RATINGS: 1624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2006 Pours with a beautiful red grapefruit flesh color. A little carbonation sticks to the side of the glass. After the initial visual impression, I had high hopes. However, I was dissapointed. This smells of ginger, peaches and grapefruit. The taste is tart with grapefruit at first. Then, bread and spicy nutmeg balance this out. A decent beer for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
Medium head, sweet aroma and flavor. A mix of sugary ingredients balenced with a good amout of spiciness. I liked it !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
[email protected] coast. Has the same yeasty flavour of Duvel (i.e fair amount of character, but nice and soft. This was spicy, appley, lemony, yeasty, nice warming finish, not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2004
An interesting beer. Pours a light copper with a frothy white head. The nose was floral and bananas. Medium bodied. Nice spicy flavor. This was a good drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pours out a cloudy orange with a medium head. Very fruity and yeasty aroma. The flavor is not as in-your-face as many Belgians are. Still, yeasts and spices are the prevaling flavors. Very nice, but nothing to drive cross-country for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2004
very lemony and piney nose, some malt and yeast. hazy dark straw color. really floral taste with the typical fruit flavors, lots of banana. very smooth, and it hides the alcohol really well. excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Pours cloudy, deep orange with decent sized head. Aroma of belgian yeast, perfume, and a little fruity. Has a hint of sweet butter in the flavor. Has fairly typical belgian flavors. Apples, bananas, spices and yeast. This seems to be a mild version of a belgian. Not bad, but I have had better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Cloudy light golden amber with a large lasting frothy off white head. Musty, spicy aroma of clove, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, honey and light bread. Medium light watery body with soft carbonation. Flavor of clove, cinnamon, ginger, honey, ripe cheese, allspice and light bread. Good but not great, forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Nice Belgian, with flavors of brown sugar, caramel, cloves, banana and malt. Very smooth with only a hint of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 This is a rather nice interpretation of the Belgian Golden Ale style and one of my favorite North Coast beers. Sadly this one was absent from our market for a number of years but it is making a reappearance +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a light bronze color with a small tan head. There is a moderate sweet sugar, breadyand lightly fruity aroma. The flavor is a mix of sweet, sour and vague spice with moderate notes of ripe golden fruits and sugar. Medium length fruit and sugar finish. Fairly full bodied. All in all an excellent beer.


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