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Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Chico1985, Sunday at 04:19 PM
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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.

VashonGuy, Sunday at 01:24 AM
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GTB, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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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.

lisa_mayfield, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into Gulden Drakk tulip.

A: Pours a clear iced tea color with a very dense, fluffy, and thick light tan head that took forever to fade into a soft film and fuzzy collar.
S: Earthy Belgian yeast and pumpkin spice dominates the nose with notes of clove, lemon zest and bready pale malt.
T: Bready malt and earthy yeast base is easily noticeable beneath notes of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, pepper and faint lemon and pie crust. The finish is doughy and mildy spicy with notes of vanilla as well, and the aftertaste is lightly bitter and sugary.
M: Medium body, medium mouthfeel, smooth and slick. Easy carbonation is fluffy and drinkable.
O: Definitely a spice lovers beer, but they mix well with the pale malt base. Belgian yeast adds a doughy and unique flavor that works well with everything else. Enjoyable all-around.

scottfrie, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SCZ, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

nygannon, Nov 27, 2013
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Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.