Peter B’s Brewpub Reviews




rhosddured
4
Peter B’s Bromancing The Cone

Friday, October 20, 2017

LuisAmnesiac
4
Peter B's Stout Resistance

Monday, October 16, 2017

nihtila
3.8
Peter B’s 21st Anniversary Ale
Keg at the brewery pub. Clear amber. Nose is honey, spices, bubblegum, candied fruits. Tastes honey, light wood and funk, candied fruits, candied orange. Nice.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

nihtila
3.6
Peter B’s Bromancing The Cone
Keg at brewery pub. Hazyish golden. Nose is bitter hoppy, pine, Belgian spicy yeast, sweetness, toffee, herbal. Tastes strong, bitter, pine, fruits... taste is quite sharp and straightforward compared to nose.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

nihtila
3.9
Peter B's Stout Resistance
Keg at the brewery pub. Almost black, velvety brown head. Nose is roast, sweet chocolate. Tastes sweet chocolate, light cherries, very smooth, coconut, toffee. Very good.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

nihtila
3.7
Peter B's Legend of Laguna IPA
Keg at the brewery pub. Clear golden. Nose is citrus, grass. Tastes caramel, crisp, pine, citrus. Solid ipa.
Friday, September 22, 2017

nihtila
3.4
Peter B’s Creme de Biere
Keg at the brewery pub. Clear golden. Nose is malty, sweet, honey. Tastes honey sweet, creamy.
Friday, September 22, 2017

nihtila
3.6
Peter B’s Tiki Tembo
Keg at the brewery pub. Nose is vinous, grapes. Tastes grapes, light apple, juicy, light funk. Good.
Friday, September 22, 2017

nihtila
4
Peter B’s Funkalunk Stoutymcfierson
Keg at the brewery pub. Pours reddish brown. Nose is red fruits, sour, funk, light bourbon, chocolate, cherries. Tastes sour funk, wood, cherries, gently sour, bourbon, quite multi-dimensional, very good.
Friday, September 22, 2017

anders37
3.5
Peter B's Stout Resistance
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

anders37
3.1
Peter B's Amber Ale
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

anders37
3.4
Peter B's Majority Rules
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel earthy finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

anders37
3.5
Peter B's 40 Acre Pale Ale
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

anders37
2.9
Peter B's Wheat
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy banana aroma with hints of orange peel. Fruity wheat malty spicy banana and orange peel flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy banana finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

anders37
3.1
Peter B's Belly Up Blonde
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy finish.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

bytemesis
3.8
Peter B's Dancing Goat
Bottle as a trade extra. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate, nice lacing. Aroma is cocoa, espresso, hazelnut, cinnamon, whiskey, vanilla. Surprisingly complex and interesting. Flavor is fully sweet, light plus bitter, loads of espresso, hint of sharpness, quite boozy. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting, but I liked it less the more I had.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BenOver
2.3
Peter B's Amber Ale
Pours fully murky and brownish murky. Aroma is very mild, some hoppy notes. Taste is very mild, quickly builds up sour body but also quickly dissipates. Lasting slightly sour taste. An ok amber.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

GarrettB
3.8
Peter B's Stout Resistance - Chardonnay Barrel
July 28th, 2014 - Our unexpected and very welcome journey comes to an end with the last droplet of Peter B’s Port Barreled Age Stout ekes out of the glass and into a melancholic palate. Dark, and ochre in color, it sits patiently, watching the line of tasters get devoured one-by-one, waiting its turn. But by the time its turn comes around, it delivers a stunning performance. The aroma is a lovely, toasty malt scent, with speckles of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce added to the mixture to give some umami depth and breadth. The flavor reveals a boisterous booziness, and tastes like a cherry cavendish tobacco, mixed with a bold plum note, and the gaseous burning sensation akin to whiskey. And all of that with an ABV at a mere 5.7. It’s a miracle of brewing science, and the perfect denouement to a brewery that will, I think, be appropriately cherished in my beer notes for years to come.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GarrettB
3.8
Peter B's DIPA
July 28th, 2014 - Our visit to Peter B’s has suddenly become a highlight of our trip up and into Monterey. What we expected to be a quick gas-up with some mediocre beer has become an opportunity for me to lavish praise on humble beer in a humbler setting. And now that distinct pleasure begins to come to a close as we reach the penultimate taster, the Imperial IPA. As per expectations, the aroma is boisterous with hops, tumbling and fumbling over itself to deliver the deep, fresh scent if resinous, isomerize alpha acids, with touches of flower and wheat to add complexity, and to veer the scent away from the popular San Diego style of monopolizing the whole of the scent for hops alone. The body is soft and foamy, with a pronounced alcohol hit, and a good sweetness from lingering sugars, which deliver a delightful blend of bitter and sweet into a long, echoing aftertaste. It is just sharp enough to prick and engage, without being painful or spiteful about it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GarrettB
3.6
Peter B's Belgian Brown
July 28th, 2014 - Peter B’s Belgian Brown is another beer in a dynasty of excellence. From right to left, I’ve been consistently impressed, and the Belgian Brown holds the herald proudly as we walk into darker, maltier territory. The color is difficult to assess retrospectively. By the time I remember ti photograph the beer, it is down to a shallow puddle in to the beer tasting glass, the auto-focus mockingly choosing to emphasize the now empty portion of the cup. But I do get a small sample to work with, and that is a nice auburn, with swirls of chocolate color near the bottom, topped with a persistent halo of foam. My aggressive intake has given the beer some space to fill with vapor, which I take in, and detect abundant coffee and espresso notes, but softer and less sharp than a coffee stout or a porter might offer. The flavor is rich with coffee, too, but this time it is both nutty and smokey, and paired with a bewildering and engaging touch of strawberry jam. Not at all discordant, these distant flavors find they are distant relatives, and harmonize nicely. It is by this glass that I want to know who the brewmaster is, and why folks aren’t flocking to Peter B’s, if not for the scenery and lovely downtown, then for the hidden gems one can mine with a little effort.
Monday, July 18, 2016

