Greenbush Unicorn Killer
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: burnt, hazy copper with some lighter amber-orange hints near the bottom; large, chunky beige head lasts for a while & leaves nice spots of fat lacing all down the glass. Aroma is heavily spiced; moderate nutmeg, cinnamon, & clove with a hefty dose of toasted malts, brown sugar, & sweet molasses. I pick up some light red apple & lemon rind notes somewhere in there, too, bordering on small but sharp tartness in the finish. Taste is kind of yammy up front with the expected spices of nutmeg & clove, lighter on the cinnamon. Some brown sugar notes fade into a strong, mid-palate bitterness that comes along with ashy leaves & mild, charred tobacco... what ?! Spicy cinnamon & nutmeg finish, still with a lasting, strong bitterness. Mild metallic notes, too. Yikes... smells alright, but the flavor was a deal breaker. Not so keen on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with a fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Sharp aroma of pumpkin spices ó all spice, cinnamon, clove. Notes of wood and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, sticky texture, moderate carbonation. Lots of alcohol in the taste along with mounds of pumpkin pie spices that could, indeed, kill a unicorn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
The Unicorn Killer pours a clear bronze color with a thick light tan head that lasts a good while. The aroma is a sharp citrus with pumpkin and spices. The flavor is also citrus with pumpkin and spices. Overall this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (310) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at Seven Monks in Traverse City. This is the best pumpkin/spice beer I have had. It is big and bold. Wonderful dark maroon pour with a wonderful spicy nose. Taste is bold spice with a hint of pumpkin. Body is thick. Overall this beer packs a punch, will get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andyhwcinc (1579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home prior to getting some Greek food. Appearance is a very cloudy dark brownish orange with a robust slightly tan head. Aroma is rich in pumpkin and spice, but mostly pumpkin. Taste I'm not really a fan of, it's like there's something wrong with this one. Soapy like flavor mixed with pumpkin, doesn't taste especially good, more like a medicine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle:   Uh oh, that is one huge head, super foamy... Musty spicy nose, a bit like an old cupboard.   Muted spices on the tongue, spritzy, a little astringent straw in there as well.   Guessing this one got a minor infection.   Spices are muted, a bit over carbonated, with some astringent straw aspects.   Unfortunately didnít hold up over time...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
bottle - Pours hazy orange with a big light tan head and ample lacing. It has an interesting fruity aroma. Because I know itís a pumpkin beer, thatís what I was expecting, but perhaps because of how it combines with the hop aromas it almost smelled like berries to me. Thereís also some spice. The flavor is moderately bitter with pumpkin and spice in the background. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
red-brown pour w/ a thin off-white head. Floaters in the beer. Aroma is pumpkin, spices. Taste is clove, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Little spicy aftertaste. So-so lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (653) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other other spices. Taste is the same. Very nice palate. Not too light. Plenty of spices here, but unlike some other pumpkin beers I think this is more beer then spice, meaning that its not really overdone. It works pretty well. Just bought this as a single, but since its April Iím assuming this bottle is a bit old. Appears to have held up pretty well. Might have to add this to my list of fall beers to buy. Greenbush continues to impress me. Might be worth of a road trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (849) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (conclusion!) on March 30. The pour is a copper-ish with a nice ring of white head and a spotty lace. The aroma is pretty strong on the pumpkin, with good cinnamon and nutmeg. There might be a little allspice on the back end. The pumpkin is a little thin, but itís probably shelf-life related. The flavor is very good for a pumpkin beer. There is the pumpkin dominance and then there is a light spiciness.Not too much else on the flavor, but itís nicely balanced. The mouth feel is solid. A little thin, but a nice carbonation brings it together, and there is a good spicy aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Campy877 (179) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep ruddy, cloudy orangish red. Thick white head that really lingers leave a nice filmy tracing. Taste is a pumpkin nutmeg spice with a sweet hop finish. Unique look and taste bit gets more aspiriny as you go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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