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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1717) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Halloween! It’s 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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3225) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Can form the cube 4 pack. Can dated 7/31/2014 stamped on bottom. Mostly clear copper color with nearly no head. Aroma is rather odd. Indeed Belgian yeast with a nice character of gourd, light nutmeg.

For me the Belgian yeast and pumpkin clash a bit. Spicy yeast, bready malt base, notes of honey. Mild bitterness from spices with a creamy texture that becomes dry. After about 6 oz. it got very cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Aromas of raw pumpkin, squash, green spices, kind of curry-like, doughy. Slightly hazy orange-gold with a mostly lasting fluffy white head. Some sweetness balanced pretty well with spice flavors. Full bodied, sticky but pretty smooth, earthy spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (667) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1933) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Strongly Belgian in yeasty flavor with a good punch. Some malt and hints of spice. A nice rolling finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - 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 (1107) - 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 (111) - 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 (2086) - 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 (4029) - 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.


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