Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by angelmonster:
4.65/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Cellared this beer for over 9 months
Pours a clear, dark brown body. Head is a 1/4 inch and tan in color. Lacing was average and head retention was good for such a strong beer.
Smell is of sweet pumpkin pie puree mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon, spiced rum and light alcohol. Sweet caramel, candied figs, and Belgian rock sugar round out the aromas. Hops are not present, this beer is all about sweet malt and spiced pumpkin.
Taste is of sweet, buttery diacetyls, pumpkin pie, clove and nutmeg. Caramelized brown sugar and Belgian Rock sugar is also there, this beer shares similarities to a high quality barleywine or quad. Hops are non existent, alcohol is faint but for 16% alcohol, dangerously well hidden. Rum barrel added some sweetness and spice to overall flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy, pretty typical for the alcohol content. The head could have been fuller, thats my only gripe with the texture of this beer.
Overall this beer was amazing. I've had it fresh and aging it for almost a year has transformed it into a completely different class. This beer is definitely the gold standard when it comes to Pumpkin/spiced beers, yet its uniquely different from any pumpkin beer I've had. Its a shame that there is no more of this beer available and no plans have been made to release it again. One thing is for certain though, if it does get released again, I will be hoarding a case for my collection.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2012 02:57:29 | More by angelmonster
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