Bourbon Barrel Aged Devious | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Bourbon Barrel Aged DeviousBourbon Barrel Aged Devious

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Knapp85 on 12-09-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23
Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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(

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Photo of monkeybone7504
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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...

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Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devious from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
3.88 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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