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Count Orlok - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 55
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 35.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StlHopHead77 on 09-07-2013

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
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 55
Reviews by ShayneTrayne:
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tempest
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, but not enough depth. There's a subtle roast aroma, but it's too light. The wheat malt flavor is a bit dull and the pumpkin is fine, but nothing new or interesting. Easy drinking and smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours ebony with thumb of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Cloves & nutmeg, cinnamon

T: Follows the nose, a little dryness, a little squashyness up front. Dryness, faint metallic taste, not too bad, I get this a lot in this style beer, a little green apple taffy as well as this warms, some Band-Aid as well, a little cinnamon leaks in as well, more squashyness. Finishes dry with some pumpkin pie spice, some pear, some juicy fruit

MF: Light/medium body, a little too much carbonation for my liking

This beer isn't quite what I expected, but better than I expected, different can be good, but not one I would buy again..

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Count Orlok from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
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