Avery Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Beer
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 140 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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zonker17 from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft pour, deep copper color with no head and mild lacing. A bit of spice on the nose. Taste is overly spicy not in a heat way. Just too much going on here to enjoy. Quite thin, which may be this beer's downfall, as more body would have done it good.

Nov 18, 2015
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Domvan from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Light amber colored
Smell - Minor pumpkin spice
Taste - Light pumpkin flavor
Feel - Light bodied and not as rich with spices or anything else
Definitely was excited to try this one

Jul 11, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub.
Spicy and appealing aroma. Spicy, perhaps too much so, but average at most for style.
Overly thin body. Proper carbonation.

Mar 18, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with pumpkin, earth, nondescript spice, and perfume flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with muddled spice qualities and a perfume flavor that make this one a bit tough to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

Nov 29, 2014
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thedoubler55 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A: A clear cinnamon color with slight red tint to it, a one finger off white head at the top that leaves some nice lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Lots of cinnamon, and when I mean lots, I mean A LOT! Slight hints of caramel and an orange zest of some sort, cant put my finger on it.

T: Taste is like the nose but a little more bland and not a lot of flavors coming through, maybe it was my tongue that day but I doubt it. Some caramel on the tail end.

M: Light bodied, good amount of carbonation, slight stickyness.

O: Overall not a terrible pumpkin beer, but nothing out of this world like some I have already had, simple drinker.

Nov 14, 2014
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Some quick notes taken while sipping this on tap at Hunger N' Thirst.

Served in a standard pint, it looks like your typical pumpkin ale. Its a darker amber almost brown with some copper clarity and an iff-white cap. The nose is pungent with spice which is primarily cinnamon. The taste is a bit thin, watery and lifeless. The cinnamon spice is present with little to no malt backbone, hops or alcohol to speak of. Very linear and lackluster. The feel is light almost watery with ample carbonation. By Avery standards this is very bland other than the nose. I would skip drinking this again.

Nov 07, 2014
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Pulling into the pits of their normally high-speed pumpkin flavored ale and resting in place with somber and sensible alcohol ranges, GORED! settles with a cakey sweetness, firm bready density and all the common spices that are true to the pie that makes fall worth celebrating.

Its deep auburn pour approaches brown through the center but is burnt orange about its margins- all highlighting the aroma and early taste that's of fresh baked rum and coffee cake. Its seared sweetness is boldly of toffee, molasses and chestnut even while an allspice medley swirls brightly above.

As the ale settles upon the palate, its dense breadiness is like poundcake. But its robustly caramelized soul resonates with sorghum, maple and toffee for succulence and a decadent taste. Lead with cinnamon, its steer toward finish also includes a hearty array of nutmeg, vanilla, clove and ginger.

Malty-dry in finish, the textures lumber along and are slow to release. Even with the mounting of spice, dryness and moderate alcohol, the cakey malts keep the beer rewarding the palate with toasted spice cake.

Oct 13, 2014
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barczar from Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger. Flavor is ginger and cinnamon, with clove and nutmeg, a toasted caramel malt backbone, and a fairly dry finish. Tastes like a spicy beer, with pumpkin undertones.

Oct 13, 2014
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czfreeman from California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Pretty good. Tame version of the monster pumpkin ales from Avery.
Good spice, malt balance, and mouthfeel .
There is a nice pumpkin/hop profile that really sets this one apart however. The hops and and light spicing really accented the possibilities of a sessionable pumpkin ale
I really enjoyed this show of restraint from Avery and the resulting product is a quite delightful result
I hope they bottle this in the future

Oct 13, 2014
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ttroha from Georgia

3/5  rDev -18%

Tap from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours orange with white head. Aroma of a mild pie and pumpkin. Taste of very mild spices, dough and gourd. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Not good at all. Give this one a pass.

Sep 24, 2014
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

My first pumpkin beer for Fall 2014. I've had many a pumpkin beer for this particular one really stood out to me and in a good way. The pumpkin spice notes weren't the strongest. But what I enjoyed most was the lightness and dryness of the beer. It was just different compared to other pumpkin beers which can sometimes come across a bit too sweet or heavy. Personally, I would like the spice notes to be kicked up a notch, but overall a great start to pumpkin beer season.

Sep 19, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

i like this one a lot, more hoppy than the typical pumpkin ale, with a nice grassy bitterness on the back end of it to balance out the pumpkin pie spice complex. it never gets overly intensely spicy here, which in the modern era of pumpkin beers you have to appreciate. its not real squashy either though, just sort of autumnal flavored dark copper beer with a light cardamom type of finish to it and some residual sugars before the hops kick in. not quite what i would call a pumpkin ipa, but its getting there with the bitter finish. its hard to drink a lot of this one, just so bold and robust all over the place, but its definitely a different take on the style. i am always a fan of hopping up a classic, so i dug this one a whole lot.

Sep 05, 2014
GORED! from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 140 ratings