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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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590 Ratings
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 254
Gots: 234 | 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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agwalters

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Just need to weigh in on this beer. Poured from a bottle in to a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter. I tried to be patient and let this bad boy warm on the cabinet for a while before cracking open. Should have waited a tad more, but wow. Even at a colder temp you could tell it was going places. As it warmed it began revealing amazing, boozy pumpkin pie flavors. I paired it with some extremely dark chocolate and was in heaven.

I first had this beer at FOBAB in 2012 and recalled adoring it. This was my first chance to revisit it and I'm hoping it becomes an annual thing. I can't recommend this beer enough if you're a fan of big, spicy-sweet yam and pumpkin beers. I do wish I'd enjoyed one at the height of the Autumn months. This would be an absolute gem on a crisp Autumn day.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Texas

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Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear ruby orange, not much head, or carbonation. Sryup like.

S-Rum. Alcohol, some spices, tad bit of pumpkin. But a lot of rum. Too sweet.

T-Rather sweet, very sweet. The rum imparted too much flavor. Nice pumpkin in the finish but hardly any of the spices you expect in a pumpkin beer.

M-Medium bodied, thick, no carbonation.

O-There was no need for this high of alcohol. Rum barrel aging was a good idea but it threw off the balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 17:33:38 | More by rlee1390
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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?

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New York

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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 05:49:54 | More by ryan1788a5
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
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