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Crookeder Tooth Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 4.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The big-barrel aged brother to Crooked Tooth this Pumpkin ale is king of patch. 'Crookeder' brings a delicious vanilla bourbon punch to help to light up that smile! Pairs well with tricks & treats of all kinds.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 09-13-2013)
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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, nice to finally see this elder sibling of Crooked Tooth make its way east this autumnal season - and why on Jebus' green earth is this not a Pumpkin Ale?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying, sudsy ocean swell lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, vegetal gourd, clove, coriander, and ginger spice, musty vanillan, a softly astringent woodiness, clean Bourbon booze notes, and a small leafy, weedy earthiness. The taste is big on the sweet pumpkin mass right off the bat, with a nutty caramel malt swiftly backing it up, along with some vanilla wafers, ginger snaps, free associated clove and sweet ginger spice, all closed off rather tersely by an otherwise gentle Bourbon whiskey heat.

The bubbles are pretty sedate, barely more than a kid-gloves frothiness to be had, the body a decent medium weight for the actual seasonal style, and generally smooth, as the burgeoning alcohol comes betwixt it and a small, cowering creaminess. It finishes a tad on the sweet side, as the lingering pumpkin flesh, caramel malt, and vanilla-heavy Kentucky whisky staves assert their provenance.

Wow, this is whole lot more approachable than I was led to believe over the past few seasons of 'no, we get a lot of Phillips' stuff here, but not THAT one, I know!' Anyway, the Bourbon barrel treatment is surely more sweet than boozy, but hardly lacking in either quality, rendering the '-er' version exactly as it proclaims: big, brotherly, and adept at tricks and/or treats of all manner.

biboergosum, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Beergyrl
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

Beergyrl, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Exeter, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

PaulietheBrit, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of phys1028
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Phillip's Brewing 'Crooked'er Tooth' @ 7.3% , a barrel aged Pumpkin Ale , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a clear orange/amber from the bottle to glass with a small off-white head that is leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-smell's boozey , hint's of spice's , mostly clove

T-big booze , wow , tasted fresh in the begining of Oct , hasn't mellowed as the month comes to the end ,

MF-medium carbonation , big full bodied , this beer feels bigger than the ABV

Ov-big boozey Imperial Pumpkin Ale , needs some time in the cellar to mellow a bit , question is how long to cellar a Pumpkin Ale ? or do you want too !!

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of pudoo
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

pudoo, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bumchilly25, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -2.9%

schopenhauerale, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is so much to pick up in this beer that it takes a few minutes to make sense of everything. Big spice notes, pumpkin flavour, hops, malt and the added vanilla oak notes of the barrel aging. This is one big pumpkin beer that is totally drinkable but complex so you want to sip it. The finish is long and the flavour mix is well thought out.

canucklehead, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep amber liquid with a 1/4" white head.

S: Cinnamon, all-spice, pumpkin, caramel.

T: Cinnamon, all-spice, pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, bourbon.

M: Some drying from the alcohol, medium to thick viscosity, and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Very tasty, one of the better pumpkin ales I have had.

DaftCaskBC, Sep 13, 2013
Crookeder Tooth Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.