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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8430) - Ursel, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Dark golden hazy honey color with a quickly diminished cream colored head. Sweet citris orange and wild flower honey aroma. Thick and chewy - near cloying. Very sweet. light fruits followed by a floral hops flavor. Raisin flavors in the finish with a bit of warming alcohol. Malt aromas and flavors seem to come out as this one warms. A touch sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Pours a deep cloudy yellow, with nice head and good lacing. Fruits, wheat, and yeast just like a Belgian should smell. A very nice and complex, yet balanced flavor. Banannas and clove are prominent. North Coast knows what they're doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 3, 2003
Cloudy, yellow/light-orange body with a huge, off-white, dense head. Tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Smells of yeast, malt, corn and vegetables. Taste is very strong: Yeast and grapes up front, then lemongrass and pine. The flavor's approach is very interesting. It offers a good amount of fruity, sweet malt then a weird sour/tart hoppiness. Aftertaste is rather light compared to the big taste, but still complex: corn, sour mix, bitter/drying coffee, and alcohol. Yeast sediment in bottom of glass. This was a perculiar Pranqster, very quirky and enjoyable. This is a complex beer from one of my favorite breweries. Check it out! I had mine from a 12oz bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Thanks to elnadeau for this one Appearance: The Pranqster is a hazy golden pour with a quickly dissapating white head. Aroma: The nose has some candy, yeast & floral notes. It is a pleasant smell. Taste: Oh my God, a Belgian session beer. Tasty but not overpowering. You certainly don't notice the alcohol in this one. Great job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Hazed red gold and thick looking with a smallish head. Smells like some sort of Hi-C, straight outa the freshly opened can. Yeast bitterness fights with mango and mandarin orange on the fairly thick palate, and there is no winner, really, only tastebubs that have survived their role as battlefield. Interesting, kind of like La Chouffe, but not quite as good, not a real "gotta get this again" type beer, though I must admit I've had quite a few of these!

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