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Midnight Sun Trickster

December 9, 2013

I still don’t know much about this Alaskan Brewery besides the fact that they are from America’s Last Frontier, but in many ways that’s good because it allows their beers to speak for them. There’s plenty of decent breweries out there that I’m willing to talk more about because of their unique histories, or community engagement, but at the end of the day what really matters is the beer. Midnight Sun’s beers speak very well.

The Trickster is a clear amber color with a quick to dissipate white head. The nose immediately strikes you with some strong Belgian yeast supported by sweet vanilla and a tickle of black pepper. A middling body combined with a clean mouthfeel makes for a very drinkable Belgian.

Overall this beer is a sweet yet mellow combination of traditional Belgian flavors. Banana and Belgian yeast rest at the heart of this brew, providing a wonderful sweet background for the rest of the flavors. Once again, we see the vanilla and black pepper adding an interesting dimension to the beer, giving it a sort of pull between sweetness and spice. Winter baking spices provide a real warmth and flavor that provides just the right oomph to an already great brew. The beer comes to a close with these spices and a lingering sense of banana to create an almost banana bread sensation.

The Trickster is a beer you should definitely check out from a brewery that continues to be fantastic.

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