Pumpkineater | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70.9%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 199 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
Ranking:
#9,817
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
199
Liked:
141
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
12.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 69
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Big, bubbly, hazy orange amber with a thin foamy tan head with no retention. Cinnamon and nutmeg with light pumpkin. Clean amber beer with hints of pumpkin and spice with light warming. Sharp foamy feel.

Head disappears after 2 seconds leaving an ugly beer that looks like a soda. Nonetheless, it's a good clean beer with no off flavors and is otherwise an easy drinking beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

I normally refuse to drink a pumpkin ale before the middle of September but I gave in this year damn it.Pours a deep burnt orange with a full half finger slight off white head but is gone in an instant.The aromas are the bast attribute of this beer,clove,cardamom,and ginger really jumps out at ya along with some sweet alcohol.Flavors start out spiced and warming but a bit of an off chemical-like flavor to go along with big alcohol sweetness in the finish kinda turns me off a little.Well it's big and sweet like alot of the "Imperial" pumpkin beers,me personally just give me a standard old school pumpkin ale and I'am happy.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of souvenirs
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.9% out of 100 with 199 ratings
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