Cornstalker Dark Wheat
Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
Wheat Beer - American Dark
Ranked #4
Ranked #25,273
3.64 | pDev: 12.91%
Mar 30, 2022
Jun 17, 2010
Cornstalker Dark WheatCornstalker Dark Wheat
Notes: A fantastic Dark Wheat. Clean, roasty, round, and surprisingly dry. Incredibly drinkable.
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3.59 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 30, 2022
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 23, 2021
3.53 by Myboymi from Kansas on Nov 16, 2019
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Cornstalker pours an almost blackish color, with no head, lots of bubbles. Rich sweet smell. Flavor is full of molasses, and creamy wheat, really fits together. Good body and feel. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, great flavors and feel.

Oct 28, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Proteus93 from Virginia

A: Pours surprisingly dark--essentially opaque, showing a brown hue when held to the light. This is more like what I might expect from a stout. Creamy, sandy brown head with decent retention.

S + T: The hallmark banana scent is present, though I feel like I detect a coffee aroma, as well. A little bit of a sweet, bubblegum like follow through. It's somewhat confusing with each smell. The taste makes more sense with the banana and bubblegum tastes like other wheat beers, along with a little bit of roastiness.

M + O: Medium bodied, and maybe just a tad more carbonation than necessary. It leaves a bit of residual flavour on the finish that is a little bitter. A decent offering.

Jul 15, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by superwho24 from Arkansas

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.

Nov 05, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

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.

Jul 16, 2017
3.86 by lewdwig from Michigan on Jul 16, 2017
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3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by 1angrydwarf from Kansas

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.

Apr 03, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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.

Feb 14, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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

Jan 29, 2017
4.08 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Oct 29, 2016
4.08 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Oct 26, 2016
4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana on Aug 13, 2016
3.78 by jimmygord from Illinois on May 13, 2016
3.4 by zaraspook from Illinois on Mar 21, 2016
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Feb 21, 2016
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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jw4free from Kansas

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.

Jan 30, 2016
3.49 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 27, 2016
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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

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.

Nov 04, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Oct 22, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

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.

Sep 30, 2015
2 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 07, 2015
3.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Jul 31, 2015
3.5 by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa on Jun 16, 2015
3.63 by OneBadBadger from Nebraska on May 08, 2015
3.67 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Apr 12, 2015
2.92 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Apr 01, 2015
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3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by SD-Alefan from South Dakota

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.

Mar 31, 2015
3.77 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2015
3.44 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2014
3.76 by aphamer from Kansas on Dec 16, 2014
1 by Miami66 from Nebraska on Nov 30, 2014
3.75 by mkh895 from Arizona on Oct 26, 2014
3.75 by KZane from Kansas on Oct 25, 2014
3 by lysergicdream from Colorado on Oct 11, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

12 oz can in a Guinness pub-style glass.

A- Well, I selected the right glass for this nearly black pour with a tan head. Light lacing, lasting film. The beer picks up some color from light at the bottom of the glass.

S-Roasted. Dark malts, coffee, hearty fruits, all roasted. A wisp of alcohol. Molasses, cocoa.

T- Just a bit TOO roasted, maybe.

M- Light body and tingly, semi-dry. It's just a bit harsh, slightly over-roasted.

O- Not bad, could be a little smoother with the heat turned down on the malts, perhaps.

Oct 11, 2014
4.04 by Deever2 from Minnesota on Sep 05, 2014
4.25 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Sep 02, 2014
Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 113 ratings