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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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

1 liter bottle into a FW tulip. 2013 release but didnt see an exact bottling date.

Dark orange color, 1 inch head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is of Fall spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, everything you imagine when you think of Fall, though they arent too strong. The taste is a tad different than other pumpkin beers and i prefer this one to them. We get the cloves and nutmeg that dominate here, making it not sweet like a lot of the other varieties. Good flavor in my eyes. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall a very good pumpkin beer that you should check out if youre in the mood for that style. Also, the 1L bottle is awesome.

09-15-2013 23:47:22 | More by Axnjxn
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bernat1971

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-15-2013 07:03:01 | More by bernat1971
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-13-2013 00:16:39 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours a 1.5 finger head. Dark orange, amberish color body. Seems typical of a pumpkin ale. Head sticks around and there is a bit of lacing. Nice.

Aroma consists mostly of sweet, spiced pumpkin pie. Bit of leafy, grassy hop note to it. Slight grain smell. Can definitely smell a lot of spice.

Slight pumpkin on the tongue. A generous dose of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, nutmeg. Low bitterness. Nicely balanced. Leaves a dry aftertaste with a bit of alcohol heat and pumpkin spices.

Decent carbonation. Bit too watery. Goes down smooth.

Rather surprised. I poured from a 1L bottle all for myself not expecting much because this bottle is actually last years (one year old). Either that or the rep was lying to me, but there was still quite a bit of pumpkin and spice taste to it. With how this is at one year old, I'm really curious to see how it is fresh this year. Nice pumpkin ale from Howe Sound.

08-20-2013 04:48:38 | More by Scrylol
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2013 13:23:09 | More by fizzyted
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kyrlos

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-06-2013 19:54:40 | More by kyrlos
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-20-2013 05:07:40 | More by Kmat10
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-23-2013 20:23:00 | More by timiskin
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Review written from tasting notes.

Light anise on the nose with cloves and nutmeg. Taste has none of the anise I smelled. Summer squash/mashed pumpkin. Hint of nutmeg, allspice, cloves. The spices here really add nicely to the flavor and are not distractingly over-the-top. Nice clean malt. Medium body hold together well. Good level of carbonation is complementary. Overall was a tasty seasonal brew, would buy it again.

03-14-2013 18:49:33 | More by JackieTH
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-14-2013 12:38:05 | More by DaPan
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of cinnamon and cloves are quite dominant with light pumpkin and caramelized notes. Taste is a solid mix between some cinnamon and cloves notes with some good notes of pumpkin and caramelized malt. Body is full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid interpretation of the style and somewhat reminiscent of Pumpking with less aggressive spicing.

02-04-2013 03:12:41 | More by Phyl21ca
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iKrystin

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2013 23:21:45 | More by iKrystin
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Burnt amber and crystal clear, with a few lazy bubbles finding their way to the surface. Two fingers of creamy head on the pour, but nothing more than a minimal ring around the glass after a rest.

S: Roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, nutmeg & ginger and some sweet malts. The pumpkin is right there in the forefront of the scent profile as are the pumpkin pie spices. Noticeable absent is the yeast - that may be intentional, but doesn't detract from the smell.

T: Forward flavour of roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, with a hint of bitter hops, noticeable heavy on the star anise. Some rum notes on the back end, like a solid winter drink should be.

M: A little thin compared to the big flavour & smell, I hoped for something chewy & coating, however this feels crisp and clean and light. Some nice sparks of carbonation up front on the palate and just a suggestion of booze at the back end.

O: The smell and taste are definitely a strong representation of a pumpkin ale, however I find the mouthfeel a little thin. This wouldn't deter me from trying it again because the flavour and scent are so incredibly pumpkin forward. Maybe it's just me, but I think this might make a fantastic beer float!

12-29-2012 03:08:27 | More by FondueVoodoo
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SandS

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-22-2012 17:44:02 | More by SandS
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LagerHOGGER

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2012 00:57:00 | More by LagerHOGGER
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-29-2012 02:26:58 | More by KalanM
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urbantornado

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-28-2012 18:08:51 | More by urbantornado
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2012 18:39:59 | More by Molson2000
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-22-2012 11:36:17 | More by beerhunter13
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Amber colour, 1.5 fingers of off white head, some lace here as well. Nose is of cinnamon and ginger followed by a nice crisp malt, quite a bit of vanilla, pumpkin, clove and more spice all well integrated here and the nose is quite lovely. Taste is spicy with cinnamon, lightly bitter, vanilla, bits of a weird acidity too, pumpkin with a doughnut malty finish. Light-medium carbonation, medium body. Pretty good and the nose is wonderful but another 1L bottle of this is out of the question.

11-19-2012 12:58:28 | More by peensteen
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-18-2012 03:15:54 | More by Jasonrm72
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highway99

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-13-2012 04:53:41 | More by highway99
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-10-2012 01:42:29 | More by bigox420
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-04-2012 05:02:50 | More by Birdlegs
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy deep orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, faint cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

11-03-2012 20:14:05 | More by SebD
Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.