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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma is earthy Belgian yeast with hints of pumpkin and spices. The flavor is sweet malt and lots of yeast, very light pumpkin taste. Pretty light and actively carbonated with a crisp finish. Like others have said, this is more of a Belgian ale with just a touch of pumpkin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottled. An orangish yellow pour with a small white head. A bit of fruitiness and the cinnamon/spiceyness combined with sugars. OK but not as good as regular pumpkin ales IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2237) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours orange with small head and nose of pumpkin and candies. Tastes of coriander, light nutmeg, pumpkin, banana, honey, caramel, and vanilla. Light bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Hazy orange pour with a medium sized head that fades to a nice film. Aromas are pumpkin spices, coriander, clove and brown sugar. Tastes moderately sweet with a nice pumpkin spiced flavor. Slight watery and thin. Solid pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1974) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Golden burnt orange in color... Aroma of light pumpkin spices, light citrus, honey... Flavor is light and sweet, lots of candi sugar, gives way to spicy coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice finish... Enjoyable sessionable pumpkin beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Big thanks to Ira for another MSBC bottle, poured into a tulip. Pours a very light, clear amber with a big fluffy white head that recedes slowly to a collar and leaves a little bit of lacing. The aroma is fairly muted for a pumpkin ale. It really smells like a Belgian golden with some pumpkin and spices thrown in. The spicy Belgain yeast and some fruity esters are just as prevalent as the pumpking and spices. The taste is more of the same though the spices come out a little more than in the aroma. The pumpkin is very subtle hardly noticeable and, again, the slightly sweet/spicy Belgian yeast backbone is the most noticeable flavor in the taste. The finish is lightly spicy, with both yeast and holiday spices present. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and very much like an average Belgian golden ale. This one certainly pales in comparison to Treat, though that’s certainly a difficult comparison. It certainly doesn’t sit squarely in the pumpkin ale category as the Belgian yeast is much more prominent than any pumpkin or spice flavors. As pumpkin ales go, it’s fairly average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Pours copper with a white ring around the top.

Aroma: Sweet malt, candi sugar, clove, banana.

Taste: Dry malt, spicy hops, toasted pumpkin, clove, candi sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Spicy dry carbonation.

Overall: A decent Belgian, but if you were expecting a pumpkin beer, you will be disappointed as the pumpin is very subtle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1744) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Beer #4. Aroma is earthy, Belgian yeast imparting banana, light clove. Pours hazy orange with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is extremely earthy, clove. Highly carbonated, medium-bodied. Second beer in a row with very little to no pumpkin character. Not bad for a spiced up earthy tripel, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1721) - 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.


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