Patty's Chile Beer
Wynkoop Brewing Company

Patty's Chile BeerPatty's Chile Beer
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Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Chile Beer
Ranked #38
Ranked #28,433
3.46 | pDev: 15.03%
Aug 22, 2021
May 23, 2003
Patty's Chile BeerPatty's Chile Beer
Notes: A light German-style beer made with Anaheim chiles and smoked Ancho peppers. A 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner in the Fruit and Vegetable Beer category anda Wynkoop specialty.
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
First time in Denver in a few years and my first time at Wynkoop. Nice to give something different a go and indeed, this has the taste of the pepper without any of the heat.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by arc3636 from Kansas

Oct 29, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver, CO

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color with some light hues of amber and a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a narrow collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chili peppers are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of Anaheim and Ancho chili peppers without any of the associated spiciness that one might normally expect.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This chili beer was exceptionally drinkable because it didn't have any of the heat of the chili peppers in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 25, 2019
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Rated by skisnowing from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
wish this beer had more of spicy flavor - there is a hint of jalepeno but not enough for my liking.
Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Orange-amber colored body; very little head. A bit malty and spicy on the nose. Nice chili taste overriding the basic malt base. Medium body; slick and oily.

A decent chili beer, not too overpowering.
Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by KLHBB from Arkansas

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Beerbirdnerd from Colorado

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by MammothTarantula from Colorado

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 3 by jtnord from Colorado

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by crobinso from Colorado

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by Cheld from Maine

Feb 11, 2016
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I'm not big on the hot stuff, and this one was pretty good. I totally enjoyed all the pepper taste. It was a pretty thin mouth feel. Finished off pretty crisp.
Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by Moonshae_D from North Carolina

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2015
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Reviewed by deleted_user_357747

2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Honey gold color, thin head, grayish. Smell is faintly smokey and peppery, grainy, mild hops sweetness. Deep inhales tingles the receptors. Taste doesn't carry a lot of the pepper taste unfortunately, I was hoping for some upfront chilie peppers. Base beer is too bland, possibly to let the peppers take control, but I just wish the peppers were more present. They are a little more distinct in the finish, and surprisingly no heat.

I would prefer to use this beer in my chili recipe. I like a flavorful chile beer with some heat, and this beer really has none. Might be good as a BBQ thirst-quencher, but I would like to cook with this one more.
Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 10, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

Brewed with a late addition of Anaheim and smoked ancho chile peppers, Patty’s is a very straightforward beer that captures all of the flavor and none of the heat. Paired with its low ABV, this makes for one interesting session beer on its own, a great pairing with food or a cooking ingredient.

STYLE: Chile Beer
ABV: 4.4%

LOOK: Pale, golden, straw, slight haze, tight white foam head

SMELL: Green peppers, light smoke, cracked black pepper

TASTE: Light bodied, smooth, creamy, sweet bell pepper flesh, distinctly layered with peppery notes throughout and well into the dry, crackery malt finish
Mar 26, 2015
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Reviewed by spoony from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewery into a shaker pint glass.

A-The beer is light golden in color and hazy. A cap of white foam has decent staying power, but eventually fades to a collar. No lacing. I can see a few lazy bubbles in the brew. Sort-of boring looking.

S-The aroma is that of a simple ale with some vegetal chili flavors. It is lightly sweet with corn and honey scents, as well as fleshy (rather than spicy) green chili aroma. The spice is mild and more of a tickle than outright heat.

T-The taste is similar: A pretty simple beer with some grain and corn flavors, a bit of honey-like sweetness and a fair amount of fleshy chili pepper flavors. The pepper spice comes through, but this is not a "hot" beer like some light chili beers.

F-The body is pretty light and clean. Easy to drink with moderate levels of carbonation.

O-I have good memories of drinking Patty's beer in college, but the memories are better than the beer. Anyway, this is an easy drinking ale with a healthy hit of chili flavor and not much more. If you are looking for complexity or intensity, look elsewhere.
Feb 19, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by woodchipper from Connecticut

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Oct 13, 2014
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
You really have to be prepared for this one. It's pretty spicy, and as such, it goes great with Mexican food. But it's really a sipper, and it's tough for me to put down a whole pint just because of the strong pepper flavor. People either love this beer or hate it as a result. Since I'm not a big hot and spicy guy, I'd pass on ordering it straight up, but it's actually great in a sampler.
Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 2 by Basoos1 from Oklahoma

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ktenneydenver from Colorado

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 3.28 by Dewback4 from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by OsoRojo from Colorado

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by beardedlady from Florida

Aug 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by stewshi from Arizona

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Apr 25, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Mike from New Hampshire

Apr 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BDeibs from Colorado

Apr 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by BeerDazed from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by TwoLips from Colorado

Mar 05, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by bwgassman from Colorado

Feb 09, 2014
Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 89 ratings