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

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 171
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: MusicaleMike on 06-28-2011

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
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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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. (1,052 characters)

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
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! (516 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (458 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
2.32/5  rDev -37.6%
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. (801 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.54/5  rDev +22%
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+ (1,374 characters)

Photo of jmvecchio1
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Winged Nut pours out a nutty light brown with a fluffy white head perched on top. The beer's aroma is both complex and inviting. Thanks to the use of that Bavarian weissbier yeast strain, Winged Nut gives off wonderfully sweet banana esters. Behind the yeasty aromas you're also greeted by the light and dry pop of the finely milled chestnuts the beer is brewed with. The beer tastes similar to the way it smells - a wonderful balance between the sweet yeast notes, some rich Munich malts, and the dry chestnuts on the finish of the beer. A lot of nut beers are one and done, but UCBC finds a way to make it a session beer. (623 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is hazy in a snifter. Coppery amber color. Smells lightly of toasted nuts. Flavors are similar to aroma. Light and nutty- chestnuts to be specific. Mild and easy to drink. Just a hint of astringency. Becomes more floral in aroma and taste as it warms. (256 characters)

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blue Dog in Lansdale, PA.

Poured a brick color with a think white head. The aroma of the chestnuts was noticeable but not cloying. The taste was very balanced, artisanal and delicious. The chestnuts actually became more noticeable towards the end of the beer. Very balanced and smooth. The "finely milled" chestnuts certainly contribute positively to this ale.

Overall this brew is delicious and unique... I've never quite had anything like it. (456 characters)

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed this beer during Philly Beer Week.

Finely milled chestnuts are added.

A: Hazy Brown body, with an excellent white head and plenty of sticking power. Looked great in the tulip glass...

S: Very interesting aroma. Picked up on the chestnuts, which complemented the toffee malts and the slight undertone of chocolate. Not much hop aroma, but I'm sure the brewers wanted to bring out the uniqueness of this ingredient. For the style this is perfect!

T: Right up front it is kind of tart, but that I would attribute to the Bavarian Weisse Yeast. By the second or third sip, the tartness fades and you get the full effect of the chestnuts. This isn't overly nutty and grossly sweet like British Nut Brown ales, but more delicate. It doesn't pound you over the head trying to make an impression. The aftertaste is good, and I think this might be one of the smoothest beers i have had this year.

M: Excellent body and active carbonation from the wheat beer yeast. Works perfectly with the style!

D: I think this is a fantastic offering from the Midwest. Really impressed with what I have had from them so far. I would imagine that this would pair well with chocolate cake.

Not in PA for very long, which disappoints me. I hope they bring this one back for next year's Philly Beer Week. (1,306 characters)

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