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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Dark orange amber with two fingers of white head. Slightly spiced nose with a bit of cinnamon and allspice. The pumpkin is there on the palate, but is outshone a bit by the hops, creating a slightly bitter and awkward flavor. The finish is clipped, disappointing for a beer with Imperial on the label.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
pours a clear copper-orange with a large white head, and some lacing. smell is of spice, pumpkin, and malt. taste is of spice, pumpkin, some caramel, malty, flavor grows on you over time (gets better as it warms). ends a little dry and definite pumpkin... in fact a little to much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
From notes, at Bar Volo. Spicy and sweet aroma. Slight sweet pumpkin, spices and some hop bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2012
1 liter to a snifter. Pours a rich, ruddy brown with a cream colored head. Just a hint of pumpkin, with a good malty finish. A hint of clove in the finish. Light feel for an 8% beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sulawang (1143) - - JUN 12, 2012
pours dark copper brown, small head, foamy CO2, quite a few active CO2 streams. Cinnamon, roasted pumpkin on the nose. Initially spikes very persistent sourness (8/10), transitions into malty pumpkin, cinnamon/nutmeg, with a touch of star anise. Spices are mild and are overwhelmed by a clinging off-balanced sourness and medium sweetness (6/10). Finishes malty bitter with pumpkin in the background. Medium complexity, medium depth, okay transitions, okay carry, below average drinkability. Not digging the sourness.

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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Clear amber colour with thin beige head. Very mild pimpkin nose. Mild nutmeg and pumpkin taste with mild pumpkin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 7, 2012
Review from Oct 24, 2011. On tap at the Sugarbowl if I recall properly.. sitting near the front door.
Dark in here. Seems to be deep something amber, thin off white cap. Nice blend of citrus, rich malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, something something aroma. Strong, warm cinnamon taste, clove, anise, virtually no bitterness, mild pumpkin to start but those pumpkin spices do catch up. Sweetness is tied into the citrus that is found throughout, Hint or not of alcohol, I know its there because Im making out with a coat rack. Plenty of carbonation which I dont mind. Malt middle, medium spice finish that doesnt last. The only thing that lasts is a soft mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
Plenty of head on this one and a lighter brown body. Okay ale flavour with the pumpkin shining through, but the body is still too thin. An okay effort but there are so many better efforts at this out there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1555) - - DEC 12, 2011
Dark amber/orange pour with a thumbsworth of white head. small rings of lace Aroma of pumpkinpie, clove and allspice. Taste is fairly balance - pumpkin pie, allspice, clove, a bit of pepper - slight hint of cinamon. fairly sweet but nowhere near cloying. Low to medium carbonation. The aftertaste is quite good(!!) Creamy mouthfeel. A bit of a tamer pumpkin beer but i enjoyed it.


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