Patty's Chile Beer | Wynkoop Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.45/5
83 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
wynkoop.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden ale brewed with green chili peppers; a late addition of Anaheim peppers and smoked ancho peppers.

Added by Todd on 05-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,845
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
83
pDev:
15.65%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamN
2.83/5  rDev -18%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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

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3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Patty's Chile Beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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