Urban Chestnut Hop Switch 5
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
German-style pilsner created to demonstrate how significantly you can alter a beers taste and aroma by simply, and only, changing (switching) the hop variety. Hops: Tettnang, Strisselspalt. OG - 18.0 Plato. IBU - Hmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a hazy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste is malt, grass, and spice. Very nice Pilsener!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft at The Fortune Teller Bar, served in a pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy yellow-gold with a finger of white head that stays around for a while. Aroma of pils malt, crackers, grass, mellow pepper, and bread. The flavor starts about the same but wore me down. It became increasingly bitter and there was something off-putting about it; a little cheesy. Medium-bodied, heavy for the style, with medium carbonation. Not bad, but I wouldn’t want more than a sample size of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours pale hazy yellow with a nice sized rocky head. The aroma has clean lightly bready pils malt, fresh cut grass and spice. Pretty well balanced aroma. Medium light body that is crisp, but has a bit of smoothness to it and has gentle carbonation for the style. Starts like the aroma, but a touch drier and more peppery spice. There is also a hint of mintiness that is probably something I’m getting from the hops. The finish show more of the grassiness and a tingle of spice stays on the tongue. A trace of sulfur peeks through at the end. Urban Chestnut should be required to always have a pilsner on tap. They do a fantastic job with them - another winner here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger and tap at tasting room) Hazy light gold with white head. Light grassy hops aroma. Flavor is crisp, nice malt, grassy/hay hops fairly light.

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