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The Devil's Pumpkin | Lavery Brewing Company

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The Devil's PumpkinThe Devil's Pumpkin

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the Irish legend of the Jack O Lantern. Brewed real pumpkins and subtle spicing to make sure you can enjoy more than 1 pint per session. A drier version of your standard Pumpkin ale, ours is not cloyingly sweet. A nice toasty/biscuity flavor from the American pale ale malt.

Added by Morey on 11-01-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with ½ fingers of fizzy off-white head. This maintains some foamy edges, leaving back a cascade of spotty lacing. The aroma has a twang to it, with notes of pumpkin, citrus, toffee and light spices. This is very ripe and earthy feeling overall in the nose.

The taste is raw, vegetal pumpkin flavor, earthy bitter hops and then a malty backbone of sweet grains and some tangier caramel character. The finish is lingering ripe earth and some scattered spices. I’m actually getting a bit of pepper on the backend of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with firmness on the tongue that turns into more of a smooth creaminess that spreads out.

This was just OK. The combination of pumpkin and hops put off a bit too much of a raw and earthy vibe that was brought out even more by the malts. I split this bottle and that was still too much for me.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great appearance- reddish amber with nice lacing. That's about all that stands out with this one. Malty aroma, but there is an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Not much pumpkin and a bit thin in mouthfeel.

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Poured into a chalice (goblet) as suggested on the bottle.

The initial pour has absolutely no head. The brew is a deep, hazy burnt orange caramel color. This is a 750ml bottle, so I will let it warm a bit and rouse the sediment at the bottom a bit on my next pour. The second pour yielded a much dirtier brew, but again with virtually no head. The brew is now loaded with yeast sediment.

Smells of pumpkin, bread and caramel malts and spices.

Tastes predominantly of pumpkin and caramel malt with a dose of cinnamon, nutmeg and some clove.

Medium bodied brew, little carbonation.

The lack of any head on this brew made me wonder about the age of this one. Nevertheless, it was a pretty tasty pumpkin ale. Not overly spicy and highly sessionable.

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The Devil's Pumpkin from Lavery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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