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Pinchy Jeek Barl - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 20.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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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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

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Nice subtle pumpkin taste and a slight bourbon finish. Easy drinking and fun for the fall season. Give it a try for sure.

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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.

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A - It pours a deep dark mahogany colored body with about a finger of fluffy soapy tan head. Some thin scattered spots of lacing. Looks alright for what it is. 4

S - The aroma isn't so bad at first, but the buttery diacetyl does become overwhelming. No vanilla / bourbon / barrel / spice character present on the aroma at all - it is all butter & cream. Perhaps a slight hint of alcohol? 3

T - Taste isn't so bad - 'weak' is what came to mind initially, but again, the buttery diacetyl is overwhelming. This thing literally tastes like it was brewed with whipped cream. Not bad for pumpkin pie in a glass, but again no barrel / bourbon / vanilla or any spicing is present. 3

M - The feel is a little thick, medium full bodied with slightly rough carbonation, but it's pretty drinkable for 8.50% abv. 3.5

Overall, I think these guys can do better next time, if they would tone down the butter and up the bourbon barrel. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

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Pinchy Jeek Barl from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.