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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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kojevergas

Texas

2.84/5  rDev -18.2%

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

05-22-2013 20:30:11 | More by kojevergas
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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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brandoman63

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

01-30-2013 05:02:15 | More by brandoman63
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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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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

11-11-2009 00:02:16 | More by ccrida
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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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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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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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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-25-2014 01:00:13 | More by Gagnonsux
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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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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-14-2011 18:49:23 | More by Jspriest
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-21-2012 20:36:37 | More by Daniellobo
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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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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

05-04-2014 02:11:05 | More by hollywood_15063
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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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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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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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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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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-24-2013 01:53:18 | More by Rihup
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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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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Ordered one of these at Wynkoop as it was on Westword's 50 Colorado Beers to Try Before you Die List.

A - The beer arrived a vivid golden color with a thin white head and noticeable lacing.

S - Imagine you're at a Farmer's Market right next to the guy roasting the chili's. Immense chili aroma that's so potent you can't get anything else through.

T/M - The beer starts out light and crisp with a light malty character but quickly transitions to the chili flavor. It's not a spicy jalapenos flavor more of a roasted chili. The beer finishes crisp and smooth with the chili flavor lingering. It is not overly carbonated and is surprisingly light.

D - I was very excited about the beer at the beginning of the pint, towards the end I was ready for it to go away.

Overall, I am glad to have tried it as it's one of only a handful of chili beers I've had. However, I won't be going back for another.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 01-27-2011 13:53:48

01-27-2012 22:12:29 | More by hopfacebrew
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fishguyac

Virginia

2/5  rDev -42.4%

10-05-2012 00:06:16 | More by fishguyac
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-08-2013 23:18:14 | More by DenverHopHead
Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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