Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.

PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish.

IBU: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,400
Reviews:
1,250
Ratings:
3,476
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
689
Trade:
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Photo of DOCRW
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dransburg
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
2.93/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

kinda way too much going on. Has some esthers. Has some chew and malt body. Great carb and dismount. Just pulling in too many directions. Would drink again possibly.

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Photo of JakeJChoi
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beergoot
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, peach colored body with a somewhat thin yet lasting, creamy head. Fruity esters waft from the nose; peach and apricot. Sweet, candied sugar flavors offsetting the apricot flavor; fine, complementary hop bitterness. Heavy bodied; rich and full on the palate; semi-sweet finish.

A fine example of a Belgian golden ale, velvety and tasty on the palate with an excellent balance between fruity sweetness and ticklish bitterness.

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Photo of NedFredHead
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty and sweet, banana forward with syrupy aftertaste. Malt in the background. You won't know you're drinking a 7.6%. A nice Belgian ale.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 8/18/12: Pours an opaque ocher producing 2 fingers of frothy, lasting, white head that leaves nice rings of lace. Aroma is Belgian yeast esters of banana, clove, peach with vanilla and bready malt. Taste is similar with melon and honey notes and a dry, bitter,spicy, slightly boozy finish. Aftertaste is sweet with a rapidly developing and lingering bitterness. A highly drinkable and flavorful American version of the style.

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Photo of Zenboy99
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whitetale
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: pours straw color with a nice foamy head. Excellent lacing stays throughout.
Smell: light citrus and malt.
Taste: slight citrus with good malt character, slightly sweet. No alcohol taste for a high abv beer.
Feel: carbination is just right.
Overall: a very impressive example of a Belgian Strong. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of antihero404
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onewayboogie
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BerryKumquat
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richardalways21
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

smooth but a little acidic.
i guess I was expecting more taste. Not very pleasin

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Photo of bankboy66
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an outstanding representation of the style. A must try.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darktronica
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A classic example of an American-made Belgian pale, but not the best of such. Pale straw in color with half a finger of head. Malt-forward on the nose, with a heavy floral presence and light syrupiness on the palate. Mild Belgian esters, but not too aggressive in any dimension. Pleasant and very easy drinking for 7.6% ABV, this is a good introduction to Belgians for someone just getting into craft ales from macro lagers.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dsippel
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,476 ratings