Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #81
Ranked #19,298
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
Jun 27, 2022
Feb 02, 2011
Very Good
Notes: 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
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4 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jun 27, 2022
3.83 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2022
3.89 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 26, 2021
3.95 by Eychung from New York on Dec 12, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Murky bright yellow body with a giant white head that slowly dies down over time. Big bubblegum and wheat right away in the smell, get cracker malt, lemon peel, and german yeast supporting. Taste is very focused on the bubble gum, banana, and lemon that is sweet almost like meringue, before wheat, german yeast, cracker malt, faint spice led by clove and floral notes add something more. More surface level hefe but good. Feel is wheat driven with a phenol smoothness, medium-light bodied, and bright but has limited textures to keep interest over a pint. Solid wheat with no glaring weaknesses, god for a hot day

Oct 15, 2021
4 by Stengelfoot from California on Sep 03, 2021
3.85 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I could have sworn I'd had this many times over the years, but I guess that assumption has just been there the whole time. Remedying things immediately. This stuff pours a cloudy sunset amber-brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, clove, light black pepper, a twinge of candied orange peel, a strange vein of bubble gum, and some banana peel. The taste does away with the bubble gum, thankfully, allowing those classic hef flavors to come through. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. overall, a very nice, classically-inspired (albeit slightly sweeter than classical examples of the style) hef. Good times.

Jul 03, 2021
3.68 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jun 27, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jkrich from Florida

Poured from a non-dated 16 oz. can: hazy golden hue with a sustained, very nice-looking foamy white head. It is the appropriate Weissbier appearance.

Rather muted spicy aromas of bread and hops.

The first impression is this is a very faithful interpretation of the South-German specialty. You immediately taste the zesty spices of cloves, bananas, and faint bubblegum. Often, after a few sips, this style can become one-dimensional in the mouthfeel; this one maintains the effervescence necessary for this style throughout the experience. This effort is still a notch below the best German interpretations but well worth seeking out.

May 09, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LukeGude from Iowa

Large bottle from John’s poured into stein, can’t resist the European styles. Bursting banana hefeweizen, terrific taste.

Feb 06, 2021
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Taybeh from Minnesota

From a tallboy (unsure about date) bought as a single on a December road-trip into a weizen glass, pours a very clear bright golden yellow with a somewhat disappointingly minimal head and little retention. Nose balances and harmonizes banana and clove nicely, but it is a light nose without much depth...some sweet graininess in there, too. Taste carries the nose forward, and adds a little citrus, especially at the back-end and I'm also getting less banana throughout (which is kind of disappointing). Moderate mouthful that is fairly smooth without any zing or liveliness -- which is fine -- but it is also a little bit watery, which is a bit of a knock.

Ehh, it's okay, but nowhere near as good as their Zwickel. Who knows, maybe it was an old can and I need to try a fresher version.

Jan 28, 2021
1.16 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Jan 22, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nass from Florida

The pour is pale yellow. The taste is mild banana & mild clove, not bad I've had worst in this style. Cheers! B

Nov 01, 2020
3.95 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Sep 16, 2020
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3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice tasting bavarian style weiss beer very refreshing

Aug 13, 2020
3.96 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 15, 2020
3.97 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jul 08, 2020
4.1 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jun 18, 2020
3.91 by kaseydad from California on May 16, 2020
3.67 by DesMoinesMike from Iowa on Feb 24, 2020
4.35 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Feb 15, 2020
4.5 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2020
3.89 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Nov 21, 2019
4.34 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Oct 11, 2019
3.56 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Oct 02, 2019
3.91 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 25, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I'm trying this beer at Effing Brew Company in Effingham, IL. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent and taste had clove and banana flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Aug 14, 2019
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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Peggysue from Arizona

It was one of the best tasting White Beer ever. I only asked for a half hour but while drinking it I wished I would have had the larger size. I bought a 4 pack and took it back to Phoenix with me. Going to share it with my 3 children and son in law. Great place too!

Aug 04, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - pale yellow color slight head
Smell - mostly banana
Taste - banana slight clove
Feel - medium body and a lighter carbonation
Overall - pretty tasty

Jul 21, 2019
4.28 by sirzekel from Georgia on Jun 07, 2019
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on May 20, 2019
5 by Pknitty86 from Missouri on Apr 18, 2019
3.58 by Walnut from Missouri on Apr 04, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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.

Mar 22, 2019
3.99 by TheGent from New Jersey on Mar 16, 2019
4.99 by alxcooldude3 from Missouri on Feb 26, 2019
5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jan 30, 2019
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Mdwhisler from Illinois

Taste like hot dog water

Nov 09, 2018
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