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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we add a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create this wheat stout. Brimming with aromas of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winterís eve.

This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottle conditioned. Haze and sediment from the live yeast in the bottle are a result of the natural process used to create this beer. For best appearance, decant carefully into a clean, clear glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1791) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head that quickly evaporated. Almost no carbonation. Possibly the first wheat stout I have tasted and am not sure I am a fan of the style. I expected to like this much more than I did. Found it to be very thin and un-stoutlike with very little hoppiness. It was OK just far short of what I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (32) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Black/brown in appearance with only a minimal tan colored head and not much lacing. Aroma is of toasted marshmallows, wood, chocolate, and malts. Taste is of dark fruits, cocoa, and oak. Medium bodied at best but coats well enough and has nice drinkability. To summarize; this is a really good stout with a unique twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (4898) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a pours a cloudy brown with tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and roast. Thin mouth with strong chocolate and roasted malts, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (558) - - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at tasting room. Later was drink of choice for entire table at Duckfat. Pretty unique stout. Pours a deep hazy brown/black. Drinks somewhat light bodied for a stout but really smooth. Roasted notes, chocolate and smoke come through. Dried fruits and yeast later. Belgian notes are subtle but add definite interest. Unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
malrubius (1956) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with loud dissipating brown head. Boozy tangy wheaty clovey chocolate aroma. Tangy fruity chocolate sweetness with very heavy raisiny plummy fruitiness and some woody bitterness with lingering chocolaty fruit. Medium-full body. Low carbo. Itís an "icy winterís eve," but this is far from perfect. Mostly unpleasant. Some beer seem good on paper...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a deep brown to black with a medium sized tan head. Chocolate and wood. Medium bodied, rich and full of cocoa and chocolate. Long slowly warming chocolate finish. Big and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours black with a very thick light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate with dark roast coffee after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug and a weizen. At the time, I was a bit confused as to what style this beer really was. What was poured into the weizen glass yielded a far larger white foamy head that the mug. Everything else is the same. The rest of the appearance was a dark brown close to black color. The lacing is the same in both glasses, foamy and thick. The smell was the same in both glasses, though the banana esters may have lasted longer in the weizen. Thereís a dark roasty chocolate in a stale breadiness. The taste followed the nose. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium in body. Sessionable? To me, not exactly as I donít think the flavors really meshed that well. Overall, out of all the times Iíve had this when I was living in Maine, I could never get into this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (402) - - DEC 13, 2013
Opaque, Assertive nose, Full body, medium in flavor intensity, flat in mouthfeel, avg length. Balanced bitter-sweet tastes, suggestion of lactose, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2661) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Appearance bonus due to the nitro tap I had this on. Like a roasty creamy beer milkshake. Tasty notes of cocoa and like roasty coffee. I like this quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
650ml bottle. Dark pour with some reddish undertones. Aroma is cocoa and some coffee. Much of the chocolate is lost in the taste, it is more like one of those coffees that are described as being fruity, which I canít describe better as I donít really drink strange imported coffee very often. Overall, smelled better than it tasted, kind of an odd mishmash. It worked, but was strange.

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