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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of cinnamon and cloves are quite dominant with light pumpkin and caramelized notes. Taste is a solid mix between some cinnamon and cloves notes with some good notes of pumpkin and caramelized malt. Body is full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid interpretation of the style and somewhat reminiscent of Pumpking with less aggressive spicing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3820) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
1 L bottle from Letspour.com. Nose is pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, a flowery note. Cloudy copper with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is pumpkin pie basically with hints of bitter and a very light anise I can pick up here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a hazy copper colour with big off white head that amounts to an average ring around the glass. Aromas of nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, basically a good pumpkin pie. Flavour is basically a smooth pumpkin pie, impressive for an 8 percent abv beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1192) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a murky orangish amber with a creamy beige top. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin & a small hint of booze. Taste is a big blast of pumpkin & cinnamon with some caramel and biscuit in the background. Compared to other pumpkin beers this one is fuller flavor and fuller bodied. Very well balanced for the high abv on this beer, best pumpkin beer out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
1 litre capped swing top bottle
8.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
October 21, 2012
The beer pours a translucent dark orange colour with red highlights and a 1" off-white head which quickly recedes to a ring. Aroma was sour grains, sweet pumpkin, and plenty of spices. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, slightly creamy, with medium high carbonation. The flavour is definitely spiced pumpkin and sour grains. A sweet finish as opposed to bitter. Pretty nice beer, but far from my favourite pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
It pours ruby; the head is cream, with an orange tint, and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: pumpkin-flesh, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin rind, earth, nutmeg, and pepper. The taste is heavy sour that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: pumpkin flesh, very earthy (dirt baby), pepper, and biscuit. The palate is medium bodied, light carbonation, and long finish. Overall, I can picture failed jack-o-lanterns bobbing about in the vat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
1 L bottle a friend bought. Pours hazy red-orange with a creamy beige head. Aroma of malt, pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, caramel. An exceptionally well rounded pumpkin beer however it lacks that "special something" to really distinguish it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours orange with a dissipating cream head. The aroma is of pumpkin spice and a bit of citrusy hops. the taste is slight malt, noticeable alcohol, some pumpkin, medium hop finish. I feel like this should have a heavier body, with more malt and hop presence considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
1 litre bottle from LCBO as a gift from Christine! Decided it had to be opened on Halloween even though its a lot of spiced beer for one person...and I was right - so only open this if you have someone (or more) to share it with unless you really like this kind of beer. Also I found the second glass was much better then the first one so this definitely benefits from some airing out. Slightly hazy dark orange with a generous biege head. Nutmeg, pumpkin, cloves, toasted malts, not overly sweet which is nice and not much alcohol either. Moderate carbonation, temperate body, slight sweetness, quite dry on the finish with malt and more spice. Enjoyable but not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2309) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
First things first. 1L bottles of pumpkin beer is too much. Pours a dark orange amber with a small white ring. Aroma is pumpkin nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is intense cinamon bite followed with nutmeg and pumpkin spice.

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