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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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2,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,959
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 119
Gots: 332 | 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: 2,959 | Reviews: 1,176
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of pmarlowe
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of viverlee
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My glowing and pregnant wife’s favorite beer, she might literally kill me for reviewing it before she pops. All the more so since I think I technically stole it, the two four packs undeservedly collecting dust in the back of the fridge, gifts from her baby shower and thusly for her to enjoy when she is allowed to imbibe. I love you b, but the temptation was too great … and the payoff definitely worth it.

STYLE: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

ABV: 7.6%

LOOK: Light, shimmering orange. Not nearly as pale or cloudy as expected. More interestingly, it has the appearance of heft though maybe not actually so. More on that later.

NOSE: Like a haystack filled with peppered apples. Dash of champagne vinegar and worcestershire sauce, now that’s outstanding.

MOUTH: Can I start with a critique that maybe isn’t fair? It’s so so drinkable, I hesitate to say it’s even quaffable. The latter seems to imply a sipping, or at the most moderate, pace. But for a relatively high-alcohol-content pale ale you could annihilate a few of these frat boy style without picking up much of what’s to be had. If you lack patience, that is. Slow your roll with this one. Buttery and white wine but also peppery, maybe meaty. All somehow packaged in a lighter-than-it-should be mouthfeel and soft, barely there finish.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

Hayward Abbey Rating: 93

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep straw golden color topped off with an exquisitely large ivory head. The bold head makes an equally brisk disappearance, so enjoy the bubbles while they last. However, even with the absence of the head, there is an excellent liquor style lacing.

S: Fruity banana aromas burst through with an almost sweet, tarty backing. Comparative to a the smell of a Belgian, sour combination which produces an almost floral essence.

T: The tartness is simply an aspect of the smell because the taste is full of fruity banana-like flavor. The sweet fruity zest is combined extraordinarily well with a subtle hop bitterness.

M: This is where that audacious head materializes once again. Excellent carbonation provides an explosion of flavor throughout the entire palate. The explosion is followed by a pleasant dryness that does not necessarily leaving one craving another sip. Rather it allows the flavors to truly be appreciated.

O: An astounding brew that does exceptionally well at staying true to the style. A must try for any beer enthusiast.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
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