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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yespr (44698) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
From bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight herbal. Caramelish and sweet flavoured. Caramelish, roasted and slight bitter flavoured. Spiced and caramelish finish.

Ungstrup (37208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with notes of lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, spices, and pumpkin. The flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, pumpkin, and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, christmas spices and alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and chritmas spices with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholi finish.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a pretty much clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Your usual pumpkin spice aroma. Fairly solid body, lots of caramel and sweet fruit with pumpkin pie spices. No bitterness. 080411

fiulijn (20370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013
2013-01-01, draught at Manchester Public Eatery, Vancouver, 6-5-6-3-12=32
Beautiful copper color; medium sized head. Quite strong aroma of cinnamon. The body is well structured, the flavor is sweetish, with moderate spicy touch (good blend, one spice doesn’t overwhelm the others); there is some roastiness, and a light vegetables touch; just a bit too bitter for this kind of beer.

2011-04-08, bottle from Central City Liquor Store, 7-5-6-3-14=35
Hazy amber color; compact head. The aroma is spicy as expected, this one portrays mostly the nutmeg, but there is also some cinnamon of course. The body is medium-round, there is some malt flavor with some residual sweetness, mild spices; correct bitterness.
Not bad, and it avoids the common flaws of other pumpkin/spice beers.

Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy orangey colour. Lots of pumpkin in the aroma and a little bit of nutmeg...pretty appetizing. Sweet, lots of pumpkin, with a hint of cinnamon, a fairly strong, sweet, malt character and some gingerbready character. Almost a bit chocolatey character, Good balance.

mcberko (17139) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Sampled at Howe Sound Brewpub, pours somewhat hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of strong pumpkin notes, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavour is more dominated by the nutmeg and perhaps other spices with the pumpkin coming in later, and a noticeable alcohol kick at the end. Solid pumpkin ale.

bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are upfront aroma. Fairly intense. Med body. The taste surprise is that there seems to be a surge of chocolate before all the spices attack. The anise sort of tags along in the finish. It’s a pretty dry and spicy finish. There’s some sweet, but the spice hammers it down. Pretty darn good.

Ferris (14992) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle - Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove and toffee with a touch of licorice. Clear amber with a thick off white head. Heavy on the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of kick from the hops. A nice rich body to go with the heavy flavors, bit of alcohol burn at the end, but appropriate for a nice cold day. Good job.

BeerandBlues2 (13196) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, pumpkin, nutmeg and vanilla, and toast malt. Flavor is sweet toast malt and brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg with pumpkin and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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