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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,525 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,525
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 95
Gots: 141 | 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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Nerudamann

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter/over-sized wine glass.

Look - light amber, pretty clear, with about a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly. Low and slow carbonation.

Smell - definite "Belgian Ale" type of smell. Fruity and fresh-smelling. Like a sparkling wine or a freshening Weizen.

Taste - Fruity/citrusy blends as it lingers on the palate. Floral and fresh tasting. Lovely aftertaste. Texture is well-balanced..not too watery nor too creamy.

Drinkability - very nice brew! I tend to love anything of the Belgian school, and this is a good American example.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 03:39:34 | More by Nerudamann
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Idrankitall

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-23-2014 16:16:59 | More by thufflife
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-21-2014 14:18:02 | More by John_Beeryman
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-19-2014 01:52:19 | More by Brendan1984
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2014 22:03:55 | More by JesseLara
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2014 19:46:48 | More by Hopscat
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-16-2014 23:59:25 | More by Desimoaj
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-16-2014 13:16:49 | More by Walkerjgt
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California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-16-2014 05:40:35 | More by Voja
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-16-2014 03:06:25 | More by Alpar
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-15-2014 22:38:37 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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MisterMike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2014 00:01:39 | More by MisterMike
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DIM

Pennsylvania

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

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mrosscole

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2014 01:48:31 | More by mrosscole
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adam5454

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-13-2014 15:57:54 | More by adam5454
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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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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-12-2014 23:50:14 | More by tourdot
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TheGenesisOfElegance

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

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,525 ratings.