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RATINGS: 1611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Average sized, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing. Clear yellow-amber body. Bread, cookie, cereal malt (M); flowery, herb hos (M); clove, grape, pear, apple, white wine, nutmeg aromas. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish which is quite short. Medium-full body, oily/creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: flavor and aroma are a little underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I smell bananas and bread in the aroma. Tastes just like a Belgian should. Citrusy and perky. Its definitely a quality beer. Wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I sampled this bottle. Very pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Tap, Maproom, Chicago. DOPE. I really enjoyed this one, from smell to finish. Huge frothy head diminished to light grazing of white bubbles. Smelled of banana, cheese, and a bit of lemon. The flavor was moderately acidic and sweet in the front with a very faint bitterness. The flavor seemed to be a complex combination of fruit flavors and spice flavors that I’m not good enough to identify, but it was good. The finish was somewhat creamy with a little bit of alcohol on the breath, fuller than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Original Rating (7-4-6-3-13=3.3): Mild coriander with toasted malt in the aroma. Alcohol very noticeable. Pale golden yellow with dense white head that recedes to cover. Malty flavour with light dusting of spices - pepper, coriander and some citrusy characteristics. Lasting mild sweetness. Body is medium with fizzy mouthfeel. Fairly unexciting. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Rerate (5-2-6-2-11=2.6): Tropical fruits, sherry tones and doughy yeast in the aroma. Hazy copper coloured body a crown of low white head that recedes to ring. Tropical fruits and cookie dough are dominant with some notes of sherry in the fairly sweet aroma. Light finishing bitterness takes the edge off. Medium body with strong, prickly carbonation. Bottle sampled at Peculier Pub in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Honey yellow in colour. Aroma had some mild alcohol, light sweetness and some yeast. Flavour was malty, some bananas, alcohol, spices, pepper and mild hops. Mild finish, smooth with a slight bitterness. I expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a small dissipating head. Aroma is of honey, malt, wheat. Taste is of honey, wheat, and a little hops. Good mouth feel. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bičre 2004. I’ve been looking forward to having this beer for a while - luckily I didn’t need to trade for it. Pours a thin, white head with a cloudy orange body. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Nose of slight rubbing alcohol, vanilla, orange and spice. Smooth yet tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2006 Pours with a beautiful red grapefruit flesh color. A little carbonation sticks to the side of the glass. After the initial visual impression, I had high hopes. However, I was dissapointed. This smells of ginger, peaches and grapefruit. The taste is tart with grapefruit at first. Then, bread and spicy nutmeg balance this out. A decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
Medium head, sweet aroma and flavor. A mix of sugary ingredients balenced with a good amout of spiciness. I liked it !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
Tap@North coast. Has the same yeasty flavour of Duvel (i.e fair amount of character, but nice and soft. This was spicy, appley, lemony, yeasty, nice warming finish, not too bad.

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