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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 259
Gots: 229 | FT: 21
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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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-29-2014 17:13:46 | More by Jmbbabson
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2012 04:25:39 | More by poppyjohn
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-17-2014 04:56:36 | More by SoCaliC8
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Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2014 19:05:56 | More by Bobhoya
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a deep garnet deep amber color. Two fingers of almost brown offwhite head crowns the brew. Very good head retention considering the ABV.

S- starts off with big oak and rum aromas at first with a major vanilla and spice note. Aromas of pumpkin flesh and spices( nutmeg, spicy Ginger and savory cinnamon) lay under the rum blanket. Finishes with a warming boozey quality.

T- sweet molasses, oaky rum flavor and major caramel maltiness hits the palate at first. Roasted pumpkin and spice blends in giving some complexity and depth. Warming agressive alchohol gives some warmth and candied characteristics on the finish. Spicy oak and rum lasts long into the lingering aftertaste.

MF- slick full chewy mouthfeel with a full body and low fine unobtrusive carbonation.

D- very smooth and drinkable. High drinkability for the ABV.

Overall a very unique complex brew!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 01:14:10 | More by Viciousknishs
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-11-2013 20:36:20 | More by Hopmarc
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-22-2013 23:57:19 | More by davesway10
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

02-08-2013 02:55:46 | More by Beerontwowheels
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-17-2012 17:13:30 | More by jlindsey
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Avery rumpkin

A - pours a deep ruddy brownish amber. A rigorous pour yields a frothy tan head but quickly dissipates.

S - lots of brown sugar and other pumpkin flavors like clove and allspice. The spice of the pumpkin blends with the boozy rum to create notes of cake batter, licorice, nougat and black strap molasses.

T - a sweet, buttery and honeyed flavor up front. Toasty grains. Sweetness intensifies as well as Spices and boozy flavors mid palate. Molasses flavors play off of notes of clove, allspice, vanilla and menthol. There is a spicy finish with a lingering note of licorice.

M - smooth, buttery texture. Full bodied. Low carbonation creates a more viscous feel.

O - an great beer. Unique and flavorful. It drinks very easily. I genuinely did not know its strength. Definitely in the dessert beer category but it has been quite pleasure to taste this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:36:46 | More by Teleweizen2
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beerhan

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle into a wine glass.

A-Dark brown color with minimal head. Super thick and syrupy as seen from the pour.

S-The smell of this is weird, like rum infused pumpkins with old milk. Frankly I could not smell this for long.

T-Tastes like pumpkin pie on crack. There is a lot of molasses, clove, honey, lots of honey, graham cracker and the slightest rum after taste.

M-This is super sweet and sticky. It is smooth for being 16% though.

O-I do not know why but I kept sipping on this beer. It is not that great but for some reasonable enjoyable. Worth a try once. It is like old school barleywine with a pumpkin twist. Super weird beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:27:33 | More by beerhan
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I reviewed this beer earlier, but it was on tap and I only had a 4 oz. pour. At the time I thought that might be all I'd get this year. I was lucky enough, though, to get a few bottles of it and I was finally able to sit down and do a proper review of a full beer. That said, I will let my tap review stand as almost anyone who has had it on tap has also only had 4 ounces.

APPEARANCE: This resembles a classic Double IPA. It is deep copper without much head to speak of. It is very unassuming considering what a big beer this is.

SMELL: Brown sugar, dark rum and pumpkin make up the bulk of the aroma in this one, in that order. Some ginger and other sweeter spices come through in the background as well.

TASTE: Wow. All the aromas from the nose are jam packed into the flavor of this beer and it is incredible. This is what a pumpkin molasses cookie would taste like if it was in beer form. It truly is delicious.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth, silky and very sweet. Each sip is sticky up front, but dries out for the finish preventing it from getting to sticky and mouthcoating.

