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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 276
Gots: 232 | FT: 21
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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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-02-2013 02:42:18 | More by sneaks2210
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2012 21:43:58 | More by BeerHunter76
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-11-2013 11:39:26 | More by mikeincharleston
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-14-2011 12:29:32 | More by Spider889
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-30-2013 02:18:18 | More by DerekMorgan
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-17-2011 11:56:57 | More by Oakenator
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brystmar

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle from Oct 2011.

Copper body, minimal head. Spicy rum, booze, barrels, & pumpkin aroma. Taste brings everything together smoothly with hearty pumpkin, plenty of rum, and strong booze too. The balance here works quite well; I do love this beer.

Rumpkin will age with the best of them; can't wait to see how this develops in a few years.

06-14-2012 01:22:51 | More by brystmar
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bbadger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

11-17-2013 16:00:08 | More by bbadger
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-29-2013 01:43:23 | More by PatGreer
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-19-2014 05:52:22 | More by BAsbill
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-16-2013 03:38:47 | More by uturn
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-13-2014 13:42:40 | More by thebigredone
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours cloudy orange brown with a small tan head that fades into a wisp. Legs down the glass. Light retention, but pretty impressive given the high ABV.

Big sweet rum notes along with some pumpkin flesh and just a little earthy spice.

In general, I will have to say I'm amazed how close to tastes to pumpkin pie soaked in rum. Big pumpkin character up front which is refreshing since I hate "pumpkin" beers that are just overly spiced. The rum does a good job of lending some spiciness to complement, but not overpower the pumpkin. A decent amount of cinnamon with a little nutmeg on top of the rum spices. Not nearly as boozy as the nose although it is noticeable. My only complaint would be it's a touch on the sweet side.

Thick bodied with lower carbonation levels appropriate to the ABV level. Booze is noticeable, but hidden fairly well and I wouldn't have guessed it'd be this high.

Pumpkin beers aren't usually my thing, but this was an enjoyable over the top take on one. Would still prefer some other barrel aged things to this, but still very solid.

09-17-2012 21:08:21 | More by jmarsh123
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.64/5  rDev -35.1%

Bottled 7 September 2012. Tasted 6 September 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange brown color. Clear at the top, murky at the bottom from the sediment. Just a little bit of off-white head.

Basically smells like rum, with a little bit of spice and a little bit of pumpkin. It's like sweet, candied rum. And alcohol. I tend not to drink hard liquor, so I can find its character overpowering. But this is another level.

Taste is... alcohol. It's burning, and I can barely get past it. Doesn't have enough flavor to contend with that unmasked alcohol. A touch of pumpkin and spice, but it's like pumpkin flavored rum rather than pumpkin pie. Yes, I know it's a high-ABV beer, but it's so one-dimensional.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, with a buoyancy that the evaporative alcohol provides. Carbonation is medium-low, but that's okay for a beer like this.

Just doesn't do it for me. It's super alcoholic, and more rum beer than pumpkin beer for sure. I'm buzzed just from my share of this 12 oz. bottle. Yikes, this is potent. Not a whole lot of positive flavors, and a serious alcohol burn. Not one I'd drink again, and I struggled to finish off the bottle with my friend (who said it seemed more appropriate for drinking down by the railroad tracks).

10-28-2013 20:09:34 | More by zeledonia
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-17-2014 17:18:28 | More by jvillefan
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-30-2012 14:26:56 | More by waddellc2
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-01-2013 19:35:29 | More by CTJman
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-01-2013 01:09:32 | More by beerwolf77
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

It seems appropriate that a Pumpkin Ale would have a Pumpkin orange color but this has a beaming glow of pumpkin. The head is a touch thin as it collared with a bubbly fizz.

The aroma is spicy, i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorn, anise and all spice, with enough gourd to make it pleasing. The rum barrel adds nice subtle tones of oak and sweet liquor.

The flavors truly expand as this warms. The pumpkin really drives the backbone as the spices compliment the taste. I catch the cinnamon and nutmeg but it blends with the malty gourd. The rum barrel further adds to flavor and the distilled sugar cane adds a tangy sweetness.

The feel is light but has a bit of alcohol harshness. There is a touch of spicy tang but the beer has a true fullness.

I'm fully impressed with this beer and found that it truly responded to warmth. It has a lot of complexity and is very delicious.

04-23-2014 01:52:33 | More by KYGunner
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2012 04:36:14 | More by LambicKing
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-01-2014 06:06:36 | More by JISurfer
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 00:32:39 | More by savagepm
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2013 13:18:45 | More by campfirebrew
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

03-26-2012 02:17:09 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-04-2013 00:33:39 | More by Urbancaver
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.