelike aroma. Pretty well balanced beer though the mouthfeel is lacking, a little on the light side.
From old tasting notes. Lovely mahogany brown color.mRocky tan head. Spicy, clove-like malt nose. Toasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Big hop character. Assertive hop finish. Long malty aftertaste. Lots of flavor and body. BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/9/09. A reddish brown body, not much head, only sparse lace left behind. Aroma and flavor of malt, slightly sweet. Not bad, but not good either, pretty average beer. Scotchy (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
This is the beer that got me started exploring the craft beer movment in California. I remember when it was only on tap in Los Angeles and the bay area. It will always be fondly remembered as an institution. Not the best beer, but it was my go to beer. Totally smashable. Miss you guys. willisread (3342) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a dark amber with a modest soapy beige head. Aromas of cherry, roasted malt and molasses. Body is a little thin and the mouthfeel a little syrupy. Some tartness from the fruit and sweetness from the malts are present and fairly well-balanced. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"malty, with a light, hard to notice aroma. body is a bit thin, and there is a slight bitter aftertaste, but no hop aroma. nothing worth trying here...no surprises."
KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle years ago in the US. It was a solid brown ale with a nicely balanced maltiness. Not too sweet or cloying, a good ale. It’d be considered tame today but there’s something to be said for a well rounded sessionable beer. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Petes Wicked Ales were some of the first craft/non-Bud style beers that started me on the road to realy good beer. This beer has a medium brownish color with coppery highlights. This is top by a small quick fading white foam head. It has a mostly sweet malty character, in taste and aroma which is faily light overall. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy cranberry brown. Small head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sugary malt, roasted walnuts, molasses, some unknown tart fruit comes through as well.
T - Caramel malt, pecans, woody figs, muted citrus adds some bitterness. Finishes slightly crisp with a toasted caramel aftertaste.
M - Light to medium body.
Good flavors going on here. This beer is nothing to look at and the nose is not great but it’s tasty and goes down very smooth.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2010 jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
this was in all bars in NJ,,,years ago,,,, this is one of manny of the gate way beers that became [craft-beer] i drank this way before sam adams ,,[good too]... Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
An old standby, Pete’s was cleaner and smoother than most brown ales I’ve tried. Sad to see it go.