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Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AKBelgianBeast on 11-21-2009

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 allspice, ginger and black pepper. This spooky cool brew will make your glass glow bright despite the gloominess of the season.

22 IBU
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 21
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3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a mug from a 22oz. bomber.

Appearance: A slightly hazy amber with a white-orange head that rose to maybe half a finger's length. Once you take a sip settles quick with perfect lacing.

Smell: Light yeast scent. That's it. Smells good but too light for my nostrils.

Taste: Sweet and mellow pumpkin taste complimented by a sour yeast. It's lightly sour but extremely tasty.

Mouth: Smooth finish lightly sticky. Lemon accent at the end with a light touch of nutmeg. Spicy enough that it will shake up your pallates just a bit.

Overall: Good brew, not the best pumpkin ale....but still one worth trying. Drink up and enjoy...Salud!

Photo of RyanK252
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours hazy redish amber with a white head that settles.

S: Belgian yeast funk, a bit tart, but also with some fruitiness, a little spice, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Belgian yeast, a nice fruitiness, some peach/apricot, nice spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a little bready malt.

M: Medium body with light to moderate carbonation.

O: Can't say I really got much straight pumpkin, but could tell what they were going for with the spice notes. Interesting take on a pumpkin beer, nice change of pace.

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Eric_Leon
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ronricorossi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Solid, not spectacular. The pumpkin does fit well with the belgian yeast. A well made beer.

Photo of JC333
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of n2185
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a creamy ring with a little lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar with a bit of bubblegum and a little pumpkin spice underneath.

T: Belgian spices here along with a bit of pumpkin spice. Candy sugar, yeasty bread, and some malt flavors underneath with a slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation, this beer isn't as crisp as I'd like from a Belgian beer, but isn't watery, either.

O: An alright beer, overall. There's nothing offensive about it, but I wish it had a bit more pumpkin going on.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Alaska1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Not my favorite pumpkin beer.

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3.4/5  rDev -5%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ksimons
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-slightly hazy orange color with two fingers worth of white head

S-pale bready malts, Belgian yeast, some spices, and light pumpkin

T-taste is similar to the smell, tastes is predominantly Belgian in stye with a bit of spice and light vegetable pumpkin flavor

M-medium body, moderate to high carbonation

Overall a pretty decent Belgian style beer but not getting much pumpkin out of the beer

Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Trickster is an interesting change of pace for a pumpkin ale. It's not heavy on the pumpkin, and it's not heavy on the spices, although both are certainly present. The Belgian yeast is there, but that doesn't knock you over the head either.

This beer is really a little understated, and that's a good thing. It's got a nice balance between the Belgian character and the pumpkin character, with everything just a bit muted. This is not a beer that shouts at you, but that doesn't mean it's not quite enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of lisa_mayfield
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say? This is obviously my favorite. The taste and feel of this beer is exquisite. I haven't found the perfect pairing for this beer yet (oh, darn, I have to keep trying...) but so far this goes with rustic type sandwiches....pretty much the fare at the brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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