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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3.98/5 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
07-14-2014 02:33:23 | More by DIM
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
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.