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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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The story starts in 2010 when Dick Cantwell walked into our San Francisco pub. We’d 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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12oz. can poured into my Elysian Night Owl tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small whit head that faded quickly and leaves light lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, banana, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a hint of pumpkin. You really have to swirl the glass to get it though. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a little bubble gum there as well and the pumpkin is more noticeable as it warms but still hardly there. Mouthfeel is silky, creamy and chewy with awesome carbonation and a semi dry finish. I really enjoyed this beer. Its pretty awesome that they mixed pumpkin and spices into a tripel. Its a little unbalanced but it was still pretty awesome. Could have used more pumpkin and lighten up on the cloves. Nice collaboration.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4483) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a mostly translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, banana, clove and hints of peppery yeast. Flavor of pumpkin pie spices, sugar, banana, clove and hints of peppery belgian yeast notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (472) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Aroma: Burnt sugar with hints of spice. Appearance: Clear gold with rich white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a medium sourness. Palate: Light body, soft carbonation, slick texture, long sour finish. Overall: A bit too sour for my taste. A good idea that was poorly executed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a very thin white head. Aroma has lots of banana and some lemon, almost like a hefeweizen. Taste is crisp and fruity at first with some cheesy notes and hay. Finish is a little too sweet with not enough to balance it out. Overall it is very flavorful, but the banana is a little strange with not enough hops

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (105) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Nice looking beer very drinkable for the abv. Very subtle pumpkin but you can definitely pick it up. Very drinkable and glad that I tried this one!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
1 year old can. Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting..Belgian tripel - a light golden copper with a solid spices & pumpkin aroma. The body is thin and a bit watery. The taste is bitter earthy spices and light pumpkin. Quite nicely balanced spice wise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Great balance, pours golden with good head and lacing. Some light floral Belgian. Ok. Not much of the pumpkin, thankfully. Palate a little watery. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Medium off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some spiciness, coriander, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some coriander, light Belgian yeast spicy. Soft medium-full body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gendv138 (1341) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Clear orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, spices, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, light herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (327) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Spicy yeast, white whine, honeysuckle, pumpkin/vegetal, strong herbaceous note on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidhedonism (68) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12 oz bottle from New Season Market in Hillsboro, OR. I am still learning to appreciate Belgian-style ales, so my ability to discern the different flavors and nuances is still rather poor. That being said, I get the strong clove flavor with a hint of banana from the yeast, but I can’t tell yet where those end and the pumpkin and spices begin. The smoothness, complexity, and pleasant flavors mask the high alcohol content quite well. As far as Belgian ales go, Tripels usually sit well with me, and this is definitely one of the better ones I’ve had. I would gladly drink it again.


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