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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,347 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2347
Reviews: 1125
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%


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:
IBU's: 20

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-1998)
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Reviews by 1759Girl:
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1759Girl

California

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of this while up in Fort Bragg touring their brewery. Really nice people there; I was glad to save this for a tasting.

Appearance> hazy, warm golden ale with a small creamy head that goes quickly and no lacing.

Smell> yeasty, possibly sweet malt scent

Taste> An A for complexity. Started off tart, smoothly followed by a lovely grainy flavor with apple and spice.

Mouthfeel> Like a good champagne that finds its way around the palette.

Drinkability> too sweet for me to drink often, but it is still oh so nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 03:53:41 | More by 1759Girl
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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,347 ratings.