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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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 Bomber. Clear amber color with a small head. Aroma of belgian clovey-banana yeast and some light sugar type malt. The spices are there but lighter and I’d be hard pressed to identify them over the spicy yeast. I don’t get any pumpkin.
I was kind of hoping for more out of this. The description sounded a bit like Iron Hill’s Ichabod, which I enjoyed very much.
But it’s their first year for this beer. Maybe they’ll make some adjustments in the future?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Nose is lightly belgian spice, pumpkin, ginger, clove. Grainy malty cereal honey and light alcohol. Ppurs golden some head, no lace. Pumpkin ginger clove banana spice. A little menthol. Very crackery and dry/thin. Sweet and spicy but this doesn’t work that well.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2850) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
The aroma is sour, vegetable, squash. The appearance is clear, gold yellow, white head. the flavor is vegetable, pumpkin, sour, vinegar. The finish is noble hops. Medium body. Ok. Intersting idea, middling execution.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Thanks to BrianK. Poured a mostly clear copper with a white head. Yeasty spice aroma with light cinnamon and squashy. Semi-sweet caramel flavor with spices mixed through. Sweet finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (784) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2013
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with little (almost none) white head. Aroma: Malts, caramel and spices. Taste is quite complex... Sweet malts, yeast, pumpkin and spices. Medium bodied, dry and sticky finish, nice and drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at top hops beer shop. Pours light orange with a half inch white head. It doesn’t leave a lot of lacing in the glass. Slight spice notes on the nose. Fairly big pumpkin on the tongue but it feels a bit one note. Finish lingers a bit. I feel this could be bolder and fresher and more pronounced. It all feels a bit thin to me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8778) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, earthy malt, nutmeg, cardamom and coriander. Some other spices. Lighter medium body.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3439) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle: Poured a brown color with a off white head. Aroma is a mix of spices, grain, and coriander. Taste is spicy pumpkin, veggie, and grain.


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