The Devil's Pumpkin - Lavery Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +3.5%
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma primarily of clove with some other spices in the background
Head average (3 cm), off-white, creamy with some froth, mostly lasting
Festoons of lacing
Body clear, medium orange
Flavor begins as moderately sweet and earthy, spices very subdued, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no hops
Ends with a sweet aftertaste, but not too sweet.
Palate is medium, creamy, and has soft carbonation
A very attractive beer, lacking any marvelous qualities. IMHO, very drinkable; the low spice load makes it less off-putting than many pumpkin ales.
02-10-2014 13:50:05 | More by Ozzylizard
3.61/5 rDev -2.4%
22oz bottle poured in to a glass, it has a burnt copper color body with no head to it. The aroma is of roasted pumpkin and some spices. The taste does not have a dominant flacor it is well balanced between the pumpkin and spices. It has a nice taste and mouthfeel is nice and overall a good pumpkin beer.
01-24-2014 03:15:06 | More by chefhatt
3.4/5 rDev -8.1%
Poured into a chalice (goblet) as suggested on the bottle.
The initial pour has absolutely no head. The brew is a deep, hazy burnt orange caramel color. This is a 750ml bottle, so I will let it warm a bit and rouse the sediment at the bottom a bit on my next pour. The second pour yielded a much dirtier brew, but again with virtually no head. The brew is now loaded with yeast sediment.
Smells of pumpkin, bread and caramel malts and spices.
Tastes predominantly of pumpkin and caramel malt with a dose of cinnamon, nutmeg and some clove.
Medium bodied brew, little carbonation.
The lack of any head on this brew made me wonder about the age of this one. Nevertheless, it was a pretty tasty pumpkin ale. Not overly spicy and highly sessionable.
12-07-2012 02:05:13 | More by ujsplace
3.18/5 rDev -14.1%
22oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper, with ½ fingers of fizzy off-white head. This maintains some foamy edges, leaving back a cascade of spotty lacing. The aroma has a twang to it, with notes of pumpkin, citrus, toffee and light spices. This is very ripe and earthy feeling overall in the nose.
The taste is raw, vegetal pumpkin flavor, earthy bitter hops and then a malty backbone of sweet grains and some tangier caramel character. The finish is lingering ripe earth and some scattered spices. I’m actually getting a bit of pepper on the backend of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with firmness on the tongue that turns into more of a smooth creaminess that spreads out.
This was just OK. The combination of pumpkin and hops put off a bit too much of a raw and earthy vibe that was brought out even more by the malts. I split this bottle and that was still too much for me.
11-27-2012 16:07:48 | More by Kegatron
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Appearance: A light brown with some orange highlights - pours with a very small, off-white head - cloudy, with some clarity around the edges that I typically associate with barrel-aged sour fruit beers... odd
Smell: Fleshy, cooked pumpkin flesh - like canned pumpkin pie filling - very mild on the spices, but the usual suspects are still here - nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger - bready malts with some caramel
Taste: Cooked pumpkin flesh and pumpkin seeds - not remarkably fresh tasting or potent, but the sheer quantity of pumpkin is notable - lightly spicy with the aforementioned pumpkin pie spices - some hints of hops - light bready malts - very minimal sweetness - a little watery
Mouthfeel: Medium body, minimal carbonation, oddly watery
Overall: Some good aspects, not great overall
This has a nice amount of real, fleshy pumpkin. Unfortunately, there is not much else remarkable here. Overall, it could use some balance and some more interesting malts. Not bad, maybe worth a try.
10-13-2012 03:38:02 | More by angrybabboon
The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.