Pump[KY]n | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin porter, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, and aged in fresh Bourbon barrels for 6 months.

Batch #1: 17.22% ABV
Batch #2: 15.00% ABV
Batch #3: 18.80% ABV

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 08-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,881
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
956
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 956 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of Diura
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bevmo for around $10

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Photo of SirNicholas33
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I usually love pumpkin flavors. This one was too much for me. Looks and smells great, great mouth feel, just way strong on the pumpkin. Too bad, really.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbulling
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from Tavour – didn’t keep a record of the price.
Batch # 2. Bottled Nov 7, 2015. Stored in 42 degree reefer, served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Weak pumpkin spice. Lasts the entire glass.
Head – Average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive pour), tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a seven mm ring fed by effervescence, a rocky complete layer, and narrow bands of lacing connected by columns as the head retracts.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide bands of tiny to small bubbles.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque, effervescent.
Flavor – Pumpkin spice minus ginger, sweet but not cloying. The earthiness of the pumpkin is absent. The alcohol (15% ABV) is totally hidden. Some faint vanilla from the bourbon barrels is detected. Hops and diacetyl are absent.
Palate – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression: One of the better pumpkin style beers that’s crossed my path. Even so, at > $ 10/12 oz bottle, it’s still incredibly overpriced.
Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of WRXSTV
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark, sweet scents of spice and bourban fill the room with each pour. Tasted like a spiked pumpkin pie

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Photo of augustgarage
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch #3, 18.8% ABV, bottled 8/16/2016. 12oz into my Bruery tulip.

Clear burnt umber body with rufous highlights. A smattering of foam dissipates to a vague ring before I can evaluate its color. Poor retention, but marvelous legs.

Pumpkin, tobacco, vanilla, and cocoa in the nose - mysterious but potent aroma. Dark fruit, leather, and some lush barrel notes with maybe a touch of clove and brown sugar - very inviting.

Sweet palate entry, malty with hints of maple candy or toffee. Clean, low bitterness from hops, and a big, unctuous, warming but not quite boozy note emerge in the finish - the bourbon notes linger and are punctuated with the pumpkin and low levels of spice. Well integrated like some sort of Autumn themed cocktail.

Medium-bodied, vaguely oily mouth-feel with low but sufficient carbonation. For such a high ABV, the alcohol doesn't stand out.

Rating to style, this is one of the better renditions of a pumpkin beer I've sampled - although, at more than $1/oz, it is best reserved for a special occasion.

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Photo of Tony210
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 bottle (batch #3)
Pours very dark ruby red - brownish with minimal head. Big sweet rasin aroma, not much else. Extremely sweet, dark fruits, rasin, fig, pumpkin pie, loads of molasses, a little bourbon flavor. Very sweet, not much barrel presence, quite boozy on the finish. Thick and syrupy, coats my mouth. Overall this is a good dessert beer; very, very sweet and flavorful.

11/26/17
12 oz bottle
4.25 rating

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1313
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler filled at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, Ohio

2017 vintage. Growler poured into a tulip. Pours a murky dark brown; small khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are spice forward, especially clove, along with a nice amount of sweet bourbon. Tons of malt. I'm not really picking up any chocolate or porter aromas. The flavors follow the nose. The spices blend really well with the bourbon. Clove leads the way. There's also some nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon in the mix. The bourbon really shines. It's definitely on the sweeter side. It finishes sticky with a subtle warmth, but it's not hot or boozy at all. The alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is really nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and feels light and thin. This one is the epitome of being dangerously drinkable. It makes for the perfect sipper.

This is a great brew. My only beef is that it really has no porter qualities. I never would've guessed that this was supposed to be a porter. I consider this simply a pumpkin ale, and a pretty good one at that. They nailed the bourbon aspects. It's a pretty impressive big beer. The craftsmanship is very impressive.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish tea color with a slight & short lived head. Aromas of pumpkin & bourbon. Oh, so good. Careful, it’s a lot stronger than it tastes. Maple sugar, pumpkin,, spices,so good. Some mouth heat but excellent overall. I love this stuff.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aj81789
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Holy hell... wasn't expecting this. I mean, it's Avery sure. They don't do anything subtle. But damn. This is quite the pumpkin beer. Looks copper color. Like liquid pennies. Smell...well. Wait until you bake a pumpkin pie. Exactly like that. Nailed it there. Taste is of pumpkin, spice, maple, black licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Feel is thin in my option but I'm pretty sure that's due to the barrel. Overall. Try this monster. I shouldn't be drinking it by myself but well.... I am.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark reddish brown with a one finger off white head.

S - Aroma is pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - A solid BBA pumkin beer. This almost drinks like pumkin spice bourbon. Glad I got a chance to try this.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015

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Photo of Sabtos
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pouring shiny brown but filling to nearly black mahogany, Pumpkyn has a loud, fizzy amaretto colored head settling to a creamy thin ring.

Smell is toasted bread, gooey pumpkin roll, oak and spices. Touches of vanilla veer it towards a rum profile, which is paired with a handful of candied nuts.

Taste is musty nuts, toasted graham and pumpkin with a mixed pie spice--all of which quickly and viciously interrupted by hot, slick bourbon. Flavors of brown sugar, yam, and candied nuts pop in as well before a sticky, cherry cough syrup and prune finish.

The burn never quits on this. While slick with a fine carbonation, the stickiness hangs around in the semi-dry swallow.

Although at times I get a hint of rum here, I liked actual Rumpkin better.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pump[KY]n from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 956 ratings