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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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BA SCORE
75
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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Domingo on 08-15-2011

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Photo of sweemzander
2.87/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Best by Feb 3, 2014. * was consumed before this date

(A)- Pours a very dark mahogany amber color. Some off-white froth and lacing.

(S)- Some nice rich combos of rustic spices and creamy pumpkin.

(T)- Quite dry and grainy with some subtle spices, though not much pumpkin to speak of. Some subtle dark fruits.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A nice subtle richness to the background with the proper seasonal spices, just lacing the pumpkin flavor one should expect from the style.

(O)- Not bad, but there is plenty of room for improvement. Lacking alot of actual pumpkin in all categories.

Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of doowhat
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/3/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, light ginger, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and pumpkin notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, light clove, light ginger, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, nutmeg, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for good bit. Nice balance, complexity, and robustness of pumpkin, malt, and light-moderate spice flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. All around good robustness and balance of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ThreeFishes
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MichiganderHB
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MonicaC
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jp312
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.11/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mrjbrown27
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of OhNo789
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.31/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Tommyknocker shaker pint.

The beer is as murky and dark as a mud puddle in Autumb. A country vanilla ice cream colored head calms to a wisp. Light splotches of lacing stay on the glass.

The aroma is part cranberry tart, with some earthy rich molasses and brown sugar.

The taste is also a cranberry tart beginning then slides into spices, gooey molasses, and a subtle pumpkin afterthought.

The mouthfeel is solid, medium in weight, and almost chewy but not quite.

Overall, considering the modest ABV, this is a real gem, and one of my favorite pumpkin ales.

Photo of woodychandler
4.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has been the year that I decided to make a conscious effort to review all pumpkin-related beers, but I am flagging in terms of my enthusiasm. Just like all other styles, NOT all pumpkin beers are created equal!

From the bottle: "Colorado Mountain Town Craft Beer"; "A festive seasonal ale pumpkin and a touch of molasses and spice"; "Ale brewed with pumpkin, molasses and spices"; "Tommyknocker Legend [-] Tommyknockers slipped into the mining camps of Idaho Springs in the 1800's with the discovery of gold in our mountains and streams. These mischievous elves, though hardly ever seen, were often heard singing and working. They guided many fortunate miners from harm's way and to the gold they sought."

I may be redeemed! I am not in harm's way, but I hope that they will guide me to some good pumpkin beer. An aggro pour has created two fingers of fluffy, light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep-brown with garnet highlights (SRM = > 27, < 34) and NE-quality clarity. The nose had an earthy, medicinal quality that put me in mind of freshly-tilled soil and/or Geritol. I am sure that it was largely due to the molasses and while I did not mind it, YMMV. Mouthfeel was medium and the molasses interacted well with the spices so that neither one was as overwhelming as it could have been. This beer had a distinctive earthy flavor that others in the style have eschewed in favor of spices and malty sweetness. Frankly, I was really digging this beer after a spice onslaught from other brewers, so my numbers may skew high. Finish was only semi-dry, proving that you need NOT dump the whole spice rack into the brew kettle to still get nice flavors! Now, one might be enough, where drinkability used to be part of the rating system, but I still want to put it out there that I was not going to make an afternoon of it.

Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.