Wasatch Pumpkin Ale | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Pumpkin AleWasatch Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wasatch on 10-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of hawkssb04
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

10/11/2016

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Photo of corywalston
4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of bryantan
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbulling
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy orange-brown in color, with a robust snow-white head, with good retention. Thick, unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls. Fine particulates lie suspended like stars in a night sky, drifting in an eternal ballet.

Aroma: Classic pumpkin pie aroma of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and brown sugar greets the senses.

Taste: The taste opens with a well-balanced wave of pumpkin spices, that leads one to think of the holiday pie, rendered drinkable. A broad flourish of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, all spice, and brown sugar opens the taste, in a way that leaves no doubt as to intent. A little brown sugar and caramel drifts below the wave of spices, serving to enhance the taste, rather than differentiate from it. Towards the finish, some mildly sour, tart notes help to bring the taste to a balanced close.

Mouth feel: Full, rich, and soft, quite pleasing and delicate.

Drinkability/notes: Just excellent, a superb over-the-top example, which belies its mild ABV of 4.0%. Surely this must be a rarity - a pumpkin session ale.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you.

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Photo of rawfish
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MLoxxer
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was poured out of a 12oz bottle which had printing on it noting that it should be enjoyed in the next three months. The color was a hazy pumpking (of all things) color. The head, like all pumpkin ales I am familiar with was lackluster and dissipated very quickly, leaving incredibly faint lacing on the glass. The aroma is not very noticeable, but does indeed conjure up notes of pumpkin and very understated spice. The flavor is quite mild and enjoyable, not at all strong and phony. The mouth feel is quite good. Of all the pumpkins ales I've tried this one is one to have again. A nice enjoyable mild ale. This would appeal to people who are not serious beer drinkers but might be enamored with the idea of a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Miami66
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of staubot
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An amber orange colour with traces of carbonation. The head however could not outlast a bull rider on a bad day. This is where is loses most marks here for me. The smell is a nig strong malt and pumpkin pie scent and pleasant to the nose. Taste meets the smell and advertising pretty well. Malty pumpkin vanilla taste. Not sure how some have said its tasteless. There is a definite flavor but its pretty one dimensional. IT has a mildly heavy smooth feel but is a bit flat. Overall for this seasonal I enjoyed it. Would have it with a good thanksgiving meal.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance : A festive amber-orange glow, about 70% opaque, with a 2 finger off-white head. That soon fizzes out into a small ring on top.

Smell : Crisp fall air permeates the aroma with sharp notes of pumpkin, pie crust, vanilla, and clove. Marshmallow and burnt sugar softly follow. Some roast malt also accompanies the nose.

Taste : An intense hit of nutmeg, followed by...capture meluckycharms! Lucky Charms cereal. The grains and the marshmallow are both here. It's like finishing a big bite of LC. A bit of roast pumpkin, slight vanilla. But mostly nutmeg and Lucky Charms.

Feel : This brew is medium bodied, with high carbonation - but not too highly carbonated. Ends semi-dry.

Overall : I'd have it again, it was interesting. I don't think it's a bad beer at all. In fact, I kinda like it. Crafty? Sure. Award-Winning? Nah. But I'm content to just sip this one in the recliner for awhile.

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Photo of TEdubbaD
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaddDogg84
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glinnebur
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nopunk
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Wasatch Pumpkin Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.6 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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