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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


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 (1236) - 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 (14350) - 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 Papsø, 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 (34404) - 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 (527) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Hazy amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and berries. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and mild hops. Finished sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, caramel, lemon. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of cloves and staranise as well as some malt and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
1 L bottle. Pours cloudy to hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, phenolic and overripe fruity, light mouldy. Mild bitterness mixed with a phenolic yeasty touch. Lasting spiced and overripe fruity impression.


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