Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.89/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
First time trying this or anything from North Coast for that matter. I don't usually go for the four packs but it was on sale, whoo! Pours golden, totally clarified, effervescing like crazy, with about an inch of cream head. Smells of crisp apple, yeast, a little funkiness. Somewhat underwhelming flavor profile given the nose. Alcohol comes through a bit, more cidery than I expected, lightly sweet, yeasty, and tad bitter at the finish. Mouthfeel is on the lower side of medium, and the carbonation is really apparent. I gotta say, there's almost something pilsner-like about it, and I like a good pils, but was expecting something more like a tripel. Definitely get a warming sensation in the belly from the 7.6 abv. Overall, I think it's good but I'm not wowed by it. I will say as it warms it opens up a bit more, but still not super-impressed. I must also say that I felt pretty much the same way about Don de Dieu and Damnation, two other highly rated Belgian strong pales. Good beer, but I probably wouldn't get it again over something like NB Trippel or GD Orabelle.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 00:33:43 | More by BeerWizard
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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
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