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The Devil's Pumpkin - Lavery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 71
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:
Beer added by: Morey on 11-01-2010

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of chefhatt
3.6/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ujsplace
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beergod1 for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Rusty orange brown. Minimal head. What does remain is a tiny white collar. More brown than orange. Unique.

Smell: Squashy pumpkin and spice potion. Nice balance of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and hints of vanilla. Dry caramel malts. Slight biscuity undertones. Nice underlying caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced. Great use of pumpkin. Fleshy vegetable. Mild earthiness.

Taste: dry pumpkin on a graham cracker. Snappy cracker sweetness from the malts. Light caramel sweetness. Nutmeg blends through the background. Some cinnamon spiciness on the back of the swallow. Nice big hit of real pumpkin. Squashy, real pumpkin flesh. Light roasted edge coupled with toasted malts. Pulls pumpkin seeds. Spices never become aggressive, but the nutmeg is dominant. Mild maltiness. Some lingering herbal hop notes. Mild earthiness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry, but incredibly clean. Light carbonation. Moderately light body. Refreshingly dry.

Overall: One of the more unique takes on the pumpkin ale.

Incredibly dry for the style. Nice use of pumpkin. Falls a little short overall as the malts are so dry and offer little complimenting sweetness. Ends up drinking like pie crust with some pumpkin remainder.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rfgetz
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.