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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 313
Gots: 321 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  16.73% 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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4/5  rDev -2%

derkfromwi, Oct 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Overly sweet could harld drink a taste of it

drdiesel9483, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this bottle courtesy of tenderbranson69, chilled in a teku...review from notes.

The color is ruby with light hazed appearance and thin light tan head with streamers of lace and visibly carbonated in the glass. The smell has lots of vegetal/pumpkin quality with mild woody and toasted odor with a slight spice scent and almost no alcohol in the nose. The feel is intense with a lot of spice and malt with mild sweetness and gentle toasted texture with medium high carbonation and dry alcohol on the palate with spice in the finish.

The taste is excellent with a nice pumpkin quality and slight clove-like spice and mild caramel intertwined with a subtle spicy cinnamon woodiness with the rum barrels mild molassess and toasted character with woody undertones and spicy presence of alcohol. There is a good amount of pumpkin sweetness and malt in the taste but pretty rum barrel dominant as it warms with spiced flavor and alcohol into the finish. Overall a great blend of a strong ale with spice and the pumpkin quality still noticeable in the taste with rum enjoyable as an enhancement to the base.

Slatetank, Oct 16, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -37.3%

MattSharpless, Oct 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%

belzo35, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Hop_head22, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

WckdVbz, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

supaadam, Oct 14, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

Lorenzito, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jobin_24, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Redrock, Oct 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%

Seemore, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MaximumYuks, Oct 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature. Bottled on date is 09/22/14.

A- Pours a fairly clear ruby/ dark orange color with a small amount of off-white head which quickly fades. Lots of lacing along the sides too.

S- Smells of spices, cinnamon and pumpkin. The alcohol heat is there a bit on the nose as well but the spices mask most everything else.

T- Holy heat. Starts off sweet with notes of dark fruit and the above mentioned pumkins and spices. Then the heat takes over from the rum barrels and overwhelms everything else.

M- Medium to heavy bodied, low carbonation, very hot (expected.) Each sip leaves a warming alcohol feeling.

Not bad, but I kind of wish I sat on the bottle bottle I got to let the heat subside.

vic21234, Oct 13, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

orangesol, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jeffaroo95, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Gorgeous amber color. Small off-white head which doesn't last long, decent lacing.

Smells of spices rather than pumpkin. The alcohol and rum was huge on the nose as well as sweetness, caramel and even a little banana for me.

Taste of booze and overpowering sweetness, some nice dark fruit and lovely rum flavors. Doesn't hide the high ABV at all.

Medium bodied, with low carbonation. The alcohol warms with each sip.

Got better the more I drank and was a very nice sipper on a cool night. Overall though too boozy for me, may mellow with some age?

NorCalAussie, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Afroman, Oct 13, 2014
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.