1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Winged Nut - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Winged NutWinged Nut

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lefty
lefty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-20-2013 22:09:27 | More by lefty
Photo of AlexFields
AlexFields

Tennessee

2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:10:22 | More by AlexFields
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-16-2013 05:35:36 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-07-2013 06:40:51 | More by beernads
Photo of psmith161
psmith161

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-07-2013 04:48:14 | More by psmith161
Photo of Stoshua
Stoshua

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-16-2013 23:57:25 | More by Stoshua
Photo of tdmccarthy
tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-13-2013 21:41:06 | More by tdmccarthy
Photo of BJasny
BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2013 04:56:36 | More by BJasny
Photo of RickDeLucio
RickDeLucio

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-08-2013 19:38:28 | More by RickDeLucio
Photo of DooshBagalow
DooshBagalow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-02-2013 22:29:08 | More by DooshBagalow
Photo of EvanWilliams
EvanWilliams

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-23-2012 05:13:45 | More by EvanWilliams
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2012 03:20:52 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Beezee
Beezee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-11-2012 23:02:57 | More by Beezee
Photo of Packman4IL
Packman4IL

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-06-2012 02:55:16 | More by Packman4IL
Photo of rsdaugherty
rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-03-2012 01:02:11 | More by rsdaugherty
Photo of atoulouk
atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-01-2012 00:19:44 | More by atoulouk
Photo of stephensinner
stephensinner

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-31-2012 00:23:46 | More by stephensinner
Photo of secondtooth
secondtooth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 12:47:08 | More by secondtooth
Photo of StevieDavie
StevieDavie

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-27-2012 06:30:22 | More by StevieDavie
Photo of rfgetz
rfgetz

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2012 14:37:18 | More by rfgetz
Photo of leinie13
leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-21-2012 01:03:37 | More by leinie13
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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
Photo of Megahertz
Megahertz

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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
Photo of Lynn
Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.