My wife went to World Market to pick up some of her favorite coffee syrups. World market also has a small liquor section. Here, they offer a unique selection of beers that you often don’t find at the other stores. They also offer the chance to make a mixed six-pack. My wife, not being a fan of beers herself, grabbed a very random mix of beers for me.
Among the beers she brought me was the PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale. Belgian style golden ales can be fermented up to three times. They’re also typically strong in their alcohol content reaching up to 9%. The PranQster offering claimed to be only 7.6%, but this was still enough to leave me slightly light-headed after just one.
This bright yellow beer looked like a hefeweizen. It smelled like a hefeweizen. And, it tasted very similar to a hefeweizen. In fact, hefeweizen and Belgian wheat beers are often described as “cousins.” This is a sweet beer, but as hefeweizens often have a mildly medicinal taste, that is absent in this brew. PranQster offers a beer with good flavor, not too strong, and very pleasing. I wasn’t expecting a beer like this when I sat to write this blog, and I usually need to be in a specific mood to appreciate a beer like this. It turns out I’m in such a mood.
Will I buy this beer again? Yes, if I can find it. It was a bit of a fluke that I was able to have this beer. I hope I will come across it again some day. Should you drink this beer? If you’re a fan of hefeweizen, you’ll like this. If you’ve never had a hefeweizen, this might be a good beer to try first. The Belgian style wheat beer is milder than a hefeweizen, and it might be a bit easier to introduce yourself to.
I give this beer 4/5 caps.