Wasatch Pumpkin Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Pumpkin AleWasatch Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-17-2006)
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Photo of Grendle
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of DrChainsaw
1/5  rDev -71.8%

This ale is one of the better demonstrations of "in the mouth of the beholder". I agree with DonkeyRunner below that this is tasteless & watery. I was surprised to see it rated higher than a 2, so I guess people are more generous than I, even when they don't like it. Almost makes you wonder whether someone was trying to cash in on the coconut water craze by marching out pumpkin water for the season......

Photo of ericat78
1.24/5  rDev -65%

Photo of CraftBrew
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Cyclone8
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Cord018
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Below mediocre. Very watery, faint pumpkin flavor. No backbone at all to it. Color and smell gives you some hope but flavor is just flat and uninspired. Tons of better pumpkin beers out there.

Photo of NStLincoln
2.1/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy brown with a fleeting white head.

Smell great, pumpkin pie all day. Cinnamon and cloves.

Taste is a huge letdown. The cloves are way over the top. Like I did a cinnamon challenge with pumpkin pie spice.

Light, watery, and not enough sweetness on the palate.

Tried with three other guys and they all enjoyed the beer, so trust your own palate.

Photo of txbrewer
2.35/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - A slightly cloudy version of your standard ale

S - Overly spiced and overly sweet

T - My wife and I often argue on what pumpkin pie spices should be. I make mine with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg as the major spices, she insists on adding allspice. This would be her type of pie if it were not for the abuse of the nutmeg and allspice - just too much,

M - The carbonation almost hurts and makes the rest seem so thin.

D - Only quickly if nothing else is around.

I am biased on pumpkin ale because I brew this stuff twice every holiday season. I feel that the ale should be seasoned and enjoyable. You should notice the spice and pumpkin but not be knocked over by it. For those who look for the extras in the beer, this is probably a good one. If you are seeking something that might give a faint reminder of a good pumpkin pie, this will be a bit much.

I don't know where all the sweetness is coming from (could be the over spiced part) but it is also a bit to overpowering.

Photo of bttrbean
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Dark orange with a thin white head. Smells like pumpkin pie with some vegetal pumpkin pulp. The pie spice is thankfully muted but so is any actual flavor. Thin and vapid taste like someone added 1/4 water to a 3/4 glass of regular pumpkin beer.

Photo of Mosul
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of AdrianAltine
2.64/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Big_Dave
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of twincano
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of bennetj17
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for this bottle. Caramel color, not transparent, average carbonation with a medium head that fades quickly. Not much potency in the aroma, but a nice hint of bready pumpkin spice is evident. The taste is rather unsweetened, mostly a watered down cinnamon-spiced pumpkin taste with an empty finish that is unpleasantly sour if anything. The mouthfeel has alot of sharp carbonation, perhaps too much for this beer, and it runs a bit thin on the palate also. I didn't enjoy this beer too much, however it's not too far off from most of the Pumpkin Ales I've tried. I would have liked it to have a little more malt sweetness than the mild sugar cookie taste it did have. Not recommended...

Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to optimator13 for this! Bottle says born 8.22.11; poured into nonic pint...

A- Rusty orange color. Pours a large fluffy head. Settles quickly but it was huge so it took a bit to get down. No lacing...

S- Quite a bit of spice. This one is more of a blend of spices and a good pumpkin aroma rather than being all spice or all pumpkin. Definitely beckons a drink.

T/M- Interesting. Taste is watered down a bit. The initial flavor is a slightly warming spice, instantly followed by a light natural pumpkin flavor- almost like that bland taste you get from a real pumpkin if you take a taste while carving. The final component is watered down pale bready malt. The body it lightish- almost medium, but carbonation is lackluster.

O- Its not horrible or anything, but rating per style has me putting this below average. With other options out there I would get many others before this again...

Photo of kagent777
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle purchased from the Utah Brewers Co-op store on 3rd West. Poured into a pint.

Appearance: A hazy orangish, light amber. Head faded very quickly, but a constant stream of bubbles leaves a wisp of a cap.

Smell: Slightly malt fortified with pumpkin pie spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and the like. Nothing that can be described as hops.

Taste: Similar to the smell, pumpkin pie and spices. I think some hop bitterness would be pleasant, but sadly it is not here. It feels like it is missing something.

Mouthfeel: Feels fine is the mouth. Maybe a little thin due to the lower ABV. The carbonation is appropriate.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer, but not very good either. I am not really a fan of pumpkin beers. This is my first one in a long time, and probably will be my last one for this season. Unless I can find some from distant environs that have more character. Sorry Wasatch, not a fan of this one.

Photo of Jsteez
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a dimpled beer mug.

A-I though I'd give this a try because it suits the season. Orange, almost pumpkin colored. 1 finger head with some lacing on the glass.

S-Pumpkin spice, sweet caramel malt, clove, and cinnamon.

T-Sweet pumpkin, squash, cinnamon and spice, with a semi-dry to sweet aftertaste. There were trace amounts of caramel malt too. It was fairly balanced for this style. Quite light.

M-Light bodied, moderately carbonated, cool, and crisp. It was refreshing.

Overall-Great beer to have with your favorite pumpkin pie. It is not the kind of beer you would want to keep drinking, but it is really nice to have during the cool, crisp, autumn months. It is light, yet it has enough flavor to give you the feeling you're having a heavier bodied ale. Give it try, it only comes out once a year.

Photo of BryanCarey
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Wasatch Pumpkin Ale is a burnt orange colored beer with a cloudy body and a nose of pumpkin and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The cookie/dessert like aroma is nice and while the foam on the beer is weak, the initial appearance still grabs your attention mainly due to the enticing spicy scent.

Wasatch Pumpkin tastes the way you expect it to taste, with a flavor that emphasizes spices, but not in an overbearing way. The taste includes pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon, but it also introduces flavors like allspice and clove- two characteristics not as prominent in the scent. There is little or no bitterness in this beer and it is very easy drinking and less alcoholic than most.

This is a decent pumpkin ale overall, but probably its weakest quality is its watery mouthfeel. Take a swig or two and each time, you will distinctly notice the watery sensation in the finish. Where there should be some bitterness, you instead feel the sensation of water. That is part of the reason why this beer is so refreshing- it has little bitterness, no bite at all in the conclusion, and a somewhat watery mouthfeel.

I like a pumpkin beer if it is done right and this pumpkin ale, while not anything special, is still a decent effort from a company known for its lighter brews. A higher malt content and some added hop character would help, but this is still a decent effort and it makes a good choice for everyday drinking during the Halloween season.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of rhinonau
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ShaneSmith
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of CWVegas
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Wasatch Pumpkin Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
81 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.