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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - FEB 25, 2012
Clear amber colour with thin beige head. Very mild pimpkin nose. Mild nutmeg and pumpkin taste with mild pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pumpkin87 (231) - - SEP 21, 2016
If you see this beer, buy it. Pours brown with auburn-orange highlights and a small tan head, which leaves slight lacing. Big vegetal aroma, squash first followed by sweet potato pie, a calling card much more pronounced than the nose of most "pumpkin" beers. On the palate, that coalesces into a pumpkin pie, with a bit of brown sugar sweetness upfront but unfiltered pumpkin underneath. The expected spices show up in turn, recognizably, and blend into a greater whole. That spice array contributes some dryness, and at moments is a bit more munchy than smooth. But overall, the spices are well-gauged to offset the sweetness and help produce a balanced taste that is what I, at least, have in mind for a seasonal pumpkin brew. If you are unfamiliar with this Canadian brewery, it is an originator of craft beer in North America, and it hasn’t lost a step. While not quite the festive dancer that McAuslan’s St. Ambroise Citrouille remains, this beer is just a half-step behind alongside Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale and Rumking (whatever it’s called these days) as a pumpkin brew worth seeking out. Bring me more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubyroo (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Aroma is gingerbread, pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. The appearance is a Carmel / Amber. Very little head retention and some spotty lacing. Taste is as the aroma would suggest: gingerbread, pumpkin, clove, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, biscuit, blackstrap molasses. Palate is a lot thinner than I would have guessed although I would say it is medium-bodied. Little to no head retention with below average carbonation. Overall, a damn good pumpkin beer. Probably one of the better examples I have tried. The spices are balanced, the alcohol is well hidden and the pumpkin is on point. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Sample 1/16/16 (Binnys Downers Grove)-Pours a darker brown with a small head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same but a bit weak for an Imperial IMO. This medium bodied brew was not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1317 - On tap @revolutionyeg. Pours a darker brown, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent alcohol, lots of toasted pumpkin seed and cinnamon, caramel malt. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour. ABV is a little messy here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
1 Liter ($12) this wasn’t as good as i had hoped. still better than most pumkin beers but its not in the top 10 this year.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small white head. Light nutmeg and pumpkin mash aroma. Medium body with a strong nutmeg flavor and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma of allspice and a hint of nutmeg. Pours a clear orange color without much head. A watery feel with a taste of allspice and nutmeg with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
1l swing top. Gusher upon opening. Clear dark orange brown pour. Aroma is pie crust vanilla brown sugar and anise. Flavor is quite spicy lots of clove some brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Poured From a one liter bottle it is a cloudy amber color with an off white head. The aroma is allspice and the taste is spice and allspice nice finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
From a one liter bottle. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Spicy nose. Flavors of cloves and allspice. Nice for the style.

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