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
Very Good
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4.03 by cp45 from New Jersey on Dec 21, 2019
3 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Nov 08, 2019
3.22 by Saylor from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BeerImmediately from Pennsylvania

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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3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey


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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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

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
4.25 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2016
3.65 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jul 21, 2016
4 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Jun 19, 2016
3.89 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2016
3.64 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2016
3.95 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by 57md from Pennsylvania

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
4.2 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Nov 02, 2015
3.84 by harryhops from Delaware on Nov 02, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by monkeybone7504 from Pennsylvania

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
3.75 by Damian74 from South Carolina on Dec 14, 2014
4.25 by swampoodle from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2014
3.89 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Sep 27, 2014
4 by bonsaihippie from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2013
3.5 by LoveStout from New York on Jul 01, 2013
3.75 by twenty5 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2013
3.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 26, 2013
3.5 by anteater from Oregon on Jan 03, 2013
5 by shockrocker65 from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2012
4.25 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured out as a hazy amber color with a decent looking white head on top. The foam is creamy with a moderate retention and lacing. The smell of the beer is spicy and had a very nice bourbon vanilla aroma in there too. The taste of the beer follows the nose, sweet vanilla and bourbon with plenty of spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a good body and carbonation. Overall it's a really good brew. Really enjoyed this a lot.

Revisited 10-19-15 from bottle:
Brown in color with a fizzy cream colored head, smells of wood... Lots of wood, some spice and bourbon. Tastes spicy upfront, fades into more wood, not much depth. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, it's drinkable but nothing special. Overall I feel this was a totally different beer from years back. Not what I remember at least.

Dec 09, 2012
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