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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
86
very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Beersnob1911, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -22.1%

EFR94, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with about one finger of white fluffy head that quickly disappears.

The scent is of a variety of spices; most notable are nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Alcohol is also very noticeable.

The taste is dominant of spices also, cinnamon and nutmeg mainly with some pumpkin flavor also. Again alcohol is very noticeable.

Medium body, a bit of a chewy feel, moderate carbonation

This was one of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had. The high alcohol content made it a little unbalanced but I still enjoyed it.

BeerCon5, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

tmars13, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of gkatsoris
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Foamy hed, with decent lacing. Lots of lacing. The color could be more inviting tho; lager.

S: Pumpkin pie and spices. Clove and cinnamon. Squashy. Vanilla. Raw pumpkin....pumpkin rind.

T: Yummy. NOT PUMPKIN PIE; which is nice. A malty, delicious brew with hints of cinnamon, clove and raw pumpkin. Clove finishes.

M: Chewy, and full bodied. A really nice coat on the tongue! Really nice!

O: This is a refreshing take on pumkin beers. NOT PUMPKIN PIE, BUT JUST PUMPKIN. Great job Allentown. I love PA breweries!!!

gkatsoris, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of redliner8
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

redliner8, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of jp312
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jp312, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper body beneath the ruby hues and tan head that leaves only a thin lacing around the glass.

Generous aromas of pumpkin and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg float from the glass.

The flavor also offers pumpkin flavors with pleasant fall spices but the pumpkin in the flavor is more sweet pumpkin meat than anything else. There are also some woody stem and toasted malt notes.

Medium in both body and carbonation with a spicy pumpkin finish.

This is a pretty nice pumpkin ale with plenty of traditional characteristics and seemingly well balanced.

CHADMC3, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of MSDaub
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MSDaub, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of EvilAsh
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

EvilAsh, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +3.9%

dtx00, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Gehrig13, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

deapokid, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Suds
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a clear amber color with a small white head. I am always intrigued with pumpkin beers, especially stronger examples of the style. This one was a little disappointing. It's a mildly malty, spicy, pumpkinish brew. Somewhat overspiced. It's not as warming or full as expected. Medium mouthfeel, but a little over carbonated. Not a great beer.

Suds, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of rebby
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 4-pack of 12oz bottles at Wegman's in Collegeville PA.

I won't pretend to know much about what characteristics are ideal for beer. I just know that when I drank this I tasted pumpkin and some spice, and the flavors were nicely balanced to my thinking. The spices were there but did not overpower the pumpkin flavor. I like pumpkin and liked that I could taste it. This a a beer I can enjoy with a meal or a snack, and wouldn't mind a second if I am feeling thirsty. Careful though, it's not named Devious for nothing - packs a bit of a wallop, so another good reason to enjoy with food.

rebby, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of scm2787
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

scm2787, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

GiantMidget, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Jimmys, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

skaboom420, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- AOH

A- light red and/or dark amber in color. Clear and head is minimal. Average lacing.

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, malt vinegar, clove and pumpkin. Lots of notes in the nose and they all go well together for what i want with a pumpkin ale.

F- Clove and cinnamon dominate the palate and it tastes like a hcewy pumpkin pie with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

M- chewy and heavy in the mouth. the spices linge and coat the mouth as well leaving a nice lip smacking flavor.

O- The 9% doesnt hit you until its almost gone but a good PA thats for sure. I bought a sixer and it was well worth it.

Dodo2step, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of BG3
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

BG3, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of DMXLOX22
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this in a variety pack. Looks mighty nice. Lets see how another pumpkin beer does tonight.

Appearance: Has a nice, dark, orange hazy appearance. I would say just under an inch of head before it quickly dissipates. Very reminiscent of Autumn, which makes it look delicious.

Smell: Pretty heavy on spices, but there is a scent of pumpkin. I mostly note nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste: Has a slight sweetness to it, but heavy on the flavor. Must be the 9% that is first noticeable. The cinnamon and pumpkin is definitely available here and this brew doesn't lack on the roasted malts either.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Nice, smooth body and finishes off dry. Likeable from the start. I would totally recommend this beer and may have another this weekend if I hit up any bonfires. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jrfehon33, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerForHokie, Sep 17, 2012
Devious from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.