Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Pilsner - German
Ranked #33
Ranked #12,317
3.98 | pDev: 8.54%
Jun 12, 2022
Sep 29, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Stammtisch is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis – more directly translating to ‘table for regulars’. Our Stammtisch was brewed to celebrate this idea of community and socializing. It’s a traditional German pilsner featuring a blend of Hallertau and Strisselspalt hops, and we think it’s the perfect accompaniment to any friendly gathering. Help us make it a ‘regular’ around here!

35 IBU
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Photo of cyclonece09
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet corn and wheat. Tastes of sweet corn and wheat, nice and balanced. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Jun 12, 2022
3.91 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2022
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RaulMondesi from California

It’s good, and fine and stuff. Sure, it’s dandy. But there’s not enough special about it that I want to compare it to a German master of film. And considering that it’s a German beer made in America, I wouldn’t even go all Louise Brooks on it. Again though, it’s good. And dandy. Gd,i it’s good and dandy. And sometimes that’s more than enough.

See ya.

Mar 17, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2022
3 by jecro from Illinois on Jan 12, 2022
3.9 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 26, 2021
3.96 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Dec 12, 2021
Photo of TCgenny
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TCgenny from New York

Excellent, absolutely excellent

Oct 08, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jonphisher from New Jersey

Cloudy straw color with shades of yellow, very nice perfectly white head with great retention and very nice lacing. This beer is very nice to look at, especially as I drink it down.

This beer screams German pils, I could smell it the second I poured it. Peppery, earthy, spicey noble hop aromas jump out of this one. I also want to say thin crispy crackers.

Taste much like the nose, hops come out as peppery and grassy and the malt is minor in the form of crackers or water crackers. Meaning very subtle and just enough there to let the hops ride on.

Mouthfeel is great too! Super dry, light bodied beer. Goes down super clean with a really nice bitter bite.

Oct 03, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Murky golden pour with two fingers of sudsy white foam and moderate lacing. Grassy old world hops with white bread, lemon peel and biscuit for the smell. Pervasive yet moderate grassy hops in the sip, crusty white bread, lemon zest, pilsner malt with cracker tone in the taste. Feel is decently hopped but walks the line of balance with the malt and yeast, decently crisp and full while being medium bodied. An enjoyable pint with loved ones or the stammtisch any time of year.

Sep 16, 2021
Photo of Viaduck
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Amber with lovely white head. Weak aroma. Nice balance of salty, bitter, sweet. Good flavor: malt, hops, crackers. Plenty of carbonation. Overall: very good.

Sep 14, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours an ever so slightly hazy light yellow golden color with a nice white head that lasts. Lacing. Scent is clean with notes of bread, hops and malt. Taste starts with a nice pils bitterness, followed by a solid malt base and ending with a lingering pilsner bitterness. Repeatable

Sep 13, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a splotchy cap; light lacing;

S: leaves, light malt, bready;

T: bready with light malt behind it; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; crisp;

O: refreshing; thirst quenching; the dry finish draws you back for another sip;

Sep 03, 2021
4.15 by kuhndog from New York on Sep 03, 2021
Photo of Manta200
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Lager fest in cyberspace 2021 session 1
this is a very good pils, like the fact that they go old school with a bottle!

Sep 01, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Hazy yellow and delicious.
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is malty and cracker. Taste is biscuit and malty with a touch of hop bitterness. Feel is good, rich mouthfeel. Overall a tasty pilsner.

Aug 29, 2021
Photo of Weisenbeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Not be a super Pilsner guy, but this is really really good!! Hard to pack full bodied taste into this style, but they did it! Bravo to this St. Louis brewer!

Aug 28, 2021
4.38 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Aug 27, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with a smidge of haze and a voluminous frothy white head that provides decent lacing. The nose is rife with noble hop aromas of grass and and lemongrass, and there’s a bit of crackery malt as well.

The lemongrass is forward on the taste, which is nicely bitter and keeps drawing me back to the glass - I’m not a “chugger” but I could chug this. The crackery malt provides balance, but I can’t emphasize how much I love the hoppy bitterness of this beer - it’s truly delicious, at least to my palate.

