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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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595 Ratings
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 260
Gots: 229 | 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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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2013 00:54:53 | More by Jslay013
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2013 02:42:33 | More by LotsofLupulin
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stuart3368

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-20-2013 23:37:49 | More by stuart3368
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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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jeonseh

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 Batch 1

A - Dark, cherry brown with a warm liquor like glow. No head and minimal carbonation

S - Brown sugar, raisins, molasses, and good rum presence. Hints of hearty pumpkin as well

T - Molasses, raisins, honey and dates up front. The beer then has a nice hearty pumpkin presence in the middle. The finish has some slight alcohol warmth and oak near the finish. It reminds me a bit of a fortified wine like a port in that it's big, sweet, and slightly syrupy

M - Has a port like body in that it is thick and boozy and slightly syrupy. It also has minimal carbonation

O - This is definitely a sipper that I could see a good after dinner drink. It manages to have some nice rum presence without being too boozy. Nice to have on a cool fall night

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 19:22:01 | More by jeonseh
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-20-2013 00:50:47 | More by Colosdog
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scm2787

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

10-20-2013 00:21:37 | More by scm2787
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Joshpu

California

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Batch #3

A: Poured an amber color with no head.

S: Immediately get the rum, sort of pineapple smell as I would describe it. It has that (English) barley wine sweet candy apple smell to it. Reminds me of smelling the Firestone Walker Double DBA. It wasn't until the last sip that I could smell the pumpkin and spices.

T: Wow, big flavor kick. It's a lot less off putting than I thought it was going to be. Very sweet. Probably the sweetest beer I've had. Has a very sweet molasses candy flavor. Kind of like an over ripe candied caramel apple with some pumpkin flavor. On the end I'm getting the nutmeg and spices. As it warms, the beer gets even sweeter.

M: Full bodied beer. The alcohol is actually pretty well hidden, other than the obvious burn on the chest. Sticky mouth feel.

Overall a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a boozy mess, but the rum really complements the pumpkin aspect of the beer. The rum obviously makes the beer very sweet. The best way I can describe the beer is that it's like a Firestone Walker Double DBA on steroids.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 09:25:42 | More by Joshpu
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zhanson88

California

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Batch #3, bottled 9/6/13.

Appearance: Pours an extremely deep, clear copper color with a ton of carbonation. Just a beautiful hue to this beer. About 1" of light khaki head forms, which has decent retention, and really no lacing. Head retention characteristics are quite good for a beer this ABV. Reduces down to a healthy ring around the edges of the glass. One of the more gorgeous beers I have seen recently.

Smell: Toasted caramel, maybe a slight pumpkin note, as well as the requisite pumpkin pie spice. Not a lot of barrel, but a significant rum presence. Does not smell quite as big as the ABV would indicate.

Taste: Whoa, there is the ABV. Big time alcohol burst upon the first sip. Underneath that, sweet pumpkin and toasted caramel, along with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc. Again, not a ton of woodiness or barrel character, but the rum is quite prominent.

Mouthfeel/Overall: The body on this beer is quite big as you would expect, and all of that carbonation does not show quite as much on the palate, oddly enough. A bit on the syrupy side. Extreme alcohol burn on the back end. Overall, this is a beer I was very excited to get ahold of and try. It certainly lived up to expectations on a number of levels. Very flavorful and a good fall beer. In the end though, the ABV for this style is just too high for me, making this a quintessential sipper and a bit hard to get through. Half of this 12oz bottle would have been sufficient for me. Definitely worth a try though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 02:47:09 | More by zhanson88
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2013 23:03:23 | More by VonZipper
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2013 20:18:18 | More by jarrgal
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-18-2013 08:44:47 | More by SourAddict
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2013 23:39:49 | More by kbuzz
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FLenoci

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-17-2013 18:56:59 | More by FLenoci
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-17-2013 13:35:33 | More by ant880
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socon67

New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage on tap at Good Life

A - Dark amber pour with no head or foam. Has a thickness to its consistency as it swirls in the glass.

S - Scents of rich molasses and brown sugar. There is a slight aroma of pumpkin and spices. Very strong scent of rum.

T - Initial flavor is sweet but there is almost no pumpkin flavors. Some spice notes and flavors of blackstrap molasses. Finish is very boozy and similar to a tawny port wine.

M - Too heavy to be anything more than a sipper, but the balance is simply near impossible to attain given the style and ABV. In short, pumpkin beers were not meant to be this big. The experience is not bad though; a small pour of this is a really good cordial.

O - Glad to have tried this extreme beer. Avery seems to push the envelope more than most. Good times.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2013 02:18:21 | More by socon67
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dirtylou

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour @ Falling Rock, stop 1/5 on the Barrel Aged Bike Tour

Wickedly big - rum barrel, pumpkin pie, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, dense pumpkin bread. Really good - would be a task to take down 12oz, but a task I would welcome. Definitely on the sweet end, with a tingling rum finish. Perfect for 11am on a Friday :)

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 03:41:34 | More by dirtylou
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CruisaC

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3 (9/2013) courtesy of beerdrinker619, thanks Derek!

Pours a dark amber with an initial 1/2 inch head that quickly fizzes away to barely a ring; not surprising.

Smell is sweet pumpkin flesh mixed with raisin.

Taste is pretty intense. Tons of pumpkin. Sweetness, rum-soaked raisin. I'm getting a slight alcohol burn towards the end, not shocking for the ABV. It kinda-sorta works here with the sweetness.

Good carbonation but definitely one to sip based primarily on the ABV but also the sweetness. There's that burn again. There is no question this is a high gravity brew.

Good beer for a cool fall evening. Not sure it's worth the price or one I could drink often but definitely glad to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 00:15:50 | More by CruisaC
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-14-2013 01:33:55 | More by Brewski
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-12-2013 14:51:21 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Thishops4u

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-12-2013 01:36:10 | More by Thishops4u
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-11-2013 21:45:33 | More by DenverHopHead
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.