Black Walnut Wheat | Piney River Brewing Co.

Black Walnut WheatBlack Walnut Wheat
BA SCORE
43.5%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 92 ratings
Black Walnut WheatBlack Walnut Wheat
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
Ranking:
#34,176
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
92
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
15.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of jaydoc
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spunkmonja
4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. A dark wheat beer with subtle hints of walnut. YUM!

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Photo of FBarber
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light brown color - slightly cloudy, but see through when held to the light. Thin off-shite head dissipates quickly leaving no residual had or lacing. Smell has notes of wheat, malts, with a bit of a nutty overtone. Very mild aroma. Taste has notes of wheat, nuts, hint of bitter earthy hops on the back end. This would be pretty good except for the fact that the flavors taste so watered down. Feel is very light and easy drinking. Medium carbonation. Lacks the full mouthfeel identify expect from a wheat based malt bill. Overall this beer is just okay - it needs to be reworked to have the aromas and flavors pop more. As it is, its just too watered down to be good.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Riff
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +24.9%
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 +9.7%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jblackfish
1.87/5  rDev -48.2%
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 -17.5%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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 -14.4%
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 -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Black Walnut Wheat from Piney River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 43.5% out of 100 with 92 ratings
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