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Trickster - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
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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Photo of lisa_mayfield
5/5  rDev +41.2%
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
Photo of Liana
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Liana, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Nage37, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

KevSal, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of jpaulsen
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

jpaulsen, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
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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4/5  rDev +13%

bespin15, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

jzeilinger, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from 2010 I think.

Pours clear gold with a four inch head of spongy white. A slow retreat settled to a half inch foam cap with plenty of meshy lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with apples, bubblegum, cloves, and orange blossom honey. Hints of coriander and nutmeg follow through.

Light bodied with a crisp, snappy mouthfeel.

Citrus, spice, and honey-drizzeled malt start the palate. Red apples, orange peel, with cloves and bits of ginger.

Finishes with light spice, clovey phenols, and bubblegum.

Tasty Belgian style pale ale. No pumpkin coming through at this point, but the spicing is well integrated now and the high level of carbonation really helps this one stand up nicely.

brewandbbq, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
4/5  rDev +13%

RuckusDu, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

topdown, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gonzoillini, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

largadeer, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

vermilcj, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

notchucknorris, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

SCZ, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Bandi, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

msubulldog25, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

millerbuffoon, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

laxer8811, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of flexabull
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer my friend brought back from Alaska to share with me.

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a smaller white head.

Aromas are of Belgian yeast, light spices, most notably cloves also some pumpkin notes. Pretty pleasant.

Taste is just like the nose. Definite "Belgian" flavors going on. Light bubblegum, cloves, and a general spicy yeast flavor. Finish is crisp with hints of pumpkin.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, lighter body.

Overall, I liked this one. I tend to enjoy pumpkin beers, and while this wasn't a great beer, it was tasty enough and pretty unique.

flexabull, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a wine glass- pours a pretty clear amber color with minimal head, retention and lacing.

Smell is of pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, the usual. Some barley but I don't get any yeast.

The taste is pretty much the usual pumpkin ale- pumpkin, the above-mentioned spices, a little barley malt. There is a bit of an interesting yeast flavor, but not prominent.

Mouthfeel is nice- medium bodied, light carbonation, certainly a nice autumn brew. Lacking that extra special zest that makes a great interesting beer.

Hopdaemon39, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of JohnnyP3
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a C&B Belgian glass. Bottled second week of September 2011. Pours a burnt orange/copper with a thin head of white foam. Slightly hazy with carbonation clearly visible.

Aroma is comprised of spicy pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Some hints of Belgian yeast as well.

Nice fresh spiced pumpkin with, as the nose suggested, some seasonal spices--nutmeg, cinnamon, and some clove. The Belgian yeast also makes its presence felt in the panoply of tastes. Pumpkin is definitely spiced with some peppery flavors. Overall, very fresh and festive for this time of year.

Mouthfeel is crisp and lively, keeping things interesting. One of the lighter bodied pumpkin beers.

Overall, a nice twist on the style by introducing the Belgian yeast. Fresh pumpkin taste and interesting spicy qualities. Takes a little getting used to.

JohnnyP3, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

drewone, Aug 25, 2013
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Trickster from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.