Count Orlok
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #133
Ranked #23,728
3.72 | pDev: 11.56%
Oct 17, 2021
Sep 07, 2013
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Notes: Nosferatu (Bird of Death) aka Count Orlok was THE German Count Dracula. He was a blood-sucking vampire…but being German he must’ve enjoyed beer too, right? We believe it is so and thus have created a Black Pumpkin Wheat Ale in his honor…a “bier noir” if you will.

18 IBU
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ponypunk

Black in color with a beautiful thick off white head with a lot of lacing that lasts forever. Smells of cloves, bourbon, cinnamon, Flavors of pumpkin, banana & cracker, with no hop notes and minimal sweetness. The mouthfeel is not thick or thin, just somewhere in between. This is a very subtle and balanced beer as nothing really stands out but maybe that is it's genius. All of the different elements meld together. I like this beer. Really pairs well with desert!

Oct 17, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

great pumpkin taste - slightly on strong side . more on malty side than hops. can taste the spices

May 04, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by basaywhat from Illinois

500 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a decent head and bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and vanilla. Taste of wheat, pumpkin, spices and vanilla. Mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.

May 08, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TH28 from Florida

500ml bottle. 8/8/17 bottle date. Appearance: Deep brown and murky, with a hint of ruby red and a medium light khaki foam head with some lacing. Aroma: Toasted maltiness, a touch of pumpkin spicing and some strong pear and clove esters. Taste: Moderate malt sweetness, mostly bread crusts and a touch of nuttiness, light pumpkin spicing of allspice and nutmeg, and a bit of pear from the yeast. Bitterness on the strong side for a wheat ale Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a touch of creaminess and moderate carbonation Finish: Allspice, clove, and pear linger long after the swallow, with a touch of toasted bread crust in the background. Overall: Would have to describe this as a pumpkin dunkelweizen, and a complex one at that. The pumpkin spicing seems to both complement and contrast the fruity and clove esters from the weizen yeast, creating an overall really nice beer for both the fall and winter season.

Jan 07, 2018
3.54 by Donkster46 from Washington on Nov 01, 2017
4.04 by Damngoodrx from New York on Oct 11, 2017
3.5 by CPAles from Illinois on Aug 24, 2017
3.25 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Mar 29, 2017
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerguy04 from Illinois

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Very dark for a pumpkin ale. Smells of pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin spice, with a malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, good fall seasonal.

Feb 11, 2017
3.45 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Nov 20, 2016
3.8 by rlee1390 from Indiana on Nov 19, 2016
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 31, 2016
3.77 by scratch69 from Missouri on Oct 21, 2016
3.75 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Oct 16, 2016
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4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is pumpkin, spices, malts and medium nuttiness. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, malts, a hint of chocolate/coffee and a mix of tart and mild acidity in the finish.

Sep 30, 2016
3.5 by COR8RFAN from Colorado on Jun 23, 2016
4.07 by dabear85 from Illinois on Dec 18, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by threesignificantstarfish from Missouri

The bottle is the coolest part about the beer for sure. Definitely a new fall favorite for me too. Smells like any other pumpkin ale, darker color (obviously), and tastes like the dark lord himself. Just kidding that's gross

Dec 16, 2015
4.04 by Boca-X from Missouri on Nov 08, 2015
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4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jaredsmith83 from Missouri

This is a very interesting take on the pumpkin beer. Its darker than any other pumpkin beer I've had, pouring out a very dark brown, almost black. The scent hits you with pumpkin pie spices and plenty of nutmeg and some cloves in there. Its got a good amount of carbonation as well, but did not affect my personal tastes. The flavor is what gets me, in a bad way sometimes, with pumpkin beers. This one tasted rather great, finishing with nearly a pumpkin pie creaminess to it. Some pumpkin beers tend to have an overwhelming anise flavor that I'm not fond of, yet this one avoided that. If you want something different from your standard pumpkin beer, this one is a great choice.

Nov 03, 2015
Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

This is a richly deep brown beer, with a fizzy tan head. The brew is heavily carbonated, making the head is undulate with new bubbles. The aroma has a serious clove and nutmeg smell, not bad, but on the edge of being overdone. There is, however, a roasted and wheat-twang underneath the spice. The taste is great...a slightly sweet brew with lots of complex flavor (wheat, malt, roasted notes, earth, spice). Full in body, yet the carbonation keeps it alive. Nice.

Oct 30, 2015
4.25 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Oct 30, 2015
3.68 by AMCPhD from Virginia on Oct 28, 2015
Photo of GradyHarris55
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by GradyHarris55 from Missouri

Dark smoky taste with pumpkin spice finish

Oct 25, 2015
4.03 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Oct 18, 2015
4.36 by foundersfan1 from Missouri on Oct 17, 2015
3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Oct 05, 2015
3.56 by kjkinsey from Texas on Oct 04, 2015
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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours ebony with thumb of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Cloves & nutmeg, cinnamon

T: Follows the nose, a little dryness, a little squashyness up front. Dryness, faint metallic taste, not too bad, I get this a lot in this style beer, a little green apple taffy as well as this warms, some Band-Aid as well, a little cinnamon leaks in as well, more squashyness. Finishes dry with some pumpkin pie spice, some pear, some juicy fruit

MF: Light/medium body, a little too much carbonation for my liking

This beer isn't quite what I expected, but better than I expected, different can be good, but not one I would buy again..

Sep 27, 2015
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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tempest from New York

Nice beer, but not enough depth. There's a subtle roast aroma, but it's too light. The wheat malt flavor is a bit dull and the pumpkin is fine, but nothing new or interesting. Easy drinking and smooth.

Sep 19, 2015
3.37 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Sep 18, 2015
4.01 by aratcliffe from Kansas on Sep 17, 2015
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4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Arrives with a massive head capping the mahogany colored liquid; a veritable curtain of lacing hangs around

Smell: Toasted wheat bread, pumpkin and pie spices

Taste: The toasted wheat, pumpkin and pie spice flavors are front and center from the start; the spice tones build a bit through the middle and the finish brings a hint of ginger snap

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: An interesting twist on the pumpkin beer style; the real pumpkin flavor shines through and is well-balanced with the toasty malt and pie spice elements

Sep 10, 2015
3.93 by jsh420 from Illinois on Sep 02, 2015
3.65 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Apr 26, 2015
3.8 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Dec 07, 2014
3.25 by bnes09 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2014
4 by rlb49 from Missouri on Nov 11, 2014
3.5 by JulesBrew from Missouri on Oct 22, 2014
Count Orlok from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 83 ratings