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

BEER STATS
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#2,410
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,428
pDev:
13.48%
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Ratings: 1,428 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of Gregf51
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claytong
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

now its 15.8

appearance - nice orangeish amber. head dissipates quickly off a semi rough pour.

smell - pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon and other pumpkin spices, rum, and more caramel

taste - caramel leads the way, pumpkin, a very nice rum, cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg.

mouthfeel - thick, but not overly so, minor sugar coating in mouth, not cloying whatsoever. carbonation is decent considering appearance. feels great for a cold autumn night on the porch.

overall - never had a pumpkin beer that compares...the closest would have to be st arnolds imp stout with pumpkin spices. which is a pumpkin stout? but anyways...this is great fresh but down the road?

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of scootny
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one impressive beer. Batch four bottled September 22 2014, 16.73%. This brew is cellar temperature and it produces a sizeabel head that fades quickly. No lacing, a quick fade and no retention or covering. A light brown color with a bit of cloudiness in an impressively clear beer. No carbonation visible.

Nose is exquisite, layered, and inviting. A peppery alcohol sweetness hits first, atop a wave of sugars. Brown sugar, rum sugar, malt sugar. Sweet and yummy,. Pumpkin pie and mild spices. Vanilla and gentle oak. Rum and coconut.

Taste is a follow up to the nose. A wave of sweet malt and pumpkin. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Perfectly balance rum and oak. A mild hop bitterness perfectly balances what should be a cloyingly sweet exersize in alcohol excess. Slightly fusel swallow has an alcoholic evaporative cooling quality.

Feel is thick, syrupy, slick and girthy. A slick swallow and mellow carbonation that lends itself to winter sippin' like a glass of... good rum.

This is a great over the top beer. The first rum barrel beer I've had that isn't a hot mess. This is the best rum barrel beer I've had. So well done. A truly exceptional beer.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just fantastic.

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Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle into a snifter.

Avery says this is a porter, made with pumpkin, and aged in rum barrels.

I'd say it's more like a barleywine ... a very potent concoction, on the sweet side. The aroma is huge (and I know I don't have the most sensitive sniffer, so for me to really get knocked out by the aroma, it's got some oomph!).

Drinking this one year after bottling, the ABV was strong, but appropriately so. The 17.22% (who knew you could have 2 decimal places in an ABV?) is part and parcel of the overall barleywine effect, and fits in well with the other components of the ale.

The flavor is a well balanced blend of pumpkin (in the background), roasted notes, rum, typical spices, and some sweetness. I did not find it to be syrupy sweet.

I had one bottle, shared with 3 friends, so we each had just a small snifter. That was plenty, and it was very enjoyable. I wouldn't drink this often, but it is certainly memorable.

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Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened this with friends.

A: Reddish brown look with some lacing, very little head at all. It looks like a nice dark spirit.

S: I get a lot of fruity notes up front and then some sugary rum barrel certainly to back it up. Grape, caramel, coconut, brown sugar, some cinnamon or nutmeg like spices. Some wet barley in there too.

T: I like this, but it;s quite sweet, I attribute that to the rum barrel mostly: Grape-cherry juice cocktail, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, just a little alcohol sweetness. No pumpkin to speak of, just some nice kitchen spice and general spice you would expect in pumpkin pie or beer. Has a nice cognac taste to it, sweet and complex, not hot and interesting in spice.

M: Pretty nice feel, not as thick as hoped but it rolls over the palate nicely. Kind of like a hard candy melted.

Overall, I dig this beer, one of the best rum barrel beers I;ve had. Would I buy another for $10? Probably not, but it is good.

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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 thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ruzzal
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carteravebrew
3/5  rDev -26.5%

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 chefbigjon
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super hot. Full of sugar and sweetness. I split this 12 oz "beer" and I 'm glad I did. Full of flavor. Not any pumpkin at all but tons of sugary goodness. Should have aged this beer to let it cool down.

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,428 ratings
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