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RATINGS: 1516   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (260) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Love this beer. Tastes like a classic belgian ale, but without the higher ABV which could make Pranqster an excellent session beer. Very clean, very crisp. Almost with an apple taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChewyBeer (89) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
Poured from tap, cloudy golden colour with medium head. Not strong nose with a bit of sulphur. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Banana coming through on the flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (472) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours cloudy medium gold with a short, short-lived white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, ripe fruit, banana and faint cloves. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitterness. (6/10) Medium body, low carbonation, creamy and spicy finish. (3/5) An acceptable - if not stellar - Belg-ish pale. A shade too sweet for my preference, and lacking the crispness and dryness I associate with BSPAs. A decent American interpretation of this Belgian style, especially for the price. (14/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jared_Clifton (11) - - JAN 24, 2015
Pours very light and cloudy with a one finger head. Very light body. Very light belgian taste with floral and fruity flavors and finishes very smooth. Very easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (67) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Very floral nose from the yeast strain. On the tongue, you can pick up more floral and yeasty flavors, with it mellowing out on the palate. Another very solid beer from North Coast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (303) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
Fairly clear golden pour with small one finger head that lasts about 3 min. Sweet and fruity aromas - candi sugar and a multitude of dried fruits with a little earthy and lightly funky belgian yeast. The taste is also highly sweet and fruity, with dried pineapple, dried banana, dried papaya, dried apple, preserved cherry, a little biscuit and only a hint of funk. Medium to full bodied, oily and a little spicy. A good range of flavours but let down by a cloying sweetness. Would’ve been even better with some bitterness and/or dryness to balance it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is about a finger high, and white in shade. Retention is lacking next to the Duvels of the world, but it doesn’t fizzle to nothing immediately. There are some splotchy patches of lacing left on the glass. S: This really seems to hit more of the malty/bready notes instead of the estery ones. Prevalent notes of bread and black pepper comprise the majority of this beer’s aroma. It’s not entirely devoid of fruit, however - some nice apple, lemon, and grape skin tones come out when this beer warms up. T: It starts off very bready, spiced with a touch of black pepper. This flavor sticks all the way to the finish, but there’s a pleasant (yet subdued) flavor of fruit esters (like grape skin, lemon, and apple) to keep it somewhat interesting. Would be great with more depth; still pretty good. M: Somehow, it’s a little ’cleaner’ than I like my Belgian-style ales to feel. It’s got the crispness and carbonation nailed down pat, but it could also use a little more dryness, as well. I don’t really get the feel of ’evaporating off of my palate" like I do with other BSPAs. O: A solid ’Murican interpretation of the style. This one wasn’t fully nailed in particular - it needs more complexity AND a drier back end - but it’s reasonably priced enough where I’d gladly buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (841) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, spices and fruity esters. Body is full and crisp. Funky yeast, pale malt, spices and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Complex, tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2388) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
0,355 l bottle from Biervana dough, floral, cereal, caramel, herbs, barnyard, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2014
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-golden colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of peach, mirabelle, apricot, a sweet-ish sugar powder touch. Taste is initially slightly sweet fruity with reiteration of flavours, later minimally tart, minimally yeasty spicy with a floral touch. Nice, refreshing, easy drinkable, flattering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (107) - - DEC 2, 2014
(Bottle) Pretty good beer. Nothing too special; slightly spicy, malty, and a bit of apricot fruitiness. I would drink this over many other beers but it’s also not something I would go out of my way to get.

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