Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
1,392 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:
#2,300
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,392
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
338
Gots:
529
Trade:
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Photo of kerry4porters
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch No. 5 - Bottled Sept 09, 2015. 18% abv. Almost 6 months old, and will probably be better with 6 more, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Opens with a lot of carbonation. Sweet pumpkin pie before I can even pour this thing...

Look is a murky orangish-copper. Couple finger head is full of carbonation, but goes away almost instantly leaving no traces. This beer was fizzing like a can of soda, not sure I've seen that specific behavior before.

Smell is very spicy, literally smells like a pumpkin pie with hints of rum creeping up then dominating. The all spice is the one I get the most of. Its kind of intimidating.

Taste is sweet and basically follows the nose except there's the molasses flavor first, then the spice, then the rum. The longest notes are sweet and the after the spices fall off its mostly candy on the tongue.

Feel is highly carbonated and medium-fullish bodied. Very sticky and chewy, like eating a pumpkin flavored Werther's candy.

Overall, this is exactly as advertised, so you can't knock the product for what it is. The 18% is present, but its actually hidden pretty well. The flavors are intense, and that should be what you expected here. This is not to be - and probably cannot be - consumed at a fast pace. This is a slow sipping desert beer. And while I was definitely put back a little when I first started, by a third of the way through the 12oz serving I'm enjoying it a lot.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark brownish orange with a half finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, banana, pumpkin bread, rum, dark dried fruit, clove; smells a lot like a rum pumpkin bread. Flavor is rich caramel malt, pumpkin, rum, dried and fresh dark dried fruit, with the same bready components. Medium to heavy bodied, a bit syrupy and boozy. This is the closest I've found in a beer to a slightly undercooked pumpkin bread soaked in rum. I'm a big fan of pumpkin bread and the rum is a nice touch. Big and sweet, but with lots of flavor to support it. A big pumpkin bread barleywine. This may be my holiday dessert beer in the future.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of materdaddy
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of RyeSoSerious
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wood. Cinnamon. Sugar. Rum. Squash. Hot. Sweet.

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Photo of whitenads
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch#5 ( 18% abv) Pours an somewhat murky amber with fast falling cream colored head. Clears up nicely minimal head retention & lacing

S: Nutmeg & all spice, nice nose throughout

T: Follows the nose, along with some booze warmth & squashyness, a little vanilla & cinnamon as well up front. Squashyness, all-spice, a little booze bite, cinnamon & rum nibbling at the edges as this warms. Finishes spicy with a assertive boozey warmth, restrained enough although mixed with a little rummy sweetness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, slightly grainy/coarse, warming

Pretty good, pumpkin ale with plenty of heft. I'm guessing this would lay down nicely for years. Still has a few rough edges now; I imagine if you like the spices & aren't afraid of the booze now is your time

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Photo of brauther
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz into snifter. A seasonal favorite of mine, I had this one lurking in my closet from October. Perfect for an early nightcap!

Appearance: Light brown to dark bronze in color. Not much head on this big boy (18%!)

Aroma: Oak, vanilla, rum, pumpkin, cinnamon...delicious

Taste: Brown sugar, rum, pumpkin, vanilla, a touch of oak. Warming.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with light carbonation. Perfect for this type of beer.

Overall: Different, and a real treat. That's why I love what Avery has done here. It's an 18% beer that drinks almost like a digestif. It's sweet enough without being cloying. Pumpkin beer done right in my opinion.

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Photo of Jae61
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of usnmustanger
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicksdiggit
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured center from 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I let this warm for about 10 minutes coming straight out of the fridge.

L: Plenty of sediment visible in the bottle even before pouring. A good squirt of carbonation escaped upon opening. Did my best to decant and only poured a half glass, still with plenty of sediment. Kind of unexpected with only 3 months of age. Thin head but at 18% I wasn't expecting much. Carbonation across the entire glass. A few isolated patches of lace.

S: Pumpkin rind and cinnamon pumpkin pie straight from the bottle. Oak, light rum, and allspice after poured.

T: Hot alcohol up front but the cinnamon is so prevalent it reminds me of hot apple cider immediately. Pumpkin still comes out I'm sure with a lot of effort from the Brewers.

F: You can definitely feels this in your stomach. Hot alcohol right up front on the palate. Feels stiffer than a shot of rum in the belly.

O: A sipper, which should be no surprise. I'm certain a lot of hard work went into this beer due to its difficulty to produce. I like rum and I like pumpkin beers, but the ABV is so stout that this is a little difficult for me to drink, and consequently enjoy. Again, high marks for such a technical beer but it's not a slam dunk for me.

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Photo of iveyjames
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Santiagocpr
2.55/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,392 ratings
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