Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: 5.0

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 13
Mouthfeel: 4

Tommyknocker Brewery Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale

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What the brewers say

“A hearty brown ale brewed with a hint of spice and a touch of molasses. The malty backbone is rounded out by an addition of real pumpkin to the mash and brew kettle.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of malt balanced with spices that hit the pie zone with a nice bit of raisin and brown sugar. Aroma is a bit muted overall.”

Flavor: “Baked pumpkin, caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, and some pumpkin-pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg mostly). Light toast spice is understated. Nice fruity hops flavor but a touch of papery oxidation. Finish and flavor are surprisingly balanced for the style.”

Overall: “Good overall beer. Roasty with a low spice level that, although balanced, is a bit too mild to satisfy true pumpkin fans. It’s a middle of the road beer, but well executed—overall, the flavor and aroma are a bit muted.”

What our editors thought



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