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The story starts in 2010 when Dick Cantwell walked into our San Francisco pub. Weíd 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Halloween! Itís still Halloween, dammit. 12 oz can from the He Said He Said four pack. Aroma is doughy, pie spices--most notably clove, anise. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium white head with good retention. Taste is nice and tripely with pie spices coming through pretty strong. Spicy hop notes come through slightly in the finish after it warms up quite a bit. Since I like tripels a lot more than I like Baltic porters, this beer is much better to me than its partner in this 4-pack. Tastes like a spiced-up tripel with little to no pumpkin influence, much like Midnight Sun Trickster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3997) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11530) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gendv138 (1325) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (314) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Spicy yeast, white whine, honeysuckle, pumpkin/vegetal, strong herbaceous note on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidhedonism (59) - 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 canít 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 Iíve had. I would gladly drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
julesjis (50) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12oz can from New Seasons. Beer is advertised as an "ale brewed with pumpkin and spices". With that being said it is very light on the pumpkin and spices. The yeast is definitely a Belgian yeast and pretty much takes over the beer. Overall, not a bad beer and hides the 8.2% very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (114) - - SEP 7, 2014
Canned on 09/09/13. Pours a hazy golden color which has a brilliant hue and a white head with some lacing. Aroma is mostly your typical tripel, itís got that belgian yeastyness, some banana and cloves but for sure thereís pumpkin in there. Itís subtle and light, not as much as the banana and clove but itís there. Cinnamon too. Flavor has pumpkin, belgian spices and yeast. Pumpkin is a little bit at the front and middle of the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Growler. Pours a hazy, semi-translucent apricot with a thick buff head. Flavor has notes of coriander, yeast, pumpkin, banana, even a snipped of butterscotch. Pumpkin comes through even stronger in the scrumptious flavor, along with yeast, butterscotch, banana and spices. Texture is thick, and tingle is not strong but persists. I say, you say, we all say, this is a darn good brewski!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1571) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Solid Tripel with a solid fruity and spicy yeast backbone. It takes a bit for the pumpkin spices to come out, but they are there. I enjoyed the quality of this as well as its uniqueness. 2nd time is way more pumpkin. Different batch or pumkineyer with age??! Up a tenth."

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