Pumpkineater | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by lumikuuro on 10-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, copper body with reddish tints and two finger head which left a minor lace ring. The aroma is mostly a mix of clove/spice and some nutmeg and pumpkin sweetness (I don't really pick out the cinnamon but I know it's there). Light bodied, smooth, straddles the line between pumpkin flavored beer and beer that just has pumpkin added to it. The cinnamon and nutmeg, along with pumpkin, add sweetness to a spicy beer that finishes crisp. Not the best pumpkin ale out there but worth trying although the dry, boozy finish slightly detracts from beer at times.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, semi-cloudy, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with orange highlights, and a half of a finger of white-colored head that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt and pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices such as brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, all-spices, cinnamon and clove, as well as some black pepper and a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste: Just as delicious as the aroma! Lots of toasted malt, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices such as nutmeg, ginger, all-spices, cinnamon and clove, up front, followed by tons of brown sugar-like sweetness. As the beer warms up, more and more dark chocolate comes through, making the beer, more complex and deep in flavor. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and, nicely carbonated to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a damn good pumpkin beer! Strong in all of the pumpkin pie spice-like flavors, but the addition of dark chocolate really makes this pumpkin ale stand out from the rest and makes it very unique. Delicious!

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Photo of Stableatbest
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy copper tinted amber with a vigorous 2” cream colored foam cap.
S: Traditional pumpkin pie spices liven up a big pumpkin bouquet.
T: Pumpkin pie in a glass with an under current of brown sugar especially on the finish. The nutmeg, clove and anise are very apparent. A small pinch of hops pulls the beer back slightly from the edge of too cloying.
F: Medium full body and medium low carbonation.
O: Stands on edge of the abyss of too much pumpkin pie character.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furlinator
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly standard pumpkin ale. Not bad, not great

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Photo of TuxthePenguin
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ziggig
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wingsdupree
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -22.7%

another average pumpkin with a well balanced spiced flavor

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Photo of n2185
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of makeitavintage
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Caishalea
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of Hipgezus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Slack
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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