Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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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

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1,365
Reviews:
300
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
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Photo of stortore
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 9/9/15, had 2/18/17. 18.0%.

Pours an orange amber color, mostly clear, with no head and no real lacing. The smell is lots of spices- cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice. Also malt, rum, pumpkin, yeast, raisins, vanilla, toffee, some oak, light molasses. The taste is more rum and malt driven, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, caramel, more molasses than the nose, some oak, light brown sugar, pumpkin. Very sweet, but it seems to work. Smooth, decent medium body, an appropriate level of carbonation.

I really liked this, and it has the typically well developed aroma and flavors that Avery packs into their gold foil beers, but this is very sweet, almost over the top sweet. Still, it's good and is certainly worth a purchase once, to make up your own mind.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/17/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger bread, vanilla, rum, toasted oak, toffee, brown sugar, and brown bread; with light notes of molasses, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of pumpkin, spices, bready malt, and rum barrel notes; with big strength. Minimal booziness as it warms. Taste of huge pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger bread, vanilla, rum, toasted oak, toffee, brown sugar, and brown bread; with light notes of molasses, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spice bitterness and rum/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger bread, vanilla, rum, toasted oak, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light molasses/cocoa, and herbal/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, bready malt, and rum barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness and rum/oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a small increasing warmth, with mild barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial pumpkin ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, bready malt, and rum barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. Absolutely perfectly balanced between malt, spice, and rum barrel complexity. Great barrel presence without being overly boozy, tannic, or drying. After less than 9 months of age, this is already ready to go. The 17.5% is exceptionally well masked. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of London08
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Casey_L
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gmann
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber color with some fine yeast particles floating about.

The aroma is of a buttery crust with a cinnamon and nutmeg spice. A sugary sweetness from the rum barrel.

The taste is quite sweet, very sugary. Slight buttery crust from the malt. A current of vanilla with the cinnamon and nutmeg give the beer a spiced rum flavor. Big peppery notes.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Quite boozy and sticky.

I like the flavors but the beer needs more mellowing. It's very sweet and boozy.

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Photo of DubiousGopher
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootny
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one impressive beer. Batch four bottled September 22 2014, 16.73%. This brew is cellar temperature and it produces a sizeabel head that fades quickly. No lacing, a quick fade and no retention or covering. A light brown color with a bit of cloudiness in an impressively clear beer. No carbonation visible.

Nose is exquisite, layered, and inviting. A peppery alcohol sweetness hits first, atop a wave of sugars. Brown sugar, rum sugar, malt sugar. Sweet and yummy,. Pumpkin pie and mild spices. Vanilla and gentle oak. Rum and coconut.

Taste is a follow up to the nose. A wave of sweet malt and pumpkin. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Perfectly balance rum and oak. A mild hop bitterness perfectly balances what should be a cloyingly sweet exersize in alcohol excess. Slightly fusel swallow has an alcoholic evaporative cooling quality.

Feel is thick, syrupy, slick and girthy. A slick swallow and mellow carbonation that lends itself to winter sippin' like a glass of... good rum.

This is a great over the top beer. The first rum barrel beer I've had that isn't a hot mess. This is the best rum barrel beer I've had. So well done. A truly exceptional beer.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshiban
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tilley4
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big and boozy and amazing.... A touch less sweetness would make this perfect but as is, it's damn near the perfect cold night pumpkin ale.... Spices are cinnamon and pumpkin pie.... The rum is present without being bothersome... Glad I finally got to try this... I have heard the hype and I believe it. Very impressive offering that I will pick up again the next time that I see it... at 18%, it's not very approachable but it is damn delicious...

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle says "Batch No. 5," and was bottled Sept 9, 2015. I bought it last fall and am just now pulling it out.

It cracks open with a rush of carbonation, like any well-carbed beer. Pours a deep orange-amber, mostly clear but with a good bit of particulate. I leave the last half-inch in the bottle, as it's pretty sludgy. Thin film of soda-like bubbles that dies quickly. No lacing but lots of alcohol legs.

Smell is very complex and my favorite part of the beer. All the listed spices come through, smelling like pumpkin pie. The rum is there too, and it's a nice combo. Toffee, dark fruits, vanilla notes.

Taste is spicy pumpkin and rum in nice balance. The barrel flavors are well integrated. Not terribly boozy, esp for the ABV, but some burn going down. Feel is a thickish medium. A little stinging carbonation.

Overall, an interesting and tasty beer that I would put firmly in the dessert beverage category. Different, and worth trying if you like these flavors.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of KevBot89
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours light brown with no head. Looks like rusty water.
S: Rum and pumpkin spice
T: like the nose, but more booze and very sweet. It's not really hot, just boozy
F: sticky, medium thickness. But boozy which makes it a sipper.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
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