RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Nosferatu (Bird of Death) a.k.a. Count Orlok was THE German Count Dracula. He was a blood-sucking vampire, but being German he must’ve enjoyed beer too, right? We believe it is so and thus have created a Black Pumpkin Wheat Ale in his honor...a ’beer noir’ if you will.

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3.2
barrelagedluv (45) - Pittsburg, California, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Looks like a porter with a sparse head and a ruby tint poured into a snifter. Smells nice and malty like one would expect from a maibock. The flavor is rather underwhelming, a bit too thin. The spices somehow contradict the malts, and I don't really taste any pumpkin. The finish is brief and bittersweet. A disappointing offering from Urban Chestnut, considering the other beers I tried from them were kickass. With so many incredible pumpkin beers out now, this doesn't stack up.

3.5
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Keg at the Midtown location, 12/17/16. Clear dark brown, thin creamy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of spice, pumpkin, caramel, nuts. The taste is caramel, pumpkin, spice, mild roast. Medium bodied.

4.1
wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin, spices, malts and medium nuttiness. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, malts, a hint of chocolate/coffee and a mix of tart and mild acidity in the finish.

3.8
jonno (2878) - JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
One of the better pumpkin beers. Not as overtly pumpkin focused, so the dark malt body is well developed, spices and a drying finish. Quality.

3.4
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. Earthy pumpkin, caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and straw aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet pumpkin malt, light spice, and mildly bitter dry hay flavor. Decent body.

3.3
Bif (2307) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a decent head and bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and vanilla. taste of wheat, pumpkin,n spices and vanilla. Mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Moderate body, smooth and a tad too sweet.

2.8
seymour (2093) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Tasted on tap at 2016 Wolpertinger Fest in glass German beer mug. It poured a hazy reddish brown with beige foam, fluffy, long-lasting with lace. I just don’t dig these pumpkin and spice black ales. Malty and squashy, way too dominated by cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice. Blah, blah, blah, more of the same. If there was a good base beer underneath, it was ruined by baking spices long ago. Perhaps if someone would brew one of these with some restraint, it could be delicious.

3
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of funky. Kind of acidic with a twisted bit of fuzz. Taste is full of spice and clove. This is a pretty darn good beer.

3.6
tmoreau (4590) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to small snifters, displaying a clear, walnut color, with a frothy & persistent layer of tan head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was light sweetness, dark fruit, concord grape, a touch of vanilla, weizen/doppelbock-like spices, and pumpkin? Medium bodied, with rather spritzey carbonation, the taste was similar notes, and dry finishing. Somewhat unusual for a pumpkin offering, but a decent brew.

1.9
CpyNPrnT (620) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma of some mild pumpkin, spice, taste is spice, unbalanced, not very good.


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