Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A new fall brew from midnight sun.
Pours a totally clear very light orange with a white head that falls very quickly to a ring and some skim, but does leave ok lacing.
Nose is very faint, limited amounts of spice, and next to nothing else. Some slight, almost corn like notes.
Taste is pretty bland as well. The pumpkin spices do make themselves known, but this tastes like nothing more than a bland golden ale with a short helping of spices tossed in loosely. It's pretty balanced, and easy drinking, but for a pumpkin ale im looking for something alot more rich and spicy. The finish has slight bitterness, but not much. There is a little bit of a metallic twinge in the aftertaste, some spices and that little corn like presence linger.
Mouthfeel is about right, viscosity is where it oughta be and the carbonation is fine.
Drinkability is solid, as this one is far from overspiced, underspiced and lacking in substance if anything.
Overall, im slightly dissappointed with this one. Its probably good for people who don't like alot of spice in their pumpkin ale, and prefer a much lighter fall seasonal. Midnight sun will always be my first love for a pumpkin infused beer (ICPP or "TREAT") but this one falls way short of their high standards. Glacier Brewhouse or Moose's Tooths pumpkin ales are much better options this fall. A tolerable beer, but not one i'll buy again.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2009 04:42:25 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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4.19/5 rDev +19%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2013 18:32:50 | More by scottfrie
Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.