GarrettB
3.8
Peter B's Scotch Ale
July 28th, 2014 - We shift quickly from the lighter, fruitier beers to the darker, stickier stuff, when we go down the line to Peter B’s Scotch Ale. Dark, but not impenetrably so, it’s easy to catch touches of labrador brown color where the beer meets the glass. Heavy and sweet, the aroma leads with malted milk ball and a light wisp of Guinness, creamy and soft, and very fragrant. And it is by this beer (the fourth or fifth in the line of tasters) where I recognize how fragrant Peter B’s beers are, all powerfully scented, even when handicapped by the dimensions and shape of the taster glass. The flavor also has a great deal of depth, chewy with chocolate, oatmeal elements and plenty of malts - very satisfying for those of us with a predilection for dipping our heads in buckets of raw malt and inhaling.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.6
Peter B's 40 Acre Pale Ale
Clear golden, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, hints of Amarillo urine, pine, guava. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Medium light body. Not bad
Sunday, July 17, 2016

GarrettB
3.6
Peter B's / Santa Clara Valley Berliner Weisse
July 28th, 2014 - Moving down the taster line, I have Peter B’s Berliner Weisse, a honey colored beer with the slightest of heads, but otherwise, a calm, placid surface where foam once sat. Curiously, the aroma begins with wet dog and tortilla chips, and ends with lemon and lime. Maybe my olfactory is dialed into "crazy" but it’s a strange smell, though not unpleasant. I expected more white grape and citrus, but this will do. The acidity is on high alert, but still pleasant, with a lot of vinegar twang - more like a fancy, unsweetened lemonade. The aftertaste is short, but bolstered by a good body. Another winner from Peter B’s.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

GarrettB
3.5
Peter B's Pacific Street
July 28th, 2014 - Following in the wake of the delightful Passion Fruit Wit comes Peter B’s Raspberry Wheat, another fruit beer, and one, hopefully, with a little less tartness. The color is a sweet blush, almost the same glow as pomegranate juice, with a ring of bright, white foam around the edge, trying meekly to climb the glass. Immediately the aroma lunges forward with both grapefruit and passion fruit, thick and rich, though the raspberry is noticeably absent. The flavor is on the sweeter side, like s shandy, with the same light carbonation and a good body to match the sugar. The flavor then dies out a little bit, leaving behind an astringent but pleasant taste of fresh grapefruit juice. To recap, not a lot of raspberry, but the imposter grapefruit flavor is excellent.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

GarrettB
3.2
Peter B's Passion Fruit Belgian Wit
July 28th, 2014 - Our Monterey trip is going wonderfully, and the only thing that can improve it is an end-of-day visit to a local brewery. For that luxury we stopped at Peter B’s Brewpub, and purchased a whole slab of samplers to sip, while we watched the California sky slowly turn purple. Beginning from the lightest and most effervescent, here is the Passion Fruit Wit. Almost neon yellow in color, it beckons, and the aroma of tapioca, wheat and orange juice makes the invitation especially inviting. The flavor is more extreme than the aroma, amping up the acidity with a flat orange juice and orange creamsicle sugar n’ sour sensation. It’s a bit too sweet for me, and a pint would be exhausting, but as a 3 oz. taster this works as a nice opening to a salvo of beers.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

bytemesis
3.9
Peter B's Stout Resistance
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is roasty and cocoa, molasses, burnt malt. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, notes of coffee, cherry, cocoa, roasted malt. Medium body, soft silky mouthfeel. Pretty solid. I am with Every.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

bytemesis
3.4
Peter B's Pro Boogie Boarder
Tap. Pours clear golden orange, medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma of pine, tropical fruit. Flavor is lounge, lemon, lime, melon, grapefruit. Light sweet, fully bitter. medium body, soft mouthfeel. aggressive and harsh
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

bytemesis
3.5
Peter B's Legend of Laguna IPA
Tap. Pours clear golden orange, medium beige head, good residual and lacing. Aroma is light, citrus, pine, melon. Flavor is quite light sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body. A bit of harshness.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

bytemesis
3.5
Peter B's First City
Tap. Pours hazy pale Amber, medium beige head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is malty, quite floral, light citrus, bread. Flavor is pleasant, light sweet, light plus bitter, floral and citrus. Medium body, soft mouthfeel.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

bhensonb
3.8
Peter B's 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 9, 2016

marcus
3.6
Peter B's 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 9, 2016

bhensonb
3
Peter B's 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 7, 2016

bhensonb
3
Peter B's 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 6, 2016

bhensonb
3.3
Peter B's 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 5, 2016

bhensonb
3.8
Peter B's Dancing Goat
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. It’s almost like this had been in a wine barrel. Guess that’s the heat and fruit. But it’s 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 B's 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 B's 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 4, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.1
Peter B's 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 4, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Peter B's 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 4, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Peter B's 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 4, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Peter B's 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 4, 2016

Braudog
2.7
Peter B's Dancing Goat
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

larryLSB
4
Peter B's ChupHOPcabra Black IPA

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BVery
2.8
Peter B's 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 B's 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 B's 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 B's Stout Resistance
Tap at the brewpub in Monterey. Either they are dialing this in, or I’m 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 B's 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 B's 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 B's 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