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RATINGS: 50   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle:   Darker golden, smidgen of haze, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Has very much of a farmhouse Saison sort of nose, musty wheat/hay.   Also has some nutmeg like spices in the background.   Not really sure how Pumpkin oriented this one is.   As it warms up getting more of a corriander/grains of paradise like aroma.   Yeah, very Belgianesque in its flavor.   This almost has more in common with a Witbier than it does a Pumpkin spiced sort of beer.   The nutmeg gets overshadowed with corriander.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Musty corriander like finish.   Not quite a Pumpkin, not quite a Saison, not quite a Witbier.   Its all parts of those though.   Interesting beer at least.   However, I do wish it was more Pumpkin oriented.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Draft at Rattle with Npodendorf. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity, like peaches and apricot almost, some light spicy notes, yeast, and light wheaty notes. Relatively well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a medium clarity, orange-bronze hued body with a medium sized off-white head that slowly fades. Aromas are of spices: ginger/gingerbread, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, medium malt toasty qualities, light estery yeast and peppery phenolics. Flavors show a toasted malt quality, a bit crackery with warming spices notes (nutmeg and cinnamon and possibly light coriander). Toned down belgian yeast provides only a light fruity character. Medium body with high carbonation. Overall, it is quite a bit more balanced than I was expecting; definitely a good thing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
bomber; pours clear orange with thin white head; nice aromas of gourds, dried vegis, wheat and yeast; the gourds reminds me of a Cambridge brewing beer from the Elysian pumpkin fest; texture is thin with crackers, lemons, cloves and generic vegi flavors; slightly medicinal; like the aromas, but drinks rather strange with uneven mix of nutmeg-type spices and stale coriander

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade from Keir- thanks, Keir! Naturally, I brought it back up to share on his birthday. Pours a clear amber-orange color with almost no head, just a little off-white ring. The aroma has a nice pumpkin ale thing going on- pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malts, and graham crackers. The flavor is initially disappointing, watery and vegetal, but it gets better after a couple minutes- pumpkin, the same spices, caramel malts, and honey. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Stick with this one after the initial taste- I promise it gets better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Tap @ Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest... Poured clear, golden orange with a white head. Big Belgian yeast esters with some pumpkin spice. Residual sweetness from the malt and a drying, yeasty finish. A little underwhelming compared to the others at the fest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2180) - 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 (2017) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1704) - 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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