North Coast Brewing Co.

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North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #22
Ranked #8,968
4.04 | pDev: 11.63%
Saturday at 03:14 AM
Jun 01, 1998
Notes: 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
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Rated: 4.08 by emwilke from Nevada

Saturday at 03:14 AM
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear and light golden with very nice head and light lacing.
Absolutely awesome flowery and citrus like aromas which are very strong.
Sweet and light sour notes but overall extremely pleasant. Almost like rose water and possibly honey; it's a very unique taste in beer.
Medium thinkness in the mouth and very easy drinking.

Overall a really wonderful beer!
Sep 17, 2023
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured a hazy golden straw color into a Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass: with a finger high white foamy head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring along the side of the glass, with minimal lacing and constant visible carbonation from start to finish. Aroma of Belgian esters, bread, malt and stone fruit from yeast abound. Taste follows nose with esters, light phenols, stone fruit, straw, honey & wheat. Mouth is medium with slight bitterness and dry finish but dominated by the spiciness of the Belgian yeast and wheat. A very enjoyable brew that has good complexity and is very drinkable.
Sep 07, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by VashonGuy from Washington

Jun 15, 2023
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Reviewed by TimInPA from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
What a great surprise this beer turned out to be. I love Belgian triples and wanted something lower on the ABV scale that had an easy drinkability quality to it. This one is great. This is right up there with Brugge Zot for an easy going beer in the summer.
Jun 08, 2023
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have tried this beer out of a bottle at the same one on the picture Before the really light had a nice Sweet citrusy aroma And the flavor was kind of like a Belgian triple also sweet with a citrusy flavor finish
Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Beecham from California

May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by TerryMills from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very solid blue has the usual Belgian / Farmhouse funk but is also very drinkable and smooth at the same time, this is a great beer to get into Belgian beers.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Cloudy, deep gold body, average size white head, modest lacing.
Aroma: Soft, orchard fruit. earthy yeastiness, slightly sweet maltiness.
Taste: Floral, spicy, fruity hop footprint. Malts and yeast add depth and intensity.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full bodied with good carbonation.
Overall: Totally enjoyable.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle, a fast fading initial head and modest lacing. The body pours a cloudy blond color.

Taste and nose are super fruity with a delightful honey flavor and some banana. Yeast and bread notes are secondary but present. On the sweet side but not cloying. No sign of ABV.

Good mouthfeel and carbonation, this beer is smooth drinking. Not as dry, complex or strong as Duvel, but an enjoyable beer.
Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Rated by rxmk from New York

4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Excellent blonde. A little too thin on finish.
Feb 20, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Davidstan from Alabama

3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
For craft domestic it’s fantastic. Has Belgian overtones no question but is very slightly thin vs a real Belgian strong ale. At this price will put some thought into next purchase of 4 pack
Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy golden color with a small head and light lacing.

Smells of bread yeast and bananas.

Tastes of bread, yeast, cloves and apples with a wheat tanginess.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Light clean mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable American brew that is true to the Belgian style
Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pale golden color with a half a finger pillowy head.

Smells very bready, hoppy, and very wheaty.

Goes down smooth, yeast and wheat dominate the flavor. Medium carbonated leaves minimal lacing. Reminds me of a good festbier.
Oct 20, 2022
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