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

A: pours creamy pale hazy straw with fluffy tan head

S: citrusy and vegetal, sweet

T: not as creamy as a Gnomegang, not as sharp as a Duvel - somewhere in the middle; light fruits and spice; a good balance between sweet and bitter

M: more substantial than you might expect, bright and rich at the same time

O: This fall right in-between two of my favorite beers, both Belgian Strong Pales, and naturally, I'm going to like it. It is the midpoint between creamy and crisp, but leans more toward sweet than bitter, with a nice bouquet of flavors and aromas. North Coast has a perfect record with me so far (tried Old Rasputin and Old Stock Ale).

Greywulfken, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

deapokid, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jdhchi
5/5  rDev +24.1%

jdhchi, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -0.7%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

GrindFatherBob, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev -0.7%

johnhenryconway, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev -0.7%

beerman999999, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of theaudist
5/5  rDev +24.1%

theaudist, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Burt, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of LikeFliesOnFlesh
5/5  rDev +24.1%

LikeFliesOnFlesh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cbnz, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of bieltzc
4/5  rDev -0.7%

bieltzc, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of DrewV
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden orange with a thin, 1-finger white head.

S: Typical belgian style pale ale: light fruits, Belgian yeasty aromas, some sweetness. Booziness picks up as the beer warms. Nice.

T: Follows the aroma with more light fruits and sweetness. Sort of in between Duvel and Don de Dieu. I didn't get any of the coriander or banana as others have mentioned.

M: Adequate carbonation, but a bit fizzy. Not creamy as I would expect from this style. Nothing offensive, though.

O: A quality Belgian ale. However, with better offerings out there like Delirium Tremens and Duvel, I doubt I'll be making this one a staple. A good B+/A- brew, though.

DrewV, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

twelveinches, Nov 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

spd3350, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

DeezGunz14, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From bottle at World of Beer at North Hills 11/18/11.

Pours a straw yellow with a thin lacing of white head. The nose is lemony with yeasty notes and faint spice. The taste is also lemony with notes of straw and yeast and also has some spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and easily drinkable.

This is a nice, well balanced, drinkable beer albeit simple and in my opinion one dimensional.

tdm168, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

dcbike, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dav, Nov 19, 2011
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.