Urban Underdog
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #28
Ranked #18,630
3.85 | pDev: 8.57%
Wednesday at 01:02 AM
Sep 11, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: The American Lager, once the workhorse beer in American breweries everywhere, is often shunned in the modern beer scene. Urban Underdog may be overlooked, but we think this crisp, refreshing beer will earn your adoration. After all, everyone loves a scrappy underdog.
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a clear light golden color with a sudsy white head, grass and cracker notes with a nice dollop of lemon dominate the nose.

The grassy and lemon flavors are forward on the taste and delicious, with the cracker flavor at the back of the palate, and a medium, crisp mouthfeel. Really good beer.

Wednesday at 01:02 AM
3.94 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jun 16, 2022
3.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jul 16, 2021
3.87 by BrewSTL from Missouri on May 16, 2021
3.39 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Mar 02, 2021
4.42 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jan 30, 2021
4 by Chris7482 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2021
3.65 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 28, 2020
3.84 by SWChi from Illinois on Nov 22, 2020
3.85 by Gerred from Missouri on Aug 28, 2020
4.38 by Epicschale from Missouri on Aug 03, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks to the amazing woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. I'm not feeling the pull off top of this can. Has a bright yellow color with a 2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, some sweetness. Taste is lemons, malts, a touch of honey. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing beer.

Aug 02, 2020
3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 07, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Somewhat cloudy pale gold with a solid white head. Biscuit, and honey malts with some floral hop kisses. Taste took on more of the macro cereal but stayed bready enough to appeal, hops are nonexistent. Super crushable with some malt depth to play with, good depiction of style in the feel for sure.

Jun 12, 2020
3.75 by TallGuyCM from California on May 29, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

16oz can, dated 2020-02-06. Golden bodied beer with a slight chill haze, frothy white head fades quickly. Aroma is pale grain and grassy/spicy hops. Typical flavors for the style: pale malt that is a bit grainy and nutty, faint cerealy corn, floral/grassy/spicy hops add a very slight bitterness. Lighter body, ample carbonation, and a balanced finish. A good easy drinking beer!

May 25, 2020
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2.52/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Sparkling clear gold with a moderate white foam head dying to a thin spotty film.

Crisp but light, this is very reminiscent of Coors Light, and not in a good way. It brings grassy yet metallic notes to the table, pairing with light corn and white grape.

The medium-light body's crispness froths up to its semi-dry finish, but its kind of forgettable. I don't know whether or not making a beer reminiscent of Coors is good for sales to the masses in the long run, but it's not good to me, giving off a lower quality feel than many of the other lagers I've had recently.

I found it worth noting that shortly after this, I had their #6 Classic, which as opposed to Coors Light, actually reminded me of Miller Lite. It checks out, then, that I enjoyed #6 more, because when my options are limited to macros, Miller is my go to.

May 11, 2020
3.8 by Soneast from Wisconsin on May 09, 2020
3.75 by WDJersey from Colorado on May 09, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16oz canned 3-23-20. Opened 5-2-20.
3 finger white head rises over the rim of the glass and shows excellent retention. Deep golden colored lager with brilliant clarity. Plethora of active carbonation swirling though and keeping the head aloft. Thick and foamy lacing.
Cereal grain, corn sweetness, bready malt. Light sulfur and mineral character. Floral and grassy hop.
Sweet malt, corn and grain flavor up front...no real hop flavor but they're there and they do their job of balancing out the beer.
Light body, medium high carbonation. Not quite crisp, a little rounder in feel. Sweetness that lingers on late into the finish. Drinkability is good and this is a well made American Lager.
Very Good.

May 02, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is straw yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of biscuity malts along with a touch of associated sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and somewhat clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very nice example of a classic American lager that has lots of malty aromas and flavors while still being light in body and very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

Apr 25, 2020
4.06 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Apr 19, 2020
3.65 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Aug 21, 2019
4 by Tander from Illinois on Aug 19, 2019
4.13 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Jun 19, 2019
3.75 by NappyB from Illinois on Jun 03, 2019
3.77 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Apr 21, 2019
3.79 by Eagleyes from Missouri on Apr 07, 2019
4.1 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Mar 17, 2019
3.49 by Mdwhisler from Illinois on Dec 02, 2018
4.37 by BklynBryan from New York on Oct 27, 2018
3.75 by Donkster46 from Washington on Oct 01, 2018
3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Sep 08, 2018
3.67 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Aug 30, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Golden lager has a bright crispness that cuts through--refreshingly. My first beer from Urban Chestnut made me very interested in trying more of their varieties.

Aug 28, 2018
4 by Joedonlon13 from New Jersey on Aug 21, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Re-visited September 07th, 2018

Original ratings: 3.25 3.75 3.75 3.5 3.5

This version had time to sit in the refrigerator for a few days straight. The look has improved and taste and mouthfeel also seem more true to style. Huh, the more I drink this beer, the more I like it.


Clear, light yellow body; rough carbonation; thin yet lasting head. Sweet, grainy scent. Clean tasting; mildly sweet with some gentle cereal grain presence; balanced hop bitterness. Medium-light body; crisp with some bitter bite to things; primarily dry finish.

A decent and respectable lager. Generally well-balanced and easy drinking, perhaps lacking some eye appeal and somewhat mundane for mouthfeel, but nice enough overall.

Aug 19, 2018
4 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2018
3.87 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2018
3.83 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2018
Urban Underdog from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 59 ratings