Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle to my Chimay Goblet
A: Pours a rich golden ale in the glass with surprisingly bright clarity for a Belgian. Half finger of choppy white seam foam appears for a few moments before resting out to a thin collar. Some light webs and scattered dots of stick left behind.
S: Smells of ripe golden stone fruits with banana peel, coriander spice, and a dash of lemon pepper. There is something slightly musky about the yeast with a dry grass likeness. Bit of underlying white bread and caramel malt sweetness to the nose as well. Overall very clean aromatics with lots of yeast character manifesting.
T: Taste is a very smooth Belgian Style Pale delivering lots of ripe apricot flavors and vibrant yeast notes with a low amount of perceived bitterness. Banana peel, coriander, lemon peel, and cracked pepper come together in unison with some grassy hops and just a slight hint of clove. Touch of grainy malt adds in some light caramel sweetness to balance all of the peppery spice. Getting a soft hint of vanilla mixed in as well. Very nice and refreshing with a tight balance amongst all the flavors and the alcohol kept well in check throughout.
M: Moderate to light body with a mostly smooth consistency. Slightly higher levels of carb give a prickly bite on the palate that accompanies the peppery spice so well. Nice drying crisp action on the finish. Very clean overall.
D: This particular BSPA comes off a bit simple although that might just be the style in general. It is however very refreshing and enjoyable. Just like all of North Coast’s offerings this is a well crafted brew with great balance to it. Would recommend for anyone getting into Belgians like myself.
The real question is who is the Simon Cowell looking dude with the smug look staring at you on the label??? Pranqsters!
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 19:59:06 | More by Nugganooch
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