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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
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a red hue. Pours with a off white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, cinnamon toast, Vanilla & gingerbread. Taste of toffee, cinnamon, figs/dates, hint of vanilla and then finishes with a nice alcohol warming. Nice winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
Dark copper body with minimal head. Father John is malty and spicy on the nose. Some nutmeg and cinnamon. Nice caramel malt sweetness upfront with nice underlying spice before a touch of bitterness rounds this off. Nice einter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours deep amber with a medium off white head...aroma is full of christmas spice, citrus, clove, cinnamon and yeast, fruity malts...flavour is similar with a nice tannic note to offset the malt...interesting stuff...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks Matt! - Pours deep amber with a medium off white head...aroma is full of christmas spice, citrus, clove, cinnamon and yeast, fruity malts...flavour is similar with a nice tannic note to offset the malt...interesting stuff...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (1493) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Amber brown with a tan head. Lots of mulling spices, smells of gingerbread and dark fruit. Quite sweet, finishes dry. Some clove, some ginger, not too bad for the style.

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
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1244) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1229) - 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.


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