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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devious | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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3.86/5
Very Good
25 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged DeviousBourbon Barrel Aged Devious
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 12-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,812
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of q33jeff
3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

**
10/16/19

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.
**

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
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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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of CharlesK
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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 Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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 harryhops
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GreenMind
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bonsaihippie
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of StonewallSipper
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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 rolltide8425
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swampoodle
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of rydev24
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of monkeybone7504
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
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 shockrocker65
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Devious from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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