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Ursa Minor - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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87
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we added a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create a wheat stout. Redolent of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winter’s eve.

(Beer added by: dciBA on 12-18-2010)
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

bostonryan, Nov 19, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle - lable is stamped 111 BORN110512 . so I guess this is almost a year old bottle.

appears opaque black, with ruby highlights in the corners of the glass. thick tan colored head that leaves great lacing. big roasty and earthy aroma, a little fruitiness too, must be the yeast. taste is a nice balance between acidic roastiness and slightly sweet malt. dry aftertaste. thicker body, but higher carbonation than expected.

overall a nice unique beer. I definitely see the German Wheat Ale influence.

jmdrpi, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

PatGreer, Oct 23, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on Nitro at the brewery.

A - Poured a nice black brown 2 fingers of fine dense tan head, thick lacing
S - Rich toasted caramel and chocolate malt, some nice smokiness, then some wheat and a little spice underneath
T - Creamy roasty flavor, good toasted malt some chocolates, some dark wheat, a touch of coffee and smokiness.
M - Creamy texture very smooth
O - More on the chocolate side of things not a whole lot of wheat, but a decent mix of styles.

Omnium, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ZEB89, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Born 09/24/12. 22 oz bomber into an over sized wine glass. Thanks to BobZ for sending me home with this one!

Pours an inky black body with two fingers worth of the mocha stuff. Really sticks around for a long time with decent lacing and retention. The aroma is less "German Yeast" than I thought it would be. Loads of bakers chocolate and dry cocoa powder. Has a subtle oaty/wheaty maltiness going on. Sweet vanilla and a touch of dark fruits and roast, but for me this is just a chocolate bomb. Taste follows the nose with huge chocolate notes with faded yet pleasant roast and dark fruits. Light coffee, vanilla and anise. I know this is a lower abv stout, but the mouth feel is lacking a bit. Its just a bit too prickly and a bit too thin. Overall this was a really nice stout that could use a bit more body, but otherwise I enjoyed it. It has an especially awesome nose.

davey101, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-coffee, chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, roasted malt

T-chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, little molasses, slight bitterness to the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-interesting stout, good flavor, would be interesting to try an imperial version of this

MDDMD, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

nmann08, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mklisz, Jul 02, 2013
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Ursa Minor from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.