Unicorn Killer | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, dated 8/17/15. Pours slightly hazy orange with a large off-white head. Smells of booze, nutmeg, and light hops. The taste follows with more nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon and sweet malt. Lots of alcohol comes through but it has a pretty good malt presence. Medium body and above average carbonation. Overall, hope you like drinking liquor because this needs way more smell/favor to match the alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unicorn Killer is a gleaming, clear orange-red with much the color and clarity of a garnet. An off-white head recedes to foam, which in turn leaves a thin ring where the beer settles and follows with some light spottiness.
Spices are strong on the nose, not overdone, sort of a mixed bouquet with some sweet and some more of the savory kitchen variety, but definitely featuring cinnamon on the forefront. There's a bit of flesh as well, with some maltiness holding up and giving some breads, caramel and brown sugar notes.
The flavor has more of a tang, and the spiciness hits harder. Some fleshy, leafy pith brings out a surprising bitterness.
The medium body holds together well. There's plenty of crispness and a good smoothness, though a bit of aspiring bites the back of the throat just into the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, spices, balanced. Taste is the same, except the spices are more pronounced. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of matjack85
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at the back of the fridge and didn't even know it was there. It's a pumpkin ale and this is already April, so I'm sure it was supposed to be drunk last fall, but here goes anyway. 12oz brown bottle with a freshness date of 9/30/14. Hope that's the day it was brewed and not the day it expired.

The beer poured a slightly hazed caramel gold color with a nice 2-finger off white head that lasted a few minutes and left some decent lacing.

It had a sweet caramel smell with traces of fall spices.

Good sweet caramel base with just a hint of bitterness. Under the caramel is some sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice. It has all the right ingredients for a pumpkin ale but it didn't wow me over.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed it, but it wan't an over the top pumpkin ale. Good job of hiding the 7.3% abv.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer to me from Greenbush Brewing Co., expectations are fairly high since I've enjoyed what I've tried from them so far. Nice bottle art, and my bottle claims a 7.30% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two fingers of creamy tan head that leaves some nice scattered lacing. Body is a thick, creamy, dark caramel orange with some dark sediment in the glass. Looks pretty nice for the style.

S - Smell is different than most other pumpkin beers I've come across. Fresh earthy pumpkin / gourds, buttered popcorn, brisk cola, and some dusty yeast funk. Slightly strange smelling for a pumpkin beer, but I'm liking it.

T - Taste follows the nose - earthy pumpkin / gourd, buttered popcorn, mild alcohol heat, some indistinct herbal qualities, and some cream.

M - Feel is full, smooth, and creamy, with some herbal bitterness lingering on the palate. More full-bodied than your average pumpkin ale, which makes for a nice sipper. Good carbonation.

Overall, a solid pumpkin ale from Greenbush. Definitely one of the more unique and memorable takes on the style that I've tried this year. Slightly higher than normal abv, and a fuller thicker body makes this one a nice sipper. Recommended.

Greenbush Unicorn Killer ---4/5.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Unicorn Killer from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 134 ratings