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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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5/5  rDev +39.7%

ajohnso8, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

WoozyVirtuoso, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of DCon
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the 360 Bar on the RoofTop of the Downtown, St. Louis Hilton for $6.50. Tapped from the Bright Blue/Orange UCBC Tap Handle into a 16oz UCBC Snifter.

Aroma- Has the best/highest amount of spice present from the beginning. Also, sweet malts and a strong caramel aroma is present too. Nothing too aggressive but well balanced and portrays the best aroma possible for this style.

Appearance- Received with a 2 finger head that has good retention. Is a light brown/melted caramel color in the body and has no clarity at all! The lacing is huge here.

Flavor- Can tell is was brewed with chestnuts! As a very sweet background and base of the drink that you can tell is only brewed with the best combination of malts. The bitterness is lower at the end and nothing really overpowering in the drink. Very subtle and smooth.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Very Light Carbonation, Nice Slickness in the drink, and leaves good spice around after the drink.

Overall Impression- First of all, if I were to have a beer on-tap @ my home, this one would be in my house all the time! Perfect balanced beer with some of the best spices added. I would recommend ANYONE trying this one from UCBC before any of their others and then you can branch out from here. Have had this one @ over 6 beer bars (including UCBC) and the quality, taste, and results are always the same! A+

DCon, Aug 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

jharris0624, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

captainbearcat, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of patre_tim
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber, slight copper in colour, semi -opaque, foggy (half clouded), little carbonation, no head just some yellowish foam which fades.

S: Banana, spices, chocolate, earthy, some stinky cheese, malt, caramel, nutmeg, allspice, toasted bread that’s medium wood brown, amber malts.

T: Herbal, yeasty, bready, delicious. Sour dough, sour quality and a little sweetness, vegetal like and somewhat fruity. Corriander, very much a quality that reminds me of a good weizen bock, toasty yeasty aftertaste. Love this one. Little bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bready body, medium low carbonation.

O: I have been really looking forward to having this one ever since I picked it up at Whole foods in St. Louis, MO. Still fresh tasting over a month later here in China. Has some great Weizen bock qualities which happens to be one of my favourite styles. Very flavourful, worth a try if you can get hold of it. Great by itself, it would go well with medium aged cheeses.

patre_tim, Apr 27, 2013
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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
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Winged Nut pours out a nutty light brown with a fluffy white head perched on top. The beer's aroma is both complex and inviting. Thanks to the use of that Bavarian weissbier yeast strain, Winged Nut gives off wonderfully sweet banana esters. Behind the yeasty aromas you're also greeted by the light and dry pop of the finely milled chestnuts the beer is brewed with. The beer tastes similar to the way it smells - a wonderful balance between the sweet yeast notes, some rich Munich malts, and the dry chestnuts on the finish of the beer. A lot of nut beers are one and done, but UCBC finds a way to make it a session beer.

jmvecchio1, Jul 16, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed this beer during Philly Beer Week.

Finely milled chestnuts are added.

A: Hazy Brown body, with an excellent white head and plenty of sticking power. Looked great in the tulip glass...

S: Very interesting aroma. Picked up on the chestnuts, which complemented the toffee malts and the slight undertone of chocolate. Not much hop aroma, but I'm sure the brewers wanted to bring out the uniqueness of this ingredient. For the style this is perfect!

T: Right up front it is kind of tart, but that I would attribute to the Bavarian Weisse Yeast. By the second or third sip, the tartness fades and you get the full effect of the chestnuts. This isn't overly nutty and grossly sweet like British Nut Brown ales, but more delicate. It doesn't pound you over the head trying to make an impression. The aftertaste is good, and I think this might be one of the smoothest beers i have had this year.

M: Excellent body and active carbonation from the wheat beer yeast. Works perfectly with the style!

D: I think this is a fantastic offering from the Midwest. Really impressed with what I have had from them so far. I would imagine that this would pair well with chocolate cake.

Not in PA for very long, which disappoints me. I hope they bring this one back for next year's Philly Beer Week.

MusicaleMike, Jun 28, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark golden color, with a thick off-white head that held on for quite a while. The beer has a wonderful yeast smell with a hint of chocolate and roasted grain. This beer has a really nice flavor of dark chocolate and malt without any hops and has medium mouthfeel. I am really impressed with Urban Chestnut's first offering!! I will definitely purchase this beer again.
By the way, another plus for this brew is that it comes in a Euro bottle which is a pint and 7 oz, more bang for the buck.

scarfacecrowe, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

rrski198, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

LarryMyers, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

jrcmlc, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Fargrow, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

RichH55, Sep 05, 2012
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4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a dark tan, to light brown hue. Cloudy with evidence of yeast and bottle conditioning. Medium to large head of about 3 to 3.5 fingers. Retention is great, lacing is good. Some light can penetrate the edges of the beer.

S- Dominant spices, including clove and coriander. Some nut flavor is also detectable, more in line with the hazlenut flavor, but mainly because I don't know what a chestnut smells like. Slight hints of medium body grains.

T- Very similar to the scent, but with more nutty flavor. Starts with a bang of spices. Coriander, clove, maybe even a hint of cinnamon hit the tongue. It moves smoothly into a nutty flavor, with some caramel malt too. Moves slowly into a mix of all the flavors towards the ends, and ends smoothly.

M- Relatively high carbonation, but a medium body. Easily sessionable, but begs to be drank faster. Slick across the tongue.

Overall, this would be a good everyday beer if you were looking for one with an emphasis on spices. A little lighter and spicier in flavor than I prefer, but reminiscent of traditional Belgian beers that are similarly spiced.

boilermakerbrew, Mar 16, 2013
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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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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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

atoulouk, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 16.7 oz. Euro bottle into a Sierra Nevada tulip hops glass. No date (reviewed from notes). The body was hazy orange/amber. The head was off white. The fine, dense cap remained.

The smell was banana nut bread. Lemony. Nice.

The taste had a pleasant nutty bitterness. Citrus. The flavor mirrors the aroma nicely. Light creaminess. Not overpowering in any element. Finishes semi-dry with plenty of sweetness in the middle.

The body was medium with adequate carbonation.

Cresant, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Packman4IL, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

radicalruckus, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

ucsbmullet, Jun 30, 2012
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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.