Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
1,393 Ratings
RumpkinRumpkin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.73%

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:
#2,298
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,393
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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338
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528
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Wow! What a treat. This beer lives up to all the buzz it has created, in more ways than one.
I shared this with some friends and that is perfect for this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh from a snifter on tap. This is the only pumpkin ale I whole heartedly endorse.
Ale was a lightly cloudy reddish amber with light lacing and light foam. Huge nose of
caramel, bananas, figs, nutmeg, and rich rum. Flavors are explosive. Rum up front with a
very nice warming sweet flavor, thick caramel and molasses notes to the back and sides
mingling with toffee, banana, and mild pumpkin pie flavor mixed with a good amount of
nutmeg. Aftertaste of rum and nutmeg linger without being unpleasant. Very complex.
Smooth sipping and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Silky and decadent. Packs a punch.
Be warned, it is a beast of a killer brew.

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4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This may have been the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. The light bit of lacing on the top and it went down really smooth. While it was really high on the alcohol (17.5%), it didn't taste of it. Overall flavor was on par, subtle pumpkin and spice, but nothing over the top and in your face.

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4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Ordered this beer online living in Florida and was super anxious to try it. Bottled 9/15 abv 15%. A: cloudy orange/light brown. Head dissipated fairly quickly due to alcohol content with a solid lacing left in the glass. S: huge notes of banana, very similar to a banana taffy, followed by spiced rum and minimal cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. T: for an 18% beer this is extremely smooth. Taste of the pumpkin spice upfront followed by huge notes of the oak and rum spices from the barrel. After sitting for a second I can feel the burn in my chest from the rum. Such a great feeling. O: extremely impressed with this beer. Heard such high reviews among the community and decided to give it a try myself and am not disappointed. I'm not really into pumpkin beers myself, but would be into drinking this beer again next year.

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4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet almost like a barleywine

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4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,393 ratings
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