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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - FEB 25, 2012
Clear copper colour with medium beige head.Carmel malt nose. Mild carmel malt taste slight bitter smooth mouth feel with creamy malt finish.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissAnthropic (9) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
A rich and lovely spiced cake nose. The initial taste is a touch bitter, followed by a creamy exhale of the cakes suggested on the nose, with a hint of banana, but overall I find it smells better than it tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimInBC (14) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
A very nice winter beer. Like the best fruitcake you ever tasted. Smooth, a bit flat. Malty, fruity, but generally a very pleasant, enjoyable beer. Not up there with the top-quality specials, but this is the affordable beer you drink in between. I got the litre bottle, which makes for a nice pint on two consecutive days.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Clear amber in colour. Thin, frothy off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, clove. Taste of dark malts, roasted coffee, additional spice notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Slightly creamy, slick texture. Lingering spice finish. Pretty nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Cloudy light brown. Aroma is silky cinnamon, light licorice, tootsie roll. Taste is sweet. Thin, slightly creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1681) - 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 (71) - 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 (580) - 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 (8072) - 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 (101) - 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 (10767) - 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.


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