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Cornstalker Dark Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A fantastic Dark Wheat. Clean, roasty, round, and surprisingly dry. Incredibly drinkable.

(Beer added by: zdk9 on 06-17-2010)
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

lysergicdream, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of NiceTaps
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can in a Guinness pub-style glass.

A- Well, I selected the right glass for this nearly black pour with a tan head. Light lacing, lasting film. The beer picks up some color from light at the bottom of the glass.

S-Roasted. Dark malts, coffee, hearty fruits, all roasted. A wisp of alcohol. Molasses, cocoa.

T- Just a bit TOO roasted, maybe.

M- Light body and tingly, semi-dry. It's just a bit harsh, slightly over-roasted.

O- Not bad, could be a little smoother with the heat turned down on the malts, perhaps.

NiceTaps, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Deever2
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Deever2, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Mark-Leggett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Azeotrope
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

Azeotrope, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

qksilverrs, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled earlier on 8/8/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a pitch black in color (or close to it) with a good 1/2+ finger beige head. Decent amount of lacing is seen with each sip. Lots going on with the aroma and is of roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa and wheat. Even more going on with the taste with even a hint of hazelnut and weak coffee as well. Lighter-medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Never had a 'dark' wheat' before and didn't know what to except. Very easy to drink with no bitter of harsh aftertaste. Really liked this one!

BeerWithMike, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Herky21, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BearMittens, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

AlbertVogler, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of snarygare
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

snarygare, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bear1964, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mfl620ks, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of budgood1
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours out of the can a nearly opaque dark brown with mahogany edges. large thick and frothy heads works up quickly and then recedes just as quickly to some wispy lace. delectable aroma of ripe red fruits, cocoa, nuts, figs, and coffee. the taste profile has an interesting combination of dark malts and wheat undertones. i can pick up the adjunct used also. flavours such as faint chocolate, weak coffee, figs and fruitcake. slightly astringent. light bodied. a somewhat watery mouthfeel. nice drinkability. although the roasty/toasty flavours dominate, this seems more of a warm weather drinker for sure.

overall i was pleasantly surprised by this offering. pretty tasty and enough going on to keep a drinker interested. what i didn't like about it was the use of adjunct and the too light mouthfeel. i was hoping for a dunkelweizen light and it's even lighter than that. seems to me that this is a beer to be paired with some snacks or to wash down a spicy sandwhich. recommended, but don't get your hopes up too high.

budgood1, Dec 13, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite a small brewery to be canning, but I love the idea and I have enjoyed the brewery in person. Great pretzels and pretty good pizza in Kearney, NE

A- Pours a deep brown out of the can, but settles as more of a black in the glass. Foamy, 2 finger khaki head that hangs around for a while. Soapy lacing. Interesting looking wheat to say the least. A bit dank and funky.

S- A rare combination of dark, roasted malts of nuts and toast that combines with some wheat and corn grains. Hints of coffee.

T- Roast and sweetness mesh for an astringent at times, yet unconventionally welcoming flavor profile. The flavor sheds the awkward aroma and steps up a notch or 2. I enjoy the richness of this one as it seem to embrace some of the darker, roasty aspects more than the normal wheat characteristics. Some licorice

M- Probably the highlight for me. I was skeptical of the feel, yet it seems to be quite creamy and sits heavier than most wheat beers. Mid body with complimenting carbonation. Goes down quite smooth.

O- First I have had of the style, so it will be the measuring stick for now. I liked it and would drink again and try more of the style.

Bosoxfan20, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Eric908, Nov 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

mojohawk21, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium sized maybe slightly bigger light brown head falls to a decent but thinning lacing above a very dark brown to almost black colored beer.

Light aroma of very dark roasted malts, almost to black licorice or bakers chocolate aspects.

Full roasted taste which borders on a fine light black licorice taste.

Dryish aftertaste with the tastes of dark roastedness of the malts sticking around with this medium to full bodied wheat.

I wasn't sure what I was looking for when I opened this Cornstalker Dark Wheat but I was happy with what I found.

LXIXME, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hanzo, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

DeaconD, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Larrydoherty, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

craigmj7, Aug 10, 2013
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Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.