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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 (1670) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2463) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (847) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (162) - - JUN 1, 2014
Nice malty flavor and just slightly sweet. Looks beautiful when poured and is very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (910) - 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!

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4781) - 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. Ron’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
The 12 oz can was shared with Srykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours bright gold color with slight haze with a big white head. Light lacing. Nose is pumpkin, nutmeg, and cloves. Medium body. Flavor is spicy and so is the finish. Some bitterness appears in the finish as well. Sort of like pumpkin pie. The flavors are a bit unusual but somehow hang to together to make a tasty and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
How: Can.
Where: Pre-tasting to Colin and the Vikings, Göteborg.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Spices, pumpkin, läkerol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, pumpkin, bitter, caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Can courtesy of Theydon_Bois. Pours golden with a small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, tiny sour and heavy phenolic with sweet white bread, pears, dill baked steak, sour cherries, marzipan, pumpkins and hay. Taste is heavy sweet, tiny bitter and phenolic with sweet white bread, pears, caramelized orange peals, cloves, sheet metal, marzipan, hay, pumpkins and biscuits. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, tiny round, slightly phenolic astringent and medium bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and phenolic with sweet bread, pears, orange peal, hay and black pepper corns. Not terrible but a mess…


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