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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,521 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,521
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 93
Gots: 141 | 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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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Label has very cool artwork and graphics that is very eye catching. Label has North Coast logo, ABV info, web info, and a bit of brewery info. Neck label gives a small description and back story on the beer, and has golden North Coast logo. Cap has North Coast whale on it.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 16oz snifter led to a 2 finger white head of a light airy density atop a hazy golden yellow/orange beer with a ton of carbonation bubbles rising from the glass. Retention was 3min 16sec before fading to a thick coating and ring with OK lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of belgian yeasts and spices. Clove can be detected as well as sweet fruits such as pear, ripe oranges, and banana. Slight floral hops and dry malts.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of light vanilla on the front end along with belgian yeasts an spices found in the nose. Midpoint is very clove heavy along with sweet fruits such as pear, ripe oranges, and bananas. Tastes like Tutifruity baby food. Back end has a nice slight hop bite and a bit of maltiness.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation for a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: This is an excellent brew that is a fine example of the style. It has all the traditional characteristics of the style that one would expect. A must try! Classified as a Belgian Strong Ale @ 7.6% ABV. Consumed 7/16/2013.


Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 20:23:08 | More by thegodfather1076
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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.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.