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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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philthyb

Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While there are beers I prefer to Duvel, for several years I have said that if I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life, it would be Duvel. After trying this North Coast Brewing concoction, I now bestow that distinction to PranQster.
I admire those of you that carefully analyze all aspects of the beers you review. Try as I might, I am not that kind of beer connoisseur. I know what I like and what I dislike.
While I prefer many of the Imperial Stouts, IPA's and Belgian Strong Ales, this beer is ideal for almost any occasion.
In addition to being a slightly better "Belgian / Belgian Style Golden Ale" than Duvel, it is much more affordable.
Caution: the alcohol (7.6%) is so subtle that you need to savor this beer versus using it as a summer slammer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 21:07:01 | More by philthyb
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-15-2012 02:39:47 | More by johnyb
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-15-2012 00:31:51 | More by tyleeis
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MrD


2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

08-14-2012 05:22:38 | More by MrD
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-14-2012 02:13:03 | More by GoGators
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-13-2012 20:32:50 | More by danthehopslamman
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

08-13-2012 01:58:25 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-11-2012 23:17:41 | More by RandyKemka
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-11-2012 23:17:27 | More by st9647v3
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pandatron

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-10-2012 14:13:15 | More by pandatron
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Rss13


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-09-2012 05:13:47 | More by Rss13
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leagr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-09-2012 03:07:06 | More by leagr
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-08-2012 23:29:44 | More by Dreadnaught33
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin white head and light lacing. Light fruit, Belgian yeast and spice aroma. A pleasant, refreshing, spicy Belgian flavor up front. Middle with light fruit and light hops, fading fast to a light fruit aftertaste. A low key, but enjoyable Belgian style ale. Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 19:53:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a straw gold, a finger of bright white head. Pretty good retention but minimal lacing.

S: Very floral nose, nice. Some caramelized sugar and malt as well.

T: Yeasty on the palate, with some malt,t with a decent amount of perceived sweetness. Not getting many other flavors here.

M: Medium-high carbonation, a tad high, and medium body.

O: Solid, but nothing jumps out as exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 03:27:27 | More by pmarlowe
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-06-2012 02:18:22 | More by baybum
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-05-2012 20:27:00 | More by ThePorterSorter
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ironyisoverrated

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-05-2012 05:34:00 | More by ironyisoverrated
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-05-2012 02:58:35 | More by mattparsons
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-04-2012 13:50:16 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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FosterJM

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1432nd Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12 oz

No bottle dating
Purchased from Bevmo Chino Hills, for I believe $1.99

App- As the golden sunset decends on us, so does this beer rise. Beautiful color with only a 1/8" pure white as snow head. Looks good but doesnt leave any cling at all either.

Smell- Was a bit of a let down on the nose. I got some of the yeasty banana esters and a little bit of a spice but other than that, a little one sided.

Taste- A nice beer. The ABV sits right where it should and the flavors are nice and layered. Opens up a bit spicy and in the middle you get a little bit of that pale hoppy flavor and the ending is a bit dry yeast.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a lighter-medium carbonation. Has residual yeast and dry flavor.

Drink- Not as good as I remember but with 1400+ reviews in, those WOW beers for yesteryear are going away slowly.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 14:55:38 | More by FosterJM
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-01-2012 03:05:06 | More by ssimpson89
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-31-2012 03:45:47 | More by meanmutt
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really wanted to enjoy this one more than I did. I've recommended it to people who have thoroughly enjoyed it, but I guess it's not for me. It smelled a little funky, like a stable or something and was a little overspiced in my opinion. It's a bold brew from North Coast and I see why others would dig it. A handful of places around here carry it on their taps and I wouldn't shy anyone away from giving it a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 07:32:14 | More by TheRealBigC
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gradestarr

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack of bottles for $8 at Tobacco Town SW Portland OR.

A- my immediate reaction: "this is a golden ass beer." quick agreement from others. beautiful. I dock myself 3 points for the lack of head, twas an unenergetic pour into a ridged cheap pint glass.
S- bananas and a certain cheaper malt beverage available in 40 oz bottles
T- damn that steel reserve taste is still there. but also notable are light fruits
M- Good carbonation light feeling appropriate
O- Not worth it if you're not into the style, otherwise sure give it a try. A situational beer- Its clean yet slightly sweet, boozy and well carbonated characters paired perfectly with a chile relleno burrito.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 20:34:41 | More by gradestarr
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.