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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
86
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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podes, Yesterday at 02:39 AM
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured bottle into glass. 9% abv

Appearance- Pours a very deep orange-brown color. Opaque. Also has a tannish head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell- Squashy aroma of pumkin mash, with big notes of nutmeg/cinnamon spice mixed about.

Taste- Pumpkin is as big at the start of the taste profile as in the nose. Also a bit of vanilla in there too. The pumpkin flavor blends into a caramel sweetness that ends with a punch of spice. I taste allspice and cinnamon to finish it out.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with a slick creamy texture. Right on for an imperial brew. The alcohol is quite noticeable after swallowing, as the burn can be felt.

Overall- A solid heavy hitting pumpkin ale that clocks in at 9%. Yes it is boozy but the pumpkin is a stand out flavor. Perhaps a little heavy on the spices but still is smooth. Glad I picked this one up.

PA-hunter, Friday at 12:53 AM
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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!

JerzDevl2000, Oct 26, 2013
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Devious from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.