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Patty's Chile Beer - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Patty's Chile Beer
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BA SCORE
80
good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 5
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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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

10-15-2007 00:54:57 | More by jasonjlewis
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JamesS

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

08-04-2008 22:21:27 | More by JamesS
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ccahoon22

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

10-27-2010 01:08:10 | More by ccahoon22
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

10-12-2004 01:38:06 | More by UncleJimbo
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

04-10-2012 18:24:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +11%

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.

11-02-2009 05:02:47 | More by tigg924
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

12-17-2007 23:00:31 | More by Mebuzzard
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-20-2013 02:04:17 | More by Todd
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-26-2012 21:31:36 | More by ste5venla
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Kirby


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-03-2012 20:26:36 | More by Kirby
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2013 00:54:39 | More by dcguitar
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-28-2012 02:36:14 | More by TubaManJack
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-10-2014 16:34:29 | More by BDeibs
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-25-2014 01:00:13 | More by Gagnonsux
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

10-17-2008 16:37:02 | More by BEERchitect
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Domingo

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

04-27-2005 22:17:54 | More by Domingo
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

10-31-2013 23:21:16 | More by Beaver13
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-30-2013 13:24:21 | More by williamjbauer
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-11-2014 17:49:14 | More by Mike
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stewshi

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-18-2014 21:29:32 | More by stewshi
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-20-2011 03:37:17 | More by ROGUE16
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-12-2013 17:51:06 | More by SocalKicks
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-03-2013 03:42:33 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-16-2012 05:52:31 | More by Huffaroma
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-16-2014 03:55:12 | More by BeerDazed
Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.