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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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2,599 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 101
Gots: 169 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-20-2012 01:50:43 | More by S2kat1
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-20-2012 00:24:08 | More by kbrown
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a bottle with no date code into a pint glass.

A: Poured aggressively and got 1 and 1/2 finger of head that dissipates quickly. Pours a golden orange color with nice lacing at first but it doesn't stick.

S: Horsy (which is a common trait for this style) with a malty smell in the background.

T: The first thing is spice: peppery. Then malt then sweet then spice. Very interesting.

M: Meduim-bodied. Goes down easy and really warms you up.

O: I like it! This is not a style that I am very familiar with. Goes down easy but I will have to enjoy it only at night. The alcohol content of 7.6% of this beer affects me more than I would have anticipated.

10-19-2012 22:40:29 | More by JohnnyJam
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-17-2012 23:04:45 | More by xdefeatsy
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Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a very hazy, orange-straw color with a 1.5" head with low retention and lacing.

S- Yeast, belgian funk, wheat, slight citrus

T- Quite flavorful. Starts with some wheaty, clovey, spicy notes (quite comparable to a hefeweizen). Ends citrusy and malty. Nice job masking the fairly high ABV with some nice belgian flavors.

M- Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Crisp

This is a highly complex, nicely balanced brew. Rich, smooth, refreshing, highly flavorful . Recommendable.

10-17-2012 18:26:45 | More by gcamparone
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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a large, creamy, and bubbly white head that leaves a little bit of spotty lace as it dissipates.

Smell: Musty belgian yeast dominates with some floral and white grape notes behind it.

Taste: Begins bready, and the breadiness rounds out through a sip until it yields the distinctive belgian farmhouse flavor. Finish has a clove sweetness alongside spiciness. A hint of bittersweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thicker body with smooth, natural carbonation. Sticky finish.

Overall: An excellent American answer to Duvel at only a fraction of the cost! This is damn good and pretty damn drinkable for a higher ABV brew.

10-16-2012 05:15:04 | More by Mosstrooper
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-16-2012 02:13:28 | More by mbw314
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-15-2012 23:51:02 | More by maynard713
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-14-2012 01:56:02 | More by jlogan7
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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

i guess 'straw' describes the color. the head was generous, but dissipated quickly. murky, thick and heavy. but then, i swished the sediment around and poured that in also . . . and it is a beautiful beer as it sits in my GOLDENHARVEST glass mug.
smell is typical belgian 'style'. fruity, slightly sweet.
taste is . . . . also . . . fruity and sweet with a slight bitterness at the finish.
mouthfeel is typical 'trying-to-be' belgian heavy and thick.
overall, maybe i'm just about having my fill of belgiums, particularly after visiting the belgium pub with 18 on tap last weekend. but it's a really decent brew and i like the style. i think i may also be spoiled having had so many excellent (as rated by BA, also) brews. but it seems to compare well with what i've been having from belgium and the abv is a plus. i've had it before and i like it each time i have it.

10-13-2012 00:46:37 | More by pkalix
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3.95/5  rDev -2%

Grabbed a 4-pack of this beer with some high hopes. Only had their infamous stout. Hope this one measures up! Poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a big three-finger pale head. Nice orange inspired yellow hue. Good retention with above average lacing.

S - Not very much going on here, all is pretty subtle. Yeast, citrus and some floral notes come to the nose. I wish they were more aggressive.

T - Fruit takes the forefront here: pear and banana are in strongest attendance. Progresses into vanilla and slight bubblegum notes. Light hops and a bit of a tingle on the back end.

M - Light bodied with some carbonation that adds a bit to the beer, although while it sits the beer becomes a tad flat. Some syrup is noticeable, which adds a bit of character to the style.

O - I really enjoy drinking this one. It has a few different things going on in a refined balance and I find it refreshing. The low ABV yields a low warmth that makes this a great PA. Good job NCB.

10-12-2012 04:09:07 | More by mscudder
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-12-2012 03:07:13 | More by BeerNinja007
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-10-2012 04:31:13 | More by scot959
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2012 01:00:38 | More by DukeX13
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-08-2012 05:48:24 | More by gtermi
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-08-2012 02:08:00 | More by Beer21
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

10-05-2012 03:29:18 | More by SupremePie
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2012 01:50:34 | More by williahd
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-05-2012 01:16:06 | More by MButkus
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

10-04-2012 01:40:04 | More by Traumahop
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-02-2012 19:10:00 | More by pknyc
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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