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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 1,147
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 104
Gots: 209 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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

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

beerman999999, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

Burt, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

cbnz, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

bieltzc, Nov 21, 2011
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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
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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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bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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dav, Nov 19, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a four pack at my local Giant Eagle for 10 bucks.

A - Pours a nice clear golden yellow with a half inch of foamy white head. Not sure of the age of this but there is some slight sediment on the bottom of the bottle and dust on the bottle itself so I assume over 3 months old.

S - A nice golden ale showcasing major pear and apple smells, light fruity yeasts, and a slight touch of alcohol.

T - Ow wow it's actually very balanced and comes off kind of like "Merry Monks' Ale" from Weyerbacher only with less cloying alcohol. Starts fruity with a distinct pear and apple flavor then some bitter hops and finishes fruity with only the slightest bit of yeast. I have not had very many Belgium style golden ales but the pear flavors in this one was fantastic.

M - Medium bodied as most Belgium's but it could have possibility to session a few.

Overall I was very happy to try this one even though it might be a bit old. Very tasty offering from a great beer company.

DrDemento456, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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corzocl, Nov 18, 2011
Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,741 ratings.