Black Walnut Wheat | Piney River Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
pineyriverbrewing.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Buckets, burlap bags and pickup truck beds are filled with black walnuts each fall in the Ozarks. The rich and lively flavor of the wild, hand-harvested black walnut is a renowned flavor of the region. We're proud to continue celebrating local flavor and tradition with our handcrafted Black Walnut Wheat Ale.

18 IBU

Added by MTNboy on 01-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown. Thin, bubbly, short off white head that fades fast.

Smells malt, nutty, earthy, fresh peeled walnuts.

Tastes bready malt, black walnut and some earthy bitterness. Finish is dry with a light bitter earthy linger. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
2.52/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Riff
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown color with a tiny bit of white head to it that faded quickly away. Smells deeply of nuts and wheat, almost as good as a freshly cracked nut. Taste follows with a rich malty flavor topped with nice tones of walnut and finishing with a wheat flavor. Medium to medium light body. Finishes cleanly. It's nothing mind blowing but a very solid beer that delivers on the promised walnut and wheat flavor. I actually preferred this a little more from the can than poured, I thought the walnut flavor was more pronounced that way.

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Photo of JacobBalt
4.51/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I wish more people could try this fresh from their tap room. Incredible. I'm usually an ipa kimd of guy. I like the bitterness of the hops. This one was an unlikely favorite. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Tan head, great flavor, i havent had it from a can, but man on draft, i couldnt get enough. The unique black walnut flavor is what did it for me. Never had a beer quite like this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i find it hard to believe others didnt like this one more. it has one of the more authentic and robust, and also least forced real walnut flavor of any beer i can think of, and whether or not you like the malty sweetness all the way through this, you have to respect the use of the special ingredient, it has yielded a beer that is completely unique, at least to my tastes. deep warm amber in color, clearish, with a short but persistent off white head. smells nutty and toasty, again warming and rich, the walnut seem fresh but not green, and really heavily dosed. wheat malt may be a darker wheat, maybe it takes its color from the walnuts, its tough to tell, and the taste doesnt give it away either, as the flavor of the walnuts has a toasted quality about it, and the wheat is clean and light in comparison, thats how it comes across. woody, nutty, sweet, hints of maple and brown sugar, tree bark, golden raisin, and the wheat, which also has a rawness along with its toast, neat complexity. no doubt this one is sugary, it never really resolves, and just sort of slowly fades in the finish, and i can see that being a turn off for some, and it certainly slowed me down a little but, but i am in awe of the walnut flavor coming through. really neat beer, one of those local gems i wish more people could taste. huge fan of this, and a standing winner in the walnut beer category for me right now!

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jblackfish
1.87/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Color dark brown, aroma negligible. Taste is a very light nutty hint - very low carbonation. There could be a hint of coffee flavor altho there is no coffee there. It reminds me of drinking a flat, watered down coke - very disappointing brew as a beer. Still drinkable but I'd never choose it an enjoyable brew with all the other great one around. Life's too short.

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A - fizzy cola brown. Light brown head. 3.25

S light sweet 2.75

T bitter roasted malts 3

M a touch watery but refreshing and cold 2.75

D not outstanding but acceptable 3.25

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Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown ale under a different name

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dark copper body with a thin, khaki hued head. Aromas include malts, earth, nuts. Sweet with a thin body. Mediocre.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 1 pint can, this beer is a murky, blackish-brown color with a thin head. The aroma is of grain...at first I didn't get any nuts, but, after several sips, there may be a faint scent of walnut. The taste is a bit astringent and dry, with a bitterness in the finish. Not a lot of wheat. The beer is interesting, but didn't really grab me.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can, dated 10/20/15. Pours clear, light brown in color, with a very small amount of beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is light and very one-dimensional: malty. Taste is also one-dimensional: lightly of medium roast malts, like a brown ale, and the wheat comes through. Mouth-feel is thin, I get a bit of the carbonation, and there is not much of a finish.

I got this because wanted to try something from Piney River; and while this beer is easily drinkable (especially with dinner), I don't see anything that stands out about it. Still, it is a decent offering from a new brewery.

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Photo of tone77
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, molasses, walnuts. Taste is also a bit on the sweet side. Wheat, brown sugar, some walnuts, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique beer worth trying.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Black Walnut Wheat from Piney River Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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