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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
another attempt at abelgian, this one isnt bad, but lacks the character of a true belgian. Very crisp and refreshing with a dry hoppyness, a strange beer indeed

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Poured a nice honey gold, with a very energetic head. Sweet and hoppy golden Belgian aroma. The taste, though, is a pleasure. Has quite the buttery assault, that is followed up with a very brief bitter shock, that opens up into the Belgian ale headyness. Just a tad of a bitter linger at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Definitely smells like a Belgian brew. Tastes pretty good but something just doesn't seem 100% Belgian about it - perhaps it's that it's brewed in CA by North Coast? A pretty good beer none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Poured an nice orange color and very hazy. Small head, good lacing with decent carbonation. Smells very spicy with some sweet fruit. Just about the most spicy beer I've smelled yet. Also, some sour notes. Flavor not nearly as spicy as the aroma. Mainly sweet with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Aroma is reminiscent of a witbier although a bit frutier. Coriander and spiciness in general are prevelant. FLavor is sweet all around with a nice spicy finish. Palte is thick--not like a stout--but certainly mouth coating. Very satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Tastes okay for a (mock) belgian. Somewhat citrusy, orange taste, everything else is pretty standard.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Pours a thick golden color with a big frothy head (Not bubbly as one might expect). Notes of orange and udder sweetness with only a little hop spice. First sip is nice but too thick for the style. Ok at about 50 F but gets cloyingly sweet as it warms. Reminds me a little of HOTD Rose minus a lout of the spicy undertones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Rich yellow-gold hue with a slight haze. Sweet candied malt, vanilla, and soft fruit aromas come out. These were followed with a sweet and malty flavor that ends with a delicately spicy finish. This was a great find at a local wine store-on sale for $2 a 4 pack. Belgian fans will find this an acceptable substitute and newcomers should enjoy it as well.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
(draught) Dull-hazy orange; little white head. Nose is just a little malty, and some citrus. Taste is fruity, quite orangey, bit yeasty. Retronasal quite typical orange zest. Mouthfeel is rather thinnish. I'm not overly impressed with this legendary beer. It's run-of-the-mill Belgian. (second try, draught also - version probably for competition purposes) Better version, especially in the nose, much more estery-fruity. The beer is supposed to be deliberately tart, which I cannot find back. Nose rating would be 7/10, anyway, overall also +2 points.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Nice hoppy/citrusy aroma when cold. Easing up to warm and malty when room temp. Not much head, just a bead along the side. Medium Full mouth feel, with a nice tart and slightly bitter finish. Wonderful use of hops to balance the high alcohol. I like this one a lot, it's converting me to triples instead of doubles.


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