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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,505 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,505
Reviews: 1,132
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 92
Gots: 136 | 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:
IBU's: 20

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-1998)
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hey review #1,000! Cool! Poured out of the bottle into a tulip.

A: Hazy yellow-white with a nice orange tint. One finger eggshell white head faded rapidly into a thin layer of foam on the top. Minimal lacing.

S: Smells like your typical BSPA. Yeasty, floral, with a tinge of hops at the end.

T: Wow! This is a great tasting beer! A pleasantly surprising hoppiness hits the palate right up front, which I was not expecting. This quickly gives way to a buttery floral taste, and leaves notes of hops lingering after swallowing. Really good stuff.

M: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. It feels kind of like a blanket is sitting on top of the tongue preventing all of the beer from surrounding it. Really weird, but not unpleasant.

O: Great tasting beer with everything else about it slightly above average. This is a really good example of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. One would never guess that it was brewed in California. Will certainly drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 01:22:20 | More by MammothTarantula
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

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
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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Minnesota

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
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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,505 ratings.