Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company
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3.26/5 rDev -19.9%
Dark amber, almost pumpkiny color. Brown and orange in there, sweet aroma, no doubt from the rum.
Somewhat simplistic taste, rum, pumpkin, beer, yeah, somewhat exotic, would like to see Avery do their hopping and dry hopping thing in this, I realize that's pretty simplistic too, but it is a crowd pleaser. A little bit of spice, the abv was too easily tasteable in this one for me.
"Rum barrels from Bermuda with real pumpkin in mash."
11-25-2010 21:19:35 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.35/5 rDev -17.7%
Had on-tap straight from the source at Avery. Poured into a tulip-type glass. This one has been aged in rum barrels for 9 months.
A- Pours a crystal clear mahogany. Produced a fingers width of white head. Reduced to a semi-thick ring around the glass. Little to no lacing.
S- Smells like autumn. Upfront you get a nice whiff of pumpkin and spices. The rum creates a perfect blend here. Adds a great alcoholic sweetness to the aroma.
T- After the aroma, I can't help think that this was a let down. The base beer was just off. The initial flavors were great, but the spices and pumpkin quickly fade and take on a soda type water taste...very bland. The blandness actually intensified as the beer warmed. The rum aspect of the beer saves it. It was very rich in flavor and offered a nice compliment to the spices.
M- Medium bodied, yet slightly on the thin side. Pretty well carbonated.
D- At nearly 14% abv, the alcohol was hidden very well. However, the flavors were the problem. I just couldn't get past the spiced blandness.
Overall, at $10 for a 10oz serving I will pass from now on. However, I can't help but think that Avery is onto something with pairing pumpkin beers and rum barrels. If the base of this beer was anywhere close to that of Pumking, it would be an absolutely phenomenal beer.
11-03-2010 03:22:57 | More by rhinos00
3.35/5 rDev -17.7%
On tap at the Cheeky Monk on Colfax, Poured into a Cheeky Monk Balloon.
It was also listed at 13.20% ABV on the tap list for Sunday Breakfast at Cheeky Monk, listed as "Imperial Pumpkin Ale Aged in Rum Barrels."
A: 2-fingers rich head, deep mahogany with a rust-orange tint. Transparent.
S: Front is rich pumpkin with nutmeg and spices. Front doesn't last long and is consumed by rum, entirely.
T: Tastes like a pumpkin being actively drowned in rum (note that this is somewhat violent sounding, and the taste was similarly so). The rum is a little overpowering at first, but by the end of the 12oz pour, it seemed to balance out a bit more (although by the end of the 12oz pour I was decidedly less balanced ... ).
F: Thick and rich, a bit cold for my taste, and hence just a touch thinner than I'd like.
D: Decent beer, but ultimately it couldn't stand up to the rum, which overpowers in places, instead of enhancing.
When I saw this on the menu I thought that this would end-up tasting like pumpkin pie, Rum gives off many brown-sugar notes. Nearer the end of the beer this started to come through (but i'll chalk that up to mild-drunkeness).
While I was able to finish this beer (a problem i've had with 12oz pours of Avery beers at Cheeky Monk before), I would again suggest that a 12oz pour of a 13.2% ABV beer is ... a tad much.
11-01-2010 16:25:23 | More by codewarrior
3.48/5 rDev -14.5%
A: pours a murky brown-orange with half a finger of beige head that almost completely vanishes with no lacing.
S: sweet caramel aromas up front followed by some tart apple aromas. Slight pumpkin spice aromas follow along with vanilla, oak, and rum. The tart fruit aromas permeate throughout.
T: lots of caramel up front with vanilla and oak. Some light pumpkin spice and ginger notes follow. Sweet rum with a light alcohol burn bring up the finish.
M: medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is syrupy sweet.
O: a decent beer, but much too sweet. I like the rum characters, but the pumpkin aspects are lost in the sweetness and alcohol.
11-10-2011 00:50:17 | More by n2185
3.5/5 rDev -14%
Bottle poured into Founders CBS snifter. Pours a dull brown with no head whatsoever. Smell is wet wood with some hint of orange/red fruit. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side but no overly so. Taste is first tangy that gave me a twinge in my jaw (usually means sour/bitter), then a burst of brown sugar sweetness, and then the finish has as darkness to it that is musty that turns too sweet after about 3-5 seconds. Overall this is a decent beer but not sure if I will be buying it again. One thing of note is that there is absolutely no alcohol hint AT ALL, which is really weird. All this being said, I am usually not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, so the review might be slanted as such.
01-15-2012 01:34:19 | More by gbbass16
3.5/5 rDev -14%
On tap at the Rackhouse Pub.
A deep amber orange with a white sheen. Carbonation is light and fades a bit over time, but never goes flat. Pretty impressive for something this strong.
The nose is VERY rum heavy. Rum overpowers even the pretty potent pumpkin pie spices.
The flavor is sweet and creamy, like some of the best pumpkin beers around...and then that rum hit kicks in. While it adds flavor, it also adds a fair amount of heat and distillate character.
Allspice, sweet cream, and cinnamon are amplified by that rum sugar. Sometimes that's awesome, sometimes it's fiery and off-putting.
A pretty hot brew at 15%, and a very slow sipper. Treat it like a cognac instead of a beer.
Some sips are really, really good while others taste like pumpkin rum.
I almost wish the beer weren't rum aged. Either that or maybe just taking on a milder character.
Pretty good, but probably not one I'll seek out like I would Meph Addict or some other Avery brews.
10-30-2011 03:21:44 | More by Domingo
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.5/5 rDev -14%
Little white head. Color is a bronze golden amber.
This beer is pretty much like most pumpkin beers but it has a nice oak flavor and the rum does show. Lots of pumpkin and spice.
This beer hides the abv well and drinks fairly easy despite all the spices. Reminds me of new Hollands rum ichabod.
06-24-2012 02:33:15 | More by mothman
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
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