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Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We affectionately refer to the first beer in our Revolution series of modern, American craft beer, as our unusual little bird. It’s a little on the flighty side @ 5.4% ABV, and it’s a little on the wacky side because we brew it with finely milled chestnuts (genus castanea …for you nut freaks), Willamette hops, and we ferment it with a Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain. All of these nuances contribute to its ‘nutty’ personality.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: MusicaleMike on 06-28-2011)
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Reviews by FanofHefe:
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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One pint 0.7 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A somewhat aggressive pour yielded a three-finger tan head that had decent retention and left bits of lacing along the glass. Due to the head, I was unable to get the entire bottle into the glass. The body is light brown with an orange hue and slightly cloudy.

The aroma is reminds me of a wheat based beer, like a witbier. Mostly spicy yeast notes up front with some hint of banana and a touch of lemon in the background.

The flavor is a very pleasant mix of the spicy yeast flavors and some other more fruity notes, especially the banana. The spicy notes are more evident in the flavor than I thought they would be, based on the aroma. The malt flavor is not pronounced, but adds a nice bready and nutty flavor to the mix.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel. Overall, a very solid brew. Glad it's available in bottles now.

FanofHefe, May 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Copper penny color. Just a thin wisp of carbonation covers half of the top of this brew. Pretty good clarity. Aroma is definitely nutty and malty with a hint of banana esters. The front of the palate is very nutty and on the back end I get the banana flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and refreshing, but maybe a bit too thin.

Franziskaner, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rwilde, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

sgttibbs, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Schlafly33, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Beezee, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blue Dog in Lansdale, PA.

Poured a brick color with a think white head. The aroma of the chestnuts was noticeable but not cloying. The taste was very balanced, artisanal and delicious. The chestnuts actually became more noticeable towards the end of the beer. Very balanced and smooth. The "finely milled" chestnuts certainly contribute positively to this ale.

Overall this brew is delicious and unique... I've never quite had anything like it.

TheSupremeAJ, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tawny amber, semi-opaque ale brewed with chestnuts pours with a thick head of fine, off-white suds. Lace is lovely and delicate.

Aroma is uniquely roasty and nutty. Kinda sweet, even, but very appealing and enticing.

Flavor profile is pleasing to the palate and well-nuanced. I get a hint of malty and lightly toasty nuts (chestnut?) and a wisp of light citrus hops at the finish. I drank this one almost room temperature, and it was a delicious and worthwhile experience. Very good!

secondtooth, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

WoodBrew, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

hooliganlife, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear deep orange. Nice off-white head. Contiguous wisps on the surface. Medium collar.

Smell - Very phenolic. Clove, banana, some hops. Definitely nutty.

Taste - Same phenolic character. Oppressive here. Sharp flavor. Strong yeastiness. Nuttiness is less pronounced.

Mouthfeel - A little harsh on the sharp yeastiness. Medium body.

Overall - Not a pleasant beer after a few sips.

Alieniloquium, Oct 29, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a thumb cream colored head. Never really drop bright, great lacing & good head retention

S: Nutty notes, plus sulphur & pear

T: Nutty, pretty darn dry with hints of sulphur up front, a bit of brown bread as well. Faint pear & fig notes as this warms, dryness & some leafy hops as this warms. Finishes fruitty, dry, with a hint of sulphur & nuttyness, even some sour notes

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinks okay, kind of middling as Brown ales go, you can taste the chestnuts to be sure. Was hoping for better on this one

russpowell, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

falconxman, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

atlbravsrno1, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

leinie13, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

caustin90, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Eaglefan344, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jsh420, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

CRJMellor, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rsdaugherty, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

atoulouk, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jlee185, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

FUwolfpacker, Jul 06, 2013
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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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