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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,538 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,538
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 96
Gots: 143 | 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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jesus808

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-24-2012 05:32:57 | More by jesus808
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hmph

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a BIF from RobL, many thanks!

A - A nice yellow with a hint of orange haze, streaming carbonation forms an stark head that recedes but does not dissipate

S - floral funk with some pepper and strong banana esters

T - yeasty and some spice, some lemon zest with some ending bitterness

O - a really nice yeasty Belgian beer, its got lots of flavor and develops nicely as it warms, easy drinking and alcohol is well hidden

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 23:45:45 | More by hmph
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stunna

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-23-2012 03:04:32 | More by stunna
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RickS95

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks the part, with a hazy, milky golden yellow color. Lots of carbonation, from the bubbles at the bottom that never stop swimming to the top to the thick, fluffy white head with good staying power.

Initial impression is that it's got pilsner malt, which I try to avoid. But as the head falls and the beer warms, it's more of the classic Belgian style with pepper, funky yeast and a lemony citric pop.

Tastes the part as well, as taste follows the lead of the scent. Pepper, yeast, lemon with a finish of hops and alcohol.

It's a strong drink, not so much from the alcohol, but it's highly spiced, very carbonated, slightly acidic, and yes, higher than average ABV. Nothing bad, just a bit to handle and nothing I'd consider an easy drinker.

Overall, it's not only a damned good beer, but a solid facsimile of a real Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:00:07 | More by RickS95
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Tpitty23

Virginia

5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-23-2012 01:57:50 | More by Tpitty23
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ryko

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-21-2012 08:11:37 | More by ryko
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Illos

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-21-2012 07:09:48 | More by Illos
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-21-2012 01:14:59 | More by slowdaddy
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ajs4bd

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -38%

08-20-2012 12:34:14 | More by ajs4bd
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-19-2012 20:38:52 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-19-2012 06:12:18 | More by hpthebull
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2012 00:51:36 | More by jkermitj
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ThomasG19

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-17-2012 16:21:47 | More by ThomasG19
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outsider

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-17-2012 09:50:38 | More by outsider
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mostfadedone

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-16-2012 22:29:13 | More by mostfadedone
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hellraisinT1000


4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-16-2012 09:22:05 | More by hellraisinT1000
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-15-2012 21:17:15 | More by JVan
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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
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,538 ratings.