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The story starts in 2010 when Dick Cantwell walked into our San Francisco pub. Wed heard about his little pumpkin fest and wanted to get together to brew a pumpkin beer like no other: a Belgian-style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and terragon. In a dark colored can.

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (669) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours cloudy golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is punchy caraway and a slightly sweet nutty flavor. Taste is thin light caramel malt with a somewhat abrasive earthy spicy finish. Notes of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and clove. Not at all sweet, quite bitter on the finish. Cant say Id suspect this was a Tripel at all. The box, the can, the story - these guys are simply the best in the biz at packaging. Yet again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Can courtesy of ajax25g, thanks! Clear golden color, white edge head. Aroma is slightly medicinal and very malty. Taste is similar. Very sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (874) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Overall a nice unique tripel. Pours a bright orange with not much head. Smells of pumpkin, coriander and spices. Taste has some pumpkin upfront, which then gives way to lots of lemon and citrus. A bit of pumpkin comes back in at the finish. Had in the can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can:   Straw, a bit of an orange hue, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft doughy/yeasty triple, subtle spices, and thankfully not too heavy.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little phenolic, some rubbing alcohol touches on the finish.   Spices are there, but a bit too muted.   Yeah, soft lingering doughy rubbing alcohol.   Its not caustic, but its there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2514) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Single from greens. Sticky sweet with a little bit of yeast astringency. Dark orange color. Honey and fruit banana and clove toffee. Well rounded and good balance to the yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (876) - USA - JUN 5, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aims is peppery with a bit of pumpkin and herbs. Flavor is pepper, pumpkin and a bit of spice. Could use a touch more body, but otherwise pretty solid. Wife: 3.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (173) - - JUN 1, 2014
Nice malty flavor and just slightly sweet. Looks beautiful when poured and is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (991) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2014
Rustic orange pour w/ a thin white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma had a pleasant pumpkin undertone. The taste is primarily like your standard triple w/ the pumpkin adding a little spice & making this quite memorable. Great flavor throughout making it easy on the palate & an overall very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Can, Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours cloudy orange with a frothy off-white head. Smells of sweet banana and light spice. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Can, from Capones, Norristown PA, split at Colin and the Vikings "pre" tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Lightly hazed pale golden with a big off white head that fast collapses edgeward. Nose is big on spice, ginger, bitter fruit, straw, pumpkin pie. Taste comprises caramel, spice, dark fruits, more pumpkin pie, ripe orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying crisp close. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
12 ounce can from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A one finger white head slowly falls. The beer is dingy golden and is hazy. I got banana and cloves in the aroma. Rons nose was better than mind and correctly called pumpkin. The flavor is full of it and it is a pumpkin pie flavor with nutmeg. Put some whipped cream on this one! There are also some Belgian influences with the yeast. The finish brings more of the tripel. A unique beer and I am still not quite sure what to think of it. Not among the best pumpkin beers I have had but I did enjoy it and appreciate the uniqueness.

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