Winged Nut
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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From:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #37
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,500
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.95%
Ratings:
231
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 17, 2021
Added:
Jun 28, 2011
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  56
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: We affectionately refer to the first beer in our Revolution series of modern, American craft beer, as our unusual little bird. It’s a little on the flighty side @ 5.4% ABV, and it’s a little on the wacky side because we brew it with finely milled chestnuts (genus castanea …for you nut freaks), Willamette hops, and we ferment it with a Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain. All of these nuances contribute to its ‘nutty’ personality.

22 IBU
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Photo of Captain69
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

real crisp ale brite yellow pour fine head great smooth taste

Aug 17, 2021
Photo of tmm786
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tmm786 from Tennessee

Pours a murky brown in the glass with not much head. Very little aroma. Not quite a full brown ale, not quite a wheat beer. Needs more direction in one way or the other.

Feb 12, 2021
 
3.71 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Sep 13, 2018
Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Dark reddish amber with creamy head and generous lacing. Strong banana-y scent. The flavor is burnt and noticeably nutty, especially in the aftertaste. Reasonably malty. Lightly bittered.

Jul 22, 2018
 
3.46 by ConnorMobs from Missouri on Jun 29, 2018
Photo of Act25
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

I like this better than most BAs. Chestnut is a great additive to this German style.
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
a) Classic malty amber color, with clear body, no vis carbonation, and little short lived head (additives kill stick).
S) Too faint for what’s in store when you sip. Nutty, malty.
T) Big welcoming German malt style, Alt Bier in Cologne, malty, sweet, but balanced with hop and that over arching nutty chestnut flavor which is sweet cola like, but natural and a great food pairing.
F) Spicey nutty, slick, ticklish. Low carbonation, good weight and syrup slick. Nice dry, earthy chalky finish.
o) Many 4s for originality. Would try all this brewers’ beers.

May 15, 2018
 
3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on May 12, 2018
Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beerucee from Texas

Nothing special for me... just a wheat beer

Feb 26, 2018
Photo of BBW
4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by BBW from Wisconsin

One of the most delicious beers I have ever had in my life. No words to describe the deep, nutty taste.

Feb 08, 2018
 
3.73 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Jan 27, 2018
 
3.15 by porters4life from Illinois on Jan 23, 2018
 
4.03 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Nov 23, 2017
Photo of breakingbland
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by breakingbland from Michigan

Served on tap in a tall glass. The beer is a gorgeous golden copper with a scant head. There isn't much aroma -- just a little sweetness. The taste is rich and roasty with a medium amount of malty sweetness. There is a faint hops presence. The mouthfeel shines: the body and carbonation are virtually perfect and balance each other to give a very nice roundness.

Oct 19, 2017
 
2.85 by astromach from Illinois on Sep 11, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

apparently i like this one better than most folks, as its quite unique for the style, and the use of chestnuts is a really cool idea. i dont know a lot of beers to use them in the mash, and while this beer doesnt taste like chestnuts to me necessarily, what they contribute to the beer is quite obvious. somewhere short of brown in color, deeper than copper, but clear and sort of bright, gorgeous head on it, almost looks belgian, white and wispy. aroma is great, nutty fur sure, but some of that is from the other malts in here too, some caramel sweetness too, and a neat earthiness, toasted, warming, hearty and autumnal in vibe. the flavors are like that as well, malty, with a lighter banana yeast complexion than say their hefeweizen, but a similar complexion with some fall spice notes to it as well. the chestnuts seem to add a dry earthy almost chalky taste and feel, as well as some body, this tastes organic and natural to me, very much from the earth, and i like that in an old world style like this. beautiful balance and layers of flavor, a touch sweet, but still highly drinkable. one of the most unique beers they do in here on a regular basis, and i liked it a whole lot! highly recommended for something unconventional in a classic style.

Aug 21, 2017
 
4.33 by bicyclesandbeer from Illinois on Aug 20, 2017
 
3.75 by tshute from Missouri on Jul 31, 2017
 
4 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jul 06, 2017
Photo of dd53grif
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aromas of wheat bread and banana. Tastes of wheat bread, clove and banana. Sweet and tangy.
Good mouth feel.

May 30, 2017
 
2.75 by ehmdubya from Missouri on May 26, 2017
 
3.76 by Branlott42 from Missouri on May 15, 2017
 
3.54 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on May 11, 2017
 
3.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 01, 2017
 
3.73 by scratch69 from Missouri on Apr 11, 2017
Photo of mynie
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by mynie from Maryland

I don't care for chestnuts so I don't remember why I bought this other than that maybe it was cheap.

Nice pour. Dark brown, fluffy white head. Style listing says it's a dunkel but it's more logically a brown, right? Whatever.

Smells malt-forward, very fruity, with some organic nutiness. Like a 90s beer that was maybe not that great.

Tastes like it smells: really not sure what they hell they were going for here, even in a general stylistic sense. Nutty and peaty, yeah, but the nutiness doesn't jibe up all that well with the grain bill. It's not *horrible*, but certainly not worth buying.

Mar 21, 2017
Photo of Parmesan
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a copper/amber color with a very creamy head that sticks around for a while and lots of lacing around the glass.

S: Sweet grain, chestnuts and other nuts with notes of the weissbier yeast strain. A slight floral hop a the end.

T: Sweet malt, a nice earthy nuttiness. A slight floral hop and notes of the weissbier yeast strain.

F: Medium body and carbonation

O: A unique and a very interesting beer.

Nov 08, 2016
 
4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Oct 26, 2016
 
3.5 by Gerred from Missouri on Sep 26, 2016
 
3.92 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Aug 06, 2016
 
3.69 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2016
 
3.5 by COR8RFAN from Colorado on Jun 23, 2016
 
3.98 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jun 19, 2016
 
3.02 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.79 by DeVriesC-LR from Arkansas on May 29, 2016
 
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on May 22, 2016
 
4 by krome from Illinois on May 17, 2016
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: Looks like a dunkel with that beautiful color of copper and brown blended together by a Crayola alchemist. The head is frothy, thick, and stays put as a nice dark cream color cap, it never truly dissipates. Lacing is beautiful: Many bands of squiggly foam and maybe even some random splotches that look like sea creatures.

Aroma: Sweet, malty, and hazelnut syrup aroma could come to mind. The Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain is definitely the prominent aroma as it makes me think a little bit about bananas in my beer.

Taste: Sweet to the touch on the taste buds. Buttery malts and mild notions of hazelnut flavors.
Big banana Hefeweizen punch on every sip. A little hint of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a tad dry and sticky, if that's possible.

Overall: I do like the size of the bottle as a 4-pack: 16.9 oz. This is a fine beer, but when the taste is the worst attribute, that's not right. I think it tastes too much like bananas than hazelnuts.

Apr 28, 2016
 
4.25 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.7 by Eagleyes from Missouri on Feb 21, 2016
 
3.78 by Bung from Michigan on Jan 12, 2016
Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 231 ratings