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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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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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Megahertz

Missouri

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 23:32:05 | More by Megahertz
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

09-29-2012 18:24:04 | More by Lynn
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TheSarge

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 22:29:13 | More by TheSarge
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-22-2012 23:31:24 | More by LarryMyers
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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-19-2012 00:35:19 | More by justinp
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RichH55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-05-2012 19:35:25 | More by RichH55
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

07-29-2012 00:07:19 | More by captainbearcat
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2012 02:09:47 | More by rudy0908
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2012 18:13:19 | More by hockeyfighter19
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12%

06-29-2012 23:45:32 | More by ucsbmullet
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2012 18:15:12 | More by THECPJ
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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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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served this beer on tap, at the brewery, in a pint glass. Poured a amber orange color, produced an average white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma of this spiced beer consisted of sweet malted grain, and some spice- nutmeg perhaps? Medium in body, this ale had a backbone of sweet malted grain and some spicy nutmeg. Brewed with chestnuts, however I can't really detect much of a nutty flavor. Finishes with a citric hop flair. Overall, great session beer- Unique- something I would order again. Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 01:29:17 | More by GossageBrewery
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jrcmlc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-03-2012 19:30:49 | More by jrcmlc
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -51%

03-26-2012 18:02:52 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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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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Madjr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12%

01-31-2012 20:42:43 | More by Madjr
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paxchristi

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-30-2012 14:01:19 | More by paxchristi
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MemphisKev

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12%

11-16-2011 03:12:52 | More by MemphisKev
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radicalruckus

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 20:25:25 | More by radicalruckus
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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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DCon

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the 360 Bar on the RoofTop of the Downtown, St. Louis Hilton for $6.50. Tapped from the Bright Blue/Orange UCBC Tap Handle into a 16oz UCBC Snifter.

Aroma- Has the best/highest amount of spice present from the beginning. Also, sweet malts and a strong caramel aroma is present too. Nothing too aggressive but well balanced and portrays the best aroma possible for this style.

Appearance- Received with a 2 finger head that has good retention. Is a light brown/melted caramel color in the body and has no clarity at all! The lacing is huge here.

Flavor- Can tell is was brewed with chestnuts! As a very sweet background and base of the drink that you can tell is only brewed with the best combination of malts. The bitterness is lower at the end and nothing really overpowering in the drink. Very subtle and smooth.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Very Light Carbonation, Nice Slickness in the drink, and leaves good spice around after the drink.

Overall Impression- First of all, if I were to have a beer on-tap @ my home, this one would be in my house all the time! Perfect balanced beer with some of the best spices added. I would recommend ANYONE trying this one from UCBC before any of their others and then you can branch out from here. Have had this one @ over 6 beer bars (including UCBC) and the quality, taste, and results are always the same! A+

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 16:35:35 | More by DCon
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.