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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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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Domingo on 08-15-2011)
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Photo of dbossman
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
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

dbossman, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev +8%

SFC21, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

bcsbeer, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of JRed
2.43/5  rDev -25%
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.

JRed, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Mitchster, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Rayek, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of pogoowner
3.5/5  rDev +8%

pogoowner, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Bubbalito
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Bubbalito, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of swaghawk
3/5  rDev -7.4%

swaghawk, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of ChopsMeister
3/5  rDev -7.4%

ChopsMeister, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev +8%

ItsBeer4Me, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a dark yet translucent brownish-amber color with a brief minute of one finger tall off-white head that leaves behind some minimal lacing. Light thin body, medium carbonation.

Smells of sweet molasses, a bit of pumpernickel bread, and a lot of oven-toasted pumpkin seeds with lesser amounts of nutmeg used as garnish. The flavor is a lot less bold than the aroma, but still contains semi-dry molasses and a lightly toasted pumpkin seed emphasis. It could use somewhat more breadiness and spicing in the flavor. It is memorable mostly for keeping the pumpkin emphasis focused upon pumpkin seeds and not the flesh.

WastingFreetime, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of AdmiralKirk
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

AdmiralKirk, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Eastside151
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Eastside151, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours dark brown with a redish hue, small light tan foamy head that reduces to a small layer, nice lace.

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet nutty malt, a bit subdued.

T- sweet malt, a bit of pumpkin pie spice, finishes slightly dry and clean. Nothing really stands out.

M- medium body, moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel.

O- middle of the road pumpkin ale, nothing really sets it apart from the pack in terms of taste but worth trying.

Treyliff, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Koralin
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Koralin, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of dokupe
3.5/5  rDev +8%

dokupe, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pumpkin is kind of old school - not very good. This been the year that many new very good pumpkin beers have been release, but this one is pretty boring.

This is a dark pumpkin. Hops is not to be tasted. There is a bit of spice and actual pumpkin flavor and plenty of malty sweetness.

There is no head. You probably could drink a couple, but I wouldn't want to . Not something I will buy again.

schoolboy, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Chetti
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of mudphudtb
4/5  rDev +23.5%

mudphudtb, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -7.4%

OriolesFan1008, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Rojada1988, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of GFD400
3/5  rDev -7.4%

GFD400, Sep 26, 2012
Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.