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RATINGS: 1501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewersí 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Okay, this beer poured out a golden color. White head that didnít hold. The beer was cloudy with evident sediment floating in it. A citrus and spice smell with some elements which are probably yeast. The taste of it definately had some citrus elements. The overall taste is pretty good. For a strong ale style, it hid itís alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2002
This one comes courtesy of belgianhomebrew. The beer itself comes out swinging germanically, as in when I first smelled and sipped it, I thought íholy shit, this is a weiss beerí. The first thing that hit me was a puckering citrus action with esters slinking strong and silky just behind. It took some time for the gentler, spicier, fruitier notes to catch up, but when they did I started to relax and enjoy the witlike subtleties. An odd brew, but an enjoyable one. Havenít had Duvel yet, but Iíll seek it out now, on this recommendation. Thanks Chris!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a smaller head than I was expecting which quickly dissipates. I expected more head for the style. Nose is dominated by the spicy yeast flavors with some estery hints underneath. On the tongue, the change dominance with an apricot-like esteriness trying unsuccessfully to hide the spiciness. The Pranqster has more esters than most of the Belgians pales Iíve had, but the spiciness and flavor isnít as subtle as La Chouffe. Leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste in the back of the mouth. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
A nice golden brew with a light touch of acidulated malt. Good head. Light and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Very hazy. Little to no head. Great complex slightly sweet aroma of hop, alcohol, and fruit. Slightly spicy and fullbodied. A quite enjoyable Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Tawny/taupe color similar to an IPA. Sour hop smell with and edge of evergreen that becomes more prominent. A smooth easty to quaff ale with rounded pinyness--rather one dimensional in taste. Despite the high alcohol content this beer tastes like Belgian Ale-Light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Pours with a big white head, cloudy golden color. Good light fruit aroma. Finishes fairly dry. A nice golden Belgian Ale from America. Thanks legion242!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
Lots of fruit in the nose, slightly spicy taste. Bright golden appearance. Hoppy, decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Love the sediments at the bottom of the bottle, Complex flavors, a little sour for my tastes, but the hops help in the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djmd (4) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2002 does not count
This is the one that got me started on the belgians. Stronger than it was last year! One of the most flavorful beers Iíve ever had.

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