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Cornstalker Dark Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz can into a pint glass. The beer has a very dark color, near black (dark wheat indeed). My pour produces a thick light brown head. Head slowly fades to a solid cap on the liquid that leaves a little lace.

Smell: Light aromas come across malty, lightly roasted malts and grains. I don't get much in the way of much wheat, and nothing corn.

Taste: Falls in line with the smell. A decently malty beer, some small roasted coffee notes. A little bitterness on the finish. If it had not indicated this was a dark wheat beer on the can I would not be sure what the classify this as (brown ale perhaps?). Still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. A little prickly on the tongue and smooth and slick sliding down the throat.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable, love having a good beer offering available in a can. Was a little trepidatious when I read on the can that this was made with corn and wheat (worried about any corn adjunct flavors). I did not need to worry; this is a well made beer. Tasty, drinkable, and its availability in a can is another plus.

Serving type: can

06-18-2010 04:36:53 | More by BigRedN
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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.

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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.

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Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.