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Devious Imperial Pumpkin - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Devious Imperial PumpkinDevious Imperial Pumpkin

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mymrnngjckt on 09-26-2010

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Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's Restaurant. Amber coloured body with a little head; a lace sheet. Very pumpkiny. OK, but another beer that adds to being pumpkined out. Spice up front, including lots of salt and coriander. So-so drinkability.Could be better spice mix, would like more cinammon and nutmeg.

Photo of muchos
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tommyd313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of HamGlade10
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MattDbach
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of pwoody11
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of birchstick
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Devious pours a darkish rustic orange with a white head on it. The nose has, surprise surprise, pumpkin malts mixed in with pumpkin spice notes. The taste starts off with caramel malts that part ways to reveal a lot of nutmeg spicing on the tongue. Spicy clove is mixed in with the nutmeg and ultimately give way to the pumpkin malt before retiring. Creamy body but some carbonation burn on the backend. Overall, this is a good pumpkin beer with a nice flavor profile.

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tjonesjr
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jbenson8774
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear red-brown with a one-and-a-half finger, off-white head that lasted a minute or two. Not much lacing.

S: Strong aromas of weet pumpkin and spice.

T: Moderate to high sweetness and light bitterness. Lots of pumpkin and spice just like the nose. Wonderful. Slight taste of alcohol too.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Slightly dry and alcoholic.

O: The look and feel of this beer are just average, but the aroma and taste are really nice.

Photo of BadaBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of JCB14
1.6/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Big head initially, but poor head retention. Pretty good aroma for a pumpkin ale. The taste was way too strong on clove. Overall it had a horrible flavor that was so bad I could not finish the glass. The beer itself was poor, but the excessive clove flavor made it unbearable.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of joerebman
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Bdel34
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

a very deep amber pour with a finger of head which diminished entirely within seconds.
smell of sour apples, pie spices.. very sour/apple-ish.. kind of weird for a pumpkin ale
a very harsh malt taste.. bitter but in a dark roast type way, the spices do NOT work well with this beer. really not enjoying this at all. has a sweet-like aftertaste, but still the roasty harsh bitterness is very off putting for this "sweet" of a beer.. definitely getting the apple taste i was smelling.

medium body, slight carbonation.. almost flat.. no head, no lacing, nothing.

i'm getting a bad feeling about this brewery. this is the second beer i've had by them and both totally repulsed me. it's very hard for me to not want to finish a beer.. hell, i've sat through plenty of bad beers in hopes that by the end i'll find something i like about it, and most of the time i do... this, however, the only thing i can hope for is that i can sit through the rest of the glass without pouring it down the drain.. hell, it was $2.50.. totally not worth it.

Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Bethlehem Brew Works
85 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.