Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz into my arrogant bastard pint glass. It looks exciting, very bubbly right off the bat which gave me a perfectly even head which recedes in a timely manner without leaving any lacing on the glass. Carbonation continues to bubble up a lot through this semi-hazy golden colored elixir.
Smells good, a bit fruity with some alcohol esters in there. Definitely got a nice floral aroma from the hopping with no bittering to speak of. I'm ready to partake in what I am predicting to be a stronger more flavorful and sweet wheat-like brew...
It takes a whole taste of this beer to get it all, very complex flavoring which I enjoy quite a bit. Initially I commended myself on my prediction, definitely got a hint of the belgian saison style flavors with fruity characters as in banana with very mild but present cloves. Florally aromatic hops are there to balance the pretty heavy malting in this guy which I would definitely expect from a belgian style "triple" as in triple-the-malt. After the initial flavors the 7.6% alcohol estery taste pulls through with a little bite that is not bitter at all and is very welcomed. The finish, or 3 of 3 on this tri-flavored brew if you will...It's a perfect one to say the least. I get all sweet malt, the carbonation comes in mostly before this with the alcohol and the end is just smooth and sweet.
The mouthfeel on this is quite good because of all the complex flavoring, but the highlight is definitely the finishing part of the brew, the smooth malt feels great and makes this brew ever better.
Of course it's drinkable, Ha! Overall I'm a fan, the well made belgian style trippel's are always so deceiving to me, I mean living in America I look at the coloring and think oh great another light bodied no taste lager which is seriously so far from the truth I don't even know how to quantify the difference in quality there. Bottom line, I recommend for sure. North Coast has continued to impress me and has yet to let me down
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2010 06:53:13 | More by dwilson01
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3.3/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I tried this beer as I tend to like most of the Belgian ales. This one has a nice golden hazy appearance and traditional ale smell. However, I expected the taste to be similar to Leffe or beers of that style. Instead, it is closer to an ale/lager mix that almost has a "stale" flavor that is complex & hard to describe. The higher alcohol content is masked well. This beer grew on me but not something likely to be on my list of buy again beers. Somewhat surprised at the exceptional ratings...
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 02:27:29 | More by mrmagoo157
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.