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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - 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]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31220) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29335) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20810) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14609) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Golden-brown colour. Malty nose (brown sugar) with light spiciness and a hint of fruit. Very spicy palate (cinnamon) with light brown sugar maltiness and hints of fruit. The finish has a splash of alcohol and again more of that subtle, hard-to-place fruit.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
1 L fliptop bottle. Copper-amber colour beer with a thin off-white head. Big spicy aroma of nutmeg, orange peel and cinnamon. There are some sweet caramel and munich malts backing up the strong spicing. Flavour is quite astringent though. Spices are definitely there but they have added a touch of woodiness (not the good kind). Flavour is dominated by sweet orange peel, light malt. Body is a bit thin for this brew. Lingering sweet fruitiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
2008-08-07. Dark amber body with a modest beige head. (3+) Aroma is fruity, raisins? Light spice. (6+) Flavour is similar, fruity, modest malt with a dry finish. Average palate is okay but feels thin for the beer. Alcohol is not particularly noticeable. Okay, bit mild overall. Probably has slightly more oomph to it closer to the brewing date - I assume this is from this past winter. Would try again. Bottle, Shared at Derek’s


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