Schnickelfritz | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

Added by KI9A on 02-02-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
232
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
24.23%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 232
Reviews by KI9A:
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4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Hazy yellow, creamy head. Great lace
S: Banannas, clove..obvious German hefe.
T: Follows nose, maybe a bit of vanilla? Perfect balance, clove, or bananna notes not over done.
M: Creamy, light, perfect!
D: Amazing. I love German hefe's, and this is hands down, world class. Wierd drinking one in January, but, it works.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of otoolman221
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow straw in color. A fingernail of white foam rests on top. Banana ester aroma is very compelling. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for me. The taste starts of with the wheat and banana flavoring. The finish is brisk, but fulfilling. I like the look and the aroma but that felt like a tease.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of navband
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Zonian1
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of justme
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KJolly
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Astoria Bier & Cheese. Overall, a smoother and more subtle hefe but it hits all the right notes. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, but it's lighter on the clove.

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Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazed gold with 1" of eggshell colored head (vigorous pour). No head retention or lacing

S: Cloves & green banana

T: Follows the nose, some ripe banana, white grapes & pears along some juicy fruit up front. More juicy fruit & pears, plus a little tartness & dryness as this warms, green banana & cloves as well. Finishes with some dryness, juicy fruit & cloves

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation

Easy drinker, fairly spot on for the style, easily the best beer I've had from these guys

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Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500 ml bottle into nonic pint. No visible bottle date.

A: Pours light yellow with 2-3 finger soapy white head that settles quickly to a thin cap. Some light lacing.

S: Banana, clove, nutmeg, bubblegum, and cracker malts.

T: Bready malts with a hint of banana sweetness. Some grassy funk, and faint spices - clove, and nutmeg. I get a little bubblegum flavor in the finish,

M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. I was expecting it to be a light lighter.

O: Easy drinking nice beer. I might have preferred the spices to be a bit more pronounced, but enjoyable still.

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Photo of bwood06
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a pint glass

A - Creamy and somewhat frothy white head that dissipates slowly. Cloudy golden beer with slow rising carbonation. Moderately carbonated. 4.25/5

S - Banana and clove really stand out in the aroma. Also present are a light lemony citrus note and a bit of sourdough bread. 4.25/5

T - Lemony citrus right off the bat transitioning to clove and then to very strong banana ester. A bit of sourdough bread with herbal hops on the back end. 4/5

M - Medium bodied but also somewhat crisp. Flavor leaves the palate somewhat quickly but light and smooth mouthfeel remains. Light to moderate carbonation. 3.75/5

O - Excellent hefeweizen offering from Urban Chestnut here. Very strong on banana and clove with a bit lighter than normal body. Very true to tradition. Low on ABV but high on flavor. 4/5

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Photo of caustin90
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsh420
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty good, but not the best of the style. It just seems like it is currently about 7/10 of what this style should be. If you want a milder version, this would be it.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Schnickelfritz from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.88 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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