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Pinchy Jeek Barl - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Pinchy Jeek Barl
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 22.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-06-2014)
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3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at What's on Tap? in SC.

Smell: a bit buttery kind of reminiscent of Pumking, w/ a slight hint of bourbon, which imo is not a bad thing at all. Taste: nothing overpowering (spice, booze, etc) which also isn't necessarily a bad thing, but just not enough going on here to make it interesting either. Slight spice, slight vanilla/bourbon, some malt, but all kind of muted and don't come together well. Not heavily carbonated as expected of a BA beer. Overall, glad I tried it, but for the price tag if your expecting something exceptional, you may want to temper your expectations.

AngusOg, Sep 24, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Garnet colored body with a thin yet lasting head. The aroma comes across like a funky old orange with a strange rye bread and orange marmalade suggestion, perhaps an odd mixture of pumpkin and booze. Mild pumpkin ale flavors with a juicy fruit-like taste and then bold creep of bourbon barrel finish. Medium-heavy body; mildly sweet finish.

An interesting try on a seasonal favorite that just doesn't quite seem to gel. The bourbon barrel flavors seem to edge out pumpkin aspects and distracts from the overall appeal. Not bad, and may be a big draw for barrel-aged aficionados, but probably won't be pleasing to someone expecting a more straight-forward approach to this style.

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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Anderson Valley's Pinchy Jeek Barl, Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale. 8.5% ABV.

A: Nearly a finger and a half of head. Slightly dark, reddish brown. Yellow in the dimple. Slight lacing.

S: Good amount of pumpkin smell. Decent cinnamon and nutmeg. Touch of vanilla. Slight Bourbon-y caramel. It smells very much like pumpkin pie filling.

T/MF: Taste is more pumpkin stem. Hay. Very slight molasses and whiskey (more Jack Daniels than Bourbon) notes. Some spice. Where the nose seems a great success, the taste is not very good. A shame. Would have been nice if the flavors matched the smells.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Sep 15, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -13.2%

Pours a dark dark amber color, almost brown. Quite murky. The head is a creamy beige color that settles into a light cap with some lacing on the glass. 3.5

The aroma is a combination of pumpkin spice and that artificial butter powder. That butter scent is quite unpleasant. Some brown sugar. Not much bourbon in the aroma but I pick up some vanilla. Not sure if they were going for pie crust but it comes out as butter. 2.5

The taste is starts off with that buttery flavor. A caramel malt that carries the pumpkin spice tries to wash away that flavor but fails. There is cinnamon and nutmeg. Actually appropriately spiced. There is a vanilla coke like flavor with hints of bourbon. There are some good aspects but the flavor just doesn't blend well. 2.75

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and spicy on the palate. A little lemony twang in the finish. 3.5

The butter scent and flavor is off-putting. Perhaps they were going with a pie crust aspect but that missed. With all of the flavors going on, it probably needs a touch more pumpkin spice. Pass on this one. 2.9

Gmann, Sep 14, 2014
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Pinchy Jeek Barl from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.