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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Huge 1L bottle, glad I split it with my wife. Dark murky brown with a thin tan head. Nutmeg, pumpkin in aroma, but also a lot of malt sweetness. Taste - big sweet malt body mixed with some earthy spices and a good dose of alcohol. A decent combination that I took a bit to warm up to. Certainly comes together quite well; I just found that it almost ended up being too "big" to enjoy the flavours, if that makes any sense. Still, this one is a winner, nice to get the chance to try it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2504) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
1L bottle with cap and swingtop. Nice idea with the big bottle. Looks like a pumpkin beer, I suppose. Smells like a pumpkin beer. But tastes much better than most pumpkin beers. The bigger malt base and higher gravity hold up better to the spicing, so that you are not overwhelmed by the brown spice. It is big but balanced. Iíll get this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1970) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
1L bottle from LCBO. Pours a gorgeous clear deep copper, with a thin head. Rich pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is smooth, with pumpkin and spice, with a slight alcohol finish. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. A great pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Draft served in a pint glass at The Charles Bar in Vancouver. Pours a deep, clear, dark orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and mild cinnamon. The flavor wasnít quite as sweet, fortunately, and the spices came out more. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Solid pumpkin ale but the overall profile is just a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky dark orange with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin, spices (notably cinnamon) and bread. Flavour is quite sweet for a pumpkin beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and bread. Some alcohol in the finish. Average-full body. I enjoyed this one,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1L bottle from the LCBO that I shared with matt7215 and jsprime. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large beige head. The aroma is weird, not the typical mix of pumpkin and obligatory spices, some cardamon, cinnamon, and butter? Flavour is just as odd to my palate, with some pumpkin and spice, but also a lot of butter, but Iím not sure if itís diaceytal or something I canít quite describe properly. Felt thick on the palate as well. Not a horrible beer, but holy crap Iím glad I didnít have to consume the entire bottle on my own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1L bottle shared by jessem with me and jsprime. deep orange with a tan head. the nose is spice forward but there is a firm malt body supporting. the flavour is similar but there is quite a bit of funky pumpkin flesh in the flavour as well. no way i could drink more then a glass.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (611) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4106) - 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.

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