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%
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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Cidertron (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
I saw this in the holiday section at BevMo and couldn’t believe the size of the bottle. My friend and I were joking about it and then when we looked it up on Rate Beer, we had to try it. This is the most enjoyable holiday craft brew I’ve had by a long shot. It has a lot of the fall seasonal flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg along with caramel in it. At the same time it runs very smooth and pours out orange :) It’s something definitely worth trying if you haven’t had it before. It’s not very bitter or anything but it settles quite well. It doesn’t taste like it’s 8% either :)

ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Your basic pumpkin beer, but a bit more assertive and alcoholic. The assertiveness comes though in the spicyness, accentuated by added hops.

rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Soirée Pumpkin ale au Rattle ’n’ Hum NYC. En fût. Une autre bière impériale ! Un liquide ambre. Un nez plus près du chocolat que de la citrouille. Une bouche qui joue du même instrument, une touche épicée parmi ce chocolat. Correct sans plus.

UXO (1896) - CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours clear medium amber with two fingers of fluffy off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is pureed peaches and squash, caramel malt, pumpkin pie spices. (5/10) Taste is sweet tending to cloying, mild bitter. (5/10) Medium body, low carbonation, mild bitter finish. (3/5) Hey, it’s Halloween! If I can’t have a pumpkin beer now, when can I? Well... Never, maybe? A bit disappointing, to be honest. I read the reviews before buying this, and thought it might be one of the (very) few pumpkin ales that bucked the trend. But this isn’t even close to being the best pumpkin beer I’ve had, and pumpkin beers aren’t even close to the best beers in general, so... Yeah. (10/20)

robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours clear orange, thin off-white head, doesn’t last, lacing is spotty. Nose is pumpkin pie spices, crystal malt, light non-specific fruitiness, standard clean yeast, some pumpkin here, but if there wasn’t a giant Jack-o-Lantern on the label, I’d be hard pressed to pick it out.

BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
I didn’t even want to like this thing so much. In the past I have had some fairly awful at worst and lackluster at best Pumpkin Ale experiences. As I am a sucker for all things pumpkin though, I keep going back in hope of finding a decent festive brew. From the smooth notes of clove, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel and of course pumpkin to the beautiful red-orange glow with the lofty cream head, this liquid pie does it right. The taste is sweet but not saccharine and is thoroughly pumpkininny. A smooth and low carbonated body with a small hint of oiliness, this gourd guzzle hides it’s booze bomb well but warms this fella on a crisp autumn day. Huzzah!

Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Quite a tasty pumpkin brew for how strong it is. Pours an unfiltered amber colour with a big head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, and all the spices that go into it and even some ginger. Tastes about the same which is fine by me. Had low carbonation and is smooth, I was kind of hoping for a heavier body though.

dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma and taste are mostly roasted pumpkin with hints of spice and caramel.

radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
32 oz bottle, consumed at Right Proper Brewing. Poured a relatively clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was pumpkin, actual pumpkin, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg. Flavor was nice light pumpkin pie, with nutmeg taking the forefront on this, with light cinnamon and gourd following up. Actually not bad.

TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle - 1L swing top. Gorgeous copper amber with a medium, dense foamy tan head. Nose is pumpkin pie, soft spice, caramel, sweet malt, pumpkin bread and sweet malt. Taste is big pumpkin pie notes, spices, sweet malt, caramel notes, bready malts and candy notes. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie notes, pumpkin pie spices, sweet malt, bready malts and caramel.

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