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Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten 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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Photo of pmangold
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

got this as an extra in a trade. the size is perfect, poured into a pint. good clarity, dark amber color. i got the slightest hazelnut in the nose. very faint hazelnut in the taste, but it was there. A very refreshing dunkel that offered a great break from all the big beers I've been drinking lately. An overall good beer and I'm glad I tried it.

Photo of 30helens
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BogAl
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of midnightcowboy818
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.96/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

With the understated complexity of traditional Dunkelweiss delivering waves of malted grain and yeast character, the Urban Chestnut brewers take upon their namesake with actual chestnuts to the brewing process for a taste that's just as genuine as it is true to heart.

Rusty garnet with the pour, the common wheat haze casts an ominous translucent glow onto the eye. Its creamy sheet of foam sheds malty-sweet aromas with the taste of faint toast, cocoa nib, light coffee and hard candy. Its sweet taste is bready and almost cake-like as complex banana, peppercorn, clove and, ...yes- nutty flavor.

Relaxing its malty substrate a bit, the sweetness persists and gives the middle palate a nutty, grape and spicy middle. Cola nut, light toffee and toast frame the middle as the taste trends mild and homogenous. Peppercorn and chestnut mellow the taste and give balance to the banana bread undercurrent.

Finishing with a slight cola-like tack, the beer's semi-dry and slightly bitter finish is just shy of the malty-dry finish of authentic German dark wheat ale and with the bitter hop presence to compromise. Yet there's the soothing taste of chestnut to give a buttery and toasty elegance that's not often reconciled in even craft beer.

Photo of rlb49
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of barczar
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%

Aroma is somewhat sulfur, toasted malt, and wheat. Flavor reveals burnt malt and wheat. There's a citrus note underneath. Not pleasant.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -14%

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3.76/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Cresant
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.