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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series
16.7 Plato


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1473) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
Pours a darkish orange with a reasonable off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, spices and a slight hint of banana. Reasonable body, slightly creamy on the palate, medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (790) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber and burnt orange colored in appearance with creamy beige head. Aroma is fresh pumpkin, anise, nutmeg and brown sugar with some herbal hops notes in the background. The flavor opens up with bready, toasted malt and pumpkin followed by cinnamon, caramelized sugars, ripe banana and cloves. Also some citrus and hops characteristics toward the back end. The body is smooth with moderate carbonation and a finish that’s all dark sugars and spices. Overall, an enjoyable blend of spices and malt flavors although the pumpkin is more dominant in the aroma than in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6328) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at GPBF. Pours a hazy medium amber with gold edges. Loose creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and pie spice nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mostly caramel and canned pumpkin pie on the mid-palate, just aiming for a sweetness with broad appeal here. Pleasant for those with a sweet tooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6544) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle 1000 ml
Aroma frontal pepper, spice , vanilla , clove and sugary behind. Pumpkin ale bite.
Appearance slight haze on red-amber with plus sized creamy beige thick top. Sticky lace.
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Sweet up front , brown sugars , caramel. Fairly low carbonation. Following with pumpkin theme – vanilla, pumpkin spices , some pepper. Finish has some fruity bitterness. Pleasant fairly bold spiced ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle half pint at Bar Volo takeover. About an average pumpkin beer. Attractive orange colour, with little head. A good spicing, ginger, cardomon. Decent drinkability. Spicy nose, average mouthfeel, appropriate understated carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Clear medium brown pour, beige head. Malty toffee aroma, nutmeg and clove pie spice and anise. Sweet toffee body, kind of brown ale-ish, lots of pumpkin and pie spice as it finishes out, pleasant touch of anise. Not very boozy despite the alcohol content, nice warming finish. Very nice, one of the better beers I’ve had from Howe Sound.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a hazy orangey color with loads of white head and some generous lacing. The aroma is pumkin and cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet with pumpkin pie and a trace of alcohol with a long bittersweet finish. Nice mouthfeel provided by adequate carbonation and body. A nice fall seasonal ale, great for Halloween evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
November 13, 2010 - Waterloo tasting with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev. One litre swing-top bottle courtesy of J&M. Slightly hazy amber with light floaties and an average creamy diminishing off-white head. Smells like pumpkin (check), pumpkin spices (check), and floral hand soap (ch---- what???) 6-. Taste is pretty good - don’t taste 8% that’s for sure - just a hint of that odd soapiness, but I get solid pumpkin and spice, with a nice bit of resin bitterness. Average body, mild carbonation, with bitterness and a hint of astringency (and soap, damnit!) in the aftertaste - still pretty solid.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6288) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Courtesy of fiulijn. Soicy aroma, the same pumpkin mix as usual. Spicy and sweet flavour, too, very similar to any pumpkin ale you’d care to mention.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21762) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, christmas spices and alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and chritmas spices with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholi finish.


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