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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: 333 | 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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Served from the bottle into a globed Dogfish Head glass

A- Poured a very clear golden orange color, not a ton of carbonation, but visible tiny bubbles shooting up the glass, semi fluffy head that looked great and dissipated rapidly. Left little lace.

S- Big aroma of lemon, barnyard funk, sweet bready notes, caramel, apple, clove, banana, and bubblegum. A really nice complex aroma, reminiscent of a saison and tripel in the nose.

T- Big sweet citrus notes are most prominent, belgian candy like sweetness, cotton candy, apple, and clove notes. Finishes with some bitterness

M- Sticky, but not syrupy. Soft mouthfeel. Bitterness on the finish makes the finish a little more dry and breaks up some of the sweetness.

O- A really complex smelling and tasting beer. Definitely much more on the sweet side than spiced. A really great value for a Belgian style beer, I think I picked up a single for $2 and some change.

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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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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,959 ratings.