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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): 16.90%

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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#2,358
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,425
pDev:
13.24%
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Ratings: 1,425 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of FBarber
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

2015 vintage.

This beer is a hot mess. It pours orange with soda like carbonation and fizz. Not much of a head. Smell has some spice with lots of rum and pumpkin gourd. Taste is incredibly hot. It tastes like this was aged in 151 proof rum barrels. It burns in the mouth, burns going down and lingers in your throat for a while afterwards. Once you get past the overwhelming rum burn, there is some pumpkin flavor and some spice. But those flavors are really overpowered by the barrel. Overwhelming sweetness is also noted. Again reminiscent of a pumpkin soda like flavor. Feel is *very* carbonated. Fizzy and prickly. Does not go well with the heat.

Overall this beer is just not very good. Its not pleasant to drink, its far too sweet and soda like, and its gimmicky to me. At this price point, its in no way worth it.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear dark amber with a one finger off white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar, vanilla and rum.

T - The taste follows there aroma. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, vanilla, brown sugar, raisins and rum.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finsih.

O - This is very tasty. The rum adds a nice touch depth to the pumpkin pie spices. Despite being 17.5% ABV this drinks really smooth.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau barrel aged glass.

Look is dark orange hazy with a lot of clumped proteins.

Aroma is still a ton of pumpkin spice but not much barrel.

Barrel is definitely in the taste. Lots of vanilla rum and spice like a fall cocktail.

Good but the look does freak me out.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
~2 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a medium amber color, copper orange hues, transparent. Thin layer of off-white colored head, soapy and fizzy. Alcohol legs coat glass like a film w/ patches of small spotty head lacing.

Aroma- Pumpkin flesh, bready sweetness, lots of molasses and candied brown sugar. Vanilla, caramel, spicy oak, boozy rum intermingled w/ spice notes of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon.

Taste- Molasses sweetness, brown sugar, candied fruitiness, rum, fusel alcohol notes. Fleshy pumkin, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, oak, and earthy spice. Lingering sweet spices, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg.

Feel- Medium bodied, not overly thick. Syrupy body, very sweet throughout. Lower carbonation.

Overall- Real pronounced sweetness throughout, syrupy sweet with strong barrel presence and alcohol notes. Lots of rum and fruitiness to go along with an authentic pumpkin taste, much more fleshy and raw than pumpkin pie type flavors. Spices are more subtle on the back end into the aftertaste. Altogether, the beer drinks very big with tons of sweetness, rum, and barrel presence.

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Photo of TooGood
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Vintage

A: Mahogany with some ruby tones, no head, still
S: Very sweet, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, vanilla, liqueur
T: Sweet brown sugar, hot rum, caramel, cinnamon, earthy nutmeg, alcohol, vanilla, madeira, dark fruit
M: Very light carbonation, syrupy thicker body
O: I'm liking this more than the first time I had it. No oxidation after 2 years. Spices are all still present but so is the high abv. Probably will not purchase again though.

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Photo of Patinthebronx
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage. Poured into a stemmed glass. Light head that dissipates quickly. Smells of warm molasses and pumpkin. Intoxicating. Strong but not overbearing taste that warms the pallete. While a year or two would do wonders to this, it's an amazing beer. If you're a pumpkin fan, is a must try.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very boozy, goes down warm 18%

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Photo of stephens101
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An opaque brown brew with a thin layer of tan froth. Smells like a big slice of pumpkin pie with the spice and crust and all. Sweet with molasses, hot with rum and big with gourd, but damn if it doesn't just absolutely work. Notes of oak and black cherry are also noticed. Medium side of heavy in body and fairly smooth.

Always slightly apprehensive when approaching a beer this big, and not only because of the alcohol content, but Avery pulls it off like few others can.

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

Photo of coz
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look has a grape juice hue. No head.

Good spice and pumpkin smell.

Tastes amazing. The rum goes great with the pumpkin. The booze is there but masked very well for 17%.

Feel is good. The sensation from the rum lingers

Great beer. Better than pumpKYn. The rum just compliments the spices so well.

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

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't even know where to begin dissecting this big boozy beast. It almost has more in common with a port or liqueur than beer. And I say this as someone who is well acquainted with barrel aged brews.

The nose one this one is really spicy, with a lot of ginger. Tastes really sweet and bright up front, with notes of dark fruit, port and pumpkin spice. There's a genius convergence of rum-like sugar and spice, with your more typical pumpkin ale sugar and spice. Plenty of caramel holds things together, with vanilla in the background. Boozy, yes, but not in a raw ethanol sort of way. More like a really mellow 10-year rum booziness.

A little thinner in body than I expected, with no real head or lace to speak of. But there's a somewhat syrupy character that coats the palate and helps round out the feel. Nice oaky finish.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.97/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours the a copper brown with thin head, but there is an inordinate amount of yeast clumps floating in mine, which annoys me in anything put a few Belgian style beers. Aroma is fairly hot, and the rum note thins out some of the spicey aromas (nutmeg & cinnamon) giving them a stale characteristic. But it isn't bad. This one is very hot on the rum booziness as you'd anticipate from the ABV. The sugar / molasses flavors from the rum coupled with some of the pumpkin spice somehow creates a concotion not dissimilar to apple flavored robitussin. Very medicinal. I like it to a degree but a whole bottle is a slough. Mouthfeel is thick & coating, very molasses like.

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Photo of BdM
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle shelved for two years; super sweet rum soaked pumpkin pie. Delicious

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Photo of Avatar113
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,425 ratings
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