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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 306
Gots: 302 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  16.73% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 10-09-2010)
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

ChewbaccaSD, Today at 07:37 AM
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3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle of the 2014 release. Poured into a snifter 10/21/2014.

A- Darker brown-amber body, minimal head, minimal retention time, minimal lacing. Not that impressive in terms of appearance. [3.5]

S- Holy rum booze and pumpkin spices. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg that is still dominated by the white sugary sweet base beer. Kind of hard to get the nuances of this beer. [3.75]

F- Rum booze, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider-like tartness. But this is very rum-forward. I definitely feel drunk after tasting an ounce of this beer. [3.75]

M- Full bodied, thick and sugary. Strong body, strong booziness. I can't imagine ho w much malt they used to brew this. Sugary sweet finish on this one. [3.5]

O- Definitely a flavour intense pumpkin beer, but its not exactly what I'm looking for this time of the year, especially not at the price point it sells for. [4]

Final score: 3.71

Stevedore, Today at 04:41 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Doublechar0517, Today at 01:35 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

grze, Yesterday at 08:38 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Mattyb79, Yesterday at 01:08 PM
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

The Rumpkin is perfect beer. Can barely call it beer, it closer to liquid Valhalla! You laugh, but don't. Rum barrel have made BAJM do jizz before, but never such like this. So good, almost run out of jizz!!!!!??!!!

barrelagedjizzmonster, Yesterday at 03:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Mineo, Yesterday at 02:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

yeahrick, Monday at 07:22 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sparky44, Monday at 05:17 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

batt6343, Monday at 02:38 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

deNerval, Monday at 12:30 AM
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Ian_Y, Sunday at 11:17 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +13%

dseanv, Sunday at 10:26 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

random846, Sunday at 09:51 PM
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep amber brown, faintly translucent; a slim finger of head after a center-pour...

S: sweet vegetal and fruit aromas - something of spice, something of wood; hints of booze...

T: sweet pineapple rum and pumpkin pie; spiced and tingly; warming booze and barrel flavors; sugar cane caramel sweetness pushes any too-strong vegetal notes to the back, allowing the rum and fruit to take the fore...

M: medium weight, modest carbonation, some tingle and fizz; some higher and drier boozy airs hit the roof of the mouth...

O: a real nice pumpkin ale - rum barrels seem to consistently bring pineapple to mind for me - this beer brings savory vegetals and tropical fruits together in a smooth fashion - sure to please fans of big boozy pumpkin ales.

Greywulfken, Sunday at 04:16 PM
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3.87/5  rDev -4.9%

ahbithwabm, Sunday at 07:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cmozz, Sunday at 06:14 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

sila5, Sunday at 05:10 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

NYR_Rob, Sunday at 03:50 AM
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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh from a snifter on tap. This is the only pumpkin ale I whole heartedly endorse.
Ale was a lightly cloudy reddish amber with light lacing and light foam. Huge nose of
caramel, bananas, figs, nutmeg, and rich rum. Flavors are explosive. Rum up front with a
very nice warming sweet flavor, thick caramel and molasses notes to the back and sides
mingling with toffee, banana, and mild pumpkin pie flavor mixed with a good amount of
nutmeg. Aftertaste of rum and nutmeg linger without being unpleasant. Very complex.
Smooth sipping and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Silky and decadent. Packs a punch.
Be warned, it is a beast of a killer brew.

Brutaltruth, Saturday at 10:13 PM
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Billy_Bars, Saturday at 08:32 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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rydev24, Saturday at 06:45 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

RyanTheLion13, Saturday at 02:22 AM
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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.