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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
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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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

djrn2, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -12.8%

acurtis, Oct 09, 2013
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.

BEERchitect, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ygtbsm94, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear amber/golden, half finger head

S: chili pepper but light

T: malt and chili pepper mix throughout the experience

M: oily, medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: interesting how many of their beers look alike. This one is a little over powering with the chili, not too many other flavors outside of chili pepper.

kylehay2004, Sep 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2013
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clear brassy color with a small white head. Smell was not too strong, but had faint aromas of grains and chili peppers. Taste... This...beer...tasted...like....TACOS. I expected a little bit of a spicy twinge like with most other chili beers I've had, but this wasn't really spicy at all. Just TASTED LIKE TACOS. Really amazing actually. An easy, pale malt base, but when settled on the palate, I could taste the corn of the tortillas, vegetables, and chili peppers, sans the burn. I don't mind the burn, but this was definitely a nice change of pace. Light-medium body and very smooth, this was an extremely drinkable beer, and went great with the food.

Rifugium, Aug 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MarkyMOD, May 15, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

4.4%. Served on-draught into a 5 oz taster glass at Wynkoop. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours no real head at all - just a beige floater. Body colour is a clear copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Light chili peppers. Clean barley. Little heat. Seems harmless. A mild strength aroma.

T: Some chili notes. No heat or spice. The foundation is comprised of just simple clean barley. Simple and somewhat bland, but pleasant to drink. No complexity or subtlety here. Kind of boring. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequately carbonated. Suits the flavour profile fairly well. Too smooth and wet.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I might have it again if I'm in the mood for a chili beer. A decent little brew from Wynkoop, albeit a mild one for the style.

C

kojevergas, May 22, 2013
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.

Mebuzzard, Dec 17, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

brandoman63, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

HuskyinPDX, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

n draught at the brewpub, Patty's Chili Beer is a clear gold with a wispy white skim leaving scattered lace.

Smell is moderately strong, smoked anchos.

Taste is heavy on the raw vegetable flavor of green chilis, which is a pleasant surprise, with very little smoke or heat.

Mouthfeel is light and slick.

Drinkability is good, very unusual. If you like the taste of green chili's, you'll like it, but don't come for strong smoke or heat. Very unique for the style.

ccrida, Nov 11, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Haybeerman, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Gagnonsux, Apr 25, 2014
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.

tigg924, Nov 02, 2009
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.

UncleJimbo, Oct 12, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

williamjbauer, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

ste5venla, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Daniellobo, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Todd, Aug 20, 2013
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Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.