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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, malty seasonal ale brewed for the winter months with a blend of fresh ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, molasses, honey and Demerara Sugar. It is named for John Mitchell, Howe Sound’s original brewer
17 Plato

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3.3
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top.
Light unclear medium grey deep amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, nutmeg. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100409]

3.5
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a red orange color. Good size head and good head retention. Lots of spice and sweetness in the nose. Lots of nutmeg and malts as well. Taste is the same. Very sweet nutmeg and malts. Well balanced in my opinion. i think the sweetness could have easily gotten out of hand. Very good beer and hope to see it again next year.

3.2
joergen (28394) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.2
KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Hazy amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and berries. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and mild hops. Finished sweet.

2.5
Ungstrup (37885) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, caramel, lemon. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of cloves and staranise as well as some malt and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish.

2.8
yespr (45870) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
1 L bottle. Pours cloudy to hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, phenolic and overripe fruity, light mouldy. Mild bitterness mixed with a phenolic yeasty touch. Lasting spiced and overripe fruity impression.

2.9
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma rich in fruits and caramel. Solid body, sweet caramel, fruit and spices. Some hops in the finish - with a little licorice. 010410

3.6
Sask89 (529) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours a rich mahogany colour with a medium white head. The aroma is quite nice; roasted malts, caramel malts, vanilla and spices; cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste to is fairly malty with spice, but it also has a nice bitterness to it. Medium-full body, abrupt finish and a rather thick mouth feel. It creates a nice warming sensation in the chest too. Overall a very nice beer but only in the winter.

2.4
mcberko (18068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours dark amber. Aroma and flavour is cinnamon and nutmeg, and various other spices. Not bad.

3.4
VertBaconStrips (2390) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 7, 2010
Dark amber sparkly paint, off white fizzy cap that lives as a skim with a bit of spotty lacing. Mild aroma. Warm and comforting due to the lack of overpowering spices. Oh, they are there but they exist in a proper portion for my liking. Sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, etc... roasted malts, dirt, raisins, more sweet spice than strong spice, caramel. The taste is also mildly spiced but not lacking a healthy dose of them. Caramel, pepper, roast malts similar to bocks, raisin, plum, marshmallows. Very very drinkable, nothing strong, good malts carry this beer with ease. I’m surprised at how much I don’t dislike this beer. I actually have no problem consuming the entire 1L bottle. My first Howe Sound beer - good initial impression. I just looked at the label and this is 7% - serious? Sure fooled me. Lots of carbonation seems to suit the beer very well. Medium malt finish with light spice now that it’s warmer. A smooth, easy drinking beer.


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