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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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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 joshuaseresse
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%

Shared with some friends at Whistle Binkies. Poured into some snifters:

A - A nice deep amber with a little bit of golden hues. Hardly any head witha bit of foam around the edges with really no lacing.

S - Loads of nutmeg. Lots o' rum and cinnamon and pumpkin. Little bits of vanilla from the barrel and a bit of candy sugar. That's about it.

T - Oh yeah! Pumpkin pie, cream and rum! The spices are really nice with bits of pepper and a touch of citrus right before the rum blast. Pretty damn good!

M - Huge tingle from the booze and the spices but not too bad at all. Smooth but really no carbonation, only touch from the barrel.

O - Yeah its really good for a pumpkin ale but it is full of booze. Really great smell and flavor, but I'd be suprised if someone could finish one of these by themselves. Great for sharing though, especially around the holidays!

joshuaseresse, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Desaparecido
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Desaparecido, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of JeremyDrinksBeer
5/5  rDev +23.2%

JeremyDrinksBeer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dixonmp
5/5  rDev +23.2%

dixonmp, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of madpentzer
4/5  rDev -1.5%

madpentzer, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of akukucka
4/5  rDev -1.5%

akukucka, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of beefandbean22
5/5  rDev +23.2%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of drpimento
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

I can see where they're trying to go, but to me, they didn't quite arrive. Poured with a small, cream colored head that quickly subsided and no lace. Color is a cloudy, honey amber. Aroma is malt, pumpkin, spice, dark ripe fruit, raisins. Flavor's like nose with sweet malt, pumpkin and rum flavors on top, followed by the carbonic tang, then the other thangs. Body is excellen but carbonation seems a bit light. Finish is like flavor, very long, and surprisingly not up front boozy; it's there, you know it's there, and then, Oh man! is it there!

drpimento, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

leschkie, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

This pours a really dark burgundy color with just the slightest creamy head. It smells really boozy and at 15.8% it’s not out of line, lots of rum and oak, hard to pick up the pumpkin but the spices are there and blend with the oak really well. The flavor is really pleasant, pumpkin hits your tongue with spices but the booze just comes flying in on the tongue. Lots of rum and oak flavors that actually compliment the spices really well making this a surprisingly well rounded beer. The alcohol adds a lot of heat to the mouth and can be felt all the way down.

Verdict: This is a strong sipping beer so I’m actually glad it comes in a 12 oz. bottle. The flavors are really balanced and the rum barrels really make this beer. Easily my new favorite pumpkin beer.

kevanb, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of NicAutry
4/5  rDev -1.5%

NicAutry, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of flannelman808
4.18/5  rDev +3%

A: semi hazy light-medium brown with a yellow/orange almost golden tinge. A good amount of light shines through. retention is not an issue as their was only a thin fleeting film of large light tan bubbles. Not much lacing to speak of and frankly it smells sweet from 2 feet away... uh oh.

S: Upon further inspection the aroma is wonderful. It reminds me a bit of the strong barley wine "Big Worst". A variety of apples ranging from sweet red to tart green comes to mind as well as brown sugar and a slight suggestion of cinnamon strudel rum cake.

T: This is pretty darn great stuff... Flavors of roasted Macintosh and fresh Grannysmith apple sprinkled with autumn spices would suggest they have bathed in Rhum, all forming something not all that dissimilar from very hard cider. Pumpkin flavors find their way into the mix as this warms, but are more of an afterthought. Heat from the alcohol becomes present about halfway through a taste and lingers in a slightly offsetting and slightly appreciated numbing way.

M: Oily, smooth, with a late burn.

O: I'm impressed with this, it's tough to make an outstanding pumpkin beer amongst many others. The complexity of flavor and melding of flavors reminds me of a good belgian triple. While I can pick out a few which are good, they are not so easy to discern as a whole, everything working together harmoniously.

I don't know that pumpkin beers are very good for aging but I have a hunch that this one is going to get better over 2-6 years.

flannelman808, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of beerhan
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

beerhan, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

wattershed, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

ricoch3t, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JMBSH, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -20%

on tap at pope in philly

Pours a slightly hazed leafy brown color with some brighter auburn tones. Very little head, retention or lacing.

Whoa, lots of booze on this one. Strong tones of spiced rum, vanilla, oak, and pumpkin. Some caramel and cinnamon. Warm alcohol esters.

Sweet and rich up front on the tongue. A strong sense of straight up Captain Morgan-like spiced rum, slight astringency as well. Thick bready caramel malts, very roasty and warm on the tongue. Vanilla and candy corn with some oak. Finishes hot and sweet.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, sticky, chewy, and coating on the tongue. I was happy to try this, but I thought the rum was a little overboard and the sweetness was pretty strong.

xnicknj, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

seanmonaghan13, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

doughanson78, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.