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RATINGS: 1593   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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3.3
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
True to the style for flavor with strong clove presence, medium body, golden in color with a strong aroma. Palate was rather nice and a nice looking beer. Not my style, by any means though.

3.5
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2004
Sweet orange surfaces with light citrus drops over the flowery malt field...A creamy feel is spiced by some bready yeast and a nagging alcohol note...Buried hop resin is felt but this low-carbonation Belgian is definitely emphasizing its sweet fruitiness...

3.8
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Pours cloudy gold. Aroma is fruity/yeasty. A little banana in the nose. Flavor is fruity and lively. Nice coriander, citrus flavor with a warm dry finish. Alcohol hidden well. Full bodied with nice carbonation. A little acidic. A very nice brew.

3.4
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Average sized, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing. Clear yellow-amber body. Bread, cookie, cereal malt (M); flowery, herb hos (M); clove, grape, pear, apple, white wine, nutmeg aromas. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish which is quite short. Medium-full body, oily/creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: flavor and aroma are a little underwhelming.

3.6
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I smell bananas and bread in the aroma. Tastes just like a Belgian should. Citrusy and perky. Its definitely a quality beer. Wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I sampled this bottle. Very pleasant surprise.

3.9
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Tap, Maproom, Chicago. DOPE. I really enjoyed this one, from smell to finish. Huge frothy head diminished to light grazing of white bubbles. Smelled of banana, cheese, and a bit of lemon. The flavor was moderately acidic and sweet in the front with a very faint bitterness. The flavor seemed to be a complex combination of fruit flavors and spice flavors that I’m not good enough to identify, but it was good. The finish was somewhat creamy with a little bit of alcohol on the breath, fuller than I expected.

3
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Original Rating (7-4-6-3-13=3.3): Mild coriander with toasted malt in the aroma. Alcohol very noticeable. Pale golden yellow with dense white head that recedes to cover. Malty flavour with light dusting of spices - pepper, coriander and some citrusy characteristics. Lasting mild sweetness. Body is medium with fizzy mouthfeel. Fairly unexciting. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Rerate (5-2-6-2-11=2.6): Tropical fruits, sherry tones and doughy yeast in the aroma. Hazy copper coloured body a crown of low white head that recedes to ring. Tropical fruits and cookie dough are dominant with some notes of sherry in the fairly sweet aroma. Light finishing bitterness takes the edge off. Medium body with strong, prickly carbonation. Bottle sampled at Peculier Pub in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

3
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Honey yellow in colour. Aroma had some mild alcohol, light sweetness and some yeast. Flavour was malty, some bananas, alcohol, spices, pepper and mild hops. Mild finish, smooth with a slight bitterness. I expected more.

3
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a small dissipating head. Aroma is of honey, malt, wheat. Taste is of honey, wheat, and a little hops. Good mouth feel. A nice brew.

3.4
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. I’ve been looking forward to having this beer for a while - luckily I didn’t need to trade for it. Pours a thin, white head with a cloudy orange body. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Nose of slight rubbing alcohol, vanilla, orange and spice. Smooth yet tart.


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