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Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

59rockabilly, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

ToddGingerich, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of jdb288
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from trade. Amber pour with thick white head. Smell is sweet, nutty. Taste is unique - that earthiness from the chestnuts, some roasted malt flavor, cotton candy sweetness, banana. Probably wouldnt' do this one again. Chestnuts + beer not my thing but can see how others might like it.

jdb288, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

frothy_80, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

ThunderChicken7, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of jlee185
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jlee185, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of NooseJustice
3/5  rDev -16.2%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Jhschappe
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jhschappe, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- murky brown with red and orange hues. A light, white head that doesn't stick around long.

S- huge malt and chestnut aroma. Big time nutty aroma lets me know exactly what is in store. Tree bark and other earthy notes make their way.

T- a fun and interesting blend of Euro malts and hops with the chestnut addition. Willamette hops really pave a nice balance with the intense nut character. Different, yet delicious.

M- A bit on the light side for the style, but honestly, it makes it doesn't abide by any particular style. Smoothness helps the drinkability. Would make for a nice beer to have a few rounds of at the local pub.

O- my first from this brewery, and i have to say that I am impressed. Not normally a style that I seek out, but most definitely enjoyed and would have again. Probably the strongest nut character I have had, but they found a way to really make it work.

Bosoxfan20, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of KegsAndEggs
3/5  rDev -16.2%

KegsAndEggs, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at a craft/local-oriented beer bar in the St. Louis airport. Not really sure at the time of tasting what the beer was. Tasted 28 September 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium amber, a little bit of orange and gold. Brought with 1.5 fingers of off-white yellowish head. Excellent lacing.

Smell is nutty, a little dry, a bit woody. See taste, as it's very similar.

Taste is similar. Both the smell and the taste are super nutty. Rich, lightly toasted nuts. Kinda grainy and unobtrusive behind that. Has a character that I'm having a hard time putting a name on. Almost like a lagery crispness.

Medium-light body, good carbonation, sort of prickly, varied, and pleasant. Carbonation is stable throughout.

Like an amber ale with nuts; and I mean a lot of nuts. Tasty and rather unique - I mean, I've had some beers with "nut" in the name, but none of them compare to this nutty one. Feels slightly light, in color and body, for this kind of beer, but not in the flavor; reminds me of a black IPA in that way. Heavily nutty in a really nice way.

zeledonia, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

falconxman, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +11.7%

MarkyMOD, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

WoodBrew, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Gagnonsux, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of AlSharp
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

AlSharp, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Copper penny color. Just a thin wisp of carbonation covers half of the top of this brew. Pretty good clarity. Aroma is definitely nutty and malty with a hint of banana esters. The front of the palate is very nutty and on the back end I get the banana flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and refreshing, but maybe a bit too thin.

Franziskaner, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Eaglefan344, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tpaetow, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

zeff80, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

russpowell, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Goosehunter75, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Kahlstrom, Jul 27, 2013
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.