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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle 1000 ml
Aroma soft frontal nose, aromatic with hints of clove and other spices. Pumpkin, vanilla and malts behind. Very proper.7+
Appearance hazed amber red. Good shade of it. Mid bone white smallish top.4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium light body. Still , mild with set of spices on top. Clove even some chocolate , sugars followed with vanilla , hibiscus and caramel. Gives holiday vibe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5676) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swing-top bottle poured a nice amber color with a small off-white head and very little lacing. Aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet with the spices and a lingering hoppy spice blend in the end. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. A nice winter seasonal to enjoy during the holiday season.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
99 Bottles – Federal WA, WA
Rich, malty with lots of Xmas spice up front. Big rich flavorful. Lots of vanilla and nutmeg. This is a tasty deep cold weather brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Amber, fiery copper, clear, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Nutmeg and gingerbread cookie on the nose.   Similar tongue.   Add in some pale biscuity malts and that pretty much sums it up.   Clean, simple, but not all that complex.   Flavors linger quite a while tho.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Decent, but nothing too exciting.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
four different malts and two different hops plus a cornucopia of spices and other goodies. at this point, this is my favourite Xmas season offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
Had one of the 1L bottles from the liquor store. Aroma smells strongly of vanilla, nuts, cinnamon. Quite nice. Appearance: Transparent brown, small frothy head, no carbonation. Palate: Medium bodied, bit of a dry finish. Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, very savoury. Probably one of my Howe Sound favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
Sample at Howe Sound brewpub in Squamish. Dark copper body with minimal head. Aroma is malty and Christmas cake spicy. Some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nice caramel malt sweetness upfront with enjoyable underlying spice before a touch of bitterness. Very good for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012
2012-01-11, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 6-4-6-2-12=30
Hazy dark amber color. A spicy and soapy Ale, with some caramel, some residual sweetness, and a good body. Not my kind, mostly because of the soapy touch.

2010-04-01, bottle, tasting at Papsř, 6-3-6-2-12=29
Hazy amber color. Light aroma of caramel and candies, light peach. Sweetish flavor, a bit fruity, with light vegetables and spices; low bitterness. Not impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top.
Light unclear medium grey deep amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, nutmeg. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100409]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a red orange color. Good size head and good head retention. Lots of spice and sweetness in the nose. Lots of nutmeg and malts as well. Taste is the same. Very sweet nutmeg and malts. Well balanced in my opinion. i think the sweetness could have easily gotten out of hand. Very good beer and hope to see it again next year.


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