Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Reviews by SPThirtyThree:
2.78/5 rDev -14.7%
I wrote a very thorough review for this beer, but the site beeradvocate.com deleted it when I tried to submit it, and now it's lost and that's really frustrating because I was very happy with that review and I cannot recreate it, especially now that my beer is gone.
From what I can remember:
A: pours a dark cola mahogany with almost no head seeping out of the swirl into a delirium tremens tulip. i pouted it cold, so it might have had more head if i'd let it warm.
S: some spice, cinnamon, pumpkin....can't remember what I wrote here....
T: started pretty bland, but a good, light, sweet, slightly spicy pumpkin beer. by the end I didn't really enjoy it, as it was a little vegetal. man it's irritating that I lost that first review.
I wanted to love this beer, but really only liked it a little. I liked the smell and that it wasn't overly spiced like some pumpkin beers, but I didn't see it as a great fall beer since it wouldn't be good out of a bottle.
I might buy this again if I were really craving a fall-themed beer and there was nothing new to try, but otherwise can't really recommend SPPHA.
11-05-2013 04:49:52 | More by SPThirtyThree
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2.48/5 rDev -23.9%
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.
The aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spices. Yum.
The flavor is very watery and subdued - some pumpkin and spices and a slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very watery.
Overall, it smells great but not much to it other than that.
09-28-2011 04:23:28 | More by Beaver13
3.1/5 rDev -4.9%
Dark brown in color to the point that you won't see much light through it. I get a millimeter of light brown tinged foam on top. I get a light whiff of molasses,but the pumpkin is very faint. The flavor is a dulled bit of molasses and some pumpkin. The mouthfeel is creamy and slightly chalky.
12-01-2013 01:00:31 | More by Franziskaner
3.58/5 rDev +9.8%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Dark brownish ruby red with a tint of orange. Lots of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that quickly fades into a thin layer.
Smell: Some roasted caramel malts and toffee with some pumpkin. Some cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses. Smells moderately sweet and creamy. Spice is subdued for a pumpkin ale.
Taste: Like the smell, lightly roasted caramel malts with solid presence of pumpkin. Spicing is moderate with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Also a little molasses and a whipped cream like flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.
Overall: A decent Pumpkin ale with some nice flavors. Could of been spiced more and more fully bodied.
10-26-2011 05:04:40 | More by MattyG85
3.9/5 rDev +19.6%
A semi hazed deep ruby chestnut amber with a light tan khaki head forming thick, leaves behind fine speckled lacing. Aroma is pretty killer expressive light spice with whipped cream and something fresh and green about it that's hard to nail down. A bit of gourd coated with molasses and festive holiday spice. Flavor has a very nice rolling sweetness caramel malts, molasses gives it charred vanilla and dark caramelized sugars with deep layers of pumpkin pie spices. Yet not overdone with overkill spices. I can actually stand a bottle of this which is an unlikely experience from any of the Tommyknocker beers, and this label is actually attractive. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation unoffensive pretty easy going with mild dry spiced finish. Decent drinkability going on, fully enjoyable pumpkin ale.
10-08-2011 00:02:23 | More by WVbeergeek
3.3/5 rDev +1.2%
ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass. The bottle has both the ABV and a DBD listed.
A: Deep brown with red bottom tints; it has a thin white head which does not last long and does not leave lacing.
S: Earthy pumpkin, maple syrup, nutmeg, and roasted malt.
T: Lots of roasted malt, slight pumpkin, a bit of sweet syrup, a bit of nutmeg, and some slight smoke.
M: Medium and smooth but with a large carbonation burn.
O: If you were expecting the pumpkin to be obvious in this beer, or even for pumpkin pie spices to be noticeable. you will be disappointed. This beer is ruled by roasted malts, slight smoke, and sweetness from the maple. It does not mean that the beer is not very good, but if it is to be judged by the type of beer it is labeled as, then it would not be a great example of a pumpkin beer. The pumpkin is drowned out by the maple, and the spices are overwhelmed by the carbonation finish.
