Winged Nut | 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: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MusicaleMike on 06-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ehmdubya
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of scratch69
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerred
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy dark orange/light brown, with a puffy light tan head that sticks around for a while. Tastes just as advertised - a Bavarian Weissbier with a hint of chestnut. At 5.4%, a nice flavorful easy drinker. Way to go UCBC!

Using the Begnel formula, 16.9 oz. eurobottle x 5.4% = 91.3, or 1.8 Bud Lights.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DeVriesC-LR
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eagleyes
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cih26d
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.7 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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