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.

Added by womencantsail on 10-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,983
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
1,478
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
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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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Photo of Harrison8
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy, hazy brown that sits completely still with no bubbles or effervescence showing. Head is a finger in height and khaki in color, and retains modestly well. Aroma is comprised of pumpkin, spices, and molasses, and is dense enough it invokes the vision of shoving your nose into a pumpkin pie and taking a sniff. Thankfully there are no solids in this sniff. Light rum at the back gives the beer a little additional spice and the light booze helps stifle the spices from running away with the show. Oak adds to the complexity. Flavor profile is big and bold pumpkin, spices, molasses, caramel, and toffee with a heavy pinch of spices right at the end. Despite starting rather balanced, it turns heavily towards the sweet side of the spectrum, and then the spices tame and dry it out. Rum adds a light booziness to it, but overall not anything stifling. Surprising smoothness for a beer hitting nearly 17% ABV! Oak helps add to the complexity in a positive way. Mouth feel carries a light grainy texture with a medium-thick viscosity that gets heavier as the beer sits and warms. Overall, woah. Had no clue this beer was nearing on 17% until I checked the bottle half way through a glass. It's smooth despite having an impressive load of flavors and nuances, and showcases pumpkin well without being cloyingly sweet. Aroma is a touch sweeter and more close to cloyingly sweet than the flavor, thus the knock down 1/4th of a point. This is a pumpkin beer (err... liquor...?) for those who like their strong ales, strong.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,478 ratings