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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
87
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerImmediately on 08-19-2010)
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57md

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a ruby-copper blend with half a finger of head, most of which dissipates quickly. The light smell of pumpkin pie spice graces the nose. There is a bold flavor of pumpkins upfront with a touch of sweetness. The finish has an alcohol sourness that borders on the point of unpleasant. Notwithstanding the finish, this is the boldest version of this yearly offering yet.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 21:13:32 | More by 57md
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Devious from Allentown Brew Works
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.