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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A festive seasonal ale with pumpkin and a touch of molasses and spice


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Helped a neighbor move some furniture and he tossed me one of these. Nothing of note besides that its an average pumpkin beer with moderate spice. And that perhaps there was one more spice than your typical pumpkin. Decent but at this point I am well past the spice pumpkin beers for the year.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
A good taste of pumpkin and medium caramel malts. It has a greet smooth flavor with little astringent flavor. Nice drinking beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Caramel Ruby dark copper appearance low head,slight lace. Vegetale and mild unidentified spices aroma and light brown sugar, kind of like the realness of this pumpkin aroma has a slight fruitiness. Taste is caramel light spice nutmeg/clove are a bit more noticable but altogether not overspiced. Has some slickness texture you get from real pumpkin and the brown sugar with mild sweetness and mild clove seem to meld together well. I like this for a 5%er its got more of a richness to it in its style than an average pumpkin ale, probably from molasis taste. Earthyness stands out also. Pretty decent if you like pumpkin ales with a little richer feel in a milder abv. Kind of hits you like a nice mildly spiced brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12oz bottle pours with an amber body that has copper hues and supports a white head. The aroma offers up malts as well as roasted malts mixing with molasses, malt sweetened pumpkin and faint sweet red apples. The taste is similar and delivers sweet malts, some roasted maltiness, mild pumpkin and then pumpkin pie spices. Overall this is pretty nice and the pumpkin notes that surface are tasting good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fakebeersnob (150) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
I struck out with pumpkin beers this year. This one had an initial pumpkin smell when pouring, but then is faint. Poured a darker brown with a nice medium tan head. Made me think it it was going to be a heavier bodied beer. The taste seems off. If someone poured this without telling me I would not know it was a pumpkin beer, This one is just a total miss, Not a fan at all.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (89) - - OCT 31, 2013
Dark malt pumpkin aroma. Looks like Pepsi cola with no head. Pretty strong molasses flavor. Only some pumpkin. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4392) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Deep amber-brown body. Thin, oily head. Pronounced deep pumpkin aroma. Rather easy going, medium bodied Pumpkin beer. Not a spice bomb, but still has those unmistakeable pumpkin pie flavors. Middel of the road, some decent malt tones. Forgettable, ubiquitous Pumpkin Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Sweet caramel malts, spices, and faint molasses. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
bottle. pours a bubbly crisp orange with medium head. pie spice aroma. taste is light like a bud with pie spice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1176) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best before date of 1/27/14 and cost $2.99 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Murky, brown hue (almost deep purple). No visible carbonation. Pours to a small, white, creamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves minor lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light notes of molasses and dark malt. None of the usual pumpkin ale spices.

Taste: I tend to like pumpkin beers, and the ones I donít like are usually due to their use of an odd spice palette. While Tommyknocker Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale doesnít have the flavor combinations I prefer in a beer of the style, the reason Iím scoring it so poorly is because itís so overtly bland. For a beer made with what should be flavorful ingredients, it manages to be quite dull.

The first thing I noticed about this beer was how much it reminded me of a British pub-style brew. The body was overtly light, with a slightly creamy taste, but at the same time still quite mild. The breweryís website describes it as a brown ale base brew, but it seems to be lacking the sweet maltiness of that style. In fact, itís difficult to pick out the flavors actually present here. Some molasses, yes, but without any of the sweetness. A hint of nutmeg as well, but no pie or rustic potpourri-like character, either. Slight bitterness on the back end, but itís kind of pointless. More of a boring beer than a bad one, but definitely not a good one.

Drinkability: While I wouldnít quite consider Tommyknocker Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale to be repulsive-tasting, I have to admit I enjoyed the drinking process. The mouthfeel is smooth and soft which makes it comfortable and easy to drink. Itís also rather watery, which is a bit annoying. Though rather light at 5% ABV, itís still disappointing the flavor levels are so low which prevents it from being truly sessionable.


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