Unicorn Killer | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Unicorn KillerUnicorn Killer

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012

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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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12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 8/19/16.

Pours a deep orange color, mostly clear, with a one inch, quickly dissipating head, some soapy lacing. Lots of streaming bubbles. The nose leads with spices- clove, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, a little white pepper, some malt, light yeast, an earthy aroma. The taste also begins with the spices, which are potent, but not overwhelming, pumpkin, light malt, some brown sugar, light malt and caramel. A light hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, a lighter but decent body, well carbonated.

I'm not a big pumpkin beer fan, but I'm surprised at how low the ratings are for this. This is a lot better than many of the big names of this style. Ths spices are prominent, but are blended and proportioned well, good aroma and flavor, nice balance. Worth grabbing a few bottles and seeing for yourself.

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