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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20807) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
shared by alex. cler red brown, smooth small white head. spicy aroma , cinnamon, pumpkin, mild. flavor is spicy, pumpkin, woody notes, not THAT spicy, but the alc. is a little too noticeable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013
2013-01-01, draught at Manchester Public Eatery, Vancouver, 6-5-6-3-12=32
Beautiful copper color; medium sized head. Quite strong aroma of cinnamon. The body is well structured, the flavor is sweetish, with moderate spicy touch (good blend, one spice doesn’t overwhelm the others); there is some roastiness, and a light vegetables touch; just a bit too bitter for this kind of beer.

2011-04-08, bottle from Central City Liquor Store, 7-5-6-3-14=35
Hazy amber color; compact head. The aroma is spicy as expected, this one portrays mostly the nutmeg, but there is also some cinnamon of course. The body is medium-round, there is some malt flavor with some residual sweetness, mild spices; correct bitterness.
Not bad, and it avoids the common flaws of other pumpkin/spice beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with notes of lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, spices, and pumpkin. The flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, pumpkin, and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a pretty much clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Your usual pumpkin spice aroma. Fairly solid body, lots of caramel and sweet fruit with pumpkin pie spices. No bitterness. 080411

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
From bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight herbal. Caramelish and sweet flavoured. Caramelish, roasted and slight bitter flavoured. Spiced and caramelish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ huge ivory head. Nice pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin flesh, vanilla aromas. medium to full bodied. Good clove, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spicy flavors with mild cooked pumpkin, bready pie crust.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1232) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Amber orange, lots of spices and pumpkin, and high in alcohol... my favorite pumpkin offering this past season. Might frighten away the more timid Lagerboys!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle [1L] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a deep orange-amber with a large diminishing frothy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin and Xmas spices and not much else, which I don’t mind, I like it. Flavour of pumpkin, light spices and sweet malt. Alcohol’s well hidden. Average to medium bodied. A pretty good Pumpkin beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Rich brown tinged orange amber apportioned with a lush, beige head. Beatific, piquant roast pulped pumpkin nose pricked with cinnamon, light cloviness, brown sugar, and maltiness. I am floored by how well balanced this brews and the incredible harmonizing aspect of all the disparate spices and malts. Well-balanced cinnamon malted body, full or roast pumpking, tinged with subtle clove and star anise. Wonderful complexity of malts and spices dances across the palate. Medium to full-bodied. Well developed malt backbone serves as an adept springboard for the natural pumpkin flavor. A top-notch pumpkin beer and a true standard-bearer for the style.


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