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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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OK, what do you get when we toss pale malted barley, pumpkin and spices into a stainless steel cauldron then stir in some magic? Uh, Trickster! The “magic” is actually mischievous Belgian yeast at play with cardamom, nutmeg and coriander. This spooky cool brew will make your glass glow bright despite the gloominess of the season.

Designed to conjure up a little fun during the darkening days of autumn, Trickster is a frivolous concoction of earthy pumpkin, comforting malt, and lively spices. This makes Trickster the brew to accompany your post-winterizing duties, family fall dinners, ghost stories, U-boast-iT stories, and “supposedly haunted” garage parties.

But the flavor range of Trickster also pairs well with citrusy and/or spicy cuisine. Try a glowing glass with your favorite dishes that incorporate nutmeg, cardamom or coriander—like Thai curries, Swedish meatballs, gingerbread…or seek out new recipes on the web. The possibilities are endless. Unfortunately our Trickster supply will end soon. Get it and enjoy it now!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, light pumpkin, and apple. It pours a hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel. The finish has light ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and apple. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3595) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Orange-gold with a small white head. Belgian yeast and spices on the aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet and rather belgian with notes of coriander, ginger, and caramel. Not much pumpkin, maybe a little. Medium body and carbonation. A little underwhelming, but still good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2444) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a ruddy brown colored body with a thin white head that concaves a bit at the edges with its lacing. The smell had some earthy Belgian yeast up front but some nice spicy tones that softly allow some clove and malty/somewhat sugary notes. There was some light pumpkin only after some warming. The taste was earthy yet spicy yet malty sweetness with some light vanilla and pepper. Slight clove-like vanilla aftertaste and dry spicy finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and was somewhat sessionable. Carbonation has an adequate harshness for a Belgian beer yet still comes across with a decent smoothness. Overall, this seems to be more of a Belgian ale than a spice/herb/vegetable ale. No worries, its still good stuff that I might have again as the Belgian and spicy notes take over more so than the pumpkin notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange, with a white head. Aroma is spices and pumpkin. Flavor is light spices, pumpkin, and and some malt. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11921) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange amber with a transient beige head. Aroma is very light pie spice. Med body or better. Flavor is pie spice, but there is the yeast/fruit ester thing playing in. It’s thinning rapidly and the flavors aren’t really strong. It’s nice, but it’s not very exciting? Damning with faint praise? It isn’t really sweet or bitter. The flavors tend to fade away.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7097) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours light amber with a rich off-white head and a spicy pumpkin aroma. There is a rather harsh vegetable flavor with a mix of spices and a noticeable yeast presence.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
furthur (312) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Color cloudy dark amber. Aroma spice, malt, yeast, fruit. Taste apple, caramel, grapefruit, faint spice. Sweet and fruity. Smooth on the tongue, medium viscosity, not dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8991) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Sample at Kurtkeller 001: Pumpkin-tastic 01 on 11/22/2013. Clear orange color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of cloves, malt and pumpkin. Medium-bodied with flavors of cloves, yeast, earthy malt and ginger. The finish is mildly spiced with a ginger and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3984) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is spices, allspice, clove, cinnamon, herbs. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light zesty bitter, herbal and quite spicy with strong earthy yeast notes as well. Medium body. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1179) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Aroma dominated by cardimon and nutmeg with moderate clove. Coppers range with off white head. Pretty. Spice dominates flavor with cardimon and clove. Proving yet again I don’t like pumpkin ales.


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