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

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RATINGS: 126   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1850) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
75 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Hazy apricot colour. Butterscotch sweet aroma, some clove and fennel. Sweet, though balanced, alcohol helping to flatten the seasonal flavours. Long spice hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2202) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Tap at the Jeffrey. Pours orange with no head. Nose is rich pumpkin pie filling and spice. Tastes of plenty of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, touch of earth, and malt. Almost some fruity koolaid on finish. Semi-sweet and a fulfilling pumpkin ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslam (53) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Pint purchased at the brewery. Dark orangey brown with minimal white head. Hint of pumpkin and cinnamon I think. Nice and chill on the first sip the bitterness followed by flavors of cinnamon and something I can’t put my finger on, although it is interesting. It doesn’t have too much of a palate, but I do feel the cinnamon when it goes down the throat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (52) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Hazy, coppery amber with foamy off white head. Smell is pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin, spice, and nuts. Long, lingering pumpkin finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Reddish amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, caramel, bread. Not getting any of the licorice type flavors from the anise. Medium bodied, pretty straightforward but good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy orangey colour. Lots of pumpkin in the aroma and a little bit of nutmeg...pretty appetizing. Sweet, lots of pumpkin, with a hint of cinnamon, a fairly strong, sweet, malt character and some gingerbready character. Almost a bit chocolatey character, Good balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (717) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Aroma: Spicey aroma with some rich maltiness. Some hopiness lightly present Taste : sweet and spicey flavors thst give way to a bitter finish Appearance :Clear dark amber body with well retained creamy head

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Huge 1 litre bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark colour with thin off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices. Taste is same. Pretty good pumpkin ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1215) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Sigh…….. yet another short distracted review due to being at a party. I normally really dislike this style of brew, the pumpkin beers do nothing for me but this one I can drink. Dark copper body with a ok crown, gets extra points for the flip top lid. Body is light and easy to drink. Spices are kept under control so it not like drinking a candle shop. A lot lighter then I was expecting given the higher ABV. Maybe that’s why this is working for me the higher ABV. No fake over the top flavours here…………. That’s a good thing. Just a light pumpkin and spice build onto a solid easy drinking beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Huge bottle from Brian. Thanks! A: Brackish read with an off-white head. N: Pumpkin, cinnamon, all-spice and some hops. Not an overly strong flavor, not particularly holiday. T: Lightly sweet with some spice. Again. light on flavor. M: Medium body - a touch watered down. O: Not much to say about this one. It’s an average beer; not good, not bad.


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