Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale


Pranqster is another one of the beers I picked up at Premier W&S which comes from the North Coast Brewing Company. It's a Belgian-style golden ale, or Belgian strong pale ale.

The beer itself was a bit clearer than I thought it would be. I expected some cloudiness from the yeast, but I guess any sediment really settled out, and I only gave it a gentle pour. The colour was a deep gold, with a copperish hue. A bit of head, but none of it stayed save for a ring and wafer-thin central cake of it. Just a few spots of lace.

The smell had some spice in it, like nutmeg & biscuits, also some fruits, like peach & apricot.

The flavour is spot-on for the style. This is definitely a Belgian-style brew. Lots of yeast flavour; lots of spice (clove & nutmeg). The fruit takes a back seat to both.

The feel's good. A little strong fizz-wise, and almost a little bit of a heart/alcohol burn, even though it's not that strong.

Overall, a very drinkable Belgian ale.

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