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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
One of my favorite pumpkin beers. Huge pumpkin pie taste and smell. Orange/amber color with white head. $9.25

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_dan (1) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
Great pumpkin ale. Beautiful amber colour with a sweet aroma. The taste is complex with the variety of spices. The only thing that it lacks is a good head, but that may have been from my pour or from the lack of hops. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Great chewy fleshy vegetable aroma, good balance between cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Clear dark copper, creamy dense pale tan head. Instant gratification here. Warm brown sugar sweetness up front, the spice blend dances about and cuts through nicely, the anise is a nice touch. Slowly the tannic vegetable creeps out in the finish with a smoky edge. Only later on does the alcohol start to show itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Very strong scent immediately upon opening. Love the bottle. It’s not often that you get a re-sealable bottle. Slightly hazy brown orange pour. Lots of pumpkin and spice in that nose. Cinnamon, clove. Yeasty slightly bready mouth. Reminds me of Remark Farms Pumpkin Spice Loaf. Lots of spice. Very easy to drink. Low carbonation. So far the best Pumpkin beer I’ve had. Mixes the sweetness perfectly. Really enjoying this one and glad it comes in a 1 liter. Won’t need to re-seal that bottle tonight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Amber orange, lots of spices and pumpkin, and high in alcohol... my favorite pumpkin offering this past season. Might frighten away the more timid Lagerboys!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1075) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1204) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Very spice-forward pumpkin ale that has a nice flavor and hides its ABV to boot. Only minus is the mouthfeel seems a little thin. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Rich brown tinged orange amber apportioned with a lush, beige head. Beatific, piquant roast pulped pumpkin nose pricked with cinnamon, light cloviness, brown sugar, and maltiness. I am floored by how well balanced this brews and the incredible harmonizing aspect of all the disparate spices and malts. Well-balanced cinnamon malted body, full or roast pumpking, tinged with subtle clove and star anise. Wonderful complexity of malts and spices dances across the palate. Medium to full-bodied. Well developed malt backbone serves as an adept springboard for the natural pumpkin flavor. A top-notch pumpkin beer and a true standard-bearer for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Clear medium brown pour, beige head. Malty toffee aroma, nutmeg and clove pie spice and anise. Sweet toffee body, kind of brown ale-ish, lots of pumpkin and pie spice as it finishes out, pleasant touch of anise. Not very boozy despite the alcohol content, nice warming finish. Very nice, one of the better beers I’ve had from Howe Sound.


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