In this review, we delve into the depths of Midnight Sun Trickster, a concoction from Midnight Sun Brewing that promises a magical experience with its unique blend of ingredients. Let’s unravel the mysteries and see if this spiced/herbed/vegetable beer lives up to the intrigue.

The Magical Brew

Midnight Sun Trickster is described as a blend of pale malted barley, pumpkin, and an array of spices, all brewed together in a stainless steel cauldron. The magic, it seems, is in the mischievous Belgian yeast dancing with cardamom, nutmeg, and coriander. The result? A spooky cool brew that supposedly makes your glass glow bright despite the gloominess of the season.

Tasting Experience

Pouring the 22 oz. bottle into a goblet, the first impression is the copper hue with a modest white ring crowning the top. The aroma introduces a medley of sweet malt, candi sugar, clove, and banana. However, the taste takes a different turn, revealing dry malt, spicy hops, toasted pumpkin, clove, and candi sugar. The mouthfeel is described as medium-bodied with a spicy dry carbonation.

Deceptive Pumpkin Presence

Despite the promise of pumpkin in the mix, the Trickster falls short for those expecting a bold pumpkin beer. The pumpkin presence is subtle, leaving some drinkers disappointed. If you’re anticipating a pumpkin-forward experience, this brew might not quite meet your expectations.

Final Verdict

In conclusion, Midnight Sun Trickster stands as a decent Belgian brew, offering an interesting interplay of flavors and a touch of mystery. However, the misalignment with pumpkin expectations could leave some enthusiasts wanting more. It’s a unique experience for those seeking a twist on traditional Belgian ales, but the elusive pumpkin note might leave you yearning for a more pronounced presence in this magical concoction.

Modern Table Style

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
Midnight Sun BrewingSpiced/Herbed/Vegetable Beer22 oz.N/A