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:
214
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

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Photo of kscaldef
2.32/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Hilton rooftop in St. Louis. Waitress said it was an "amber", so a bit of a surprise there, but I'll try to review to the actual style. No head on the beer when it arrived, dark copper color without much in the way of bubbles. I was surprised off the bat by how sweet the beer was. Not overtly or cloyingly, but enough to seem out-of-place. Once my tongue adjusted to that, I found a medicinal, slightly metallic, flavor waiting for me which would last through the next 3/4 of the glass until I finally gave up on it. Felt a bit undercarbonated, and had an unpleasant aftertaste. It's possible this beer wasn't getting a fair presentation; I'd be pretty surprised if this bar does proper draft line maintenance; but I don't see myself rushing out to give this beer another try elsewhere.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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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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2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear deep orange. Nice off-white head. Contiguous wisps on the surface. Medium collar.

Smell - Very phenolic. Clove, banana, some hops. Definitely nutty.

Taste - Same phenolic character. Oppressive here. Sharp flavor. Strong yeastiness. Nuttiness is less pronounced.

Mouthfeel - A little harsh on the sharp yeastiness. Medium body.

Overall - Not a pleasant beer after a few sips.

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2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appropriately, pours a light chestnut color, only a pretty thin white head.

Aroma is much like a saison or a tripel--very yeasty, some mild spice, maybe faint nuttiness, not a whole lot going on. Fairly dry.

Taste is sweeter, nuts are more apparent but not super rich. Lots of yeast and spice again, also an odd metallic/iron like taste.

Mouthfeel is solid, good carbonation and a pretty full body.

Decent beer, hoped for more, definitely wish there were more nutty flavors.

5.7/10

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2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from trade. Amber pour with thick white head. Smell is sweet, nutty. Taste is unique - that earthiness from the chestnuts, some roasted malt flavor, cotton candy sweetness, banana. Probably wouldnt' do this one again. Chestnuts + beer not my thing but can see how others might like it.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Winged Nut from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.7 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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