Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 49degrees:
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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3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was a hazy pale golden color, it came with a nice frothy head. Nice nose consisting of soft fruits like pears and apricots plus light spice and bubblegum.
Sweet tasting overall, more fruity than sugary. Mild clove and some other spice at the finish. This has a nice feel. Good stuff.
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2014 02:33:23 | More by DIM
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into an Allagash tulip. Yeast roused and poured.
A: Golden-orange color. Very hazy with some yeasty silt in suspension. Fine-bubbled white head holds on at a half inch in height. A thin sheet of delicate lacing eventually slides down the glass, forming rings in its wake.
S: Very floral. Esters of star fruit and pithy orange. Chalky yeast, slightly musty. Light minerality. Browned biscuits and wheat. Zesty little wheat snap. Faint alcohol and medicinal phenol.
T: Pithy orange and lemon, star fruit. Floral hops. Chalky and musty yeast. Toasted biscuit and some creamy wheat. Coriander? Very faint alcohol. Medicinal phenols are tame. Dry finish of yeast, biscuit, faint phenol and pithy hop bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a sense of weight. Wheat adds a frothy and creamy feel. Lightly scrubbing carbonation still allows the beer to press down on the tongue.
O: The curveball here is all the wheat character. It's not expected, as when you're drinking a Belgian Golden, you tend to look to Duvel for comparison. It really works though. While Duvel is all about clean pilsner malt character and great balance, Pranqster achieves a similar balance, albeit with a wheaty approach and perhaps a bit more complexity because of it. Yeast, malt (and wheat adjunct), and hops all work very harmoniously together, and this ends up being far too easy to finish.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 05:42:00 | More by ryan1788a5
4.34/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Orangish-yellow, cloudy. Head disappeared quickly, no lacing.
Smell: Malt, yeast, spices and honey.
Taste: Floral, good yeast and fruitiness; melons and pears?
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. kind of dry.
Overall: Very tasty. Being my third or fourth Belgian, I'm starting to find that I really enjoy this style the more I drink it. Hides the 7.6% abv very well.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 22:18:58 | More by TheGenesisOfElegance
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.