Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,074 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 1,202
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 132
Gots: 412 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-1998

IBU's: 20
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Ratings: 3,074 | Reviews: 1,202
Photo of toronadotornado
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Filling Station, LAX - Los Angeles, CA - 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Photo of BigNick52
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Love the taste, good volume with a nice golden taste at the end. Only downfall is it is a pricy beer.

Photo of gregb13
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe I'd never tried this before, as I love Duvel, Inferno, et al. Pranqster is right up there with those two, and maybe even a little better. Absolutely perfect carbonation and mouthfeel - this bottle disappeared quickly. Wonderful zesty, spicy, sweet flavors throughout. Finishes fairly dry.

Enthusiastically recommend.

Photo of RobertRuiz
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very drinkable, one of my favorite golden ales... Go to for after mowing the lawn.

Photo of nldubin
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A little bitter with a hint of hops.

Photo of SFNC
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold with a quickly fading white cotton head. Very little carbonation observed in the glass. Smell is mild fruit, apples bananas and pears. Light yeast. Taste is fine, spicy mildly tart, but not overly complex. Tackles a thirst though! Mouthfeel is good to a little thin. Some tingle from the carbonation. Overall, nice, but I had higher hopes for this one.

Photo of Trivelli
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer overall. Loved everything about it.

Photo of JCWeaze
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at Blind Tiger in NYC. Quite the nice Belgian but the mouth feel is different for the style - very clean and very slightly metallic before releasing the waves of citrusy bliss. Beautiful nose. Will have again.

Photo of Ergin754
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste, loved every sip

Photo of Tilly
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy apple cider colour. No head at all.
Aromas of apple (cider) malt, yeast.
Tastes are similar to the aroma.
Light mouth feel. Very little bitterness.
Not the best Belgium I've had.
Terribly disappointing.

Photo of jbfoley
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really happy to see this quality of classic Belgian in 12 oz bottles. Definitely one to savor, to take your time drinking. One of my " go to" Belgians when I want to just sit back and enjoy the style.

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I enjoy this beer. color is a very light cloudy orange with a stiff head. A lot of body and great finish. Sells out real fast at the local places.

Photo of Eck51
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer of all time

Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic taste and color! Will continue buying this beer.

Photo of llscotto
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fruity? Banana's? Heck I don't know. I'm not that sophisticated....how does it taste? Wowee wow wow wow. Soon as the bartender gave me a sample I couldn't say "more please" fast enough. This is by far my new favorite beer. I usually don't care for beer with high Abv but there's always the odd one out, and this is it. To say this beer is yummy is an understatement. Highly recommend.

Photo of peraltaspade72
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great easy to drink intro to belgian pale ales.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent brew from this Cali beer that is easy for me to get. I've always enjoyed this one.

Photo of Brock915
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer, yum yum yum!

Photo of AggroHH
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's no St. Bernardus Abt 12, but it's not too bad

Photo of Rutkiller
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special here. Hints of banana and clove. Decent looking beer, but again, nothing really unique. Wouldn't drink again.

Photo of ajm5108
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp and refreshing, good bite of that earthy yeast and dry malt finish. Goes down smooth. Lacks distinction but still a very good brew.

Photo of MikeHBerk79
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not my type of beer, but it's very good.

Photo of jetpilot12
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful in color, nice dark gold color to it. Taste was out of this world, personally one of my favorite beers.

Photo of Jerebeer
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I served the beer in a chalice, and it lured with a half inch of head. It has some turbidity and is a 9 on the SRM scale. I taste some fruity, maybe a hint of lemon, and a little bit of spice. This is a very balanced beer. I do think it lives up to the hype. This is up there with one of the best Golden Ales I have had.

Photo of sphmiel
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at iTap Central West End.
In a goblet, hazy gold with quickly fading head. Fruity aroma, carried into the taste, more peppery, herbal flavors. Just enough carbonation, some lingering spicy notes.
Overall very solid.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,074 ratings.