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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,528 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,528
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 96
Gots: 142 | 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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ncfranklin

Alabama

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

Bottle into a tulip.

First thing to note here is that I am a "yeast in" guy. So I poured the majority of this, then sloshed the rest around to break up the yeast before adding it to the mix.

A : Pours a solid burnt orange-ish yellow color with a frothy one finger head. Minimal lacing. Inviting color, very hazy.

S : Yeasty with malt and some floral to fruit tones of citrus. Hard to decipher what specifics from the smell alone.

T : Big brew. Yeast is upfront but quickly subdued by a heavy peach, apricot, orange fruit flavor that gives it a very crisp bite in between. On swallow you get a strong brush of malt as the citrus tingles the top of your mouth. This one is complex as there are some underlying spice notes as well, but the are overpowered.

M : True to the style, this is a big brew, so very heavy. The bottle fermentation gives it such robust carbonation that it feels as if the brew grows and grows as it lays in your mouth.

D : I love em, but two or so is the most for me do to the higher ABV, and the very filling nature of the brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 02:33:51 | More by ncfranklin
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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.

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07-13-2014 05:42:00 | More by ryan1788a5
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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,528 ratings.