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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andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a hazy copper colour with big off white head that amounts to an average ring around the glass. Aromas of nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, basically a good pumpkin pie. Flavour is basically a smooth pumpkin pie, impressive for an 8 percent abv beer.

Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a murky orangish amber with a creamy beige top. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin & a small hint of booze. Taste is a big blast of pumpkin & cinnamon with some caramel and biscuit in the background. Compared to other pumpkin beers this one is fuller flavor and fuller bodied. Very well balanced for the high abv on this beer, best pumpkin beer out there.

cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
1 litre capped swing top bottle
8.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
October 21, 2012
The beer pours a translucent dark orange colour with red highlights and a 1" off-white head which quickly recedes to a ring. Aroma was sour grains, sweet pumpkin, and plenty of spices. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, slightly creamy, with medium high carbonation. The flavour is definitely spiced pumpkin and sour grains. A sweet finish as opposed to bitter. Pretty nice beer, but far from my favourite pumpkin beer.

chris__hartley (443) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
It pours ruby; the head is cream, with an orange tint, and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: pumpkin-flesh, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin rind, earth, nutmeg, and pepper. The taste is heavy sour that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: pumpkin flesh, very earthy (dirt baby), pepper, and biscuit. The palate is medium bodied, light carbonation, and long finish. Overall, I can picture failed jack-o-lanterns bobbing about in the vat.

whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
1 L bottle a friend bought. Pours hazy red-orange with a creamy beige head. Aroma of malt, pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, caramel. An exceptionally well rounded pumpkin beer however it lacks that "special something" to really distinguish it.

yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours orange with a dissipating cream head. The aroma is of pumpkin spice and a bit of citrusy hops. the taste is slight malt, noticeable alcohol, some pumpkin, medium hop finish. I feel like this should have a heavier body, with more malt and hop presence considering the ABV.

pushkinwow (2781) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
1 litre bottle from LCBO as a gift from Christine! Decided it had to be opened on Halloween even though its a lot of spiced beer for one person...and I was right - so only open this if you have someone (or more) to share it with unless you really like this kind of beer. Also I found the second glass was much better then the first one so this definitely benefits from some airing out. Slightly hazy dark orange with a generous biege head. Nutmeg, pumpkin, cloves, toasted malts, not overly sweet which is nice and not much alcohol either. Moderate carbonation, temperate body, slight sweetness, quite dry on the finish with malt and more spice. Enjoyable but not really my thing.

cfrancis (3407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
First things first. 1L bottles of pumpkin beer is too much. Pours a dark orange amber with a small white ring. Aroma is pumpkin nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is intense cinamon bite followed with nutmeg and pumpkin spice.

Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
A nice big 1 Litre brown bottle from the LCBO with a cap, and a swing-cap to close it after opening. Pours a slight hazy, copper-amber colour, with an off-white head that is fizzy, but gives one glass a little coating over it. The other glass has not much. Some lacing as the brew goes down. Spicy aromas of cinnamon with notes of pumpkin and alcohol. Nice creamy-oily mouthfeel. A bit more spices going on in the taste, but still, all well-blended with nothing really sticking out like a knife. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpking, grain malt and a touch of hop. Quite a nice Imperial pumpkin ale that I would buy anytime (especially for today - Halloween).

JoeMcPhee (9426) - 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.

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