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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 283
Gots: 235 | 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.

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Photo of mverity
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%

Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Opaque orangey amber. Zero head, but who cares? Aroma reminds me of hot cider: spice (cinnamon, clove) sweet almost burnt sugar, and pumpkin replaces the apple, but there is a touch of baked apple too. Taste is very similar, but a warm spiced rum comes through too. Thin-medium body with almost no carbonation; but who cares? Extremely well thought out brew, and yummy as hell. Maybe my new favorite pumpkin?

mverity, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of NonicPanic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

NonicPanic, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Caleb
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Caleb, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of aslamm75
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

aslamm75, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

campfirebrew, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Beersnake1, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Gonzoillini, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

Batch #3 bottle that I picked up in San Diego for $13.99. Better be good. Part of a 2-man tasting alongside Good Gourd Almighty and Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange without much head. Aroma of spiced rum, pumpkins, a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is sweet caramel and light butterscotch, a little pumpkin fruit, light cinnamon and nutmeg spice, brown sugar, a bit of marshmallow cream. The sweetness is very nice here. Alcohol warmth is like whoah, as expected. Sweet, not quite syrupy mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation. Overall I like this a lot, and it is a huge improvement over the disappointment that was Good Gourd Almighty that we had right before this one.

BMMillsy, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Deep ruby in color with lighter orange hues. The head sputters out very quickly, but that isn't surprising given the muscular abv and time in the barrel.

S: Loads or gourdy pumpkin with a toasty and caramelized facet. Toasted pumpkin seed and a light smokey aroma blend seamlessly with toasty oak. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger flit about playfully on the nose. Sweet and buttery rum. All of this plays off of a huge, sweet malt body of dark caramel and brown molasses.

T: Candied sweetness, lots of chewy caramel, brown molasses, brown sugar. Gourdy and sugary sweet pumpkin. Big estery component brings berry and cherry with it. Seasoned oak brings a speck of woody dryness, but doesn't some close to countering the sweetness offered by the malts. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger spiciness are present throughout as a sort of baseline. Buttery and caramelly rum flavors, spicy alcohol heat. Lingering boozy sweet finish of caramel and candy apple coating.

M: Thick, viscous, and loaded with dextrins. Slick and very syrupy. Little to no carbonation. Peppery alcohol heat is present too, and warming in the chest. It never feels hot though.

O: Ridiculously huge and over the top. I love it. An easy sipper, like a fine cognac or cordial. It really is sweet to the point of being cloying, but it just works here. This is the biggest pumpkin beer I've ever come across, and one of the most unique. I look forward to its release every year. Makes for a nice, slow dessert sipper.

ryan1788a5, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

eulerthegrape, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

CTJman, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BergBeer
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz. bottled Sept 6 2013 Batch No. 3 18.53% ABV

A: Slightly cloudy orange-copper with a thin caramel head that just barely rims the glass. the head disappears after a few minutes but there is still a bit of carbonation throughout.

S: Potent! Tons of rum up front with a definite pumpkin body. Getting rum, pumpkin, cloe, cinnamon, booze, various spices you would find in a pumpkin pie, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, hints of oak and barrel, and more rum. Sort of have to waft it because if you put your nose too close to the glass it stings the nostrils like a liquor!

T: This thing is a beast! Getting dark rum, toffee, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, almost a nutty pecan like taste, vanilla, spice, oak, raisin paste, more toffee, fig, dark rum, and graham crackers soaked in rum. Super complex flavors that feels like it is just toying with your tongue. Taste like pumpkin pie your uncle split his rum all over!

M: Easily one of the most full bodied beers i have ever had. It's sticky sweet and thick. Syrupy but not overly so. the closest thing i can compare it to is a barley wine. Like nothing i have really had. The booze is definitely there at the back of the throat but enjoyably so. Warms the whole body. Look up sipper in the dictionary and there is a picture of this beer.

O: One wild ride of a beer. It is thick, deep, and complex in every area. I have to give Avery some respect for making this so drinkable for how big this beer is. It is also pretty amazing just how much pumpkin and spice cuts through the booze and rum. Artfully done and like nothing else on the market. The taste is a bit muddled and maybe a bit overly sweet but with that being said I would not hesitate to pick another up for a special occasion like Thanksgiving dinner! Sit down strap in and let rumpkin take you on the outer bounds of what beer is!

BergBeer, Dec 01, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

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!

Franziskaner, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

n2pux, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

st9647v3, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

steve8robin, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mctizzz, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

hollywood_15063, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Massbmx, Nov 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

EB1, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

emottram, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

krl2112, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%

A: Pours a dark amber with a little tannish head. The latter quickly vanishes leaving what looks like a still beverage.

S: Delicious pumpkin pie filling, with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice blends with the underlying caramel and vanilla. Big, rich, sweet flavor.

T: Rich pumpkin and spice mix with a boozy burn, moderate sweetness, and then a little toffee, chocolate, and dried fruit.

M: Round, full bodied, with a very nice light, sharp carbonation which cuts the

O: In the same vein as a lot of the bigger BA Avery beers, although I think this works better in terms of restraining the booziness and sugar compared to, say, Uncle Jacob’s Stout or the shelf beers.

pmarlowe, Nov 20, 2013
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.