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Pranqster - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,874 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,874
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 113
Gots: 278 | 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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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).

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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.

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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.

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,874 ratings.