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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 corianderlike Thai curries, Swedish meatballs, gingerbreador 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7943) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at GPBF. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a loose sudsy white head. Artichokey funky nose. Tangy and almost vegetal--not DMS, it smells like esters that got a little sideways. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mid-palate is a big bruising smoosh of artichokey tanginess. Spices in there as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (7431) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Pauls new decade tasting, thanks BrianK. Yellow orange pour with some head. Slight pumpkin notes, along with cinnamon, spices, some yeast and earthy vegetable and hop notes. On the weaker side of MS beers Ive had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7376) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Travlr
Pours cloudy golden, small white head, some lacing. Aroma of pumpkin and cloves. Taste of oranges, pumpkin and spices
Decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2009
From a bottle and draft Pour. Glowing clear amber color with a white head. Nice medium intense pumpkin flesh, apricot aromas with mild fall spices. Medium body with light carbonation. Semi sweet fresh pumpkin flavors with bready pale malts and dry fall spices. very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, 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. Its light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6260) - 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 doesnt work that well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods-Bowery, 3/27/13, This beer is to moving forward!

Aroma: The nose is has some spice, ginger, clove, pumpkin, sweet malts, and Belgian yeast
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head and some drippy lace-work
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, with a nice spice component, and some light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a nice, clean feel, tingly carbonation, and a mildly dry finish
Overall Impression: I have a fairly limited cellar/fridge selection right now, but this seemed like the perfect beer to use for a nice celebratory drink! Anyway, this is another really nice one from Midnight Sun. Ive been lucky enough to try a few, but Id like to get my hands on more of their beers for sure. Not only it this one a complex and flavorful beer, but I found it to be both really interesting and really good as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6050) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Crisp copper and amber coloured body with a nice rich tan head, about two centimetres tall. Aroma of light spice, a bit of brown sugar, some earthy malt and a hint of nuts - nice and complex. Medium-bodied; Nice robust earthy malts at first with a definite pumpkin and spice flavour with some light sweetness behind. Aftertaste shows a mostly dry and spicey flavour with a lot of nice malt, some sweetness and also a hint of peanuts. Overall, a good and complex beer with a bunch of flavour and a nice malty flavour profile. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$9.99 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 21-February-2013.


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