Bourbon Barrel Aged Devious
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
Pumpkin Beer
3.81 | pDev: 11.29%
Dec 21, 2019
Dec 09, 2012
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Rated: 4.03 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 3.22 by Saylor from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerImmediately from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Good aroma - all the barrel aged goodness you’d expect, with the requisite fall spices. Where this beer falls down for me is the tangy qualities in the taste and mouthfeel... it was juicy, with a fruity tartness that is just not what I would expect from an imperial pumpkin ale. Maybe I got a bad batch.
Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle to tulip glass.

AROMA: pumpkin and spice with some woodyness and light whiskey.
LOOK: Cloudy Orange color.
TASTE: pumpkin, wine, brandy, SOAP! (oh no). Weird soapy or chemical type flavors really detract from the base pumpkin beer which is one of my favorite of the style. Too bad.

FEEL: Medium Bodied. a touch slimy. Decent carbonation. Barrel aging has a weird effect on the mouthfeel as well.

Disappointed, but that being said I haven't found a BA Pumpkin beer that I found better than it's base beer yet. Save those barrels for the stouts.
Oct 19, 2017
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in November 2016. I did not see any brewed on or drink by dates on the bottle.

Appearance: Deep amber color with thick light tan head. Beer is thick and a little hazy. Head is thicker than average, with nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong pumpkin and caramel aromas, also pepper and other spices. Interesting variety and balance.

Taste: Pumpkin and spice flavors dominate. There is a little bitterness from the hops and some caramel and bourbon flavor from the barrel aging. There is a strong alcohol bite as well. This was done in a nice combination with the other flavors. There is a nice variety of flavors in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Strong alcohol level, which confirms the 9.0% on the bottle.

This is a very smooth and creamy pumpkin ale. It is an interesting combination of flavors, especially with the pumpkin, spice, caramel, and a little bitterness from the hops. I would buy this again.
Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark copper with less than a finger of head. There is some bourbon in the nose but there is also a mild smokiness that seems out of place. Bourbon notes stand out in the flavor profile and they merge nicely with the vanilla already present. However, there is not much pumpkin flavor in this offering and it seems surprisingly thin.
Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by harryhops from Delaware

Nov 02, 2015
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a dark burgundy raison color with a thin, toffee colored head and very minor carbonation.

S - Bourbon, maple, molasses, oak - very thick aroma.

T - "Punkins", bourbon, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, some vanilla does rise up at the very end but ever so slightly.

M - Heavy medium body, and some alcohol warming on the way down and turn the mouth a little bit into cotton.

O - I hate to say it, but this beer is a boozy mess. :o(
Oct 19, 2015
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Reviewed by monkeybone7504 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very nice, not too much barrel and smells like a pumpkin ale.... 9% hidden perfectly, the spices and barrel compliment perfectly. Would buy again 4 sure...
Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by swampoodle from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 3.89 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Sep 27, 2014
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