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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 310
Gots: 320 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

random846, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep amber brown, faintly translucent; a slim finger of head after a center-pour...

S: sweet vegetal and fruit aromas - something of spice, something of wood; hints of booze...

T: sweet pineapple rum and pumpkin pie; spiced and tingly; warming booze and barrel flavors; sugar cane caramel sweetness pushes any too-strong vegetal notes to the back, allowing the rum and fruit to take the fore...

M: medium weight, modest carbonation, some tingle and fizz; some higher and drier boozy airs hit the roof of the mouth...

O: a real nice pumpkin ale - rum barrels seem to consistently bring pineapple to mind for me - this beer brings savory vegetals and tropical fruits together in a smooth fashion - sure to please fans of big boozy pumpkin ales.

Greywulfken, Oct 19, 2014
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3.87/5  rDev -4.9%

ahbithwabm, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cmozz, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

sila5, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of NYR_Rob
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

NYR_Rob, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh from a snifter on tap. This is the only pumpkin ale I whole heartedly endorse.
Ale was a lightly cloudy reddish amber with light lacing and light foam. Huge nose of
caramel, bananas, figs, nutmeg, and rich rum. Flavors are explosive. Rum up front with a
very nice warming sweet flavor, thick caramel and molasses notes to the back and sides
mingling with toffee, banana, and mild pumpkin pie flavor mixed with a good amount of
nutmeg. Aftertaste of rum and nutmeg linger without being unpleasant. Very complex.
Smooth sipping and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Silky and decadent. Packs a punch.
Be warned, it is a beast of a killer brew.

Brutaltruth, Oct 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Billy_Bars, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mikek10, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rydev24, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

RyanTheLion13, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of themegamancave
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

themegamancave, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jaymo18, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of HookemHoos
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

HookemHoos, Oct 17, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -18.4%

Birmz, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright saturated reddish copper color, perfect clarity.

Huge toasted plantain, caramized sugar sweetness. Smells more like a Stranahans barrel, a la Samaels. Rich, sweet, and boozy.

Tastes the same, extremely rich, sweet, and boozy. Sticky sweet caramel, marzipan, oaky vanilla, toasted plantains. Low carb with astringent booze. Though extremely sweet, the flavor profile is one I'm partial to, it's pretty similar to Samaels. Overall it is what it is, tastes and smells pretty nice, though not much in the way of distinctive rum/pumpkin elements.

emerge077, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

derkfromwi, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BarrelAgedG, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of drdiesel9483
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Overly sweet could harld drink a taste of it

drdiesel9483, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -37.1%

MattSharpless, Oct 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

belzo35, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Cobrabob428, Oct 16, 2014
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.