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Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: AKBelgianBeast on 11-21-2009)
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3.64/5  rDev +2%

JC333, Saturday at 12:10 PM
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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

n2185, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Roze, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Alaska1
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Not my favorite pumpkin beer.

Alaska1, Nov 02, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Nov 01, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%

brotherloco, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

HungarianCount, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
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

ksimons, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Chico1985, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

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.

VashonGuy, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

GTB, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

twj2000, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

zestar, Oct 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

ADTaber, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

st9647v3, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%
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.

lisa_mayfield, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

notchucknorris, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

noperative, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

jzeilinger, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

millerbuffoon, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Knapp85, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

KevSal, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Liana, Feb 01, 2014
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Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.