Schnickelfritz | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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253 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of coolcole01
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not bad but not blowing the doors off either. Kind of has a rusty smell and initial taste. But the taste is better as you get through the first pint. It says there is a hint of banana but i dont taste it. I would say its the poor mans hacker pschoor but its more expensive for this than the hacker pshoor here.

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Photo of craigmj7
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a clear and very light yellow, with a small and rapidly dimishing head, and no lacing.

Smells like your typical hefe, but kinda muted- you get the light citrus, the banana, the wheat, etc- nothing you haven't seen before in the style.

This is pretty solid, but it lacks the crispness and effervescence of the best versions of the style, unfortunately. It does hit all of the classic notes you want, as described above, though- so it does taste good. It's just rough around the edges.

This is light bodied, a little crisp, but not crisp enough.

This isn't Urban Chestnut's best, but it's certainly good.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A mostly hazy, deep blonde color with light effervescence spiraling up. Head starts at 1 finger but recedes rather fast to a thin ring.

Aromas of some artificial banana liqueur, clove, and yeast.

Flavor has some interesting honey notes, soggy graham cracker. Following with chewed juicy fruit gum, phenolics, and lactic sourness. Just kind of odd and not to style exactly. Not much in the way of real character as far as yeast and hop go, and overall it just kind of tastes sickly. Gets real old, real quick.

Feel is clean and creamy, with a nice grainy finish.

Overall, this could have been a much better beer. I think it's unique, but not necessarily in a good way.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kelseyr713
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of foundersfan1
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rediculously large white bubbly head, and a little too clear and straw in color vs. the traditional cloudy yellow orange. Smells like a decent and almost authentic German like weissbier with a good blend of banana, spice, and bubblegum that carries to the flavor. Way too much carbonation on this one that leads too a spritzy feel. Overall decent, but would love during a heat wave if it were a tad smoother. Prost!

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Photo of cbutova
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- A cloudy pour from the 500ml into a small becher with a tiny white cap. The frothy head falls fast and lacing is very rare.

S- Fairly mild and straightforward. Hints of banana, apple, pear, pepper, pils grain, bread and vanilla sweets.

T- Follows the nose again with a spicy approach and mild grains. Pears, apple, slight tart lemon zest, corianer, pink peppercorn, raw pils grains, wheat bread, vanilla sweetness, clove and phenolics. Spicy hops.

MF- Smooth and silky body. It lands with a medium thickness and high end carbonation. Zesty lighy bitter ending.

Profile is mostly about the pale fruit esters and a spice from the yeast and hops. Mild and the fruits are a bit much for the style.

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Photo of instinct2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.66/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Schnickelfritz from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.84 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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