In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Tommyknocker Brewery Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale

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.”