10-02-2011 19:36:41 | More by ianjsullivan
3.51/5 rDev +7.7%
I poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of head as I poured the beer. There is may an eighth of an inch atop the beer. The beer's color is a dark chocolate color with amber hues against the light. Lacing is also minimal.
The smell improves on the appearance, although a smell of vegetables is strange. Fortunately, pumpkin, mild spice and subtle malt emerge eventually. As for the flavor, there is much to like in this department. The beer has nuttiness, caramel notes, spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla, and a bit of pumpkin pie flavor. The sheer number of different tastes that emerge is surprising considering the less than notable nose and appearance. The beer tastes pretty good.
The mouthfeel too is good, with light carbonation, some sweetness and mild dryness.
Overall, the beer would not be my go-to pumpkin ale, but it is one I'd return to.
10-01-2013 02:03:17 | More by ONovoMexicano
2.91/5 rDev -10.7%
Number one....I'm not a pumpkin beer fan...number two...I don't like this....so please disregard if you are a pumpkin fan. The beer pours a dark brown with thin head that is not lacing. The scent has a faint spice. The taste is a watery pumpkin with hints of spice. The mouthfeel is light in body with little carbonation. Overall....no.
12-08-2013 02:09:53 | More by WoodBrew
2.6/5 rDev -20.2%
A- Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head.
S- The aroma is pumpkin and spices with some faint sweet molasses as well.
T- The taste is malt up front like a brown ale with some spices coming through.
M- The mouhfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, I'm not a huge fan of this pumpkin. It is not bad, but not something I would purchase again.
09-24-2011 04:46:33 | More by cjgator3
3.88/5 rDev +19%
A: Dark reddish brown with a small but steady head and great lacing
S: Lots of autumnal spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses and of course loads of pumpkin; some roasty chocolate and nuts but pretty pumpkin as well
T: Not nearly as spice forward which is nice; the pumpkin plays well of the roasted malts; this is an easy drinking, roasty, creamy, slightly spicy, and pleasantly pumpkiny beer
F: Medium body and fairly creamy
O: This is a pleasant and not overpowering pumpkin beer; a nice beer
10-19-2012 03:17:35 | More by dbossman
4.22/5 rDev +29.4%
Fresh bottle picked up at Joe Canals in Lawrenceville NJ...was happy to find this new Pumpkin!
A - looks good, decent but small head, minimal lacing on my glass; very dark and impressive
S - smells of your usual pumpkin spices, and some molasses sweetness comes through, some bready caramel smells too
T - I like it, tastes good, goes down easily...some malt, little hops, and nice balance of spices...low ABV means it goes down easily!
MF - good feel in the mouth, not too over-powering, with either the pumpkin spices of molasses sweetness, nicely done
O - overall, I like this new one from TommyKnocker; nothing crazy or overpowering, just a good solid rep of the basic pumpkin ale style....I will enjoy the rest of the six pack!
09-06-2011 22:59:03 | More by BeerVikingSailor
3.05/5 rDev -6.4%
The beer pours a light brown color with some dark amber highlights. The head is small and sudsy and settles into a light ring. Quite dark for a pumpkin ale.
The aroma is of light pumpkin spice. Nutmeg and allspice provide the aroma, perhaps a bit of pepper and molasses. The malt base provides a bready caramel aroma with some tea like scents.
The taste is of a toasted malt, scorched caramel, rust, and a lemony tea. There is some light nutmeg and allspice but it barely comes through. Some pumpkin vegital flavors.
The feel is light, almost watery, with fizzy carbonation. Starts off sweet but finishes with astrigent bitterness that lingers on the palate. Meh.
A disappointing pumpkin ale; more of an amber ale really.
10-08-2011 16:46:22 | More by Gmann
Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.