OVERALL: Honestly, pumpkin beers don't get better than this. If you get the chance, drink it.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 07:58:08 | More by StoneTSR
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper to brown in color. I see definite evidence of alcohol from rum barrel aging in the cloudiness of this beer. The head was minimal and quickly vanished after the pour. The aroma is of dark rum and perhaps dark malt with a bit of caramel. The mouthfeel is thick,chewy,and warm with alcohol. I get dark rum on the front of the palate. I get some sweetness and body from the pumpkin. I also get some definite warming in my throat from the alcohol. While you can tell there is abundant alcohol,I would not have guessed what I see listed on the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-04-2013 22:58:44 | More by bccocx
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 12oz bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: looks like a cross between barleywine, and pumpkin cider. A brown orange murky hue with littleto no head.

S: deffinatly can smell the rum barrels, along with pumking and caramel, I get a hint of cinnamon spice in the aroma bit not overwhelming, smells pretty good.

T: wow, this is delicious, I don usually like pumpkin beers either, tastes like delicious pumkin pie, with a almost cider like touch, I get caramel covered pumkins, rolled in a very nicley balanced bled of spices, and some deffinate rum on the finish, very wel balanced and delicious.

M: heavy mouthfeel with a nice medium crisp carbonation that keeps it from being syrupy, very nice mouthfeel for a barrel aged offering of this Huge abv... And while you deffinatly get oak and rum notes, particularly in the finish , I feel the boozy notes are well hidden and complimentary.

O: this is a really good brew.... Rum barrel aging seems to really round out the spice of this abv monster, giving it a nice pumpkin pie like spicing without being overbearing.... I really enjoyed this.... Honestly I went in With a negative attitude, not being a fan of the style, the idea sounded gross to me, and I now have a favorite pumkin beer, glad I have this a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 23:58:04 | More by PeterIngemi
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-20-2012 21:43:54 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to try this beer at a tasting organized by Jeffo and Doopiedoopiedoo. Read some more about the tasting on my review of The Brewery - Black Tuesday.

A - A beautiful cloudy ruby pour with a small off-white head. Head retracts almost instantly and there appears to be no lacing.

S - A near perfect smell of vanilla, caramel and some sweet sour-like scent.

T - Really sweet, boozy, caramel toffees and a bit sour.

M - Medium to low carbonation and no bitterness whatsoever.

O - A very nice and sweet pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 13:35:06 | More by Mar02x
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riored4v

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a tulip. Dark amber color, clear. Very little head.

Aroma brown sugar, malt, vanilla, spices and pumpkin. Some mild barrel notes. Caramel aromas. Fair amount of booze.

Taste was big amounts of rum, brown sugar and vanilla. Lots of caramel, malt and pumpkin. Fair amount of spices. Big alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel was heavy body, medium carb and a bit of a chewy finish. Definite alcohol warmth.

Overall this was great. Lots of complexity, big abv and very tasty. Can't wait to see what some aging does.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:14:29 | More by riored4v
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on Sept. 6 2013. 18.53% ABV.

A- Small creme caramel head that quickly dissipated to nothing. Deep garnet with a small degree of clarity, can see the shadow of my finger through the glass. Sticks to the glass like a spirit. Some fine particles in the glass, could be yeast, pumpkin, or spices.

S- Lots and lots of caramelized sugars followed by some mellow spices of cinnamon, mace and allspice, some vanilla and a light pumpkin mellowness. The alcohol is present but not nearly to the degree I thought this 18% beer would be.

T- Similar to the aroma. Very, very sweet, one of the sweetest beers I've had. Caramelized sugars, marshmallow, lots of rum raisin, the ABV comes on more in the taste can definitely tell this is a strong beer. The spices a there at a nice balanced level. Slight burn as it goes down the throat. Some vanilla and wood from the barrel on the end.

M- Heavy mouthfeel, a definite sipper.

O- This beer is very sweet, a bit too sweet for me to finish one bottle by myself, should have split this with someone. It took me about 2 hours to drink the thing. After a while thought it really grew on me, maybe I was just getting drunk. An interesting beer that I'm really going back and forth on a lot of aspects of the flavor but ultimately it's just too sweet for me to really find it outstanding, and I generally love sweet beers like Wee Heavys and English Barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 06:37:57 | More by PaulyB83
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.