Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.
Got this in a trade with Exiled. Thanks Jason!
A - Pours a straw, light amber body that is muddy from the yeast. Even after a hard pour it only built a one-fingered head that is gone in seconds. No lacing to be seen at all from this one.
S - A fairly complex nose, typical of strong Belgians. A whole bouquet of orange rind, peppery spices, Belgian yeasts. Very enjoyable.
T - The spices and alcohol take the forefront of the taste, but quickly fade between the apple and orange flavors, then finally the alcohol returns with a hint of cloves. Dry, yet refreshing and keeps you coming back for more.
M - Light-bodied and fairly low in carbonation considering the style. Not a bad thing, however, as many Belgians suffer from over-carbonation.
D - Drinkability is insanely high. The dryness keeps the palate clean and refreshed. Could easily drink these all night!
A great beer and I'm glad I have a few more of these to drink in the coming weeks!
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2010 03:33:36 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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.