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Pumpkin Ale | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,322
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
51
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.29/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large format 750 C&C bottle, ABV is listed as 4.7% ABV.

Pours a clear golden orange with a decent white head that slowly recedes to a thin, lasting cap. Some mild lacing sticks to the glass.

Aromas begin like your typical pumpkin ale with toasted breadiness, light starchiness and traditional fall spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of clove. Smells like a lightly spiced pumpkin pie, nothing crazy but nice.

The tastes begin with fresh pumpkin pie with light to moderate traditional festive spices. The pumpkin fleshiness and toasted/bready malt continues to stand out above the spices, which is a great testament to the brewery and often a huge failure for some pumpkin beers. There is a touch of brown sugar sweetness at the start which gives it a likeness to caramelized sugar in a pumpkin pie. I am impressed with how much flavor was packed into this low ABV offering.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Usually beers of this low ABV are watery and thin but this does a nice job of avoiding that problem. Finish is mildly sweet and spicy; neither stands out and each work well with one another.

Overall, while not the best I've had of the style, it's a very solid pumpkin ale. Having previously sampled their Devious Imperial Pumpkin version and being overwhelmed with alcohol and spices in that beer, I was skeptical to try this. A friend gave it to me as a gift so I said why not and I was pleasantly surprised and will most likely revisit next year because of the substantial flavor at such a low ABV; one of the best sessionable Pumpkin ales out there for my money.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a copper color with a soapy white head on top. The smell of the beer was spicy with a good amount of autumnal aromas to it. The taste of the beer also has a good amount of spice to it. The aftertaste had some nice caramel to it with the pumpkin spices still lingering. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and had a good bite to it. Overall it's a good pumpkin ale I think, it's not the best but still not bad.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to DaveHack for this one.

A: This beers is honey in color with very little head. The lacing is almost nonexistent.

S: Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It reminds me of pumpkin pie in a glass.

T: Tastes like a normal well balanced ale but with tons of pumpkin pie flavors coming through. The finish is sweet.

M: Light bodied beer through and through. No much retention on the palate and no lingering flavors. I could drink this beer all day.

O: This beer is a total piece of nostalgia for me. In fact, it's probably the first beer that got me into the world of craft. But as a beer, it's just decent. A well balanced pumpkin seasonal brew.

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4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was exited about this one. I'm a fan of this style and I'm glad they still had this out for me to try. It poured a deep copper orange which was pretty clear. It had a small white head. Moderate amount of carbonation and it had a fair amount of sticky clinging potential.
This brew is Deja Vu for any body with an addiction to pumpkin pie. It was soo iresistably good in the aroma and flavor.
Pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, vanilla, and some light peppery notes combines with a nice caremelly malt backbone and a fair amount of bitterness in the finish. Even though the fall season is ending soon I could drink this through the winter. It was medium bodies and light enough to drink all night.

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Pumpkin Ale from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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