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Unicorn Killer - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012)
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-30-2013 00:29:24 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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server222

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-28-2013 20:35:46 | More by server222
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-28-2013 16:38:28 | More by zacky_U
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kristenrae8

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-27-2013 20:33:09 | More by kristenrae8
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kodt

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-27-2013 04:44:20 | More by kodt
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marcb105

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-25-2013 19:45:53 | More by marcb105
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-24-2013 03:48:12 | More by LanceRobbins24
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thaghost

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

10-24-2013 03:28:10 | More by thaghost
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: a coppery orange color. pretty good clarity and a brownish head that fades pretty quickly

Smell: pumpkin and pumpkin spice. nutmeg and cinnamon. pretty spicy smell

Taste: pumpkin is there but weaker. the spices also come on pretty weak. tasty just needs more punch. also has some astringency to it

Mouthfeel: fairly light for what it is.

Overall: a decent beer that kinda dulls out as you drink more.

10-24-2013 01:51:41 | More by SportsandJorts
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

10-23-2013 13:46:27 | More by Skater_Rich
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TPONY51

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-23-2013 05:29:19 | More by TPONY51
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +36%

10-20-2013 03:55:19 | More by KC9LDB
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cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-19-2013 20:10:50 | More by cp45
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-18-2013 12:35:30 | More by DrIPA
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-17-2013 01:28:55 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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ygolordned

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-12-2013 19:36:19 | More by ygolordned
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3.09/5  rDev -6.6%

12oz bottle
no date
oversized wine glass

A- A very coppery orange with a slight haze, thin off white head. spotty lacing.

S- A mild pumpkin pie, marshmellos, faint brown sugars, has a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon
that makes it noticeable but not strong. Smells nifty

T- Diluted pumpkin sweetness up front, some breadyness and spice in the middle and finishes off with a very odd bitterness that isn't quite hoppy, but bitter and not really to my liking.

M- Medium body with medium carbonation, has a slight creaminess to it.

O- Started off with a light sweet pumpkin smell which held promise. The first drink let me down as it was not even close to the nose and had that really not very good bitterness, almost metallic, which I thought wrecked it for me. Some may like it, I don't and wont be getting more.

10-12-2013 02:05:46 | More by Gryphon69
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-10-2013 23:47:55 | More by Kerrie
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

10-08-2013 00:20:44 | More by hilgart1
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

10-07-2013 15:17:34 | More by Kevin_Young
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-05-2013 22:17:13 | More by atone315
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trebud

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-05-2013 17:51:54 | More by trebud
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.8%

10-05-2013 01:28:27 | More by Drk93TT
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.76/5  rDev -16.6%

I picked up a bottle of Greenbush's Unicorn Killer around a couple weeks ago for $2.09 at The Lager Mill, I'm always down to try new beers from Greenbush and I'm interested to see what they can do with this style, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so I'm sure it's fresh, 2013 release. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's a little weird looking and not the most eye catching, but the name does stick out. It poured a slightly clear amber orange color that took on more of an amber/copper color when held to the light with one and half fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some spotty lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that had a light brown sugar like aroma to it followed by some malts that impart a toffee and a lightly roasted malt aroma. Up next comes the spices that impart a cinnamon and nutmeg like aroma with a lighter pumpkin like aroma. This beer had a nice aroma that's fairly true to style.

T- The taste seems to be a little similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that had a light brown sugar like flavor to it followed by a some malts that impart a toasted malt, grainy, and light toffee like flavor. Up next comes the spices which imparts some cinnamon and nutmeg like flavors with a very light pumpkin flavor that's hardly noticeable. On the finish comes a a slightly lower amount of high bitterness with a malty and spicy aftertaste with some lingering bitterness. I wasn't a big fan of the taste of this beer, it was way too bitter for the style.

M- Not that smooth, slightly creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel isn't that great, it could be much smoother.

Overall I wasn't a fan of this beer and I didn't think it was a good example of the style, it lacked that good authentic pumpkin aspect and it was substituted with spices and the bitterness was way too dominating and lingering. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and the taste didn't really hold my attention, one is more than enough for me, there's no way I would want another one. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were both pretty nice and worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and mouthfeel, they weren't that great and they had some off aspects that need to be worked on. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's pretty easy to find a Pumpkin Ale that's much better than this one and I wouldn't recommend it. All in all I was let down with this beer, Greenbush is a pretty good brewery but this beer just didn't do it for me, better luck next time guys.

10-04-2013 20:22:10 | More by StoutHunter
Unicorn Killer from Greenbush Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.