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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Clear amber colour with thin beige head. Very mild pimpkin nose. Mild nutmeg and pumpkin taste with mild pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2310) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
Review from Oct 24, 2011. On tap at the Sugarbowl if I recall properly.. sitting near the front door.
Dark in here. Seems to be deep something amber, thin off white cap. Nice blend of citrus, rich malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, something something aroma. Strong, warm cinnamon taste, clove, anise, virtually no bitterness, mild pumpkin to start but those pumpkin spices do catch up. Sweetness is tied into the citrus that is found throughout, Hint or not of alcohol, I know it’s there because I’m making out with a coat rack. Plenty of carbonation which I don’t mind. Malt middle, medium spice finish that doesn’t last. The only thing that lasts is a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
Plenty of head on this one and a lighter brown body. Okay ale flavour with the pumpkin shining through, but the body is still too thin. An okay effort but there are so many better efforts at this out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1325) - - DEC 12, 2011
Dark amber/orange pour with a thumbsworth of white head. small rings of lace Aroma of pumpkinpie, clove and allspice. Taste is fairly balance - pumpkin pie, allspice, clove, a bit of pepper - slight hint of cinamon. fairly sweet but nowhere near cloying. Low to medium carbonation. The aftertaste is quite good(!!) Creamy mouthfeel. A bit of a tamer pumpkin beer but i enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
En fût à Vancouver. Couleur ambrée orangée, mousse blanche. Arôme de clou de girofle, épices et caramel. En bouche, douce, plein d’épices, une finale soyeuse. Du bonbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
An average beer. High alcohol aroma and taste doesn’t mix very well with the allspice, cinnamon and pumpkin flavours. The pour is golden orange with a finger of off white head. The taste is mostly alcohol and malts with a bit of spice. Not really a beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Courtesy of Pailhead. Amber, minimal head. Loaded with spice up front, not much else. Flavors round out pretty nice, spice, crystal malts. flat, oily slick mouthfeel. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of mild ginger, cinnamon, and light nutmeg. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head that leaves behind minimal lacing. The flavor starts with a quick touch of sour fruit and caramel. The finish consists of nutmeg, ginger, cinammon, and a hint of apple. Medium bodied with ligt-moderate carbonation. Overall, pretty solid, but not in my elite pumpkin beer choices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are upfront aroma. Fairly intense. Med body. The taste surprise is that there seems to be a surge of chocolate before all the spices attack. The anise sort of tags along in the finish. It’s a pretty dry and spicy finish. There’s some sweet, but the spice hammers it down. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Very large bottle. Poured clear medium orange with a tall, sticky off-white head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up lots of cloves and anise with lesser cinnamon and vanilla.. pumpkin gave a little sweetness beneath, but the spices really drove the drink. The flavor was along those same lines.. sweet, sticky pumpkin meat, honey, and a pinch of molasses at the core.. cloves, anise, and nutmeg around.. the finish carried through a grainy, spicy paste.. tasty, but it needed more pumpkin. Medium-bodied, dry, and spicy on the palate, with a little spice-related sourness on the edges.. OK feel and flow.. this was a nice, but not spectacular pumpkin brew.

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