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Unicorn Killer - Greenbush Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-29-2013 14:38:07 | More by drbenderdo
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-28-2013 22:29:08 | More by BeerOps
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71CrazyOtto

Michigan

2.41/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My favorite part of having a session with this beer was it's high ABV for this style went down smooth. The 7.3 or .4 was well hidden.
I guess they didn't want to copy Southern Tier's great take on the Pumpkin Ale because this one was a watery mess.
Mixing and matching pumpkins and spice levels could of made this much better instead I think the added only a sprinkle of ingredients to this brew sadly.
Greenbush is an excellent brewery with many other worthwhile beers to try though imo.
My Eddie Munster avi is sad after imbibing this seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 13:36:53 | More by 71CrazyOtto
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-27-2013 00:16:03 | More by HardyA
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sbxx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-26-2013 23:14:09 | More by sbxx
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

09-22-2013 18:27:45 | More by HoneyLamb
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-22-2013 01:51:33 | More by Jas45678
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vande

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-21-2013 16:59:37 | More by vande
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-21-2013 01:40:10 | More by Slay40
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-18-2013 00:56:32 | More by enelson
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Greenjump

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-06-2013 23:49:05 | More by Greenjump
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-01-2013 02:19:40 | More by TastyIsBeer
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-13-2013 22:07:55 | More by HarmonMW
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2013 23:33:56 | More by Zaphog
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Schaumburg Whole Foods.

Do pumpkins or a particular blend of spices kill a unicorn? Just wondering... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises toffee, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, and clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a darker toasting to the biscuit and a strong spicy bitterness pervading (though it definitely reeks of clove-y and peppery bitterness, I will admit that this could be a by-product of pumpkin shell or something). Unfortunately, this bitterness not only runs counter to the smell's promise, but it also violently clashes with the sweetness of the malts and some of the spices. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, this is by no means my favorite pumpkin ale, but it's also not quite the worst out there. I will say, though, that its inherent bitterness places it nearer the bottom of the pile than the top.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 15:23:10 | More by TMoney2591
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with a thin collar of head, poor retention. Nose has familiar pumpkin spices , cinnamon being the most prominent. Sweet notes come through with a bit of pumpkin flesh and brown sugar. Taste is very mild up front with a slight grain presence. A bit of toasted malts and cinnamon come next, but nothing like the aroma. The taste is bland for what the aroma suggested. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this one is pretty uninspiring (except for the cool name). Would not try again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 00:08:26 | More by homebrew311
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-14-2012 23:02:52 | More by Rmatuszak2
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2012 01:49:21 | More by thinwhiteduke
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery on 10/9

Copper color; great frothy head; slightly sweet on the nose; consistent lacing down the glass; well-balanced up front; malt-forward; good, soft and subtle pumpkin flavor; sessionable fall beer; a little 'bitey' on the back end.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 01:33:26 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Unicorn Killer from Greenbush Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.