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Schnickelfritz | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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299 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
urbanchestnut.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors.

12 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,339
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
299
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 299 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a light to moderately hazy, medium golden amber with a quarter finger white head after an active, fizzy pour. Aroma of wheat biscuit, mildly grainy malt, lemon, banana and clove. Flavor follows, with wheat and grainy malt, banana, clove and light lemon. Flavor tapers off into the finish, but leaves a light, wheaty aftertaste. Medium bodied with good carbonation and light to moderate creaminess. A very traditional tasting hefeweizen with a pleasant wheat malt base and classic banana and clove notes. The body is a bit more robust than some more classic hefeweizens, but it gives a nice, lightly silky mouth feel to counter the carbonation. I liked this domestic hefeweizen quite a bit. Nice introduction to the brewery, I'd gladly try anything else I see from them.

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Photo of TheGent
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alxcooldude3
4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mdwhisler
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste like hot dog water

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Yellow with moderate head that quickly dissipates to light ring. Smells of banana and vanilla esters and nutty. Taste is similar with wheat and just a hint of clove. Slightly sour in the finish.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I review this after the third can, stretched over a month.
We are Looking at a subpar -hefe with wilting fast foam and pale ale coloring. Smells improve the experience with the traditional banana-vanilla punch. Tastes are true with some pepper-like cloves adding spice to the punch. Sits soft in the mouth, though not a luxurious wheat the masters give.

I had Schnicklefritz first with a mild dal for lunch. While the spices paired interestingly, I could not get the softness of wheat until the second lunch which included chips and a mild salsa... which actually went well.

I am keen on Urban Chestnut's packaging as presented by their website. Specifically smart is their Beer Divergency categorization for the Urban/revolution series for the crafting of innovative beers and the Reverence/traditional series to which Schnickelfritz belongs. A successful, multiple beer garden business sustains Urban Chestnut and I look forward to trying their Belgian-inspired wares.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aurascoper
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobier10
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can with a large 360° lid opening.

Peeled back the lid and poured into a 16 oz weissbier glass. Very clear, pale gold initial pour. After pouring the yeast - which was awkward swirling it in the can - it's cloudy with a small white head. Would have liked a bigger head with stronger carbonation, as is typical for the style.

Clove and banana aroma with a little bubble gum. Flavor follows suit and is more geared towards the spicy, phenolic side.

Medium-light bodied and smooth. Could benefit from being a little more crisp and effervescent. Overall, this missed the mark for me a little bit. Would like to try it from a bottle next time to see if there is any difference.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good hefe, tons of banana and clove from the yeast a very light and refreshing body and heavy carbonation. The body is a little light and doesn't have as much of the creamy wheaty body that some German examples have, but it's very refreshing with tons of the traditional yeast character.

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Photo of smithj4
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skillz
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YogaMattR355
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Psquared93
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of setokill
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanbeavers1995
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myboymi
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mattmarka1
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Schnickelfritz from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 299 ratings