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Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-05-2014 23:57:23 | More by nmann08
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2014 17:37:56 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with little retention but nice lacing on a hazy orange with golden hue body. Aroma of citrus, mostly orange peel and pineapple with candy sugar as well. Flavor is much more dynamic with citrus up front but an almost nutty and woody/ oak presence in the background. Hint of toasted malts as well. Medium body an moderate carbonation. Drinkable and different but bit amazing. A beer that would pear well with many foods though.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2012 03:20:52 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-01-2013 05:14:59 | More by spycow
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zeff80

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-27-2013 03:05:20 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.39/5  rDev -5%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:25:45 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lukahn (Reddit) for this unique beer.

Pours a lighter bubbly fizzy head that hits about 1/2 a finger and fades at a med pace with some foamy lacing, over mostly hazy orange-red color.

Nose is interesting, some roasted chestnuts, toasted nuts, caramelized brown sugar, a light raw earthy green like nut aroma, toasted walnut like as well, light molasses and cola syrup, a weird herbal spice like aroma, a light payday like candy covered nuts, very unique.

Taste starts with a cola root like earthy flavor, a light tanginess with that. chewy nuts, earthy nuts, light toasted chestnut, little peanut like as well. More like earthy tangy root flavors. It has a bigger sweetness, with some caramelized brown sugar, molasses, candied walnuts, caramel, etc. A light bready yeasty flavor finishes it. Finish is a bit drier but still fairly sweet, a light ester like booze quality with a hint of a tingle, some sticky syrup, toasted and candied chestnuts, and light tangy flavor lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, little syrupy, decent carb.

Overall OK but not great. Very interesting and unique, but not a beer i could drink much of as it has a lot of weird flavors for a beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 23:11:11 | More by jlindros
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

02-07-2013 06:40:51 | More by beernads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12%

10-04-2013 06:04:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2012 18:15:12 | More by THECPJ
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:06:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-01-2013 22:41:43 | More by WoodBrew
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-24-2012 05:02:12 | More by bsuedekum
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-15-2014 15:35:42 | More by aasher
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed slighty orange tinted hazlenut brown, little to no head, only some off-white rings on the outer edges. Mild nose with faint roasted nuts, light caramel and a somewhat baked dessert profile - brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste adds a splash of floral and herbal qualities, but the main notes are still the lightly toasted nuts, light caramel and nougat like sweetness. Lighter side of medium bodied, lightly watery and under-carbonated. Some positive notes, but washed out by the thin body and weak scent and flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2012 14:37:18 | More by rfgetz
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.28/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Hilton rooftop in St. Louis. Waitress said it was an "amber", so a bit of a surprise there, but I'll try to review to the actual style. No head on the beer when it arrived, dark copper color without much in the way of bubbles. I was surprised off the bat by how sweet the beer was. Not overtly or cloyingly, but enough to seem out-of-place. Once my tongue adjusted to that, I found a medicinal, slightly metallic, flavor waiting for me which would last through the next 3/4 of the glass until I finally gave up on it. Felt a bit undercarbonated, and had an unpleasant aftertaste. It's possible this beer wasn't getting a fair presentation; I'd be pretty surprised if this bar does proper draft line maintenance; but I don't see myself rushing out to give this beer another try elsewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 20:21:11 | More by kscaldef
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appropriately, pours a light chestnut color, only a pretty thin white head.

Aroma is much like a saison or a tripel--very yeasty, some mild spice, maybe faint nuttiness, not a whole lot going on. Fairly dry.

Taste is sweeter, nuts are more apparent but not super rich. Lots of yeast and spice again, also an odd metallic/iron like taste.

Mouthfeel is solid, good carbonation and a pretty full body.

Decent beer, hoped for more, definitely wish there were more nutty flavors.

5.7/10

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:10:22 | More by AlexFields
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-17-2013 02:04:01 | More by Gagnonsux
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-03-2013 03:58:52 | More by Whiskeydeez
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birchstick

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours an amberish orange color with a one finger head that leaves lacing down the glass

S - nose is sweet cookie malts with some spices in the mix

T - taste is similar. Starts off with bready and cookie malts. These are mixed in with a little but of spiciness (nutmeg?). Ends With a really small amount of citrus hops.

M - good body with nice carbonation

D - really nice beer from urban chestnut. I have made this a staple in my st Louis repertoire.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 04:25:11 | More by birchstick
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-12-2012 05:43:22 | More by MSandahl23
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-26-2013 02:51:29 | More by CRJMellor
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-05-2014 00:27:56 | More by hilgart1
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12%

04-29-2013 10:52:15 | More by fredmugs
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a pint sized bottle.

Pours a really nice hazy slightly orange amber color with some golden hues. A nice foamy off-white ehad pops up to about 0.5 inch. It recedes at a moderate pace.

Aroma strats off with toasty bready malt notes, followed by some nice slight grassy and herbal hop backed notes. Then more bread notes and some earthy grain mixed in with some nuttiness. There is also some nice slight phenolic notes with some cloves and some spice.

Flavor starts off more grassy and refreshing. Clean toasty malt notes follow with some good grain components. The hop notes play really well in the background with some herbal and slightly citrusy components. There is also a bready and slightly sweet notes with some nice nutty notes and some yeasty sweetness. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp with good carbonation and a nice refreshing mix of malt, nuts and hops.

This is one of my favorite UCBC brews. Very flavorful and easy to drink. Nice hop notes mixed with great malt notes and an interesting infusion of chestnuts.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 00:06:52 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.