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


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
1l swing top. Gusher upon opening. Clear dark orange brown pour. Aroma is pie crust vanilla brown sugar and anise. Flavor is quite spicy lots of clove some brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Poured From a one liter bottle it is a cloudy amber color with an off white head. The aroma is allspice and the taste is spice and allspice nice finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
From a one liter bottle. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Spicy nose. Flavors of cloves and allspice. Nice for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffDaddy (112) - - OCT 12, 2015
Wow. If I closed my eyes and took a sip I *might* have tasted a pumpkin beer, with the expected cinnamon/clove/nutmeg combo we’ve all come to love and hate. But mostly hate. However, I absolutely would have said "oh, it’s a sour." Did they mean to do this? Because each and every sip tasted like a sour, with maybe some vegetal something and some spice. Next day it was less sour and more pumpkin pie spice but not so much better. Odd experience with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (446) - - OCT 8, 2015
Thick white head on an amber brown body. Clarity is clear. Aroma of vanilla and nutmeg. Taste of nutmeg cinnamon, vanilla and tending towards a pumpkin finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, pumpkin, nutmeg and vanilla, and toast malt. Flavor is sweet toast malt and brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg with pumpkin and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 18, 2015
missed review from the fall. solid pumpkin brew with all the requisite spices but not overdone. nice color and body holds it all together. I’d get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
pours a clear copper-orange with a large white head, and some lacing. smell is of spice, pumpkin, and malt. taste is of spice, pumpkin, some caramel, malty, flavor grows on you over time (gets better as it warms). ends a little dry and definite pumpkin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 1 L. swingtop. Lightly hazy orange-copper body supports a lasting thin disc of creamy foam. Nose is dark fruit bubblegum, sassafras-spiced hard candy and an occasional bit of squash. Tastes of bubblegum, toffee, earthy spice mix, toasted nut and some nice notes of vegetal pumpkin. A bit of wooden hop, roast and the spices provide a dry, mildly astringent finish. Medium body has medium carbonation and shows just a pleasant warming from the 8%. Great spice mix that provides lots of complex flavors, doesn’t have any one spice dominating the flavor and on the whole doesn’t completely overwhelm the pumpkin or the yeast. Would be really great if there was just a pinch less of the spices though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
I saw this in the holiday section at BevMo and couldn’t believe the size of the bottle. My friend and I were joking about it and then when we looked it up on Rate Beer, we had to try it. This is the most enjoyable holiday craft brew I’ve had by a long shot. It has a lot of the fall seasonal flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg along with caramel in it. At the same time it runs very smooth and pours out orange :) It’s something definitely worth trying if you haven’t had it before. It’s not very bitter or anything but it settles quite well. It doesn’t taste like it’s 8% either :)

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