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The Devil's Pumpkin - Lavery Brewing Company

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83
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chefhatt:
Photo of chefhatt
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chefhatt, Jan 24, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first Lavery offering.Pours a slight hazed burnt orange with a thinner head atop.Pumpkin pie spice in the nose,a fair amount of clove and cinnamon.A lither feel wich takes away from the flavors a little.I like the flavors they are spiced but not cloying,cinnamon,clove,nutmeg,the mainstays of pumpkin pie stand out but again not overly big.A pretty darn good pumpkin ale,a better feel and this would be top notch.

oberon, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

reitzbrewing, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had the Lavery beers at the Penn Fest this past summer, but this is my first purchased offering I'm always stuck at sticker shock. If they were available on draft for 4 to 5 bucks a pint I would have tried them all, but starting at 8 bucks for even their standard offerings seems weird to me. This was marked down to 6 so I could justify the dive into their bottled offerings. A really nice pumpkin ale, and I'm not a big fan of the style in general. This one comes off balanced with a nice amount of pumpkin gourdiness and spice offerings, with a warming alcohol level that fits for the beer. Appears a clouded orange tinted amber glow with a faint cream head, forms uneven scattered lacing on the sides of my nonic pint. Aroma warming pumpkin spiced tea, hints of cinnamon clove and pumpkin gourds leaving a vegetable imprint on the whole beer. Creamy pumpkin pie notes, with warming spice and festive holiday notes. Earthy vegetable pumpkin with a sweet biscuit malt tone. Not overly done in anyway this quite the excellent spiced pumpkin beer with real pumpkin and it makes it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied some might say the spices are too much but I feel it finishes balanced between sugary malts, dry spices, and vegetable earthy notes of pumpkin. Overall easy as hell to drink this beer when normally I can't finish a 12 ounce bottle of the standard pumpkin ale out there.

WVbeergeek, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Damian74Shensky, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of pfsron
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%

pfsron, Tuesday at 04:06 AM
Photo of chim52chim
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

chim52chim, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Kegatron, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Fordiesel69
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I mostly use a 12oz frosted pilsner glass. I prefer mine between 36 to 38 with an ice cold glass.

A- Pours much darker and more amber colored then other pumpkin beers. Typically right out of tap head is 1" and dissapates fairly quick. Appears unfiltered.

S- Smells very stong of awsome spices, a hint of grahm crackers, nutmeg, cloves, possibly allspice, and some ginger. I honestly do not smell much pumpkin but afterall, people relate pumpkin smell with that of pie. Which contains all the spices...

T- Tastes more like a spiced beer. Is not overly sweet or fake. Has all the flavors of the commonly used spices with a perfect finish of hops that are not overly bitter. Very easy to drink a lot of.

M- Feels medium bodied, at a temp of 36-38 degrees F the carbonation is about medium and matches the style of beer quite well. I am quite surprized to find the carbonation fade quite quick after it approached 45 degrees & bitterness seems to increase. Alcohol content is well matched for the style.

Overall a top 10 favorite of mine. I have it on tap as we speak and it is great. Lavery's products are always affordable and easy to find locally. Hopefully they don't tweak the receipe too much for 2013 as this year in my opinion is the best so far. If you cannot find Pumking or think it is just too overpriced, you will not be regret trying this.

Fordiesel69, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of dtx00
5/5  rDev +36.2%

dtx00, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of themagickallife
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

themagickallife, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of TallNerdGuy
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

TallNerdGuy, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of shaneous32
5/5  rDev +36.2%

shaneous32, Jun 20, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

Fievel, Monday at 07:55 PM
Photo of angrybabboon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

angrybabboon, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

st9647v3, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bigfnjoe, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

ItsBeer4Me, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper tinted orange, muted head with little retention. Scent is all about the pumpkin with some notes of pumpkin seed, biscuity malt and a muted spice profile (mostly cinnamon). Taste is pumpkin forward, moderate notes of cinnamon and biscuity malt backbone, a hint at the ABVs towards the end. A bit light on carbonation, medium bodied. A decent brew, unique in its makeup, still some things could be adjusted.

rfgetz, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

IPAchris, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

foureyedgeek, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. In the taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dry fruitiness of pumpkin. A spice like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry cinnamon like spice in the aftertaste. A nice big spice but not overwhelming, very enjoyable.

OWSLEY069, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of justintcoons
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Murky mahogany with caramel colored highlights. Half a finger of tan head is produced and rapidly dissipates. Much darker than your typical Pumpkin Ale.

Nose
Toasted pie crust, caramel, graham crackers and brown sugar. Light whiffs of pumpkin meat, nutmeg and allspice.

Taste
A whole lot of pie crust, graham cracker, caramel and pumpkin meat. Brown sugar and light nuances of nutmeg throughout. A touch of allspice, clove and cinnamon as well as an earthy presence.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, slightly crisp and smooth.

Overall
Boasts large amounts of bread and toasted pie crust. Excellent notes of pumpkin meat with artfully blended spices. A worthy adversary to Southern Tier’s Pumpking. Incredibly easy drinking. I am quite impressed!

justintcoons, Sep 13, 2012
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The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.