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Pumpkineater - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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87
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 18
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/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.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: lumikuuro on 10-08-2009)
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -14%

Smells like pumpkin pie. Actual pumpkin taste is mild and pleasant, the spices are nice. Has a decent kick to it.

05-04-2014 07:38:42 | More by Eric_Standard
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-05-2013 17:52:55 | More by Eighty
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-03-2013 02:43:50 | More by scm2787
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-01-2013 13:55:05 | More by ThinkAgain
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-01-2013 02:20:32 | More by Boozecamel
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-30-2013 17:03:25 | More by sdm9465
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-26-2013 01:19:20 | More by MJ63
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-16-2013 22:58:43 | More by mdaschaf
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

1L bottle shared with friends on Thanksgiving.

A: clear copper, big foamy head, visible carbonation, slight lacing left behind.
S: maple sweetness, almost like a liqueur.
T: I found this quite sweet and I couldn't taste the pumpkin at all. I didn't even pick up much of the spices I'd associate with pumpkin / pumpkin pie. This was a definite disappointment as a pumpkin ale. It definitely tasted like 8% alcohol, or maybe higher. Bleh.
F: fairly thick, smooth.
O: I wouldn't buy this again. I was glad my friend Sara really enjoyed it and wanted to finish the bottle so that it didn't go to waste!

10-15-2013 05:44:56 | More by souvenirs
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BeardedAllen

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-14-2013 18:09:24 | More by BeardedAllen
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Brianhophead

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

A - Pumpkineater is a deep copper colored ale with ruddy highlights. The head is dense, cream colored, and lasting.

S - The aroma starts off smelling like pumpkins. Pumpkin moves quickly into pumpkin pie spices, cloves, and nutmeg. These give the rich, savory aroma of pumpkin pie in a glass while also giving balance to the lush aroma of pumpkin. Pumpkins and spices are decently balanced to give a very enjoyable nose.

T - Pumpkineater is only medium bodied, a nice surprise given the lush pumpkins found in the nose. The center gives only the faintest hint of caramel but does give more pumpkin pie spices. Those spices give good balance to the sweet, lush flavors of pumpkin.

O - Given the richness of what a pumpkin pie provides, Pumpkineater shows surprising refinement and restraint. And what's more the ale carries its 8% abv with great restraint. If I didn't read it on the label I might never suspect this was such a strong ale.

10-13-2013 17:17:07 | More by Brianhophead
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured into a tulip, a solid cap of white head, great lacing. Colour is a deep ruby orange brown.

S – deep roasty pumpkin, mild smoky nutmeg, caramel malt, nice lively spiciness, a bit of a dark breadiness, pumpkin and spice come through really nicely, rich and balanced. 4

T – a really nice caramel spice sweet start, lots of cinnamon nutmeg spice, pepper, maybe a touch of chili, lots of rich meaty pumpkin. Maybe some molasses/ brown sugar notes for sure, leading to a more toasty dry finish with pumpkin pie spices. Refreshing and tasty with good depth. Balance is really good. 4.25

M – Pleasant with a big, semisweet body and light carbonation. A bit of sharpness toward the finish, but a drinkable and tasty strong pumpkin.

A nice spicey standard take on the style. Enough pumpkin flavor to be noticed but not be too dominant. Still drinks like a well-balanced strong ale but with a lot of the spices mentioned. As far as pumpkin ales go this is certainly a tasty and complex offering and would certainly recommend it. You dont get much of the alcohol presence for sure, it drinks overall fairly moderately with a decently spice-forward profile. A good idea of what the style should be, interesting and tasty without being cloying.

10-13-2013 02:17:25 | More by mick303
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-10-2013 04:57:10 | More by irishkyle21
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Taiwan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.