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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (197) - 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 (2565) - 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 (15490) - 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 (1493) - 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 (930) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Giant freaking bottle thanks to neepsntatties . Pours a clear dark copper/orange hue with a medium white head. A big nose of spicy pumpkin. The flavor is more authentic natural pumpkin, light heat, big spices, quite nice. A damn nice pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
A nice fall beer. Aromas of cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. Roasty and toasty flavors. Sweet and spicy flavors Too. A very nice fall ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. An excellent pumpkin beer. Sweet, spicy, without being overpowering. Pumking this ain’t, but it’s still a very good choice this time of year.

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