Pumpkineater - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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87
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 22
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wingsdupree
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -22.3%

another average pumpkin with a well balanced spiced flavor

Photo of n2185
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear dark honey color with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Strong spice notes here--cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of anise mostly. There are some vanilla and sweet bread notes underneath.

T: The spices are a bit less heavy here with caramel malt, bread, burnt sugar, and vanilla coming through. The finish has a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer just avoids being watery.

O: A solid beer, overall. I'd like the spice notes to be a bit more balanced and more of a body, but it is otherwise enjoyable.

Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of makeitavintage
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Caishalea
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Hipgezus
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Slack
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of scameron
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JoanS
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

I liked it because it didn't have a strong pumpkin-y flavor. It was very smooth like the Belgian quads i like and as another reviewer noted, it sneaks up on you.

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Xecutioner64
1.6/5  rDev -58.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ZachT
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance - amber/orange color. Thin head that disappears quickly. No visible carbonation.

Smell - I smelled the pumpkin and spice as soon as I opened the bottle. Nice sweet smell.

Mouthfeel - bubbly/tingle feel as you drink. Medium bodied.

Taste - very good pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor. Nice balance between sweet pumpkin and spice.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.