Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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Howe Sound’s Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (as part of the John Mitchell series) may just be one of my favourite seasonal ales ever! The ruddy amber colour reminds me of fresh roasted pumpkin and the sweet aroma has just a touch of star anise. Unlike lesser Pumpkin Ales this full-bodied beer warms the stomach and actually tastes like pumpkin pie. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and roasted pumpkin flesh give way to the slightly astringent taste of cloves on the finish. At 8% this isn’t a beer for the faint hearted but it is absolutely perfect for the cold, blustery days of Autumn. Whilst great on its own this beer would pair excellently with a smoky corn chowder or a nice chunk of strong cheddar.

ABV: 8%

Best Served 10°C

2 comments to Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale

  • Glen Thayer

    This is the best seasonal ale I have ever tasted. It is thick, spicy and has a smokey nose. It only comes in a 1L bottle. – Really big smiley face (the emoticon really doesn’t do it justice). This is an amazing thoroughly enjoyable beer. How sound brewery strikes again. They are one of the best micro breweries in BC (and that is saying something).

  • It really is head and shoulders above most other Pumpkin Ales – always look forward to Halloween!

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