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


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RATINGS: 145   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brleo (78) - - SEP 28, 2013
Normally, I have not liked pumpkin ales very much - ironic, considering I love darker ales and that the Fall is my favorite season. Pumpkineater is literally like drinking pumpkin pie. Appearance is a rusty reddish-brown, not much head. The aroma is fresh pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is rich pumpkin pie, with a malty bitterness reminiscent of the Germanic pilseners. Not overly carbonated, nice and smooth. A wonderful choice for having by the fire on a cold autumn day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Strong pumpkin and spice aroma, with apple and a bit of smoke. Deep reddish amber with a creamy head and lacing. The taste is prevalently pumpkin with some clove and nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle - Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove and toffee with a touch of licorice. Clear amber with a thick off white head. Heavy on the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of kick from the hops. A nice rich body to go with the heavy flavors, bit of alcohol burn at the end, but appropriate for a nice cold day. Good job.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2013
1L swingtop bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices along with some authentic pumpkin; also a bit perfumy. Taste is sweet and savory; finishes dry. Creamy mouthfeel; medium to full body. Great pumpkin beer; maybe I can get it again for Halloween.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - 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 (4103) - 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 (1190) - 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 (1743) - 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 (1126) - 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 (398) - 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.

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