Devious - Allentown Brew Works
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle into SAVOR tulip.
A: a very dark orange brew. head is bubbly and a little off-white but unfortunately doesnt last long or leave a trace behind.
S: lots of spicy notes, but the allspice is definitely the most dominate. nutmeg. very, very spicy nose.
T: boatloads of cinnamon and allspice to get things going here. i know a lot of pumpkin beers have those two things going on, but this beer takes it to another level. there are definitely cider notes in here too. finish is spicy and dry.
M: moderate amount of carbonation. medium/full bodied.
D: not too shabby. big time spice notes makes this a pumpkin beer lovers dream. im still saying my all-time favorite is ST pumking, but this is up in the top 5.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 01:05:43 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never tried this before. I'm not the biggest fan of Pumpkin Ales because they tend to be heavy and spicy but the latter certainly wasn't the case here. There was some cinnamon and nutmeg in this but not enough to cause a burn and since this didn't taste like pumpkin pie, there wasn't much of any vanilla or sugar to make this too sweet either. This was an Imperial beer though as the booze was quite strong and detectable from the start!
The pour to this was a dark apricot-copper with a moderate head and hardy any lacing to be seen. Lots of pumpkin in the nose, followed by the spices mentioned above. This almost tasted like a gourd once all of the flavors set in, with a chewy and cloying mouthfeel to back it up. Some booze in the taste too, as a slightly woody aftertaste kicked in when all was said and done. A nice, malty feel was felt from start to finish but I think there was too much here, as this was just a bit too overbearing for me.
I don't think that Pumpkin Ales should be this strong, even if they are of the Imperial type but this one crossed the line just a hair. I'd rather have one of these be strong than spicy since the flavor itself was easily worth savoring. It just couldn't be enjoyed that fast but given how so many beers of this style are close to being drain pours, that's a good thing. Not good enough as a dessert but more than worthy for this time of the year and full enough to enjoy on its own. Just don't plan on having too many in one sitting!
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 09:37:48 | More by JerzDevl2000
Devious from Allentown Brew Works
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.