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The Devil's Pumpkin - Lavery Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 18.31%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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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.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.