Rhumpshaka - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bonsaihippie on 04-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of 1424IpA
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer, worth the hype. Will search for it again.

Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears a bright orange toned amber with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle floating head, and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of pungent blasts of rum soaked oak. Lots of vanilla, caramel, toffee, coconut, and tropical notes of citrus, and pineapple.
Taste is of the aromas with a blast of rum smoothness.
Mouthfeel is gentle, with warming heat, rum, vanilla, and caramel on the swallow. Wow. Well done!

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a big fan of rum to begin with. The rum flavor was too dominant for me to enjoy this beer. My least favorite weyerbacher offering to date.

Photo of beerbully
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured into Weyerbacher cuvee

A-cloudy, bronze, murky, opaque, small head with little retention, looks similar to barleywine-3.75

S-candi sugars, sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya, coconut, vanilla, molasses. Would be higher if not so faint-3.75

T-sweet, boozy, woody, mild alcohol burn, somewhat follows the nose, coconut, candi sugar, caramel, vanilla, trop fruit, molasses, slight spice, wood and rum i-4.5

M-just beyond medium body, little carbonation, neither dry nor sweet but a balance of the two, alcohol shows itself at the back of the throat 4.

O-Is this a BA barleywine, quad or spirit?? Has the characteristics of a barleywine in looks and feel. Boozy as the Rum presence increases as the beer warms It is a combination of barleywine and Belgian quad and malibu rum. Beer kind of grows on you as you sip it. As it warms the beer continues to improve and the ratings keep going up. Weyerbacher should keep this one in the rotation 4.25

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a burnt orange color body with no head.
aroma is dark fruit and sugar.
taste has dark fruits and alot of rum flacor.
mouthfeel is a little thin but overall its a damm good beer.

Photo of threeviews
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml corked and muzzled bottle (adorned with a label featuring some pretty awesome artwork) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 glass.

A- Pours a murky bronze with a 3/4 finger's worth of an eggshell white head dissipating rather quickly. (3.5)

S- After 12 months of rest, the simple malt bill (pilsner and oats) have absorbed every ounce of character from the Rum barrels. So much so in fact, the aromas of the spirit scream loudly, belying the fact that you are actually drinking a beer. Coconut, Orange, Apple, Vanilla, Molasses, Spice and Oak are all present in the nose. Malt and/or hops are non-existent. (5.0)

T- Like the nose, the simple malt bill allow the rum characteristics shine with flavors of brown sugar, citrus, tropical fruit and spice. The sweetness from the rum hits first and the tannins from the barrel help dry things out. Relatively simple, it makes for an incredibly drinkable beer with the flavor profile of a spirit. As it warms, the rum flavors increase after each sip. (4.75)

M- Despite the elevated ABV, it is on the lighter side of medium bodied and the carbonation is spot-on perfect. The finish is pleasant, far from dry and equally as far from being cloying. Despite the strong spirit character in the nose, it should come as no surprise that the alcohol heat is perceived after the sip and in the back of the throat. (4.75)

O- Rum Barrel-Aged beers are not very common, but are growing in popularity and Rhumpshaka is an absolutely brilliant example. I am a fan of big beers, especially when thrown into a barrel. What's more, I am fortunate to live close enough to the brewery to acquire a few bottles (this was a brewery-only release). Weyerbacher continues to 'kill it' with their barrel aged beers (not to mention their year-rounds and seasonals). I only hope they can source a few more Rum Barrels so they can bring Rhumpshaka back for version 2.0. (4.75)

Photo of larryi86
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks JArmour15 for this!
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear amber color with a brown tint and a two finger white head.

S- Rum, oak, some coconut, fruity, sweet malts, some sugary sweetness, very rum forward.

T- Rum, oak, some earthy spices, hint of coconut, some light fruits, sweet malts, some candied sugar, well-balanced.

M- Smooth, some heat but not too much, medium body.

O- Weyerbacher did a great job with this one. There is a good amount of heat from the rum, but not too much. This is a great sipper.

Photo of maximum12
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mbo108 for this bottle. Time was I was hunting high & low for everything Weyerbacher released, but my trading days have become slow & lazy. This one, though, I wanted to try. Weaponized 750ML bottle split with my wife.

Cork comes free with serious force behind it. Pour looks like it could cameo in a Florida citrus commercial, with abundant head for a bigger brew. Nose is MIA until the beer warms, then it turns into rum soaked in more rum. I can't object to that.

Rhumpshaka was advertised as a way to highlight the rum barrels, & if that's the target, it was a dead bulls-eye. Warming rum greets the palate & leaves a merry little trail through my interior. Tropical notes & a blast of swamp ash swarm after the searing rum, along with a big belch of candied sweetness. Spicing grows as the beer warms. Magically, this feels as smooth as rum without (as much) of the burn. I find myself reaching for this over & over, like my hand has movement Tourette's.

Yes, now I wish I had another bottle. To drink RIGHT NOW. Maybe that's the alcohol singing. The rum is the playa here & it's a good one. It's interesting that the beer takes a back seat to the barrel intentionally, & the experiment has been a successful one. Excellent...beer?

Photo of jbwimer
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Plenty of rum. Dark fruits and brown sugar. Could use more body, but I really enjoyed this one.

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Rhumpshaka from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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