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Wasatch Pumpkin Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Pumpkin AleWasatch Pumpkin Ale

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144 Ratings

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.3%

09-21-2012 00:24:43 | More by Grendle
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North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-15-2012 06:23:08 | More by bozzysayler
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-12-2012 21:06:25 | More by Kornoms
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

09-10-2012 23:06:48 | More by twiggamortis420
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-08-2012 06:13:25 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

09-08-2012 01:49:39 | More by acevenom
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-08-2012 00:58:28 | More by sccamp
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-29-2012 16:54:47 | More by kree
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-24-2012 05:27:59 | More by scm2787
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2012 04:57:49 | More by Fr0stb1te
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-26-2012 19:29:18 | More by im4beer
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-19-2012 03:50:55 | More by ralphw56
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-05-2011 22:35:08 | More by kjkinsey
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed dark amber, healthy looking lace on the glass.

SMELL: Allspice, pumpin meat, toasted grain, yeast.

TASTE: Wet, crisp, custard, pie spice, pumpkin, faint grain, muted hops, dry finish.

It has a good flavor as the spicing is kept to a minimum but the flavor ends too quick for my liking. Still a good holiday seasonal and perhaps good enough to have more than one.

11-30-2011 04:01:32 | More by Jason
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2.35/5  rDev -34.9%

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.

11-14-2011 22:41:49 | More by txbrewer
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: cloudy, light orange; one fourth finger head that quickly leaves for the pumpkin patch; some lacing.

Smell: heavy cinnamon and nutmeg; pumpkin hovers lightly

Taste: pumpkin pie, all the way to the crust. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium; a bit watery. Low carbonation.

Overall: not my favorite pumpkin beer, but decent, nonetheless. Great after a plate of turkey and dressing.

11-06-2011 15:29:04 | More by brewskifan55
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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%

Orange amber body. Slight haze. Aroma is full of spice and a little malt and a little ghostly pumpkin. Flavor is more spice than pumpkin or malt too. The heaviest spice is clove, followed by nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon in no particular order. Malt is not very forward nor is the pumpkin. Definitely a festive ale, but I prefer more malt/pumpkin and less spice.

11-01-2011 04:39:58 | More by Bighuge
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

poured an orange amber with a white head that barely lasted.
smells very strong of pumpkin and spices, delicious
another awesome pumpkin pie of a beer during the fall season. not quite as much spice as i'd like but its still so good. got better as i continued to drink it.
smoother beer with great carbonation.
overall this was a very good pumpkin ale. i wish it had a higher alcohol level while keeping its good taste but hey sometimes you gotta compromise.

10-29-2011 16:50:19 | More by JordonHoltzman
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2.93/5  rDev -18.8%

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...

10-24-2011 13:44:31 | More by TheGordianKnot
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3.9/5  rDev +8%

Enjoyed in a shaker pint at Tops.

Nutty auburn and brilliantly clear, Pumpkin Ale is the color of fall. A finger of light khaki bubbles textured like oceanic foam fizzles away quickly, leaving little between you and the rather intense nose. Sweet heavy cream. Hints of cinnamon, almond and nutmeg blend with buttery baked bread and pumpkin so sweetly caramelized it tastes like it's been thrown on an outdoor grill. I want to make a candle out of it.

The flavor is sadly not as intense as the aroma, but that might not be a bad thing. With massively sweet and spicy pumpkin brews, a little is usually enough, and a full bottle can be wearying. Wasatch's pumpkin ale exhibits a cleaner flavor that avoids this cloying quality and increases drinkability. Inside, pumpkin rind mixes with apple juice at first, and very subtle cinnamon and allspice rise to replace them after the swallow. A bit of tanginess remains on the tongue after the dry finish, but it's not enough to upset the balance that's going on here.

At four percent ABV, Wasatch Pumpkin is one of the few truly sessionable pumpkin ales. With a medium body that's fairly light on the tongue, high carbonation and a clean finish, if there's any pumpkin ale to spend a chilly night drinking, this is it.

10-11-2011 23:12:35 | More by Phelps
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Caramel/Amber in color, pours minimal head that quickly fades, minimal lacing.

Smell: Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and cloves.

Taste: Nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, a bit bitter, pumpkin taste as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, good carbonation, very refreshing.

Overall: A big surprise. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had this year. The spices are dead on. Much lower ABV than I typically drink, but very refreshing. I highly recommend.

10-09-2011 04:02:25 | More by phichifiji00
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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured into a straight pint glass. It's a medium amber color with a very small head. The nose offers some caramel malt and a small amount of nutmeg. Very sweet initial flavor, giving way to light spiciness, nutmeg, a touch of cinnamon... can't really pick out any other spices. Body is thin and watery.

Blandest pumpkin beer this year, so far.

09-27-2011 16:34:12 | More by allengarvin


4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A:A hazy orange body, sits below a thin white head that holds a nice layer. Carbonation is a steady levels. Lacing is low.

S: Aroma holds a nice pie spice element. Medium intensity for style. All the required flavors, with good balance.

TM: The body is full in flavor and medium in mouthfeel. The pumpkin pie spices are in full action, while the finish has a nice blend of classic pale ale malt character.

O: Overall this is a very good pumpkin for its niche in the style, a light ABV, with big and robust taste. Very well done.

09-27-2011 01:15:27 | More by GDBEERMAN
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from a bottle into pint glass, it pours a clear orange color. Looks like fall. Moderate white head that lasts throughout the beer.

The smell is very inviting, just like a pumpkin pie with nice spice. I want a Thanksgiving beer with this.

The taste is mild with nice sugar and spice notes. Really nice as it is not too sweet.

Good carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Probably one of the better pumpkin ales I've had.

09-27-2011 00:27:10 | More by 3rdRowTailgater
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is about what I expected. I get some sweet pumpkin notes, as well as some brown sugar and allspice. The flavor is full of pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and a lot of cloves. A wonderful mix of spices that gives me exactly what I look for in a pumpkin ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best pumpkin ales I have drank.

09-25-2011 20:10:01 | More by Mora2000
Wasatch Pumpkin Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.