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Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest AleSmall Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale

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75
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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Domingo on 08-15-2011

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Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of twax
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of ScorpyX
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MrCee
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tangier than most pumpkin beers. Very light, lighter than I would like. Not bitter, nor malty. Color is ok. Body is also pretty light. Not much original in the odor department.. And ok find. It would probably taste better in summer rather than late fall.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a very deep amber almost brown with a finger of head which quickly diminished. smells of pumpkin spices, roasted grains. mostly bitter flavor, earthy notes, hint of chocolate, faint hint of pumpkin spice in the aftertaste.
medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy.
a decent ale, but not really much pumpkin flavor at all. more of a brown ale than anything really.

Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Tolann
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KajII
2.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) light brown fluffy head that had OK retention, reducing slowly to a thin film and small collar with good sheets of sticky lacing

The aroma was on the mild side, with a toasted grain malt and an earthy doughy yeast and had notes of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, a touch of brown sugar and of course pumpkin.

The taste was very lightly sweet and a tad malty with notes of brown sugar and pumpkin from the get go, and then took on an almost stale bitterness and had a mild spicy finish. The flavor was most definitely short in duration with not much left behind but a slight hint of spices.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a decently mild carbonation.

Overall this was a light tasting Pumpkin Ale, which did possess a decent drinkability but was pretty much nothing special...

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chefhatt
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a dark brown color body with no head and a thin lace around the top. The smell is of fall spices and molassas. The taste has a subtle sweetness to it, and then the spices and the pumpkin come through on the finish. the mouth feel is great and defently a easy drinking beer.

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Simko1209
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of javahead71
3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of dbossman
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JRed
2.47/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours murky amber/reddish brown in body with a weak white bubbly head that fades. Humbly sweet aroma of molasses, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, piecrust, hints of black cherry. Tastes like pumpkin water with molasses, light cinnamon, and a mild black cherry aftertaste with some stale bread off-flavor in the finish. Watery body with light carbonation. There is nothing satisfying about this autumn beer. The worst pumpkin I've ever had.

Photo of Mitchster
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ Bevco. Brewed with real pumpkin in the mash and the brew kettle. Hopped with Perle and Willamette. Also brewed with molasses and spices. 5.0% ABV, 15 IBUs.

Pours out to a quite dark mahogany, darker than any other pumpkin brew I've had. Must be quite a bit of molasses in here to add so much color. Forms a limpid light yellow head with poor retention and sparse lacing. Mild carbonation, ~2.0 carbs. The aroma is dominated by cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of nutmeg. Not much allspice or cloves. Minimal hop aroma to interfere with the spices, but there is just a hint, which is nice. Mouthfeel is rather thin and dry for the style. The molasses comes through nicely in the finish, and I think I'll be adding molasses to tweak my already pretty awesome homebrewed pumpkin ale. The body, again, is quite thin, and there isn't enough residual sweetness that I prefer in a pumpkin ale..I prefer to caramelize the pumpkin and add copious crystal malts to accentuate it without being cloying or heavy. There is a slightly chalky finish and a touch of hops comes through in the taste as well. The spices aren't overboard, which is my preference as well.

Well, it's OK as far as pumpkin ales go, but there are certainly better. Buffalo Bills is a good example of my preference for the style.

Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.