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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with a thin crown of brown foam.

Aroma: Smells of oak, coffee, and dark brown bread.

Taste: This beer has a smooth, somewhat dry flavor, with brown wheat bread and coffee very present. Also a little bit of dark, slightly milky chocolate. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, and a little lighter than its appearance would lead you to assume.

Overall: Nice, somewhat dessert-like stout. I'd try this again, and I'm excited to try its more muscular cousin, Polaris.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Thick opaque black body with thin bubbly dark tan head. Not very good retention, though I struggled to get the head to rise from the pour, but some nice lacing.

S - Dark sugary cherries and tons of oak.

T - Slight floral hop bitterness upfront followed by sweet fruits and chocolate. Aftertaste is hoppy with some medicine flavor.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and syrupy.

O - This was great. Lots of nice flavors and very drinkable. One of Rising Tide's better beers in my opinion.

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