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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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1,054 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.22%
Wants: 305
Gots: 399 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  16.73% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 10-09-2010

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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Picked up at my local Binny’s. Surprised to see this here in Illinois. I originally thought we were not getting this distributed (granted it did just arrive, a couple months after other markets got it).

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a rather murky brownish red with about a half finger of quickly dissipate tan colored head.

Smell – The aromas are quite strong...my glass is a few feet away from me and I can still smell the beer. Heavy nutmeg and spices, pumpkin, slight rum, and an odd citrusy/sweetness.

Taste – Sweet brown sugar mixed with the aforementioned spices. Somewhat one dimensional in the fact it is quite sweet with lots of spices dumped in. Slight pumpkin, but mainly sugary spices. Honestly, not so much a pumpkin ale as it is a heavy old ale or strong ale with spices and slight pumpkin flavoring mixed in.

Mouthfeel – Medium to thicker bodied, creamy, lower carbonation.

Overall – Well, I am not going to lie. This beer impressed me, if nothing else, due to the fact it is almost 16% and the alcohol is insanely well hidden. There is some warming and just a hint of alcohol in the taste...but for how young this beer is, it is nothing unacceptable. Would I buy another? Probably not...but I will give props to Avery for this interesting take on a pumpkin beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruddy amber with slight haze and a thin eggshell colored head.

Smell: Loads of pie spice and pumpkin backed by a ton of caramel sweetness. It's quite earthy and gourd-like; they must have used a lot of pumpkin in this, and a lot of spice for that matter. The barrel is pretty integrated but lends quite a bit of sweetness. Surprisingly, booze is pretty restrained here compared to last year's batch.

Taste & mouthfeel: Incredibly sweet, almost cloying; a ton of caramel and brown sugar along with a big pumpkin and spice character. Full, syrupy body with a good amount of carbonation. Mellow rum character, very mild oak presence. Warming going down, but thankfully not harshly boozy. Sweet, sugary finish; lingering spices.

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.