Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company
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2.64/5 rDev -35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Bottled 7 September 2012. Tasted 6 September 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours an orange brown color. Clear at the top, murky at the bottom from the sediment. Just a little bit of off-white head.
Basically smells like rum, with a little bit of spice and a little bit of pumpkin. It's like sweet, candied rum. And alcohol. I tend not to drink hard liquor, so I can find its character overpowering. But this is another level.
Taste is... alcohol. It's burning, and I can barely get past it. Doesn't have enough flavor to contend with that unmasked alcohol. A touch of pumpkin and spice, but it's like pumpkin flavored rum rather than pumpkin pie. Yes, I know it's a high-ABV beer, but it's so one-dimensional.
Feel is good. Medium-bodied, with a buoyancy that the evaporative alcohol provides. Carbonation is medium-low, but that's okay for a beer like this.
Just doesn't do it for me. It's super alcoholic, and more rum beer than pumpkin beer for sure. I'm buzzed just from my share of this 12 oz. bottle. Yikes, this is potent. Not a whole lot of positive flavors, and a serious alcohol burn. Not one I'd drink again, and I struggled to finish off the bottle with my friend (who said it seemed more appropriate for drinking down by the railroad tracks).
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 20:09:34 | More by zeledonia
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