The mouthfeel is crisp and fairly dry. This is a phenomenal German pilsner, IMHO, approaching world class.

Aug 26, 2021
4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2021
4.19 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Aug 23, 2021
4.28 by heymikew from California on Aug 22, 2021
3.88 by NEBeerGoddess from Connecticut on Aug 22, 2021
Photo of sjrider
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Bottle pour- clear pale golden straw color with quickly dissipating white head leaving scattered frosty lacing. Nose is mildly funky with malt and herbal hop notes. Taste follows with a crisp hop bite and smooth mellow finish.

Aug 21, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

A BIG bottle 1 pint 1. sumpin' ounces dated 2021-06-21 is a light straw color pour with not much head and low carbonation. Was a funky hop and malty aroma. Taste was a likeable, smooth and easy drinking beer. Has some nice bitterness resting on the tongue. Another enjoyable beer, second in the line-up on LagerFest 2021. I'd buy them.
Thanks to Adam McBrady

Aug 21, 2021
4 by BabaBeer from California on Aug 21, 2021
4.18 by Qvicken from Massachusetts on Aug 21, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BPence99 from California

Crisp & Floral with some cracker and lemon pepper flavors. Great clean finish with lingering hop bite. Since 2015 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company has run a craft brewery in the Hallertau hop area in Germany. Use identical ingredients for U.S. version. A lovely libation.

Aug 21, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by teromous from Virginia

From the sloped shoulder of the bottle: "2021-06-21 10:14"

Appearance: The body is a pale straw shade of gold. It has mostly good clarity but there is a faint haze to the beer. It has a short, creamy textured, white head. It doesn't have a lot of retention but it forms nicely before gently fading out. It has a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: There is a soft noble hop aroma that just barely comes through. There is a faint aroma of sweet-smelling malt.

Taste: Up front there is a minty and herbal character that immediately bites the tongue, and it rolls straight over the palate only delivering a very light bit of malt sweetness accompanied by a more amplified, bitter, minty flavor towards the center and rear of the tongue. There is a lime zest flavor that develops slowly on the palate which only adds to the complexity of the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a light body with a nice bitter bite. It finishes dry and clean.

Overall: A very well made beer with a decent aroma, very good flavors, and an excellent delivery on the palate. The beer would go well with anything from charcuterie to a baked ham. I would recommend it and I would drink it again.

Aug 21, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

Large bottle, poured into a glass at 40 degrees F.

L: Poured a clear pale straw gold, and even with a fairly aggressive pour, formed only a very thin head that vanishes quickly.

S: The nose is straw, wet grass, crackers, biscuit, and faint cantaloupe.

T: Much like the nose, crackery biscuit, with gobs of floral tinge. Herbal notes, cracked pepper, and some faint melon.

F: Light bodied, crisp, and lively.

O: A tasty pilsner, and one I would repeat.

Aug 21, 2021
3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: August 20, 2021... OCCASION: BA Fest #3, Lagerfest is ON!... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan pilsner... a triple-fingered snow-white head with a beautiful golden body with a dearth of small little bubbles... this is the epitome of how a lager look... as Adam is preaching, this is also the epitome of the aroma as well, with traditional hallertau and tettnang... a bitterness bites early but leaves the mouth to a welcome refreshment, which makes the next sip all the more desirable... its lilac and earthiness really flavors it well... a somewhat dank, altogether bewitching pilsner that I (and apparently Edgar!) would love to see in my neck of the woods...

Aug 21, 2021
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Aug 21, 2021
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Aug 21, 2021
Photo of thebeers
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Mostly clear, golden straw with a large white head that settles into a thin cap and leaves thick lacing. A little sweet, a little crisp in the nose. Very light, clean flavor. Again, a hint of minty, honey graham cracker sweetness. Then some light grain with nice light bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with tight, soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

Aug 21, 2021
4.1 by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2021
4.03 by Gkruszewski from New York on Aug 21, 2021
4.12 by cjgiant from District of Columbia on Aug 21, 2021
3.85 by Mortarforker from Texas on Aug 21, 2021
4.25 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2021
Stammtisch from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 149 ratings