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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1138) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pretty standard pumpkin ale, some nice pumpkin spice, medium-full body. It's no Pumking, but a pretty good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Large flip-top bottle. Pours a bright orange red with a pillowy head of tight white bubbles that quickly diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma is creamy and well spiced. The complex scents don’t compete with one another, they are cohesive. Gentle carbonation brings the flavors onto the tongue. Lots of complex spice and lightly roasted pumpkin. Some toast and bready notes as well. Very drinkable considering the high alcohol level. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3511) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslam (103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Slightly hazy, coppery amber with frothy off white head. Low retention, some lacing. Aroma of fresh pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin forward, a touch of cinnamon, and underlying earthy and nutty flavours. Flat carbonation, with a thick, oily texture and full body. Long, lingering, almost film-like pumpkin finish. More or less an amped up version of your standard pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15804) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1538) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (945) - 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.

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