Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a stubby 12oz bottle into my Stone tulip a rich, just slightly hazy and very glowing amber; A few very small, very lazy bubbles are visible, and the head is not qute Belgian-style, a little fizzy and short-lived, fading after just a minute and leaving almost no lace. A huge amount of sediment was compacted on the bottle, and I wonder if I should have tried to get a bit more in the beer or not. Unfortunately, the head dissappears completely after about five minutes, leaving an amber wine-like headless liquid in the glass with no lacing.
The smell is very nutty with almonds and pistachios; There is a noticeable wet dog aroma, a bit of very sweet citrus - orange-flavored candy, perhaps, and a slight grassiness marking the hops.
The taste is big, bold, and delicious! It's very sweet and dessert-like, without being syrupy, cloying, or unpleasant - there is a lot of tangerine, sugary lemonade, with a very slight nuttiness and very little bitterness to be found. Alcohol is minimal, noticeably adding depth and deliciousness to the flavor.
Mouthfeel is creamy and tart, the kind of sensation of very tiny bubbles stinging your tongue and lips - It drinks very smoothly, and finishes very well, just dry enough to be satisfying and just sticky enough to leave lingering flavors behind.
An awesome reminder that North American brewers can make great Belgian style beers. Of course Unibroue is the champ in that regard, but it's good to see California brewers making such good stuff. I just wish this bottle had poured a head.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2006 23:14:40 | More by Tupperwolf
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