Urban Chestnut's Lagers receive high praise from Wine Enthusiast
In a recent blind tasting conducted by the editors at Wine Enthusiast, Urban Chestnut's Zwickel, Stammtisch, and Dorfbier received high marks.
Zwickel Bavarian Lager - 99 points
“Pure” is a word that doesn't get used too much in the beer space because it really denotes something perfect and can usually be quantified through science or faith. This beer reflects the word, however. To drink this is an experience, a revelation in the glass. It gives the feeling that something special, crafted with care and laser-like precision, is being imbibed. Slightly hazy and deep golden in color, with a lasting fluffy white head that laces the glass, this has an herbal hop aroma, a bready malt character and a contemplative nature."
Stammtisch German Pilsner - 99 points
"Showing a rounded malt profile, a soft body, a strong pinch of noble hops and early whisps of saltiness that quickly dissipate, this pilsner is crisp and satisfying. It's a session beer that lifts the spirt without weighing you down."
Dorfbier Munich Dunkel - 92 points
"This is a nutty, roast-forward lager, with earthy depth, a dark malt sweetness and refreshing quality. Well paired with roasts, or around a firepit in autumn, this medium-bodied dunkel is not too heavy despite its ruddy brown color and keeps the tastebuds interested from first sip to last."
About the Scores the numerical ratings correspond to quality in the following manner:
96-100 - Classic/Highest Recommendation
90-95 - Superb/Highly Recommended
85-89 - Very Good/Recommended
80-84 - Average
Our Grove location has a full kitchen, with a bit broader selection, from salads to sandwiches to oysters.
Visit our Midtown location for lighter fare & sandwiches, featuring meats roasted in-house and produce from our Urban Garden and local farms.
Urban Chestnut's fourth brewery is located in the Hallertau region of southern Germany, near our Brewmaster's home town.