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Cornstalker Dark Wheat | Thunderhead Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.64/5
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108 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
thunderheadbrewing.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fantastic Dark Wheat. Clean, roasty, round, and surprisingly dry. Incredibly drinkable.

Added by zdk9 on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,532
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
108
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of superwho24
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black beer with a light brown colored head. Smell of dark chocolate maybe a bit of coffee. Flavor has mildly spicy, malty, Irish cream, chocolaty taste. Might sound strange, but the aftertaste reminds me a little of eggnog. Mouthfeel is creamy and soothing.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I didn't check the date on the can before it was tossed, but I don't think it was very old.

Nearly black body with tiny chestnut highlights, pretty clear compared to very opaque pints I've had in the past. Finger of tan head, some lacing around the weizen glass which seems to help the head stay longer.
Mostly roasty aroma with some malted corn. Faint fresh bread and toasted wheat bread, a pinch of pumpernickel. No alcohol nor a big German yeast character as per the American style.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with a little caramel sweetness, chocolate, and a dry finish. Very light bitterness at the end.
Surprisingly crisp and dry with a little chew or fluff to it in the middle. Very drinkable.

While not mind-blowing, it's a very good American Dark Wheat. Good in the winter, good in the summer, just good all around.

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Photo of lewdwig
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Surprisingly dark envisioned more transparency. Looks like a porter
S: Not all that much some roasted malt and faint corn.
T: Tastes like an average porter to me. I really didn't expect so much roast. I really dont care for strange corn taste coming thru.
F: Nothing special on the full side.
O: Average if you dont mind the weird corn/adjunct taste in the background it ruins it for me so I am glad I got a sample pack.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank straight from the can; no visual cues.

Corn & malt in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

In the flavor, corn & malt with a faint whiff of toffee. Not very interesting.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a pilsener glass

Pours a dark ruby brown, two finger brown fizzy foam cap thay quickly settles.

Aroma of wheat grain, roasted malts, whiff of smoke

Taste of roasted malts, light smoky taste

Very low sudsing, fizzy, roasted malt taste lingers

Nice beer

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmygord
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a lager glass. L: black opaque. That was a surprise. Head was weak and faded nearly instantly. Zero lace. S: roasted grains. T: coffee. F: fairly thin. A bit of carbonation. O: a nice easy drinking dark beer.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Taste: Big malty wheat and corn notes with a hint of sweet.
Dark Brown in color and semi opaque.
Smokey bready nose.
Medium almost full body.
Some lace to the head.
Complex roasted finish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance : Wow. Pours way darker than I thought it would. Dark chocolate color with 100% opacity. The head starts out 2 fingers and then recedes to a small ring.

Smell : Cocoa malts, karo syrup, barley wort, some slight hop, and a little bit of coca-cola. The semi-sweet aroma is inviting.

Taste : The dark malts come out right away, with lots of toasted flavor, and a delicious french roast coffee taste rushes in. A bitter sting of hop finishes out the tail end of the coffee flavor, giving it the impression of a chewed bean. Impressive.

Feel : Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a slightly pasty semi-dry, roasted finish.

Overall : Creative, interesting, unique. I'd have it again.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pitch black with a two-finger tan head. The head recedes quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts and light coffee.

T - The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, and a light fruity sweetness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - An okay beer. The flavors are light and mellow.

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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of fossage78
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneBadBadger
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking beer, dark with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasty and slightly charred.
The taste was a bit strange to me, it comes off as a bit burnt with a little too much of
the char flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel seemed a bit thin for a wheat beer.
Overall, not entirely pleasant.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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