Schnickelfritz | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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264 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:
264
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chris1411
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rarigney
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned 4/27/17 poured into a tall wheat beer glass at fridge temp 4.8% ABV 12 IBU. The beer pours a bright straw yellow with almost no yeast haze. There is a short lived head of off white color that recedes to a ring and skim coat atop the beer. Aroma is clove first followed by banana. The flavor follows exactly with clove at the forefront and banana coming in second. Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied and gently carbonated. The finish is mostly dry with no bitterness. Overall, very good. Hefeweizens can be too much for me sometimes. I'm not a huge banana fan and these are sometimes banana bombs. This is a more restrained example.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought this on a whim because I liked the look of the can and I felt like drinking something German. Here are my impressions:
Pours a hazy straw yellow color. It is a pretty nice look except that my only reservation is that the head was quite modest and midway through disapated entirely.
At first a slightly earthy and funky aroma. However, this is fleeting as soon notes of banana, the dominant aroma, clove and lemon take over.
As with typical Hefeweizen, the flavor of banana provides a sweetness. However, I feel that this one has added layers of lemon and citrus fruit that adds a mellow tartness and a feeling of slightly sour banana. The wheat adds fullness and softness. A whisper of clove and peppery hops balanced things out. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but drinks light. The moderate carbonation adds a nice tingle.
I haven't heard of this brewery before. It is a pretty good representation of the style with a personal touch that sets it apart.

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3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
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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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Schnickelfritz from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.85 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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