Pinchy Jeek Barl | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Pinchy Jeek BarlPinchy Jeek Barl
BA SCORE
54.9%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 226 ratings
Pinchy Jeek BarlPinchy Jeek Barl
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey® barrels, this bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale is pleasantly creamy with a silky body and sweet caramel flavor. The aging process imparts notes of coconut, vanilla, and oak to compliment the tang of the spices and a hint of hops, all wrapped in a smooth, round finish.



Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,556
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
226
Liked:
124
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
15.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 49
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Photo of hardy008
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a two finger beige head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and Bourbon.

The taste is a toned down version of the aroma. Toned down to the point where there isn't that much flavor. Disappointing compared to the aroma.

Light bodied, bordering on watery, with very low carbonation. I can't believe that a beer that started out so promising with the appearance and aroma, finished so blandly.

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a deep amber brown with a creamy/sticky beige colored head,multiple rings of lace left behind.Vanilla tinged bourbon with a bit of toast followed by light pie spice and real pumpkin.Very impressed with the creamy but not to heavy feel,Iam likin this stuff so far.Not over the top in either the bourbon barrel or pumpkin spice but both come together very well on the palate,mild vanilla and oak but not overly sweet,pumpkin more than pumpkin "spice " in the finish.In my opinion vastly underrated unless there has been a change in recipe.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ps6756
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
1.16/5  rDev -68.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, garnet colour. Smells like bready and caramel matls, pumpkin, cinnamon, a bit of raisin, slight bourbon notes as well. Tastes very much like it smells, the malts are more faint, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, raisin, creme brule, and a big bourbon note throughout.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, and barrel-aged, just like it sez right there on the label. Anyway, I tried, but I could not come up with a meaning for this one's moniker, the admittedly limited online Boontling resources exhausted - I'm just going to assume that it's their way (literally) of referring to Wild Turkey barrels.

This beer pours a rather dark red-brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some decent grotto-esque painted lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of sugary vanilla, as if it were sourced from multiple ingredients (stops to slap head), warm gooey pumpkin puree, caramel malt, buttery toffee, muddled seasonal spices (maybe a hint of ginger and allspice sticking out), a mild wooden astringency, and a not so mild alcohol edginess. The taste is more vanilla/caramel sweetness straight off, once again from malt and Bourbon wood alike, a growing buttery slickness, faintly biscuity toffee, much lessened pumpkin mass notes, and even more blase and uninterested-seeming spices - can't really get a word out of them edgewise. A soft woody booziness keeps its distance in the meantime.

The carbonation is quite understated in its barely-perceptible frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and actually rather smooth, with a low-level, simmering creaminess on the verge. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel, vanilla, ethereal pumpkin, and sneaky alcohol tittering in their little fiefdom.

I gotta say, this is tasty and enjoyable as a brew for when fall suddenly decides it wants its long-coming divorce from reality, bails, and we're left with the snowy aftermath, 6 weeks til the official 'start' of winter. The whole pumpkin side of things may have gotten short shrift here, in light of the Pinchy Jeek Barl (I'm going with that 'translation') flooding over the whole of this offering, but 'tis no great loss - time to get acquainted with more warming cold-weather goodness, methinks.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasting notes from 12/28/16
Had on-tap @ Alley Katz in Citrus Heights, CA

Appearance - Served in a snifter, ruddy tan in color with a fluffy, two-finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin, consistent layer of suds on the surface. Fair lacing, with broken streaks and spotting.

Smell - Aroma in moderate, with notes of pumpkin, spice and wood being most prominent. A faint booziness sits beneath.

Taste - Pumpkin upfront, then a bit of spice. Woody notes hit mid-taste, then some grassy bitterness and light astringency surface and complete the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with low carbonation. Somewhat watery texture that thins in the finish.

Overall - This isn't terrible, but the flaws are evident. It's definitely too thin and watery, while the finish was too astringent for my tastes. For a $3 special it was hard to pass up, but a second round will not be happening.

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Photo of tabascosigned
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bbsaur
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MartyIU13
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%

Pours a dark dark amber color, almost brown. Quite murky. The head is a creamy beige color that settles into a light cap with some lacing on the glass. 3.5

The aroma is a combination of pumpkin spice and that artificial butter powder. That butter scent is quite unpleasant. Some brown sugar. Not much bourbon in the aroma but I pick up some vanilla. Not sure if they were going for pie crust but it comes out as butter. 2.5

The taste is starts off with that buttery flavor. A caramel malt that carries the pumpkin spice tries to wash away that flavor but fails. There is cinnamon and nutmeg. Actually appropriately spiced. There is a vanilla coke like flavor with hints of bourbon. There are some good aspects but the flavor just doesn't blend well. 2.75

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and spicy on the palate. A little lemony twang in the finish. 3.5

The butter scent and flavor is off-putting. Perhaps they were going with a pie crust aspect but that missed. With all of the flavors going on, it probably needs a touch more pumpkin spice. Pass on this one. 2.9

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Photo of richj1970
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber.

A: Very dark crimson red with 1-2 finger off white head. Lasting retention and leaving moderate lacing.

S: Bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and all spice.

T: Bourbon, pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla. The bourbon is a little overpowering. I wish the pumpkin was more pronounced.

M: Light to medium body with average carbonation. Thinner than I woudl like, and a little hot; this might benefit from aging a bit.

O: Good BA pumpkin beer, but misses the mark that might take it to the next level.

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Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rhynosorus
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Pinchy Jeek Barl from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.9% out of 100 with 226 ratings
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