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Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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81
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.22%


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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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at the brewpub. The box said October 2012. It has the newer sticker type label, so I believe it is a new batch.

A - Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a light tan head the moves to the edges and sits in a ring.

S - Cloves, gingerbread, pumpkin, pepper, Belgian yeast.

T - Halloween spices, ginger, clove, peppery, yeasty. A bit muted at this point.

D - Mild carbonation and a light body. Smooth mouthfeel.

O - I thought this one might be a bit old, and it probably was. Still good flavors, but a bit muted.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 06:44:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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A: ruddy brown colored body with a thin white head that concaves a bit at the edges with its lacing

S: earthy Belgian yeast up front but some nice spicy tones that softly allow some clove and malty/somewhat sugary notes, light pumpkin only after some warming

T: earthy yet spicy yet malty sweetness with some light vanilla and pepper; slight clove-like vanilla aftertaste and dry spicy finish

M: medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation has an adequate harshness for a Belgian beer
yet still comes across with a decent smoothness

O: this seems to be more of a Belgian ale than a pumpkin ale, no worries, its still good stuff that I might have again, the Belgian and spicy notes take over more so than the pumpkin notes

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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.
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Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.