Ursa Minor | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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161 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we added a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create a wheat stout. Redolent of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winter’s eve.

Added by dciBA on 12-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First off, this is the second bottle Ive opened and both times I was surprised by how much carbonation there was when popping it open. When you pour it, it foams up like no other beer and not in a good way.

Pours dark black with a coca cola looking head and unfortunately this beer is more foamy than coca cola. Ive tried pouring three times now and my glass is still less than half full. Finally have decent pour and the head which has since faded down quite a bit, looks good. A bit of creaminess to it.

Aroma is roasted malt and a slight chocolate note. Perhaps a bit of bready character but not much else.

Taste: medium mouthfeel, also yet again it reminds me of coca cola because of the high carbonation. Rising Tide should really address this if they intend to brew this again.

Roasted, slightly sweet chocolate notes.

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Photo of Erockss
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from a cask at Novare Res dark thick with a pleasant mouth feel very drinkable.

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Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boriqua445
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow. Great beer for a winter day. I went to grad school down the street from this brewery and watch them open up shop with just a small house wine bar and convert into the larger scale brewery they are today. Wish I could get my hands on this beer in Texas.

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Photo of RALPHAWESOME
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freshcarl
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2.96/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The wealth of carbonation makes this less-than-tasty stout even more difficult to enjoy.

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Photo of Cheld
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin fizzy brown head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, dark fruit, licorice, wheat, some chocolate and coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with flavors of dark fruit, licorice, chocolate and coffee. Then a strong breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect nut there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, there are definitely several better choices within the style.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of msondel
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mageek52
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black/brown in appearance with only a minimal tan colored head and not much lacing. Aroma is of toasted marshmallows, wood, chocolate, and malts. Taste is of dark fruits, cocoa, and oak. Medium bodied at best but coats well enough and has nice drinkability. To summarize; this is a really good stout with a unique twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeteRyan9290
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchengcit
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Ursa Minor from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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