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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,913 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,913
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 119
Gots: 309 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-1998

IBU's: 20
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Ratings: 2,913 | Reviews: 1,171 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cwd
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bumchilly25
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriarMickOnThePlateau
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ms333
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- solid golden color. I did not get much of a head out of this pour and the lace dissipated pretty quickly until it was gone throughout the rest of the drink.
Smell- fruity, bannana, pear, and alcohol.
Taste- phenolic, alcohol, fruity and spicy.
Feel- dry finish.

Photo of kcknolte
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwmson1
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

True Abbey Ale quality & Flavor brewed right here in Cali, USA.... outstanding flavor finish look and feel. Beautiful cloudy hue...... and very potent

Photo of Boldenglishale
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zard
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light lemon and yeast taste.

Photo of reptile3141
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy; dull gold in color; 2 finger white head that receded to a thin film; nice Belgian lacing;

S: an initial burst of citrus, then coriander mixes in; a little peppery spice;

T: lemon up front; strong coriander by mid-palate - overwhelms everything else; a bit of banana at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish; alcohol is slightly warming;

O: much more coriander that I expected or wanted;

Photo of Rabi
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stuff...reminds me of my days in Humboldt County...

Photo of alostplot
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalaballa
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dry and spicy and not to my taste.

Photo of PVMT
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leantom
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A classic finally reviewed. Here goes:

A: Only mediocre thing about the beer. Pours a small head but with adequate lacing. Also very cloudy and yellow but with good carbonation.

S: Very good. Bready Belgian yeast, candied sugar, coriander, clove, orange peel and lighter spices. Very complex, even if not quite as good as beers from other Belgian beer brewers.

T: Excellent. Bready Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, etc. Follows the nose really well.

F: Thick and bready. Good.

O: Good beer.

Photo of mrgondolier
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a classic for what it is, and probably the best, or darn near the best, belgian style beer made in the united states. one of the originals, thats for sure, and i think it has all the elements. its authentically belgian in appearance no doubt, with a foamy tall white head on it that doesnt fade a bit. the nose is a little sweet, a little bubblegum to it, but more refined fruit notes, pear and yellow plum, even apple to it, lots of esters there, and it translates to the taste, where yeast is really the primary flavor agent, although the beer is well hoppy for what it is, and has a rather sturdy grain base that provides structure and sweetness, almost like a tripel more than a belgian pale in the grain build. it all comes together really well though, a great unity, and this could easily pass as belgian truly. one of those beers that drinks so easy though you dont realize how strong it is. a specimen in that regard! look out! possibly my favorite all the time beer from north coast.

Photo of Jufu07
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,913 ratings.