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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Trafalgar Bitter Ale

Category: Bitter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Trafalgar Bitter Ale

Category: Bitter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
Hazy golden amber color. Lively, grassy, nutty aromas and flavors of char-roasted walnuts, dried fruits, and toasted sourdough with a velvety, crisp, frothy, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, buoyant finish that presents overtones of watercress, orange pepper bread, and mustard greens finish. A nice rustic food beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, crisp & light & funky
Aroma Aroma: char-roasted walnuts, dried fruits, and toasted sourdough
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of watercress, orange pepper bread, and mustard greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Queso Fundido, Pork Chop Suey, Edam
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice rustic food beer.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

The Producer
4465 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
USA
1 314-222-0143

Their Portfolio

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84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Václav" Czech Pilsner 5.2% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Innovator" Belgian Dark Strong Ale 10.5% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Apotheosis" Saison 5.3% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company H.M.S. English IPA 6.3% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company STLIPA Double IPA 8% (USA)
93 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Fantasyland Midwest Coast IPA 6.8% (USA)
88 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Trafalgar Bitter Ale 4% (USA)
85 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Maximilian Weizenbock 6.5% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company "Mercator" 6.3% (USA)
97 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Pierre’s Wit (USA)
88 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cuvée de Pêche 6.5% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cherry Thrale’s Russian Imperial Stout 10% (USA)
92 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Kinsale Foreign Export Stout 7% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cocoa CowTao Chocolate Milk Stout 4.2% (USA)
90 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Chouteau Joe Coffee Stout 5.2% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company STLIPA 8% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Fantasyland West Coast IPA 6.8% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company XAVER Nach Altbayerischer Brauart Old World Wheat Ale 5.8% (USA)
86 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Schnickelfritz Bavarian Style Wheat Ale 4.8% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Ku’damm Berliner Style Weiss 4.2% (USA)
93 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Ku’damm Berliner Weisse Bock 6.2% (USA)
90 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Zwickel Helles Lager 5.1% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Stammtisch Pilsner 5.4% (USA)
84 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Urban Underdog Lager 4.7% (USA)
83 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Oachkatzlschwoaf 5.4% (USA)
89 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Dorfbier 4.8% (USA)

Bitter

Beer Glass Nonic Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Traditional bitter ales range from golden to copper in color and are around 3-3.5% in alcohol. They feature accents of hop aromas and, despite their name, are characterized by non-bitter, fruity flavors. Bitters originated as English specialties, though they are now widely-emulated in North America, sometimes with domestically-grown hops imparting a more assertive character than in traditional English takes on the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Coniston Bluebird Bitter, Adnams & Co. Broadside Ale, Young’s Bitter and Goose Island Honker’s Ale.