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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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#2,359
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,425
pDev:
13.24%
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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 15.99 (Including tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 1.33/oz) at Spec’s, Live Oak, TX.
Bottled 8/1/17. Cellared and served at 50 degrees ib a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Weak spices and some oak. Lasts.
Head – Small (Maximum one cm, aggressive pour), tan, fizzy, mostly gone by the end of the pour, leaving a one mm ring fed by effervescence and a large central island.
Lacing – None.
Body – Dark orange, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – Starts sweet with understated spice and a little oak. Can’t taste the alcohol (16.9% ABV) but a short-lived gastric burn follows. The cinnamon is secondary to the nutmeg and I can’t taste any ginger. No malt, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, creamy, lively carbonation.
Impression: Good! A little sweet. Like the face-huggers in the Alien series, once it enters your mouth, this forces its way down your throat, making this entirely too drinkable. Excellent brew with a price point fitting for the time and labor involved.
Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle (bottled 07/31/2017).
Treated as an imperial pumpkin ale, this was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark golden bronzed copper color with a clever little transparency about it. Not much carbonation was seen rising but a quickly dispersing fizzy white semi-foamy head slid off into oblivion to leave no lace.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of pumpkin fleshy sweetness, some nutmeg, light cinnamon, rum barrel woodiness, smooth sweet vanilla, light pecan sweetness and a light touch of pie crust at the very end.
The flavor leaned towards the sweetness of the rum barrel, pumpkin flesh and pie crust while bringing in a nice balance of those previously mentioned spices. Light boozy sweet heat noted. Mild aftertaste of the pumpkin sweetness and pie crust with an extremely brisk cinnamon to rum barrel playing faintly in the background.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fine sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV was noted with a little bit of noted "sweet heat" - I wasn't bothered by that. Rum barrel woodiness and pumpkin fleshy smooth sweetness in the finish.
Overall, what a wonderful pumpkin ale to have on Thanksgiving that I would love to have again perhaps every Thanksgiving if I could.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light brown, tea color with a very slight off white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice & alcohol. To call it sweet would be an understatement, it is syrupy sweet & thick, but I’m a fan of syrupy drinks. Flavor wise is it excellent, pumpkin is dominant and spices with hints of rum flavor. I was shocked to see the ABV of 16.9. It has no alcohol flavor but mild stomach burn. Another excellent brew from Avery & perfect for Thanksgiving.

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Photo of Longhorn08
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekE4750
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psilocybeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled September 9, 2015 and sitting in my closet since. 18% avb.

Pours burnt orange with tons of chunky floaties. By far the most unappealing looking beer I've had in glass. I gotta think it got disturbed on the twisty mountain roads I took to get to the place where I'm enjoying this. Quarter inch of foam disappears immediately leaving no head, no lacing, just a puddle of white foam hanging around the top, slowly dissipating.

I'm all stuffed up, but I can smell spices and fusel alcohol.

Tastes smoother than expected. Pumpkin, pie spices and an alcohol bite of dark spiced rum. Definite slow sipper, but decent carbonation makes it easy to take that next sip. Not finding it overly sweet, but am also having it for desert.

Overall, a nice beer to split with a good friend on a cold night, but I doubt I need to have it again.

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Photo of justinm4bama
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Prezzy
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Avery's Rumpkin for $12.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this one for a while and since I've finally seen it at the beer store it's time to see what it's all about, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it goes well with the beer and it's a little eye catching. It poured a darker orange color that took on more of a brighter orange color when held to the light that was pretty cloudy and it had a thin ring of bubbly off white head and it didn't really leave and lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, it's what I would expect for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of sweetness with the rum being the first to show up and intense aroma with the rum and oak really coming through and that goes into the pumpkin spices which impart all the typical pumpkin spice aromas and it's followed by a big alcohol aroma that makes my nose tingle. Up next comes a sweet fruit aroma with a honey like aroma coming through and it's a little stone fruit like. Towards the end comes the malts which impart some caramel malt. sweet malt, caramel and candied like aroma. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's intense and it delivers on the rum.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly medium amount of higher sweetness with the rum still being the first to show up and it imparts some nice rum and oak flavors and it isn't as boozy as it was in the aroma and it's noticeable, but still fairly well hidden. Up next comes the spice which are a little lighter than they were in the aroma, but they impart all the same aspects and it goes into a little bit of a pumpkin flavor that's followed by the other fruity aspects which make for a generic candied fruit flavor. Towards the end comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the caramel flavors coming thr most. On the finish there's a little bit of bitterness with some sweetness and a little bit of booze taking it's place and it has a very caramel, sweet, rum and spiced aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it's smoother than I was expecting and it lives up to it's description.

M- A little smooth, alcohol is fairly well hidden, a little creamy, not too crisp at all, full bodied with a lighter amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel works well with this beer and it's smother than I was expecting.

Overall I thought this was good beer and it's a good example of the style, it lives up to it's description and it's one intense beer. This beer has ok drinkability, one is enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the taste and the mouthfeel, they were both good and I like well the taste is balanced. What i like the least about this beer is the appearance and aroma, they could use just a little more work. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a strong and rum forward pumpkin ale. All in all I liked this beer and I thought it was just intense as I heard it was. It's not a favorite Avery beer and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty and intense beer, keep it up.

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

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter
2017

This beer pours almost a blood orange color. It dumped the dregs in and sediment is suspended. It was topped with a fleeting tan head that left no traces of its existence.

It smells awfully sweet. It smells like pumpkin pie with some rum.

It is sweet with cinnamon and nutmeg. The booze is evident and lingers in the finish.

Syrupy thick and sticky mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.

It reminds me of pumpkin pie brandy if there is such a thing. I welcome the warming effects after being outside all afternoon on a 29° day. I am nice and toasty ¼ of the way in.

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Photo of tommy5
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeB51982
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pvo
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fairly clear, no haze, very little to no head.

Alcohol comes through strong on the nose; taste is very sweet.

The depth of flavor is impressive. Lots of clove and cinnamon.

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

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 8-1-17 (16.9% abv)

Opaque orange/brown with no head, just a few swirls and slow, lazy bubbles float up to keep the ring alive. No lace.
Baker spicy, earthy pumpkin....brown sugar, boozy wood. honey and apple sauce.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove...spicy and big hit of heat from 16.9%. Boozy flavor and wood are apparent hard to pick out rum as the booze until Rumpkin warms up a bit. Honey sweetness lingers but not cloying sweetness. Tons of flavor here. A sipper by the very definition.
Slick mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation. Big heat. Long finish.
Wasn't sure about this one but now I know...good stuff, somehow as huge as it is, it is still balanced and delicious.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WormGod
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cejaev
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost too much. Boozy and syrupy sweet not great pumpkin and spice flavors

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