Urban Chestnut Tatler
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
In 1709 Richard Steele...er, Isaac Bickerstaff (nom de plume) began publishing a ’magazine’, Tatler, for the purpose of printing news and gossip overheard in the conversations of London’s coffeehouses. Our Tatler, while not a magazine, also makes for a great ’device of conversation’... as a low ABV, caramel-bodied English style session beer. (Imperial Nonic)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
Golden, orange brown. Very light in taste. Subtly sweet. Nutty, malty. Very sessionable. easy and nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Very light. Not bitter at all. Sweet but very low malt. No hops. No flavor. Very plain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
It poured a dark orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of malts and dough. The taste was malty and a little musty. A decent Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Reddish orange and quite still. It emits a musty essence. The beer is downright flat. Although there’s a respectable malty base and mellow brittanic finish, the lack of body detracts. (#4488, 2/24/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, dull gold color with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, wood chips, straw, dry grains, and bready, crackery malts. Flavor of tea, grass, straw, citrus, and bread. Not as dry as the aroma. Actually kind of watery. Light-bodied, with a watery, tea-like mouthfeel and low carbonation. Solid bitter for sure- so easy and sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Sampled at Urban Chestnuts Wolpertinger - 1st anniversary - Pours murky milky amber with a thick beige head. The aroma has smooth bready malt, yeast character of bitters, a bit creamier than expected and no noticeable hops. Medium / light body with dry pale malt and lots of breadiness. The finish adds a mineral kick. Decent bitter, but seemed a bit too unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 (sample at Wopertinger festival, then draught at tasting room) a "small beer" made from second sparging of the wort used to make the Daft barley wine. Hazy amber gold with generous head. Malt aroma. Caramel malt flavor with a little grassy hops in the finish. A really nice small beer- lots of flavor in a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger beer festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into beer boot sampler. Poured a nice copper color with some chill haze and a vigorous white head, long-lasting with a little lace. Bready and caramelly malt sweetness with tangy hops flavor, not too bitter, but more citrusy in aroma than I’d expect from a true-to-style British Bitter. The carbonation was too extreme as well, to the point of effervescent and metallic. If this were intended as an aggressively American interpretation of a Bitter, it would be pretty cool. Also, perhaps it was just very, very fresh and lively, barely finished in time for the festival? I imagine it could mellow-out as it ages in finishing tanks for awhile. In any case, it tasted pretty good, and I’ll try it later at their pub if there’s any left.

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