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Cornstalker Dark Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Cornstalker Dark WheatCornstalker Dark Wheat

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BA SCORE
83
good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.33%
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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Reviews by BigRedN:
Photo of BigRedN
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.

BigRedN, Jun 18, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

mojohawk21, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, w/o any freshness dating that I can find.

Pours dark chocolaty amber, basically looks like a typical porter. Dark tan head, that quickly goes away, leaving a fine film, thin collar and just a smidge of lace here and there.

The sniff reveals a hint of milk chocolate

More chocolate on the tongue, with some flat cola and just a hint of wheat malt. Kinda thin and not much intrigue, flavor or complexity.

Dull on the taste buds. Dissappointing as this is a favorite style when done right

Billolick, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to zdk9 for sharing this can.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some darker malts. The flavor is very nice with coffee, wheat and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a pretty good beer.

Mora2000, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
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
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like Pepsi pouring...I could have sworn this was a black beer. It reminds me of a homebrewed 1554. It's good. Drinkable. Very easy going. A bit of nut with a bit or roasted chocolate.

The smell of sour grass hops comes to my nose and I can taste them. A Noble hop profile that is quite nice I will say.

I like it. This beer is finishes like a smooth sunset in the Sandhills...I really enjoy that orange coco finish! Very unique beer with a very unique finish...

CamuMahubah, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of En29356
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

En29356, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thunderhead Cornstalker Dark Wheat
Can from Whole Foods, Omaha, NE $1.69

Appearance: Black with a tan head. OK retention and lacing.

Aroma: generic dark beer with a hint of chocolate and very mild roast. No "wheat" characteristic.

Flavor: Sweet dark chocolate and a very mild roasty edge. The wheat doesn't exactly make it through, but it's there beneath. Not much yeast character, as is usual for the style. Balanced. Rounded.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Medium bodied.

Overall: Surprisingly interesting. A very drinkable, entertaining beer. Worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown--really dark with a slight red hue; consistent and thick, light brown head--good retention

S: Grainy; corn and hay; slight malt roastiness but rather subtle and subdued

T: Wheat, grains, and corn sit on top of a pleasant roasted maltiness; a simple but pleasant beer

F: A bit thin but beer sits relatively well on the back of the mouth

D: A very easy drinking and good--yet somewhat simple--beer

dbossman, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of Larrydoherty
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Larrydoherty, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jduprey007, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Forb
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can...

Appearance: Pitch black darkness with noticeable carbonation. Minimal head and medium lacing.

Smell: Smells of stout characteristics with wheat grain elements pairing.

Taste: Surprising based on the pour. Pours dauntingly stout-like but comes across tasting of malted, almost roasted, wheat characteristic. Shocking based on expectation.

Mouthfeel: Minor cola carbonation at first with a quickly flattening body that takes the taste right with it.

Overall: Not the greatest of Dark Wheat beers but by no means anywhere near the worst. Easily unique within it's own right I would drink think again and recommend it to somebody as a deviation from most in the style.

Forb, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +8.7%

OregonGrown7, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Hawkharvs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hawkharvs, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jcbogantes
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My wife brought some for me in Ogallala Nebraska
Appearance: dark like a porter, small head with little retention, the foam is amber without lacing
Smell: Toasty
Taste: lightly malty, toasty
Mouth feel: medium bodied
Overall: very drinkable, not outstanding but a good beer

jcbogantes, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

CWhite, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a thin off white head.

The aroma is porter like, mild bakers chocolate, wheat, touch of carmal and roasted malt.

Nicely balanced earthy hops, sweet wheat, a touch of caramel, and coffee and a good dose of cocoa.

What you would expect of a wheat. Light and crisp, but slightly thicker than a normal wheat.

Overall, a nice chocolaty wheat beer. Smooth, thin and refreshing with grainy feel and sweet dark taste.

JayS2629, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of zdk9
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours out a dark brown color, like a black walnut cabinet. There's a good finger's worth of head, with loads of bubbles bursting through. The head dies off quicker than expected for all the action going on. Not really much lacing.

S- Toasted grains. Hints of coffee, kind of a milky non-acidic coffee.

T- A strong malty base over which the roast asserts itself. I can taste the wheat like soft and chewy generic whole wheat bread. Can I taste the corn? Maybe a bit on the sides of the tongue, like real corn tortilla chips. Not a lot of hops action but there is some really earthy bordering on tea-like notes on the back of the tongue.

M- Surprisingly dry, which lends an interesting character to the beer. Carbonation is strong for a dark beer, but not really for a wheat beer, or a beer of this strength and character so that's OK.

D- I had fairly low expectations for this beer after reading on the side "Brewed with corn and wheat". I thought it was going to be more of a malt liquor, but I was pleasantly proven wrong. A quite nice beer with some unique aspects and good flavors.

zdk9, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Eric908, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is a dark ruby brown. A cream colored head recedes to a film and lots of foamy lacing remains on the glass.

The aroma is chocolatey, malty, and toasty.

Taste is of toasted grains, malts, and a really good chocolate body.

Mouthfeel is slightly metallic.

Overall, this is a good brew. Something's just slightly off to keep it from being really good.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of weller1js
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a very dark amber-brown, opaque in color, but notably hazy during the pour; tan, small, beady foam leaving slight film of lacing.

S: malts are sweet and mild, essences of toffee, roasted undertones

T: begins with a mild yet notable malty-ness, followed by a dry flavor which continues through the finish.

M: more body to the feel than expected, worth noting

O: very mellow, interesting style, very enjoyable

weller1js, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +8.7%

MightiestBeard, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JSchock7, Jun 12, 2013
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Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.