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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,722 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,722
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 104
Gots: 207 | 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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Photo of LuauLarry
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

LuauLarry, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of leaddog
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a golden straw with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, clove, spices, lemon zest.

Taste - Spiciness and Belgian yeast along with the citrus and clove flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Light fluffiness to the body. Dry finish.

Overall - A nicely crafted Belgian pale ale by North Coast. Nice drinkability and upholds all the characteristics of the style (citrus, clove, etc).

leaddog, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Cramerican, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

IPAchris, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Twal, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of freditoj
4/5  rDev -0.7%

freditoj, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tazzman
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tazzman, Jan 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

jvillefan, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of KillaB
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

JoeLacy, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Cirus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Cirus, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dwescott, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Twan22
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Twan22, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Keith_R, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Chadhowie, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle purchased as part of a 4-pack poured into a Golden Monkey Goblet. Dusty bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with a solid inch+ of white fluffy head that doesn't hang around too long but looks wonderful before it fades. Looks pretty well carbonated and light-bodied.

Smell: Banana and bubblegum up front - smells like a hefe. Very pleasant and not overbearing at all.

Taste: After a sip I feel deceived by my nose. This tastes like a belgian ale, not as much like a hefeweizen as the smell indicated. A bit of the banana, bubblegum flavors stick around but they are definitely in the background. Maybe some lemon in there with the bread and yeast tones.

Mouth-feel: Pretty well carbonated and relatively light bodied. It does not feel like it is 7.6%, it's very light and fluffy.

Overall: A surprisingly adequate beer. Overall, I was impressed. Extremely drinkable and refreshing, I would call this more of a Belgian Pale Ale (leaving out the strong), but it is not a conventional pale ale.

Resuin, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of jgammoniv
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color with thin dense head.
sweet fruity nose
A very sweet golden ale. you can taste the sugar syrup.
The effervesence helps lighten the syrupy qualities.
Overall a very easy drinking Belgian beer.
Reminds me of summer.
I will have to try again with BBQ.

after trying several more bottles I have noticed a lessening of the sugary syrup quality and think it may have just been a very 'fresh' bottle. I have also grown to like this beer even more.

jgammoniv, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

JarMills, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bralston345, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Steve_Oldrati, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lovely, hazy golden color…medium transparency, I can see tons of bubbles in the middle…little head formed and nothing really retained…it looks a little flat, but it does pick back up when I swirl it around…there was tons of sediment still at the bottom of the bottle, making me wonder how old exactly this beer is…it’s still a very lively beer though, bubble action has lasted 15/20 minutes…(3.75/5)

Smell: Very light and crisp…tons of Belgian yeast aroma blended nicely with zesty citrus (orange, lemon), green apple, grains and floral hops…a nice, but expected Belgian ale smell…(4.25/5)

Taste: Yeast, fruit (green apple, d’anjou pear), honey, grains, banana, orange peel, coriander, sweet bready malts, wheat and a tiny bit of bubblegum…tons going on here, a very lovely Belgian beer…(4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium body with light carbonation...a refreshing brew…some what tart and bitter in the after taste…(3.75/5)

Overall: A nice, drinkable, sessionable beer here that has risen towards the top of my favorite Belgians…classic Belgian profile in smell and taste, my only knock is the mouthfeel is a bit soft…other than that, there’s really not much to sum up here, it’s a good brew that deserves to be drank…(4/5)

SerialHiker, Jan 18, 2013
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.