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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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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1975) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Kinda works, with the combo of pumpkin pie spices and Belgian yeast, but overall is another decent beer in a long line of them, and it costs as much or more than better beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy honey orange hue with creamy white head. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, belgian esters, honey. Mouthfeel is ok with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with astringent spice following. Overall this is an so-so brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very Belgiany, estery yeast, banana, a touch of baking spices. Taste is very Belgian forward, light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (477) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours cloudy and brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is wheaty malts. Taste wants to be like a hefeweissen with some mellow malty and spicy overtones. Aroma and flavors are very subdued and indistinct. Hmm.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

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 (3563) - 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 (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 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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