Devious Imperial Pumpkin | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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3.81/5
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Devious Imperial PumpkinDevious Imperial Pumpkin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by mymrnngjckt on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,662
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
249
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
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Photo of CharlesK
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deg
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjw2808
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from 12oz bottle in a pint glass in September 2018. There was no bottled-on date on the label, and I drank this about 1 week after purchase.

Appearance: Very dark golden-red with a huge tan/brown head. Head was very tall like an IPA and very carbonated, and left a little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Balanced aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, spices, cinnamon, toasted malts, and caramel as well, but overall the pumpkin spices dominate the others. I do not get much hops aroma.

Taste: There is a strong pumpkin and cinnamon flavor as well as some peppery spices. Also some caramel, roasted malts, and a little bitterness from hops. There is also a hint of sweetness like berries flavor.

Mouth-feel: Strong alcohol, but with a very smooth and creamy body. Matches the 9.0% alcohol on the label.

This is a nice, spicy ale that has a variety of flavors that adds some complexity to the beer. I like the peppery spice in the flavor. This is a strong-bodied pumpkin ale, which is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. This is a fun beer that I would buy again.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
10/27/2013
Aroma Is light apple,cinnamon. Cloudy Orange color. Taste is pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, Light carbonation. A good pumpkin ale.
**

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear chestnut color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and some pumpkin spices.

Tastes of the toasted malt layered with some spice and pumpkin. Malts lead off with notes of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. This gives way to pumpkin and pumpkin spices. Notes of nutmeg, allspice, and clove come through along with some ginger. Hops add at then end with a bit of earthiness. Finishes with a bit of lingering spice.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid pumpkin ale.

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Photo of mvwinters
4.61/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent welcome to fall. The 9% ABV provides a smooth drinkable experience. Great spice notes roll off tongue. This one will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on those crisp fall days.

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Photo of Timtac
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color. For a pumpkin beer this has the right smell, spice and pumpkin sitting on top of a malt background somewhere in there. Or is it pumpkin spices on top of malt. I get the pumpkin in the flavor big time and some background spices and malt with a bit of alcohol (and I'm a few ratings in here). I'm gonna say one of the better pumpkin ales especially at 9% ! Decent carbonation with this beer which works.

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Photo of cjrmommy5
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This, by far, is the best pumpkin ale I've ever had! Just wanted a pumpkin beer at a British Pub (Kings Corner in Jenkintown) and my waiter asked if I'd like the "Devious Pumpkin" and I just said yes! I was so glad I agreed! Best ever! Love it! 5 stars!

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Photo of Collinc7238
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Begley's Brew Works "Devious Imperial Pumpkin"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLON: 080516" and sampled on 083116
$2.49 @ Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Finally a pumpkin beer I can get behind! Actually, I think I reviewed this beer years ago and it got deleted, but I saw it on the shelf at Whole Foods and was reminded of it, and I had to have it. In fact, I liked it so much that I picked up more last night! It's just so malty, and not over-spiced, or too hot with alcohol - no, this is a dangerous beast, you need to be careful with it. In my previous review which was lost I recall commenting on how in my neighborhood the adults would have coolers full of beer available out front so the parents could have a little bit of a good time too, and how I had brought a Devious with me and just couldn't pick up anything else after that. One of the best "pumpkin" beers I've ever had.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick_Lucas
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit more spice scent than taste. Flavor is good with a real kick from the alcohol.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: October 30, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Another successful high school homecoming game... APPEARANCE: dark, almost mahogany brown body that densely conceals the other side of the glass; tough to see any bubbles; the head is a staunch white halo of bubble and smears; good, thick lacing that resembles Japanese artwork... AROMA: pumpkin, phenol and surprisingly thick dough at the start; caramel is interwoven with a vodka or rum base that suggests the alcohol that 9% brings... PALATE: warming immediately; dissipating aftertaste; medium-bodied, flat carbonation, with no fanfare at its end... TASTE: tough to get past the phenolic presence; the malts are strong and overpower other flavors--such as pumpkin(!)--and leave a plasticine ending ... OVERALL: not at all up to my expectations, with the majority of the experience centering on the awkward, medicinal flavor....a strong, demanding seasonal that needs more nuance to be memorable or sought out...

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frankwoj
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csliv
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Categart
4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 249 ratings