Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +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.
11-16-2012 03:20:52 | More by kylehay2004
3.39/5 rDev -5%
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
08-17-2013 02:25:45 | More by russpowell
3.5/5 rDev -2%
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.
10-19-2012 23:11:11 | More by jlindros
2.81/5 rDev -21.3%
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.
10-29-2013 01:06:29 | More by Alieniloquium
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
10-22-2012 14:37:18 | More by rfgetz
2.28/5 rDev -36.1%
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.
09-18-2011 20:21:11 | More by kscaldef
2.84/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
02-20-2013 02:10:22 | More by AlexFields
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
03-23-2012 04:25:11 | More by birchstick
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.