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

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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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.

Photo of kinmundy77
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Jsmitty1967
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
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.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lefty
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of AlexFields
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of secondtooth
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!

Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
81 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.