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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, malty seasonal ale brewed every fall for the winter months, this ale is made with four different malts, Nugget & Hallertau hops, and a complex blend of spices. It is named for John Mitchell, Howe Sound’s original brewer
17 Plato


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Dark red pour. Heavy headed with lingering lace. Allspice nose, with a sweet first taste. Malt forward, with various flavours on the tongue. Vanilla, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon all present. Merry Christmas to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Couleur marron avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme est épicé avec du clous de girofle et du muscade. Il est aussi du caramel et malt. Le goût est légèrement épicé avec du malt, comme l’arôme, un peu sucré (comme du caramel) et il a aussi un peu de chaleur.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (1493) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Aroma:strong sweet and spicey aroma with slight carbonation notes Taste: rich maltiness with caramel, cinniman and molasses tastes and a subtle botterness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (919) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Poured from a 1L bottle. Clear copper colour with nice white head. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Vanilla, nutmeg, toffee, mint to taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
One Liter jug-style bottle. Unfiltered glowing orange-red body. Steady, creamy beige head. Big spicy fruitcake beer. To me it really has a festive, Wassail thing going on. Easy, watery mouthfeel. Ginger, nutmeg, orange peel. Tastes a little old, like it sat on the shelves too long. OK, but I wouldn’t really want to drink the whole bottle myself.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a red hue. Pours with a off white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, cinnamon toast, Vanilla & gingerbread. Taste of toffee, cinnamon, figs/dates, hint of vanilla and then finishes with a nice alcohol warming. Nice winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a dark copper with a reddish tinge. Decent off white head slowly turning into a decent ring leaving some lace up the glass. Aromas of nutmeg, gingerbread, vanilla, sweet caramel. Flavours consist of vanilla, toffee, cinnamon, some booze, and a bit of a sweet dark fruitiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Amber brown with a tan head. Lots of mulling spices, smells of gingerbread and dark fruit. Quite sweet, finishes dry. Some clove, some ginger, not too bad for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours deep amber with a medium off white head...aroma is full of christmas spice, citrus, clove, cinnamon and yeast, fruity malts...flavour is similar with a nice tannic note to offset the malt...interesting stuff...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (892) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at Hops in New West. A dark reddish amber color. It’s another maxi-pour, so not much reading on head or nose. Flavor is of a fruity malty character, but watery to this palate. A bit of hops there somewhere, perhaps, but who knows?

Oh yeah..."complex blend of spices"? I remain to be convinced on that statement.


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