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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25140) - 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 (10408) - 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 (32889) - 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 (38505) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma rich in fruits and caramel. Solid body, sweet caramel, fruit and spices. Some hops in the finish - with a little licorice. 010410

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (502) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours a rich mahogany colour with a medium white head. The aroma is quite nice; roasted malts, caramel malts, vanilla and spices; cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste to is fairly malty with spice, but it also has a nice bitterness to it. Medium-full body, abrupt finish and a rather thick mouth feel. It creates a nice warming sensation in the chest too. Overall a very nice beer but only in the winter.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (11870) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours dark amber. Aroma and flavour is cinnamon and nutmeg, and various other spices. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Dark amber sparkly paint, off white fizzy cap that lives as a skim with a bit of spotty lacing. Mild aroma. Warm and comforting due to the lack of overpowering spices. Oh, they are there but they exist in a proper portion for my liking. Sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, etc... roasted malts, dirt, raisins, more sweet spice than strong spice, caramel. The taste is also mildly spiced but not lacking a healthy dose of them. Caramel, pepper, roast malts similar to bocks, raisin, plum, marshmallows. Very very drinkable, nothing strong, good malts carry this beer with ease. I’m surprised at how much I don’t dislike this beer. I actually have no problem consuming the entire 1L bottle. My first Howe Sound beer - good initial impression. I just looked at the label and this is 7% - serious? Sure fooled me. Lots of carbonation seems to suit the beer very well. Medium malt finish with light spice now that it’s warmer. A smooth, easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
Love these giant bottles with the flip tops they always make me smile. Oh man this smells good. Cloudy brown body with an average looking cap, nice and long lasting though. Mmmm……smells like baking and memories of Christmas past. Nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, honey all can be tasted all built on a thick chewy malty back bone. Brew almost has eggnog like flavours but not really. A mild coffee like bitterness is noticeable in the finish. Great Christmas brew, highly enjoyable, perfect on a cold winter day infront of the T.V.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4763) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Hazy copper color with a large head. Aroma of apples, pears and cloves. Lots of clove flavor, some caramel malts and a bit of orange. Maybe some Munich malt notes, too. There’s something... not quite sour or tart, but getting to that end of the spectrum. Not bad, but after a half liter, I found it difficult to want the other half.


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