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Patty's Chile Beer - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

68 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden ale brewed with green chili peppers; a late addition of Anaheim peppers and smoked ancho peppers.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-23-2003)
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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had a nice orange murky color with a decent head and retnetion.

Taste and smell are simple: pepperjack. Nice and spicy, leaves a little spice on the throat.

There is moderate carbonation and decent clinging to the palate.

This beer is not bad and I could have a few of these. I love chili beers. There is not a lot going on here, but it is pretty drinkable.

Photo of JamesS
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden color with great head and some nice lacing, as well as a nice amount of carbonation, nearly lager like in its appearance. Nice sweet beer, good balance between malt and hop, with a great chile flavor, enough to enjoy but not so much it takes away from everything else. It goes down nice, if just a bit too much carbonation.

Photo of ccahoon22
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Small head and pretty light color almost yellow.

S - The smell of peppers in a beer is so odd but makes you want to keep sniffing

T - Peppers dominate the taste but not spicy peppers, more like a green or red pepper. almost refreshing.

Pretty good beer for how different it is.

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the Wynkoop brewpub.

This chile beer poured a clear, amber color with white foam that settled but clung to the glass somewhat. The smell was a sharp, green chile-like aroma backed by some maltiness. The taste was dominated by green chiles, though not overly hot/spicy, but more of a woody or earthy flavor. There was a good bready maltiness in the background and a very mild sweetness, and very modest hoppiness. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy and peppery with medium body and moderate carbonation. The malt and chile flavor lingered. This was a good example of this style. I enjoyed it, but I don't think I would drink more than one in a row.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

one of the few chili beers i really actually like to drink a pint of from time to time. pours a pale ale looking straw color with an average white head. smells like a ton of roasted chilies, like the farmers market in late summer. smokey and spicey. flavor has no heat at all though, just the essence of anaheim and serrano peppers. there is a good light malty body to support all the pepper flavor, and a complimentary late hop burst that kind of cools the thing off a bit. goes great with the calamari at wynkoop, and will definitely surprise you if you think chili beers arent your thing. this one is famous for a reason.

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold, high carbonation, clear

Smell: small amount of pepper, and grass/wheat

Taste: grassy wheat start followed by a big pepper bite that goes to a mix of malt and pepper

Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation, moderately smooth, sweetish start followed by a peppery body

Drinkability: A very good pepper beer that is probably in my top five for the style. the bite is good and is not overpowering. The beer taste is there. I have sessioned this before at the bar.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber beer tinged with a it of green, fairly clean looking. Clumpy head, but it didn't stick very well to the sides. Kinda syrup looking.
Good spice in the nose. Pepper and anaheim chile, a bit mild, but still crisp and chile-ish.
Flavor: dominated by the anaheim chile taste. A bit sweet in the middle, finish hot a nice chile burn to it. Great with a burger, I thought. One is enough for me, though.

Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kirby
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interestingly enough, this may have been my favorite sampling at the brewery during my GABF '08 visit. The beer begins with a fairly average Blonde Ale base that shows soft pilsner maltiness / sweetness, and a mild ester profile. The peppers are the mild Aneheim ones that deliver a crisp vegitable-chile taste that blends well with the grains. The heat is mild, giving balance to the malts in the absence of noticible hops. Light in the body, which makes the beer very drinkable. Finishes with a chili taste and moderate warming. Quite nice.

Photo of Domingo
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An excellent beer that (like others have mentioned) seems to vary a little. Sometimes the beer is spicier or stronger than other times, but I suppose that just boils down the the chilis being used.
The color is golden, but more vibrant than most domestic lagers or ales.
The smell is amazing. It's like taking a whiff of fresh roasted chilis. If you like the smell of chili peppers, this is heaven. If you don't like them...well, you likely won't enjoy this either. There's a slight malt edge to it, but not much. The strength of the aroma varies by the batch, but the actual smell is always the same.
Taste is shockingly mild. It's just like a light ale, but with a little chili bite at the end. It's not spicy most of the time, but I did have a pint that had a tiny bit of kick to it a few months ago.
In your mouth it's very light. Not too much carbonation, not too "thick"

The beer is a great starter and is VERY unique, but I don't think I could drink more than 1 or 2 in an evening. The more you drink of it, the milder the flavor will get. By the end of a pint, you're a little numb to the chili smell and flavor.

If you live in the area or stop into the Wynkoop while in Denver, this beer is a must-try just for it's uniqueness.

Photo of dcscientist
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

You really have to be prepared for this one. It's pretty spicy, and as such, it goes great with Mexican food. But it's really a sipper, and it's tough for me to put down a whole pint just because of the strong pepper flavor. People either love this beer or hate it as a result. Since I'm not a big hot and spicy guy, I'd pass on ordering it straight up, but it's actually great in a sampler.

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden yellow with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fresh chile peppers (Anaheim?).

The flavor is some sweet malts with chile flavor. It's got a little heat but is pretty mild. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid mild chile beer. Good flavor, but not a lot of heat.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.