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RATINGS: 1486   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2002
I would say this beer was on par with my expectations of a Belgian ale. Hazy gold color, poor head retention (I may have poured it too gently). Yeasty, estery aroma, typical for a Belgian, nothing extravagant. Same goes for the flavor, not as sweet as some Belgians. Interesting finish, tough to describe, not really bitter, sweet, or dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Loaded with sediment. Lots of neat, erratic belgian lace. Soft buttery & kind of sweet. Lots of yeast, reminds me of a nice wheat!! =) Surprisingly bitter taste, full of zest and body. A strons somewhat satly finish, wierd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
north coast is defintely one of my favorite cali breweries. always distinct taste and always high on the alcohol level. this is great beer to have with dinner or brunch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
color is a very hazy golden with lots and lots of suspended floaties. head is short-lived though. aroma is quite fruity with a bit of pronounced clove. flavor is heavy on the spice with some fruit..but finish is strong on clove.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2002
creamy alcoholic aroma, cloudy but zero head, totally yeasty and alcoholy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
As the description reads, the finish is very clean. It’s a fine Belgian Ale, but there better ones out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Very easily drinkable, almost too easy. Very nice ale, with beautiful aroma and very clean taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
While this has considerable, even tripel-level strength, I found this rather easy drinking and balanced. Perhaps a bit of sourness, but generally not bad at all.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 7/28/02: unripe pumpkin with an alive and moldy top which was squeezing bubbles out from its organic mass...wheaty and spicy and very belgian...spicy onslaught..like a spilled spice rack...too spicy almost...yeasty...spiced spice with some spice..tangy but too damn spicy IMO..try not to try too hard there North coast...spices are good to some extent but CHILL OUT ...cuz homeboy da spices are unbearable here..I don't appreciate the comparisons to Duvel because this beer is nothing close to duvel...I dumped half the bottle and now have 3 more..who wants it
Re-Rate 9/3/02: I hate this beer and I dumped more than half the bottle this time..Cloying cloying cloying pooh!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Nice amber color, Good head. Very yeasty aroma, perhaps due to the "floaties" that came out upon pouring. Spicy flavor.


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