Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest AleSmall Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale
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Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest AleSmall Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hearty brown ale brewed to celebrate the fall harvest season. Brewed with a hint of spice and a touch of molasses, Small Patch has a malty backbone rounded out by an addition of real pumpkin to the mash and brew kettle.

Added by Domingo on 08-15-2011

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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by wingman14:
Photo of wingman14
3.73/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darkish brown with a thin white head. Smell is not too strong, definitely has a pumpkin smell, nutmeg, malt, and some sweet notes as well. Taste starts sweet with some molasses, the pumpkin and spices are there but not overwhelming. The pumpkin flavor stays consistent throughout, some smokiness comes through at the ending. The spices stay through the aftertaste. This is a medium light mouthfeel, it would be perfect if it were a bit thicker. It is smooth, and the flavors are balanced very well, nothing that is annoying or overpowering. Overall a very drinkable pumpkin ale, a nice fall beer that I would have again.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.57/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.64/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, dark brown with tints of orange, and 1/4 inch head. Taste is pumpkin pulp, cinnamon, clove, and light nutmeg. Above average for the style, but very traditional. I will get this again because I like the brewery, but otherwise would not seek this out.

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Photo of ryancl
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Hugh37
2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wattoclone
3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown, slightly turbid pour with small tan head. The dark color alone makes it worth a try. Not much aroma or pumpkin taste, but it is there, just very subdued. As smooth easy drinking sessionable beer I will be picking up more for year-round consumption, just not as a fall pumpkin experience.

Update: None of the local bottle shops or distributors have the new batch yet in PA. Found a few more bottles of the last years production with a Best By date of Jan 19 2015, leftover stock from last year.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Ryanm1
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of cclark67789
1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Photo of KenC
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3/5  rDev -8%

More like KnockyTommer if you ask me.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.95/5  rDev -9.5%
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 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.

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Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 326 ratings