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Schnickelfritz - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KI9A on 02-02-2011

The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors.

12 IBU
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by GossageBrewery:
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served this Hefeweizen on tap, at the brewery, in a Weizen glass. This brew poured a cloudy, pale golden orange color, produced a white head, featured excellent retention and lacing. The aroma of this Hefe features fruity Bavarian yeast, full of banana, clove and soft wheat. Medium in body, this traditional style Hefe featured malted wheat, banana , clove and nutmeg flavors. Very nice example of the style, great session beer- Prost!

More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow straw in color. A fingernail of white foam rests on top. Banana ester aroma is very compelling. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for me. The taste starts of with the wheat and banana flavoring. The finish is brisk, but fulfilling. I like the look and the aroma but that felt like a tease.

Photo of navband
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KJolly
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazed gold with 1" of eggshell colored head (vigorous pour). No head retention or lacing

S: Cloves & green banana

T: Follows the nose, some ripe banana, white grapes & pears along some juicy fruit up front. More juicy fruit & pears, plus a little tartness & dryness as this warms, green banana & cloves as well. Finishes with some dryness, juicy fruit & cloves

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation

Easy drinker, fairly spot on for the style, easily the best beer I've had from these guys

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jsh420
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty good, but not the best of the style. It just seems like it is currently about 7/10 of what this style should be. If you want a milder version, this would be it.

Would drink again, probably won't seek out or purchase again.

Photo of DCdevyl78
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Highstplz
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of TheCondor
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The first in a series of beers drank during a get together the other night at a friends house. Side poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - I do like the packaging, name is unique, should be interesting. Pours a very light, hazy yellow with a nice, two finger head that leaves a bit of lacing and hangs around for a couple of minutes.

Smell - Has your standard hefeweizen characteristics of crackers and a bit of fruitiness. There was a strong banana esters, phenols, and clove smell to it as well, making it unmistakable as to what they were going for.

Taste - Underwhelming, to say the least. The banana and cloves are certainly present, and it has a decent bready balance to it, but it just wasn't all there to me. There is a little bit of spice in there as well.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, finishes clean and smooth. I liked this part of the beer probably the best. Went down real easy. Finished with a zip of clove and pepper.

Overall - This isn't a bad beer, but it certainly isn't anything to go pay a premium price for either. There are plenty of other good weizens out there for the same money. It was just a little underwhelming, felt like there was something missing. Condor recommended and approved, but I wouldn't make a special trip to the store for it.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of radicalruckus
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Schnickelfritz from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.