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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
From bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight herbal. Caramelish and sweet flavoured. Caramelish, roasted and slight bitter flavoured. Spiced and caramelish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with notes of lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, spices, and pumpkin. The flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, pumpkin, and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a pretty much clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Your usual pumpkin spice aroma. Fairly solid body, lots of caramel and sweet fruit with pumpkin pie spices. No bitterness. 080411

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, christmas spices and alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and chritmas spices with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholi finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013
2013-01-01, draught at Manchester Public Eatery, Vancouver, 6-5-6-3-12=32
Beautiful copper color; medium sized head. Quite strong aroma of cinnamon. The body is well structured, the flavor is sweetish, with moderate spicy touch (good blend, one spice doesn’t overwhelm the others); there is some roastiness, and a light vegetables touch; just a bit too bitter for this kind of beer.

2011-04-08, bottle from Central City Liquor Store, 7-5-6-3-14=35
Hazy amber color; compact head. The aroma is spicy as expected, this one portrays mostly the nutmeg, but there is also some cinnamon of course. The body is medium-round, there is some malt flavor with some residual sweetness, mild spices; correct bitterness.
Not bad, and it avoids the common flaws of other pumpkin/spice beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
shared by alex. cler red brown, smooth small white head. spicy aroma , cinnamon, pumpkin, mild. flavor is spicy, pumpkin, woody notes, not THAT spicy, but the alc. is a little too noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are upfront aroma. Fairly intense. Med body. The taste surprise is that there seems to be a surge of chocolate before all the spices attack. The anise sort of tags along in the finish. It’s a pretty dry and spicy finish. There’s some sweet, but the spice hammers it down. Pretty darn good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask. Deep amber pour. A ton of earthy hops and loads of spice on the aroma. Way too much anise and spice. Leaves an astringent/chalky mouthfeel. Couldn’t even finish 4 oz of this. I have to imagine it’s different in the bottles and I may revisit this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle half pint at Bar Volo takeover. About an average pumpkin beer. Attractive orange colour, with little head. A good spicing, ginger, cardomon. Decent drinkability. Spicy nose, average mouthfeel, appropriate understated carbonation.


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