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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
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 8, 2012
On tap. Pours brown with little head. Aromas of malt and spice. Heavy spice flavors of nutmeg and all spice. Simply a pumpkin beer a month later. Needs to be fuller and sweeter to balance the spice and pass as a Xmas beer in my mind. Pass


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Rating #985 - February 16, 2014 - 1oz from a 1 L swingtop, $10.39 CAD at coop 7%. Clear amber pour, that produces a minimal bubbly foam even when poured aggressively. Aroma is potent, quite a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malt. Taste is malty and heavy on the nutmeg, hint of cinnamon, and sweet caramel. This is a pretty good seasonal, and despite the presence of fairly heavy flavours, it remains a balanced, full bodied ale.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ipaluvr082 (56) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
It Pours brown copper with very little head. Aroma = Christmas cake, minced meat tarts and cloves, I don?t know about this one. Yep, Tastes just like it smells, just add gingerly to the palate. I?m afraid I?m not a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
I really liked this.ours a dark blackish brown almost stout looking. Has nice roasted malt flavour ieth some good and qnique spice. Getting notes of cloves and bit of cinnamon. A great winter ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at a beer tasting at the Paas. Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Pkenty of spices.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dslam (48) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark brown beer with good frothy head. In a bar so hard to smell the aroma, but I sense a hint of caramel. I am not sure why, but it tastes a little flat, but it was poured from a fresh pitcher. The taste lingers on the palate and it’s got a little bit of a bite. I think I like the graville island winter ale or the chestnut winter ale a lot better

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (4275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Draft - Dark malts with winter spices. Clear amber with a decent brown. Pumpkin spices and dark malts, much too much spice.

3
   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 (712) - 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 (689) - 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 (514) - 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.


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