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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:
IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,863
Reviews:
1,233
Ratings:
3,392
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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Ratings: 3,392 |  Reviews: 1,233
Photo of gardner254
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Good beer. I had it in a bottle. Thought the finish was a little "tinny". Not much head.

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Photo of rdbrown2579
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Just a great tasting belgian strong golden ale.

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Photo of Pigpenpittman
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tasted good quality had a strong aroma but overall would pick it over any "name brand"

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Photo of Plonk
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of breardon1776
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of AnotherDisease
2.25/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of _nickg_
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Crafted by North Coast Brewing Co., Pranqster is a Belgian style Golden Ale.

The smell of Belgian yeast and pear is noted. Floral scents are noticed as well. The malty body gravitates the golden ale characteristic.

The flavor of the Belgian yeast dominates the beer. Pear is a nice compliment to the yeast. Green apple is light, and waters and sweetens the drink. Banana gives the beverage some weight and complexion to the body.

Clove provides a pleasing spice to the beer. A faint bitterness is felt in the finish. Each giving the yeast a different experience every time you drink.

Pranqster is an incredible Belgian style Golden Ale. The pear and green apple draws out the golden Ale flavor. The yeast is rich and creamy. North Coast Brewing Co. outdid themselves. Stylized so well to the exemplary Belgian standard, the beer speaks for itself.

Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.

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Photo of philbe311
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of txx675rx
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nace4
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Snifter glass. No date.

L: Hazy light gold, with a half finger white head that fades into a thick ring.

S: Lots of Belgian yeast.

T: Again a lot of Belgian yeast, some fruitiness and spice. Some graininess, and warming alcohol.

F: Medium body, super crisp Belgian carbonation, drying grain.

O: Pretty solid beer.

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Photo of ntanner83
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maltznhopz
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A-pours a golden hazy color with a white head doesn't linger for long.
S-Lots of yeast, some banana, lemon and pine in the smell.
T-Malty sweetness, Banana, nutmeg, and a sweet peppery flavor.
M- On the heave side with a creamy body but still very crisp and refreshing.
O-Great Belgian that I would definitely buy again and again.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice, fairly clear, golden color. Minimal white head, but nice carbonation bubbles rising in the glass.
The nose has a nice rich malt smell. There's also a hint of sweetness to it.
The taste is pretty complex. It starts off a bit mellow. Hardly there. Then it starts kicking in with a malt and sweetness that you taste, and feel all the way down.
This is a very full bodied beer. No watery feeling at all. Nice feel of the carbonation bubbles going down.
Damn delicious overall. So glad I decided to buy it, and try it. Solid beer.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,392 ratings
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