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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
PranQster pours a nice, deep, hazy straw yellow with a light, frothy white head that stands at about two fingers and dissipates quickly. Lots of spicy fruit on the nose. Sweet and almost tropical on the top but supported well by the classic "Belgian spice".Banana also lying underneath the tropical fruit scent. There’s a yeasty bready smell here lingering around too. Very crisp and refreshing on the olfactory Very crisp Belgian spice taste with some remarkable earthy flavors. Sweet on the center but not as tropical as on the nose. I get some bread and yeast but only on the back of the tongue. Definitely dominated by the Belgian yeast. Crisp and carbonated as a Belgian should be. Really tasty Belgian style for a reasonable price. I’ve yet to be let down by North Coast and this is just another easy drinker Belgian that proves their worth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - SEP 23, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass. The appearance has a one finger, plush white head. The color is cloudy light orange. The aroma is banana, yeast, floral, and clove. The taste is slightly spicy floral hops with a minimal mellowed citrus. A little bit of a straw character there. The high Gravity is sneaky. Great Belgian style strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (582) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2016
Pas convaincu. Assez éthylique pour peu de vrais arômes. On trouve des pommes confites, des abricots, de la levure et un petit fond malté. Assez sucrailleux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (182) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
De color dorado, se observa turbia, corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, burbujas compactas. En el aroma destaca el dulzor de las maltas y la levadura, notas a miel, plátano, pimienta, clavo, frutos amarillos, algo herbal y floral de los lúpulos usados. En boca similar al aroma, el retrogusto un amargor ligero no astringente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Hazy golden amber, white foam. Nice, sweet, estery, spicy. Pear drop, floral. Pretty decent stuff. If I were being hypercritical it felt a bit heavy and less attenuated making it more of a boozy mouthful than some Belgian Belgians.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
This is one of those American Belgian beers which is American brewing at the top of its game. Belgian style robust flavours. A merry prankster indeed. Colour is rich golden Amber to orange with a soft medium white foam head. Nose is fresh apricot fruit, lovely yeasty fruit esters, little ripe banana, pale cereal malts, slight fruit must. Taste is nice crisp fruity Belgian yeast, fresh apricot, crisp barley cereal malts. Finish is toasty grains, estery apricot, some dry-ish yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a small, white head that dissipates to an outer ring, leaving lace. Sweet, fruity aroma of peach, apricot, yeast and spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, orange, peach, apricot, yeast, spice and alcohol with a dry, light bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
0.355l bottle from Whole Foods Market Tribeca. This is a light cloudy honey-golden one with a small quickly islandy just off-white top. I get some Belgian yeasty thing on the nose next to ripe banana, flour, wheat and lots of red sweet apples. Yeah, the Belgian yeast stick in the taste also. It’s light sweet actually, nit much bitterness here. Soft oily on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is a little bit higher than average. Quite tasty i have to say. Malty sweet with that Belgian yeast running the show. Ripe zest and a little bit if banana in the taste also. Hints of the alcohol, but that could just be the Belgian yeast. Quite a pleasant one to nip to here right about now. 20.06.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Draft at wendover beer festival. Cloudy golden color, classic Belgian golden ale, very nice balance of spiciness and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (878) - - JUN 13, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Pretty decent strong ale. Has the usual plum flavor followed by an alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (575) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Golden color with a slight haze and white head. Aroma of fruit, Belgian yeast. Light Belgian ale flavor. Not bad.

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