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Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Stoshua, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tdmccarthy, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

BJasny, Jan 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

RickDeLucio, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

DooshBagalow, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Nov 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Beezee, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Packman4IL, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rsdaugherty, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

atoulouk, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

stephensinner, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +12%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

StevieDavie, Oct 27, 2012
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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.

rfgetz, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

leinie13, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Oct 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 2865 brewhouse. Shaker glass.

A - Hazy deep amber, minimal head.

S - Nutty, slightly estery banana.

T - Roasted malts mingle with german toasted bread and nuts. Minimal hop presence.

M - Medium body, medium high carbonation.

O - Malty, nut focused session beer.

Megahertz, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Lynn, Sep 29, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer due to the recommendation made by the beer store clerk, and poured this into a standard half liter German dimple glass. The brew makes a solid three finger thick foam crown of a mild khaki/off white color, and the body is hazy, translucent, and caramel in color.

The aroma is sweet in the way of toffee and butter, kind of earthy and veggie, with a mild metallic quality.

Taste wise this is very nutty, earthy, somewhat dark fruit and yeasty esters with a tinge of caramel.

Feels medium in body, a little carbonated but not too much, and wetting to the palate.

TheSarge, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

LarryMyers, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

justinp, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

RichH55, Sep 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

captainbearcat, Jul 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rudy0908, Jul 21, 2012
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.