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Count Orlok - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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Count Orlok
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nosferatu (Bird of Death) aka Count Orlok was THE German Count Dracula. He was a blood-sucking vampire…but being German he must’ve enjoyed beer too, right? We believe it is so and thus have created a Black Pumpkin Wheat Ale in his honor…a “bier noir” if you will.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: StlHopHead77 on 09-07-2013)
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Reviews by ShayneTrayne:
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A - Jet black with dark brown at the outermost edges. Quickly dissipating head made of small, fizzy bubbles.

S - Mostly clove, backed with a dry, earthy pumpkin aroma.

T - Typical light, wheaty bitterness with predominating clove followed by cinnamon. Dry, lightly spiced finish.

M - Typical pale wheat ale mouthfeel.

O - A little too much clove on the palette, but nonetheless a unique brew. For a pale wheat ale drinker, this is a must-try and will most likely be a favorite. Unfortunately this is not my style.

ShayneTrayne, Sep 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Dark black in color. Not too much light will get through this brew. Just a trace of white foam rests on top. I get a lot of clove on the nose, so much so it drowns out all else. Maybe just a hint of dark malt on the aroma. The flavor is overwhelmed by the clove. I get a bit of pumpkin and cinnamon, but too much clove. Mouthfeel is moderate as we do have spices, but alcohol seems low.

Franziskaner, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BrawnyBear, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Schlafly33, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.7/5  rDev -25.2%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown, almost black. Thin collar. A few islands.

Smell - Incredibly spiced. Clove. That's almost all I smell.

Taste - A bit of caramel. Some pumpkin. Tons of clove and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not enough to compensate for the spice. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Unpleasant spiciness.

Alieniloquium, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

falconxman, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Eaglefan344, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jlee185, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jmccullough108, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

aasher, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

kinmundy77, Nov 16, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%

Fall seasonal from Urban Chestnut.Bottle says Revolution Series #666.Pours a jet black with slightly browned edges and 1 inch of slightly off white foam.Aroma consists of a mix of earthy pumpkin,lightly roasted malts and Fall baking spices(nutmeg,cinnamon).Taste follows suit with an initial wheat presence,light roastiness and meaty pumpkin mid-palate and the usual dry spice pumpkin ale finish.Body is a little thin and a tad cloying but decent.Overall,a pretty interesting take on the style.

StlHopHead77, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

justinp, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Grinky, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

30helens, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

MSandahl23, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

moarmare, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tpaetow, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

CTJman, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bsuedekum, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

BrewSTL, Sep 15, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -22.4%

jdomian, Saturday at 11:31 AM
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4.29/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured from a bottle into a chilled ceramic mug.

A - pours black with reddish hues. short lasting head with moderate carbonation.

S - roasted malt, clove, some wheat, banana and of course pumpkin.

T - light, wheaty bitterness with predominating clove followed by cinnamon. dry finish.

M - smooth but hardly boring - dark spicing adds depth.

O - dynamic flavors and great feel. love the level of spicing, the hint of wheat and banana along with a perfect amount of pumpkin

stephensinner, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
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Count Orlok from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.