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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
A very drinkable and enjoyable Belgian Ale indeed!I liked this one from the moment I tasted it and I definitely would enjoy having this one again and again!It poured a small sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that fully dissipated.The body was carbonated, clear with floaties and it had a golden hue.The nose was malty and fruity with a sweet and fruity flavor from start to finish.The palate was smooth, somewhat thin and light bodied.There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5084) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 9, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized mostly diminishing white colored bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body with floating particles in it that were not yeast and a fair lacing. It had a fruity apricot like aroma and a smooth slightly bubble mouthfeel. The flavor was a very nice Belgian one with dough notes dominating it. The flavor was very enjoyable indeed. Well recoommended!

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1011) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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