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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Ratings:
1,365
Reviews:
300
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
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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

Photo of mitch3114
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear deep ruby brown with a small head. The aroma offers up nutmeg, allspice, clove, burnt orange, vanilla, brown sugar - overall heavy spiciness. The flavor features cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, burnt orange, rich brown sugar, very sweet, very boozy finish, and some licorice. The mouthfeel is full, cloying, and low carbonation. Overall this is a dessert beer with tons of spice flavors - it is very complex and deliciously boozy.

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

Photo of philbe311
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy light-to-medium khaki colored froth fizzes away in the blink of an eye leaving no lacing or collar in its place... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble here and there... The color is a dark resiny amber that teeters on light brown...

S - Deep, rich and robust... In your face pumpkin pie sweetness... Caramel... Graham crackers... Some light rum notes and a hint or two of Caribbean spices... Very appealing and pleasant... Quite effective...

T - The rum booziness lingers from start to finish... This sits above a huge malty base... Pumpkin pie sweetness and brown sugar abound... Some very light nutmeg and cinnamon notes on the deep finish... Not overly complex... Rather quite intense and satisfying...

F - Dense and rich... Velvety smoothness... Little or no carbonation... Coats the mouth fully... A bit sticky... A bit of chalkiness on the finish...

O - A booze bomb of epic proportions... That's typically not a compliment in my book, but it works exceptionally well in this instance... Unique and world class... A sipper to say the least... Everything is exaggerated a bit and it works really well... I have long wanted to try this and it didn't disappoint one bit... Well worth both the search and price tag if you are able to locate a bottle...

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At first I was pretty miffed at the price tag of this, but I think after cracking this one I started feeling a lot better about it.

Appearance is dark, clear copper with a fizzy, light tan head that retains a thin film and collar. Fluid leaves clear legs on the glass--this is going to be a hot one!

Smells like Thanksgiving--savory, roasted squash and pumpkin, with caramelized sugar, baked pie crust and hint of boozy spiced rum in the background bringing a sort of comforting warmth that reassures you that you don't have to deal with your family while fully conscious.

Taste is sweet, boozy and savory, with rum raisin, softly roasted caramelized pumpkin, spiced rum, and soaked pie crust.

Slick and wine-like but slightly fizzy--a slow sipper for sure, finishing pretty hot.

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Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A sticky, rum forward vegetable beer which definitely lives up to its billing. For one, if you don't like pumpkin beers or yammy type flavors then this isn't going to be for you. I split a year old bottle with a friend here, as there is little way I could finish a full one. Sweet and boozy, with a big burn in there as you sip away.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Photo of Nunya
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

2014 vintage from total wine palm desert for around $13. A bit of an odd sour vinegar scent/taste but that doesnt ruin it. The booze is very well hidden considering it is nearly %17 ABV.

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FBarber
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of oldvines
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,365 ratings.
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