Winged Nut | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

Winged NutWinged Nut
BA SCORE
3.62/5
219 Ratings
Winged NutWinged Nut
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
Ranking:
#35,293
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
219
pDev:
12.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Photo of breakingbland
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of astromach
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tshute
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ehmdubya
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of scratch69
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
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 +7.2%
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 +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerred
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DeVriesC-LR
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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