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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 254
Gots: 234 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  18.53% 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle says this is from Batch No. 1. Pours a deep orange/copper color. Pretty clear and tons of tiny bubbles rising to generate a fizzy two finger head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is intense! Brown sugar, vanilla, and spice hit first, but there is a nice overall pumpkin presence. Smells like pumpkin pie. Alcohol is definitely noticeable on the nose, but not offensive. The taste is exactly like the smell. The first thing I noticed was insane amounts of carbonation on my tongue. Starts out syrupy sweet, but the spices come in to help balance it out. It finishes with a semi-dry fresh pumpkin taste. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick, but the carbonation is very high. Overall, the most unique and intense pumpkin ale I have had to date. If there were such thing as a Double/Imperial Pumpkin Ale, this would fit the bill. There are definitely some flaws to the beer. The carbonation is just too much. There is also a definite burn from the alcohol. I know 15.9% abv is high, but Avery could have masked the alcohol taste more. With that said, this is an epic beer and one that I would definitely try again. The rum barrels add a very nice touch. This will definitely benefit from aging.

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A - Pours murky copper into my snifter, with reddish hues, just about one finger of bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

S - Pumpkin is very noticeable even with the other bit aromas, sweet molasses, caramelized malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, banana, oak and vanilla with a slight rum booziness.

T - Sweet molasses and pumpkin come right through, followed by oak, rum and vanilla. Caramel and spices linger on the palate, nutmeg and cinnamon, really deep malt profile fights against the warmth of the booze.

M - Full bodied and sticky, pretty spicy and warm on the palate.

O - This is a fantastic treat, would love to try it with some age on it to see how the flavors continue to meld and hopefully the booze will mellow a little, looks like I gotta fork out the dough for another bottle.

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.