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Wasatch Pumpkin Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Pumpkin AleWasatch Pumpkin Ale

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163 Ratings

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 Dwtucker90
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Dwtucker90, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +25%

archero, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Jsteez
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Jsteez, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of alva7172
4.5/5  rDev +25%

alva7172, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of frankiepop
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking orange tan beer with decent lacing and some head. The aroma is amazing and just like a punkin pie sweet and spices. HEY WHEN IS SOMEONE GONNA MAKE A SWEET POTATE PIE BEER???

This beer has a nice slice of strong punkin flavor right in the beer, and not just a spicy taste. In fact the flavor lacks some spice and sweetness for me. The texture is wet and low on carbonation.

I would recommend you drink this beer exclusively with the monstrous Neutral Milk Hotel cd 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea'

frankiepop, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sd123, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of craigreno
3/5  rDev -16.7%

craigreno, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Vashtar
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Unfortunately, I drank this out of a bottle, so I couldn't properly judge the appearance.

This pumpkin ale smells amazing. There's a clear pumpkin tone with a slight bit of spice, but not so much that it smells like a pumpkin spice malt ball.

The taste is almost as good as the smell. This is likely the most satisfying pumpkin ale that I have had. It has a perfect balance of pure pumpkin taste with a touch of spice that adds a sizzle. The taste becomes slightly strong when you are drinking 12 ounces.

The mouthfeel was stereotypically average, without feeling cheap.

Overall, I would definitely have this one again.

Vashtar, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small light tan head settles into a thinning lacing above a clear well carbonated pumpkin copper colored beer.

Big full aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices almost like being handed an over-sized piece of whip cream covered pumpkin pie. A very good October aroma.

Light pumpkin pie taste blends well with light grain malts, light spices, maybe some light hops trying to showcase themselves.

A dryish aftertaste with just a hint of pumpkin and the related spices hanging around on this medium bodied beer.

I was surprised that the taste of this beer was as subdued as it was given the big bold aroma of fresh pumpkin pie and I think it works better this way. About this time of year a person gets over killed with beers with this super huge pumpkin taste, if that was so damn good we would have pumpkin beers year around, so I kinda like this with the understated pumpkin fall taste.

LXIXME, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of GMB
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

GMB, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of cracgor
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to enjoy fall this year and didn't feel like a duration gourd or a cornucopia, sod settled for some pumpkin ale.

Pour is fine with a hazy brown color and thin white head. It might be interesting to have a thither white head is simulate whipped cream. It smells pretty good with all the pumpkin spice you would expect. However this disappears when you drink it. Not a bad taste, I would just like more of the pumpkin around. What you are left with doesn't always balance out either and the normal beer flavor seems to detract from the pumpkin flavor. It is drinkable with a normal to full body.

cracgor, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of vinhgoh
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

vinhgoh, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy, dark golden hue. Virtually no head. No lacing, either.

S: Pumpkin and nutmeg are hugely pronounced.

T: Very light grain flavor. Very light flavors of pumpkin seed and fall spice.

M: Shallow feel. The flavors present as very washed-out. Nothing really stands out. Subtle bitter-sweet pumpkin flavor lingers in the finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Not much interesting about the appearance. No head or lacing. Nose, however, is a very well-pronounced combination of pumpkin and fall spices. Flavor is soft and subtle all the way around. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

bmwats, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

fishguyac, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of BryanCarey
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

BryanCarey, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

atone315, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3/5  rDev -16.7%

TonyTalon, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Grendle
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Grendle, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of bozzysayler
4.5/5  rDev +25%

bozzysayler, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed copper color with an ample cap of beige head. Fades pretty slowly and leaves a nice collar and lace.

Nose is cinnamon-sugar, nutmeg and marshmallows. Nice pie spice aroma, but keeps the sweetness in check.

Taste is lighter than almost all other pumpkin beers I have had, call it the Anti-Pumking if you will. I think it works really nicely though, the spice is not bitter or sweet, it is just right and the beer has a smoothness to it that makes it one of those pumpkin beers you can actually drink more than one or two in a sitting. I really like the cinnamon-marshmallow thing it has going on. The mouthfeel is light, but expected when I saw it was only 4%. There are many Pumpkin beers I would choose this over, and it might just be my favorite one under 6% or so.

twiggamortis420, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Localdrinklax, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange with a fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly. I can see a few tiny bubbles in this beer. The beer smells a bit like sweet candy with some spices. I can pick up the pumpkin pie spice along with some of the pumpkin, but the aromas are subtle. I can taste the bready malt here with some of those pumpkin pie spices and some pumpkin. But like the aroma, it is subtle. The pumpkin becomes more apparent as the beer warms. The body is light with light carbonation. The beer is smooth and finishes pretty clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer if you are looking for a lighter pumpkin beer. I feel at 4% ABV, this beer does accomplish what it sets out to do.

acevenom, Sep 08, 2012
Wasatch Pumpkin Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.