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RATINGS: 1592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Had at the brewery tap. Lovely nose, drawing on in to drink it. Higher alcohols create a drying, puckering mouthfeel that needed more malt in the grain bill to balance. Nice head, good beer, and one that managed to really re-start my evening for me, but seemed a bit like a one-ff - surprised to see so many reviews of it.

3.2
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Golden and hazy with little head and some floaters. Funky aroma of mold, bread yeast, some rotten fruit, banana, a little candi sugar. Interesting flavors that seem to fight each other. Some bread, some spice, a little sweetness. Some fruit and citrus also. A bit of a muddled finish.

2.9
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Tasted at library alehouse in santa monica. Draft 16 ounce. Little or no aroma, appearance is golden yellow, slightly cloudy. Very thin white head. Flavour is sweet, slight honey taste, but overall one dimensional and uninteresting

3.3
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Bubblegummy citrus/coriander and bananas emanates from the glass rapidly among a blast of sweet yeastiness. . Golden to light amber appearance. Generous white head. Slight notes of white wine, apple and bitter orange. Very mellow hops, dissimulated among the yeast flavors. It feels belgian enough, though a bit too sweet ultimately. If you’re not gonna throw the ingredients to dry your triple out, you need to have a decadent multi-layered desserty maltiness and a complex estery profile (see tripel karmeliet) to score big with me.

3.8
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Clove, coriander, yeast and banana in the nose. Pretty sweet, spicy and malty with the same notes as the aroma plus fruity esters, orange peel, lemon and floral hops. Alcohol content very well hidden. Not much bitterness detected. Medium body with subtle carbonation. No lacing, not much head retention. Overall, nice beer.

3.8
run20six2 (123) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
A very good tasting beer that has a noticeable alcohol taste. Had this one at isaac newtons

3.4
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 poured a clowdy golden color with thin white head and very little nose. the flavor was very wheaty with a faint hint of citrus. there was also a hint of spice, almost like anis. a decent lighter beer.

3.5
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very sweet and malty. Apple, banana, citrus, and a little spice. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with small white head that struggles to get going and quickly becomes a ring around the glass. Sweet up front with some apple. Finishes citrusy with a moderate sourness and lots of spice.

3.6
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle. Poured liquid gold, zero head. Aroma of candi sugar and lavender, touch of standard Belgian yeast. Flavor same. Mouthfeel rich and a bit sticky, carbonated just right. Better than most beers, but lower in the Belgian category than others I’ve tried. My rating may be skewed down in how it compares to these others within the same style

3.1
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2005
A nice enough Belgian. A little bit orangish in flavor and aroma. Golden color with a thin white head. Had much less taste than I expected from it.


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