Urban Chestnut Schlossturm
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This lightly hopped, copper-colored ale is a style that originated in the northern ’tal’ or valley of Germany commonly known as the Rhine Valley. The specific style is Altbier; ’alt’ meaning ’old’, referencing the time-honored practice of top-fermentation, which actually results in a fresh (not old) session ale with a slightly malty skew. ABV - 5.0%, IBUs - 38, OG - 12.0 Plato (Becher).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3661) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Draft at taproom. Pours light brown with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Very soft mouthfeel. Solid malt notes on the tongue. Finishes clean with a bit of a hop bite. Another quaffable easy drinker from these guys which is good to see.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of grain, malts and grass. Taste of sweet malts and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3439) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a semi-hazy copper with a white head of foam. Bread, spent grain, oats, and nuts come through in the aroma. The taste is mostly sweet and nutty. Medium carbonation. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1253) - Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Dark amber copper. Thick foam. Caramelized. Kinda reminds of a fat tire...which is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Tap at the brewery, pours a clear reddish brown with a lasting off white head and lacing, the aroma is of really sweet malt with a hint of bittering hops as well, the flavor is sweet but kind of lacks in the finish, some banana and fruit comes through too, nothing crazy but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (841) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Had on draft at brewery. A hazy copper color with a finger of tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of light caramel and biscuit with some herbal hops. Taste also has light caramel with toasty and grainy malt character. Herbal and earthy hop flavor with some bitterness and a light and semi dry finish. Mouthfeel is smooth with a light body and moderate carbonation. A clean ans sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Draft at Urban Chestnut. Pours a deep reddish with some haze and a tan head. Nose is rich and malty, sweet nose with herbal and spicy hops. On tasting, taste is moderately bitter with a tangy malt note. Low molasses as well. Bitterness is a bit sharp/harsh. Clean overall but lacks complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft sample. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. Good session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2011
It poured a copperish/hazy color. The aroma was of hops and light fruit. The taste was of grain with some hints of bread and a little caramel. A decent Altbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2011
tap at brewpub-pours copper hue with a small fuzzy white head. nose is malty sweet with a touch of esters and earthy hops. WOW!-nice spicy hop flavors here, more hops than i would expect in this style however a welcome addition to this unique style. lots of spicy hop flavors with some lovely lager yeast character some earthy hops on the finish with a lite metallic note. I really dig this beer and it was the best i had while at the brewpub that evening.

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