Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #15
Ranked #21,771
3.76 | pDev: 9.04%
Jun 16, 2022
Mar 04, 2020
Very Good
Notes: It's been 100 years since Stan The Man was born, and The Musial family, along with Urban Chestnut, is honoring and celebrating Stan with a special, commemorative beer - #6 Classic American Lager. Stan very much enjoyed a little beer from time to time, so UCBC brewed this Lager beer with a recipe that like Stan, pre-dated Prohibition, and is classically St. Louis.

Malts: Pilsner, Rice

11 IBU
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4.18 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jun 16, 2022
3.73 by scootercrabb from Illinois on Nov 02, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Koerhijo from Missouri

Beginner review!

Pale, straw color. Clear without haziness. Taste fits the style of macro American lager well; no unpleasantness like other macro-style beers I have tasted. Slightly less carbonated than a soda. Crisp, medium mouth-feel. Overall, enjoyable beer that would replace most beers within this category for me. I enjoyed this beer.

Aug 16, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Count-of-Tower-Grove

The No. 6 is a fun beer! You needn't be a beer snob to enjoy it. As a matter of fact, this is a perfect American lager to drink from the can. If you do pour it, the No. 6 is pale blond, not much head but lots of carbonation. It has the clean finish you find with lagers containing adjuncts. Your dad or grandad would think this is just fine as it replicates the macrobrews they drank since the end of Prohibition. It reminds me very much of Falstaff. If you happen to be a boomer, having a No. 6 will remind you of the days when you hung out near a package store hoping to get a young, legal-aged adult to buy your underaged selves a six pack!

Aug 09, 2021
4.09 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jun 12, 2021
3.99 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on May 21, 2021
2.9 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 16, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Light straw with 1.5 finger head. White bread with a hint of rice and cream corn. Flavor is rounded out by substantial yeast. Mouthfeel is surprisingly full, I'd say medium light.

Sep 27, 2020
3.72 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Sep 21, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review #1436

The beer is nearing the best before date. The adjunct lager aromas emitted after I opened the can. The beer poured in a pint glass at 36 degrees. The pour of the beer produced a frothy two-finger head, with a dismal head. The beer has an abundant amount of carbonation within the pale yellow liquid. The appearance of this beer is typical for this style. Nothing about how this beer looks are above average.

The aromas in the beer are cooked corn, biscuits, subtle floral hops, bready, and phenolic.

The flavors in the beer are corn, lightly toasted malts, crackers, floral, subtle herbal, bread, and a band-aid.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated, light, and crisp.

The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and a light finish.

The beer smells like Budweiser, yet it does not have cooked corn flavors or aromas. For an Adjunct lager, this is a good one. This beer is one of the better representations of this style. I enjoyed this beer.

Aug 12, 2020
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 07, 2020
3.85 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Bubbly golden clear body with a white cap. Honey biscuit and slight corn in the nose. Taste rounds out well, curbing the effect of the sweet corn adjunct, with lemon zest and slight grass in with the biscuit and honey. Feel is bright, light, sudsy, decently carbonated, a good adjunct lager.

Jun 02, 2020
3.5 by TallGuyCM from California on May 29, 2020
3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon on May 29, 2020
3.79 by khargro2 from Tennessee on May 25, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Revisited June 15th, 2020

Original ratings: 3.75 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0

head is thicker, stickier, longer lasting. More mainstream AAL scents; light malt. Still a light and indistinct beer taste. The body is light with a modicum of body.

Some general improvements this go around, yet still a mediocre AAL...

Outstanding pale straw yellow body; minimal carbonation; thin, white head; patchy fingers of foam stick to the glass. Fair aroma; a little honey and corn. Some bright sweetness to the taste and a bit of bitterness appearing towards the finish; a touch of adjunct corn taste is also in the mix. Light body; thin yet crisp; semi-dry.

Even for an adjunct lager, this beer is pretty mediocre, especially when it comes to taste and mouthfeel. I can see this being a decent beer for a summer cookout or a ball game or at the beach.

May 23, 2020
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3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Thanks to jkblr for this one. 16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured the expected clean, clear pale gold of the style, with an inch of white head that had decent retention and good lacing.

The aroma was also as expected; slightly sweet grains and gentle, floral hops.

Pretty similar on the tongue, but both the malt and hops were a touch bolder, and there may have been a slight yeast bite on the finish.

The body was nicely light and crisp, smooth, and had a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was very nice, one could easily drain several of these.

Overall, a pretty good take on the style, worth trying if you see it.

May 23, 2020
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3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16oz canned 3-31-20. Opened 5-22-20.
Huge 3 finger head and tons of carbonation racing up. Decent retention as the head fades slowly and leaves thick, patchy lacing. Clean and clear golden straw color lager.
Cereal grain, whiff of sulfur, and a light backing of grassy, spicy hops.
Sweet grain a hint of floral hops and a little bit of paper...not quite cardboard.
Light body and thin-ish mouthfeel. Quick, clean and dry finish.
Will be a great choice on a blistering hot day at the ballpark I'm sure.
Okay to Good.

May 23, 2020
3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas on May 16, 2020
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2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Sabtos from Ohio

Very lightly white gold, yet sparkling, with a medium white foam head dying to a bubbly blanket.

Another very light one, here I get semi-sweet corn and white bread via its crisp, light to medium body that finishes paper dry. Its tingly yet lifting airy foam, and fewer off-notes, gives this a leg up over the Underdog I had before it. This aligns with my macro preferences, as I found this to veer closer to Miller Lite, whereas Underdog came closer to Coors Light, which I hate.

May 11, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jkblr from Indiana

16oz undated can (released in March) poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV 11 IBU per brewery website. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to fluffy ring of big bubbles and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, floral, grassy with pale malt being most noticeable. The taste is barely bitter, pale malt & rice dominant with a tiny presence of earthy hop. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Perfectly clean lagering with no trace of off flavors, feel or smell. Overall, a nearly perfect AAL.

May 10, 2020
3.69 by WDJersey from Colorado on May 09, 2020
3.95 by Soneast from Wisconsin on May 08, 2020
4.01 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on May 04, 2020
3.74 by Mfield from Missouri on May 04, 2020
3.88 by ScottSinger from Missouri on May 01, 2020
4.3 by ahentz from Illinois on May 01, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is relatively clear light straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that left a short head and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass after it settled down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of biscuit malts. No flavors are noticeable from the hops, but they contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager is very easy to drink and goes down effortlessly. It makes for a good lawnmower beer.

Serving type: can

Apr 27, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and floral notes. Sweet caramel taste with a mild bitterness.

Apr 19, 2020
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JLaw55 from Missouri

Pale yellow with a fluffy white one inch head. Smell is grain and faint hops. Flavor is cereal grains, straw, pale malt, and a dry finish of mild yet assertive hops. Pretty good stuff and would be a good summer beer.

Apr 15, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

From a white can with a large red number six, covered with Stan the Man's signature. It really is a shame that this this crisis has delayed opening day....this would have been a wonderful beer to have while watching the Cards. It is a completely clear, golden colored, white-foam topped, lager. The aroma has a touch of hops, underlying malt, and a some cereal grains. Light, clean, and crisp. Nice lager, and great for the ballpark.

Apr 01, 2020
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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Pale gold in color with a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of grassy hops, pale malt, and a touch of corn. I’m tasting grassy hops, pale malt, and a light bit of corn. The mouth is light, crisp, and refreshing.

Mar 29, 2020
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