60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2017 poisoneddwarf (2622) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Halloween! It’s still Halloween, dammit. 12 oz can from the He Said He Said four pack. Aroma is doughy, pie spices--most notably clove, anise. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium white head with good retention. Taste is nice and tripely with pie spices coming through pretty strong. Spicy hop notes come through slightly in the finish after it warms up quite a bit. Since I like tripels a lot more than I like Baltic porters, this beer is much better to me than its partner in this 4-pack. Tastes like a spiced-up tripel with little to no pumpkin influence, much like Midnight Sun Trickster.
Murky burnt orange pour from can. Spice, floral, apricot, plum, wheat aroma. Creamy medium body. A Belgian level of heat with funk, clove and spice tones. Soapy. Burnt malt finish. Flavorful. AnokaBrewer (208) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Aroma of pumpkin and sweet malt. Color is light golden. Slight taste of pumpkin and mild spice. Good blend of malt and hops make for a sweet finish. dlovell2 (2237) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with foamy white head. Aroma is bready Belgian yeast with some peppery spiciness and pumpkin spice. Flavor is sweet light malt with a bready peppery yeatiness, some pumpkin flavor along with cinnamon and nutmeg. BVery (11240) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Can. Golden pour with a little haze to it. Frothy white head. Bread, mild banana peel, pumpkin pie spices. A little carbonation zing on the palate. Pretty good. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Copper bodied, with a ring of head. Bready yeastyness in the bouquet that’s typical of a Tripel accompanied by a zesty mix of esters and pumpkin spices. Bready and yeasty pumpkin spice body. Yum.
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Poured a hazy golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of fruit and yeast with some spices tossed in. The taste is a nice blend of pumpkin, spices, yeast and malt. This is a very nice tripel.
Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Pours a hazy golden/orange with a nice white head. Spicy to the nose. Carbonation gives it a fizzy but pleasant quality. Spicy mouthfeel, just a hint of the pumpkin, not overpowering, which is good. Spicy then a bit of sweetness on the swallow. Lingers nicely. Not bad. Interesting take on a tripel. TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2016
(Can). Pours slightly hazy orange complexion with thin white head. Light aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavor is traditional Belgian, with yeast, mild pumpkin, black pepper and spices. Interesting combination of traditional Tripel with unique pumpkin spin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
On tap @ 21A San Leandro. Alright, pumpkin Tripel. Burnt orange colored beer with a soapy white head. There’s a good amount of ginger and spiciness to the beer. Kind of a fruity, cidery quality to it as well, which I’m not sure I like that much. Quite sweet...sort of a mulled cider feel to it, actually. Good bit of sugar, caramel, and pumpkin pie, too. Wasn’t the hugest fan. tfontana (1088) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Can pour into nonic pint glass from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnamon), yeasty sour (rotting apple?), mild fruity esters. Appearance is hazy orange-tinged gold with finger-width fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, fair sparkle trace lacing. Taste is moderately sweet fruity esters, cinnamon and mild alcohol early with more traditional pumpkin spice taste late. Palate is medium bodied with creamy/sticky texture, above average carbonation and long pumpkin finish. Overall, not my favorite tripel but among my favorite pumpkin beers. Fortunately (for me), sour notes in aroma don’t translate to the taste.