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
Ratings:
3,362
Reviews:
1,224
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
621
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Nrod
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calabash
4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abcsofbeer
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hawkssb04
2.65/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tohibii
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this is just absolutely lovely - compared to Duval by some, but it's much more yeasty sweetness and delicate without any real bitterness. It's a totally different style, being almost like a lighter, lower ABV tripel.

Very rich, creamy mouthfeel with a great deal of complexity that still brings and almost light mildness despite it's fairly heavy body and alcohol content.

Fantastic beer that that I plan to make a staple. As my first North Coast, I'll be checking out all the offerings I can get from that brewer as well. It's really one of the best beers that I've ever tried.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange gold color,fruit yeast aroma.this is a great version of a Belgian. What made it unique is that it wasn't too spicy or Laden with orange like so many other brewerys copying this style. Very enjoyable and way too easy to drink more than one which is when the abv starts to hit you. Even that is well balanced as it's not so high that you regret having more than one

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, from a bomber, cork and cage affair. Enjoyed in the shade of a sunny garden.

Murky gold. The thin head & little lacing do not last. Bubbles begin in a chaotic swirl, then brisk, steadily slowing streams.

Smells of stale, malty lemon peel & that unique Belgian yeast.

Tastes follows the nose: golden ale mixed with (that legendary yeasty, beastly dense Belgian cornucopia ... )
with a murky malt, creamy tang aftertaste.

Hard to believe this is but a 7.6% Fairly mellow, well hidden booze.

I respect this brew, but I find North Coast's Le Merle is more to my liking. Golden Ale can be quite good, and Belgian yeast is unique and desired, but the two combined fails to inspire.

By all means give PranQster a try!!

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap at NCBC in Fort Bragg. I'm not very familiar with this style, but it's really good. Definitely warms me up with the fruity warmth. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of Blackop555
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer.

Pours hazy gold. White, short, thick head lasts a while.

Smells strong fruit, banana, clove, spice, sweet, funk.

Tastes classic Belgian yeast. Banana, clove, apple, fruit, spice. Finish is semi sweet with light spice and fruit linger. Medium body and higher medium carbonation.

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Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,362 ratings.
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