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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
1L bottle from the LCBO. Pours a brown/orange colour with a lot of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is kind of sweet like squash, but has some pumpkin pie hints like cinnamon and cloves. Palate is kind of rough with strong carbonation with big bubbles and a strong alcohol presense, body is medium however. Taste is a bit bitter at first, almost hoppy, then I get a lot of those nice pumpkin spices, before getting some more bitter and a strong alcohol presence. Aftertaste is half alcohol half bitter. Not a bad pumpkin ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (536) - - OCT 18, 2012
Giant re-sealable bottle. Deep orange with thick, foamy head. Smells like pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pine and a subtle hint of black licorice. Taste is big, bold and bitter at the end. Lots of alcohol bite -- you know this is a strong beer. Lively carbonation, crisp finish. More than just a novelty beer. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
Loads of cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Solid malts, bready yet sweet. Solid mouthfeel, light spicy finish, low bitterness,noticeable alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Clear orange copper pour with large off white head. Aroma of pumpkins, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, caramel and slight hoppy dry finish. Perfect carbonation, but noticeable alcohol on the finish. Very good pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a amber/dark orange color with a thick off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg,cloves and pumpkin. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned above with added anise. The cinnamon and nutmeg rule the taste mostly though. Mouthfeel is medium with a semi dry finish. This is a pretty solid pumpkin ale overall. Good use of ingredients.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Un gôut subtile de citrouille est épices avec une gôut de bière blonde agréable. Crémeux, carbonation moyenne.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
From a liter sized bottle bought at a private cold locker in my neighborhood. Lots of carbonation, and color is a dark amber. Sweet and herbal. A touch more flavorful than the Granville Island Pumpkin Ale, sampled a few minutes earlier. The pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are backed up by some malts. The perfect beer for a late afternoon in the fall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Dark orange amber with two fingers of white head. Slightly spiced nose with a bit of cinnamon and allspice. The pumpkin is there on the palate, but is outshone a bit by the hops, creating a slightly bitter and awkward flavor. The finish is clipped, disappointing for a beer with Imperial on the label.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
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... in fact a little to much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
From notes, at Bar Volo. Spicy and sweet aroma. Slight sweet pumpkin, spices and some hop bitter.


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