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RATINGS: 1552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries. PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that results in a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
The peachy color with light head and fruity aroma told me that this was going to be good. There’s a sweetness without being cloying and a frutiness without being overbearing of the malts. I wouldn’t have believed it was a 7.6 if I hadn’t read the label.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours the color of some sort of orange colored nectar, very hazy. Little head. I really like the taste of this stuff. Tastes sweet and fruity, almost pearlike. Also has a spicy taste to it. You can taste the alcohol a little which gives it a nice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled, Vintage, but I didn’t get the year: Golden coloured. Not head. Alcahol, fruit and sweetness in the aroma. Light fruit, yeast, spice and malt in the flavour. Has a thin body and the malt is dominant in the end, though its a very short end!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Pours cloudy apricot color with an off white dissipating head. Aroma is nice and rich with notes of yeast, spices, some serious candy sugar and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is quite fruity with light yeastiness. Not incredibly complex, but quite enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy tan/amber with a little head and thin lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity and malty with a hint of spice and cloves. Yeast and malt are up front. Sweet spices also. Feel is a bit cloudy/chalky but smooth. Finish is pleasant. Just OK

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Pours a cloudy peach / very light amber color,,starting with a good frothy head thad fades away,, yeasty, wheaty, sweet ,bitter, taste,,I didnt see nothing floating inthe bottle or glass!! not bad at all!! but not an 80!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours a cloudy peach color with a dissapointing head. Aroma is yeasty, with apricots, coriander and cloves. Taste is medium bodied, with ample carbonation and more of the yeastiness, with more citrus and spice, along with some pepper and bubblegum. Nice finish. No hint of alcohol. Pretty good, not the yeast attack I’ve seen in some belgians. Not excellent... just pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
(12 oz bottle) Solid effort at a dry Belgian golden ale for an American brewer; The spicy and yeasty flavor is quite prominent from start to finish, but the mildly sweet, apricot fruit flavor is quite apparent as well; The aroma is lightly spicy and lightly fruity with also a mild sourness; Very carbonated mouthfeel with a nice, full palate that is slightly sticky; The color is a hazy, light golden; Some small chunky dark sediment floating near the glass edge, but most was left on the bottom of the bottle; White head is fairly small on the pour and fades to a sheen rather quickly; With almost no head, lacing is not applicable for this beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a hazy orange with a small, 1-finger head with small particles. Spicy and musty (yeasty) aromas. Spicy tasting with hints of fruits (oranges and bananas). Watery body. Didn’t strike me as anything special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
To truly evaluate North Coast, I should have a beer of a style that is high on my list - right? First off, it is hard to believe that this is a 7+% Belgian. There is just a certain thin factor that has its positives and negatives in this one. The positive is that this is a very refreshing and drinkable beer. The negative is that the bang for the buck isn’t there in terms of pure flavor. This is clealy to style, but no more interesting than a decent homebrew. The only distinctive I could pull out of it was a rosewater sweetness.


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