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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,001 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,001
Reviews: 1,187
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 125
Gots: 352 | 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: 3,001 | Reviews: 1,187
Photo of peraltaspade72
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great easy to drink intro to belgian pale ales.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent brew from this Cali beer that is easy for me to get. I've always enjoyed this one.

Photo of Brock915
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer, yum yum yum!

Photo of AggroHH
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's no St. Bernardus Abt 12, but it's not too bad

Photo of Rutkiller
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special here. Hints of banana and clove. Decent looking beer, but again, nothing really unique. Wouldn't drink again.

Photo of ajm5108
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp and refreshing, good bite of that earthy yeast and dry malt finish. Goes down smooth. Lacks distinction but still a very good brew.

Photo of MikeHBerk79
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not my type of beer, but it's very good.

Photo of jetpilot12
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful in color, nice dark gold color to it. Taste was out of this world, personally one of my favorite beers.

Photo of Jerebeer
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I served the beer in a chalice, and it lured with a half inch of head. It has some turbidity and is a 9 on the SRM scale. I taste some fruity, maybe a hint of lemon, and a little bit of spice. This is a very balanced beer. I do think it lives up to the hype. This is up there with one of the best Golden Ales I have had.

Photo of sphmiel
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at iTap Central West End.
In a goblet, hazy gold with quickly fading head. Fruity aroma, carried into the taste, more peppery, herbal flavors. Just enough carbonation, some lingering spicy notes.
Overall very solid.

Photo of whitebrow
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty good. Not sure what the fuss is about on the higher rankings. quite enjoyable though

Photo of ShanePB
2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served via 12 oz bottle, disappointing considering its reputation and overall score from the community at large

Photo of tb4475
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wasn't a fan of this one

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

Good beer with a lot of taste

Photo of muckaduck
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Belgian style ale, with an Abbey feel to it. Slightly fruit taste but with a good, dry finish. Hint of spices make it more bold. Excellent beer to drink at length!

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Has a dark golden body that is slightly transparent. Hard pour generates some head that doesn't stick around much.

Spicy, floral, banana on the nose.

Lots of coriander like spice on the flavor with some pepper. Also some banana and a slight citric element.

Slightly crisp and more body than expected. Ends dry.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ChaimS
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a solid white head settles down to a half finger and stays. light to moderate carbonation.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,001 ratings.