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Urban Chestnut Hop Switch 2
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with Hallertau Tradition only - some of the hops added late to the boil to increase the hop aroma and flavour. Aroma: trace honey, vls. grassy. Flavour: sl. fruity, sl. sweet, dry bitterness.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
draft... similar to the hop switch 1 but just a ton more refinement, this is worth trying

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2011
tap at brewpub-porus deep orange with a small soapy white head. nose is earthy hops, light spicy notes and leafy almost herbal qualities. somewhat sweet big malt flavor profile with some nice cracker notes. lite hops on the finish-cool beer but not overly complex. quite a good session brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (2536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
It poured a transparent copper/bronze color with a white head. The aroma was of fresh resiny hops and toasty caramel malts. The flavor starts with good fullness and sweet caramel balanced with a juicy citrus hop flavor throughout before a crisp bittersweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Clear light yellow with a fluffy white head. Sweet cereal grain and vanilla aroma. Crisp cereal and malt with a slightly sour note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(draught at brewpub) nice light gold with generous white head and gorgeous lace. Slightly grassy hops aroma. Flavor was light cereal malt, more grassy hops than the Hop Switch 2. Crisp like a pilsner should be. Interesting concept, although I’m not sure my palate is refined enough to tell much difference between the two.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours clear pale yellow with a large white head. The malt seems a bit sweeter than Hop Switch 1 and the hop profile is a bit grassier and less herbal to me. The body, like the appearance, is about the same between the two - medium body that’s smooth for the style with fairly soft carbonation. The taste also has a bit sweeter side to it and the hops traits are spicy, citrusy and grassy. The taste seems just a touch bolder on this one. The finish is clean with a bit of lemony citrus traits. Really nice pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tasted 3/31/11. Sampler from the Brewpub. Filtered with a similar fizzy, golden hue. Layer of white head. Aromas are similar but add a touch more of a grassy character to the lemony citrus. Medium bodied and mild. Subtle sweetness and a decent hoppy character. Very similar but I give this one the nod.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2011
Tap at brewery enjoyed along side #1. Pour is slightly lighter yellow than the #1 with a medium white head. Aroma has the same cereal malt profile as the #1, but the hops are more light, citrusy, and lemony as compared to the more floral and earthy tones of the #1. Flavor is also very clean with a present but subdued malt profile and a light clean lemon hop profile. Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft at the brewpub served in a narrow footed glass. Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with a huge, foamy bone white head that proves to be stickier than the head on the HS1. Aroma of herbal hops, lemongrass, pale malts, lemon citrus, and honey that emerges late. Flavor of herbal and grassy hops, honey, pale malts, lemongrass, and citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fresh, crisp mouthfeel. Another nice, hoppy pils that I liked just a bit more than the HS1 because it had a little more hops to it.


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