Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A very fruity but well rounded belgian style golden ale that immediately reminds me of Duvel, La Fin Du Monde, and Don De Dieu in terms of its overall style, appeal, frankness and enjoyability.
Pours a very nice, mid-toned golden hue but failed to deliver much of a foamy head, despite the brewery stating that this beer is best enjoyed with a BIG head. The head gave way quickly to little more than a solid surface foam with no lacing on the glass. The collar was reasonably sized, but the perfumy aroma I had hoped for thanks to a large bubbly head never materialized.
Depsite the lack of a decent sized head, the aromatic essence of fruit, malts and some nice herbal blends (corriander appears to be heavily present -- which is nice) came through very well.
Taste wise, the pleasing bouquet left on the nose quickly attached itself to the palette in pleasing quantities. This is a very flavorful beer with lots of fruit flavors, that typical almost musty grab that most Belgian styled ales deliver, plus a real nice malt blend makes this a very pleasing drink.
I've rarely seen this brew offered in retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest, but if you by chance spot this little offering on the shelves, do yourself a favor and grab a bottle or two. The price is right and it certainly hits the palette very well.
[ STATS:>> SERVING: 12 oz. Bottle / ABV: 6.9% / PRICE: $1.79 USD ]
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2003 17:17:49 | More by 49degrees
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