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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 316
Gots: 375 | FT: 43
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark orange to amber color with no head. Aroma is huge alcohol, almost mediciny. Also get some fruity esters and vanilla, along with just a slight rum hint. The taste is super sweet, like dark molasses on the front end, with some nice lingering pumpkin and spice notes. Alcohol is very present. The mouthfeel was hot and a little oily feeling, but in a nice way. Super tasty beer- I haven't had a bad barrel-aged beer from Avery yet.

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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%

Batch No.4 - Bottled on September 22, 2014

Striking brownish copper. Rum notes dominate the nose but pumpkin and other sweet notes are discernible as well. Sticky mouthfeel. The rum sweetness is also upfront in the flavor profile. Some pie spice notes come on for the finish along with the distinct essence of molasses. The alcohol gets a tad overdone at times but considering the enormous ABV, that is not a problem.

Had this as a Thanksgiving digestif a few hours after the main course and dessert. I am hoping to get another bottle to age for next year. It was excellent fresh but I believe that it has the potential to be epic with some age on it.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%

2014 batch, fridge temp into a snifter and allowed to warm. This is an extremely—bordering on obscenely—sweet beer. Like, it should carry a warning for diabetics. There's very minimal alcohol heat, and the rum is quite muted (except for the degree to which it contributes to the, again, extraordinary sweetness). As it warms, a bit of complexity begins to emerge, most notably in the form of an almost bacon-y aftertaste (which is a good thing). Overall, this is very tasty, but it's a bit one-dimensional and lacking the complexity I get from the truly world-class barrel-aged offerings.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Wow...totally get catsup on the nose....

Poured into a FW snifter...

A-Beautiful ruby red with a sweet lil ring around the edge of the glass...no real head to speak of.

A- Like I said...catsup...this thing is so sweet on the nose its crazy! Probably more like rum, pumpkin, molasses.

T- Catsup...I mean rum and pumpkin and molasses....something roasted...actually really good.

M- Minimal carb...

O- Pretty fine beer. If you do rum, do this....

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

On tap at Ginger Man NYC. First sip was "too sweet", next two or three less so. By the fourth sip I was on board. Complex flavor that balanced the high alcohol perfectly. Rum? I caught hints, which is exactly what made this a perfect beer to me. Full of subtle flavors that kept me going back and discovering more with each taste.

Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,000 ratings.