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The Devil's Pumpkin - Lavery Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after the Irish legend of the Jack O Lantern. Brewed real pumpkins and subtle spicing to make sure you can enjoy more than 1 pint per session. A drier version of your standard Pumpkin ale, ours is not cloyingly sweet. A nice toasty/biscuity flavor from the American pale ale malt.

(Beer added by: Morey on 11-01-2010)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a murky tea color with a very modest head; very little retention and almost no lacing

Smell: Real pumpkin aromatics, with a bready character, as well; subtle hint of nuts and pie spices

Taste: Real pumpkin flavor dominates, up front, with the breadiness and subtle pie spicing adding a nice dimension in the middle; very nicely balanced, with a minimum of brown sugar and molasses sweetness; the spices come on a bit stronger, after the swallow, with clove being dominant

Mouthfeel: Rather flabby, with a medium to full body and low carbonation

Overall: There is a lot to like in this year's Stingy Jack; a lot of natural pumpkin and nut flavor and a deft hand with the spices; I have had mouthfeel problems with some of the other Lavery beers (more as a result of overcarbonation, ironically) so if this one were just a bit crisper, it would really be in the top echelon for the style

Thanks, kbuzz, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 01:17:00 | More by brentk56
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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.

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The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
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