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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 318
Gots: 354 | FT: 35
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ncaudle, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

justinmc1, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jeckel, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hophunter18, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Avery rumpkin

A - pours a deep ruddy brownish amber. A rigorous pour yields a frothy tan head but quickly dissipates.

S - lots of brown sugar and other pumpkin flavors like clove and allspice. The spice of the pumpkin blends with the boozy rum to create notes of cake batter, licorice, nougat and black strap molasses.

T - a sweet, buttery and honeyed flavor up front. Toasty grains. Sweetness intensifies as well as Spices and boozy flavors mid palate. Molasses flavors play off of notes of clove, allspice, vanilla and menthol. There is a spicy finish with a lingering note of licorice.

M - smooth, buttery texture. Full bodied. Low carbonation creates a more viscous feel.

O - an great beer. Unique and flavorful. It drinks very easily. I genuinely did not know its strength. Definitely in the dessert beer category but it has been quite pleasure to taste this beer.

Teleweizen2, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

eawolff99, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of larryi86
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thank you JBMSH for sending me both batch 1 and 2

2012-Batch 2 poured into a snifter 4.2
A- A nice deep ruby red with a very small off-white head that fade very quickly. 4

S- Rum, pumpkin, sweet caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. 3.75

T- Holy shit! Pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, oak, rum, think pumpkin pie made with rum, nice earthiness to balance the sweetness. Alcohol is present but it is not too hot or too much for 18.1%. ABV. 4.5

M- Full body, good carbonation, but the alcohol does get hot going down. 3.75

O- This is a great sipper and a lot more drinkable than I thought it was going to be. Rum adds a great flavor. Can't wait to try the 2011 bottle I have, really hope the alcohol has calmed down. 4.25

2011 Batch 1 poured into a snifter 4.14

A- A hazy dark ruby red with a two finger off-white that doesn't fade to nothing. 4

S- Sweet pumpkin, caramel malts, rum, some dark fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon, less alcohol than the 2012. 4

T- Pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, dark fruits, some rum, oak, nutmeg, very sweet,really not much alcohol. 4.25

M- Smooth, full body, nice carbonation, almost no alcohol burn 4.25

O- Comprared to the 2012 this a look less boozy and easier to drink, it is sweeter which which I don't see as an improvement in taste. 4

Both years are great beers and enjoyable. I liked the earthiness of the fresher bottle and I feel it gave it better balance. I wish I could combine the flavor of the 2012 with the lack of booziness of the 2011.

larryi86, Jun 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Duff27, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

egrace84, Jun 03, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from wagenvolks (sweet extra!). Bottled 9/17/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a cherry mahogany hue with a thin wisp of bone head. No retention. No lace.

Smells of pumpkin, spices, rum and syrup.

Wow, this is crazy bold on flavor and booze. Sweet spiced rum, pumpkin, layers of spice and a lot of alcohol. It drinks hot but only half as hot as expected at 18.1%.

Syrupy thick with almost no carbonation. Pumpkin rum spice cake finish.

Great job by Avery in commiting to a flavor profile and nailing it. A nice treat in small doses. I'm glad that I split the bottle though, as a little goes a long way. I would happily drink it again though because this is a tasty beastly take on a seasonal classic.

ThickNStout, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jl28r1, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ipas-for-life, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

h0ppster, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ADTaber, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Jason1337, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dhbiker0889, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

PHBoiler, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BrewTasting, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mookihouse, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

djaeon, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dec 2011

6 ounce pour into a globe glass at Big Wood festival at Brouwers in Seattle.

Pours clear ruby with about a finger of off-white head.

Smells very strongly of sweet fruit, it’s kind of like rotting fruit. Not in a bad way, just the way it gets stronger and sweeter when it rots. You can smell the rum from a mile away. There are a few light spices and I can detect very little pumpkin.

The taste was a lot of booze and sweet fruits. No surprises. Very crisp and full.

Palate was decent. Lots of alcohol bite and very carbonated.

Overall, I expected more from this. Love the style, and love the brewery, but Great Pumpkin still stands as my favorite pumpkin beer.

Smurf2055, Apr 01, 2013
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.