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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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3.6
Spab (3785) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky dark orange with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin, spices (notably cinnamon) and bread. Flavour is quite sweet for a pumpkin beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and bread. Some alcohol in the finish. Average-full body. I enjoyed this one,

2.8
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1L bottle from the LCBO that I shared with matt7215 and jsprime. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large beige head. The aroma is weird, not the typical mix of pumpkin and obligatory spices, some cardamon, cinnamon, and butter? Flavour is just as odd to my palate, with some pumpkin and spice, but also a lot of butter, but I’m not sure if it’s diaceytal or something I can’t quite describe properly. Felt thick on the palate as well. Not a horrible beer, but holy crap I’m glad I didn’t have to consume the entire bottle on my own.

3.5
barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
1L bottle shared by jessem with me and jsprime. deep orange with a tan head. the nose is spice forward but there is a firm malt body supporting. the flavour is similar but there is quite a bit of funky pumpkin flesh in the flavour as well. no way i could drink more then a glass.

3.3
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
1L bottle from the LCBO. Pours a brown/orange colour with a lot of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is kind of sweet like squash, but has some pumpkin pie hints like cinnamon and cloves. Palate is kind of rough with strong carbonation with big bubbles and a strong alcohol presense, body is medium however. Taste is a bit bitter at first, almost hoppy, then I get a lot of those nice pumpkin spices, before getting some more bitter and a strong alcohol presence. Aftertaste is half alcohol half bitter. Not a bad pumpkin ale.

3.7
LarryBeast (616) - - OCT 18, 2012
Giant re-sealable bottle. Deep orange with thick, foamy head. Smells like pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pine and a subtle hint of black licorice. Taste is big, bold and bitter at the end. Lots of alcohol bite -- you know this is a strong beer. Lively carbonation, crisp finish. More than just a novelty beer. Very enjoyable.

3.5
robinvboyer (4611) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
Loads of cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Solid malts, bready yet sweet. Solid mouthfeel, light spicy finish, low bitterness,noticeable alcohol.

3.7
maley1 (1258) - Calgary, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Clear orange copper pour with large off white head. Aroma of pumpkins, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, caramel and slight hoppy dry finish. Perfect carbonation, but noticeable alcohol on the finish. Very good pumpkin beer.

3.8
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a amber/dark orange color with a thick off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg,cloves and pumpkin. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned above with added anise. The cinnamon and nutmeg rule the taste mostly though. Mouthfeel is medium with a semi dry finish. This is a pretty solid pumpkin ale overall. Good use of ingredients.

3.1
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Un gôut subtile de citrouille est épices avec une gôut de bière blonde agréable. Crémeux, carbonation moyenne.

3.6
stantheman (1036) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
From a liter sized bottle bought at a private cold locker in my neighborhood. Lots of carbonation, and color is a dark amber. Sweet and herbal. A touch more flavorful than the Granville Island Pumpkin Ale, sampled a few minutes earlier. The pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are backed up by some malts. The perfect beer for a late afternoon in the fall.


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