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Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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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#2,342
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
1,412
pDev:
13.48%
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Ratings: 1,412 |  Reviews: 315
Photo of barczar
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper/amber with minimal khaki head that dissipates to nothing.

Rum and pumpkin dominate the aroma, with strong accents of booze, vanilla, and alcohol esters adding complexity. There's a note of sherry contrasting the rummy sweetness.

Extremely sweet, reminiscent of pumpkin pie initially. Underpinnings of rum, clove, and vanilla are not subtle! There's a muted dark fruit character that adds complexity to the sugary pumpkin onslaught. The finish is surprisingly dry and a touch oaky, exposing a squash backbone. Alcohol esters are a bit fusel and solventy.

Body is thick and syrupy, with modest carbonation and significant alcohol burn.

Definitely sweet, the sugary pumpkin and rum mingle well together. Esters balance nicely, keeping the beer drinkable.

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Photo of n2185
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a murky brown-orange with half a finger of beige head that almost completely vanishes with no lacing.

S: sweet caramel aromas up front followed by some tart apple aromas. Slight pumpkin spice aromas follow along with vanilla, oak, and rum. The tart fruit aromas permeate throughout.

T: lots of caramel up front with vanilla and oak. Some light pumpkin spice and ginger notes follow. Sweet rum with a light alcohol burn bring up the finish.

M: medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is syrupy sweet.

O: a decent beer, but much too sweet. I like the rum characters, but the pumpkin aspects are lost in the sweetness and alcohol.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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 costanzo_mike
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg/spices and liquor/whiskey. The flavor is pumpkin, nutmeg/spices, malts and a mix of alcohol, whiskey/liquor and very warming in the finish.

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Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to G311 for hooking this one up...enjoyed out of a darklord inteligensia snifter.

bottled oct 5 2011 / 512 cases / batch 1

a - brew poured a crisp transparent amber with lively carbonation. a small head was present upon pour, but gone quick.

s - really nice cinnamon pumpkin spice. the rum barrels add a really nice elemnt of fruitiness.

t - fantastic. pumpkin cinnamon and rum fiesta. booze is well hidden.

m - smooth and flavorful. sangria like.

o - overall, a winner. i've had the pleasure of having this once before and it is just as amazing as i remembered. as far as pumpkin beers go, this one is at the top of the list. as far as barrel aged beers go, this one is at the top of the list. perpetual ISO.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -2%

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

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 champ103
2.37/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at Rudyard's in Houston.

A: Pours a clear burnt orange color. No head forms and no lace. Looks pretty lifeless.
S: An odd mix of peppery spice, pumpkin bread, and lots of alcohol.
T: Again lots of spicy flavors. Pumpkin and tons of alcohol. Fusel ethanol like alcohol. Plenty of sweetness as well. Actually, pretty much just sweetness and alcohol burn. I am not enjoying this.
M/D: A medium to full body. Low on the carbonation that is heavy and sticky. Really hard to drink. Way to much fusel alcohol.

I did not enjoy this. To much alcohol and nothing else really mixes well. I would not recommend this. I love Avery, but this is a big miss.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMMillsy
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #3 bottle that I picked up in San Diego for $13.99. Better be good. Part of a 2-man tasting alongside Good Gourd Almighty and Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange without much head. Aroma of spiced rum, pumpkins, a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is sweet caramel and light butterscotch, a little pumpkin fruit, light cinnamon and nutmeg spice, brown sugar, a bit of marshmallow cream. The sweetness is very nice here. Alcohol warmth is like whoah, as expected. Sweet, not quite syrupy mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation. Overall I like this a lot, and it is a huge improvement over the disappointment that was Good Gourd Almighty that we had right before this one.

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Photo of shelby415
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,412 ratings
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