Wasatch Pumpkin Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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3.25/5 rDev -10%
12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and best by date of"12/05/2014". Poured into a Mason jar glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, copper with 1 finger of head that quickly dissipates
Smell: Mostly bread malt with a little pumpkin
Taste: There is pumpkin flavor but it is overshadowed by the malt with little to no spice character
Mouthfeel: Thin and watery
Overall: One thing going for it is the low ABV which some people might like when they want a pumpkin beer. This also might be pleasing to those who complain about spices in pumpkin beer. I found it a little too watery and forgetful. Not terrible, but I won't purchase again.
09-02-2014 21:00:51 | More by Tuck_leepulin
3/5 rDev -16.9%
Another 4% Utah beer.
Hazy brown color and a thin tan colored head.
Smells mostly of pumpkin spice but not very strongly. Slight medicinal scent like a band-aid.
Tastes initially of pie crust and spice. Mild pumpkin beer flavor but the lack of body hurts it.
Watery and mildly bitter.
Overall a try it once and forget it type of beer.
08-16-2014 00:21:58 | More by Zorro
3.1/5 rDev -14.1%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 25, 2013.
The color is mostly orange with a lasting white head and a foggy appearance.
The aroma is of vague pumpkin with nutmeg, clove, brown sugar and biscuit.
The body is light to medium.
The taste is rather bland. I do pick up the toasted biscuit and spice character of a typical pumpkin ale but it seems to just sit there with no excitement.
12-25-2013 21:46:49 | More by puboflyons
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured into a shaker pint. Bottled on 8/8/13.
Barely any off-white foam produced by the pour, just a ring around the edge of the glass for coverage. Body is the color of maple syrup with copper highlights. Some streams of bubbles in there as well.
This pumpkin, right out of the bottle cold, smelled astringent with notes of fake pumpkin spicing, much like you find in a craft store when October rolls around. Letting it sit and breathe for ten minutes produces warmer scents of cinnamon, vanilla, some clove, and the lightest impression of a graham cracker-like malt. Much better spiced and sweet profile!
Palate has a syrupy vanilla note that is far too big for this pumpkin beer. It clashes with the spicing, that comes off much sweeter on the palate, still notes of clove and cinnamon. A graham-cracker, wheat bread malt also appears at the swallow. If that cloying, syrupy flavor was not so prominent, the beer would be all the better for it.
Not much to say for the feel, finishes a little dry and is definitely watery. Just enough carbonation to pass it off as a medium-light body.
Wasatch Pumpkin takes the drinker all over the place when it comes to flavors, scents, and general impressions. While it is certainly much improved by letting it warm up and breathe a little, the cloying and syrupy vanilla-like flavor on the palate is too much. The spicing is fine, just needs to reign in that flavor. I would not search this pumpkin ale out again.
12-22-2013 05:30:42 | More by Pintofbrown
Wasatch Pumpkin Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.