Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.30%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#5,090
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
1,480
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
542
Trade:
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Photo of Amoeba
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure what to think about this beer. A pumpkin beer with 16 percent and rum barrel aged makes for an unusual combination. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer produced a one finger reddish tan head. The head of the beer dissipated reasonably quickly due to the high alcohol content. The color the beer is SRM 12 a deep amber with mahogany hues. The clarity of the beer is clear to brilliant. The head left no lacing on the glass when it fell.

The initial aroma of the beer was a toasted sugar, alcohol, and vanilla. Next, smell bananas, cloves, pumpkins, toasted oak, bready, nutmeg, molasses, caramel, and cinnamon.

The flavors in the beer are cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, caramel, vanilla, bready, cloves, banana, toasted sugar, ginger, alcohol, cloves, grass, earthy, caramelized sugar, and loads of pumpkin.

The mouthfeel of the beer is warm and sticky.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer is a mouthful of wow. The beer is sticky sweet and a nice subtle rum flavors. The beer has loads of pumpkins and baking spices. I am not a fan of the massive alcohol content.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 vintage poured into a tulip
A: Hazy brown, thin head
S: Pumpkin, pie spice, a bit of rum/brown sugar
T: Sweet, pumpkin, pie spice, sugar syrup, a hint of rum
M: Full-bodied, quite sweet, the alcohol is well hidden
O: Tasty but too sweet for me. One to sip, may work well in a sauce for a dessert

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Photo of Diura
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.28/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Immediate taste was couch syrup when cooler. As it warmed up, it was way too sweet and boozy to enjoy. My girlfriend thought the same. Probably not going to try this again.

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Photo of Beejay
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch No. 6. Thanks Richard and Alanna!

A: A murky brown in color with a ver small white head on top.

S: At first the aroma is just a big canon fire of vanilla, oak and rum. Returning to it you start to get maple, molasses, pumpkin, and hints of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

T: Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and spiced rum. A hint of oak and vanilla, with a touch of toasted coconut. Caramel sweetness, and bread round out the finish.

M: Medium thick, with fairly high carbonation for the style. Slick and sticky finish.

O: Sweet malt bomb with barrel aged goodness and spices.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmckevitt111
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't sure what to expect, as this is my 1st pumpkin beer. Pours a murky deep copper/dirty brown color with minimal frothy chocolate milk colored head. Nose is slightly sour pumpkin pie.Taste is surprisingly sweet and spicy ,like pumpkin pie. Seems a weird tart dryness on the finish with a definite bit of alcohol creep. Definitely won't make it into 'A' rotation , but might be a once a year quaff. Unique BA brew.

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Photo of sd123
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nick4444
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 12ouncecurls
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjpolzin
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Roasted pumpkins, rum barrel, sweet molasses, toffee, caramel malt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg

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Photo of davidsonte2
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium copper color, minimal head. Big, sweet aroma of pumpkin spices, faint rum, molasses. Very sweet, lots of dark fruit, loads of brown sugar and molasses, pie spices are faint in the background. Thick and viscous, coats the tongue. Overall, very sweet, very tasty, glad I aged it a while.

10/30/18
12 oz bottle, 2014 vintage
4.25 rating

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,480 ratings